Sending money to the United Kingdom is quick and easy with Money Services and Western Union®.
Money Services makes it easy to send cash to family and friends living in the UK. Visit your local Money Services, fill out some simple paperwork, and you can send pounds around the world in minutes†. There are Western Union® agent locations all over the UK in local grocery stores, currency exchanges and more. You can choose to send money to a pick-up location, or you can send it directly to a loved one’s bank account. From Edinburgh to London, sending money to the UK with Money Services is reliable and convenient.
With over 6,800 Western Union® agent locations across the UK
My WU® members earn rewards every time they send a qualifying money transfer
How to easily send money to the UK
Visit your local Money Services to send money to friends living in the UK. It’s easy to get started – just follow these simple steps.
Find your nearest Money Services using our store locator.
Visit us and fill out the Send Money section of the Western Union® form.
Choose Cash Pick-up.
Select the appropriate transfer option.
Give your form to the store associate along with the cash or a US bank-issued debit card.
Give the receiver the 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) so they can pick up the cash – they’ll also need a photo ID.
Over 6,800 Western Union® agent locations in the UK
About UK Pounds
The Pound Sterling is the official currency of the United Kingdom. Its symbol is £ and it is divided into 100 pennies or pence. The Pound is used in a number of areas outside Great Britain including the British Antarctic Territory. The Pound has been in use for hundreds of years, with the first paper notes introduced in the 1600s.
† Date available will be displayed on receipt for international transfers over $15. Service and funds availability depends on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, special terms applicable to each Service, amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones (collectively, “Restrictions”).