International Money Transfer

  • Peace of mind online money transfers provided by Western Union

  • Improved fx rates on bank transfer to international accounts*

  • New, improved £1.90 flat fee cash pick-up transfers in minutes**

 

The rates shown on the widget are indicative only. Please review applicable information about material conditions, restrictions and limitations which is available after you Get Started. 

International Money Transfer

The rates shown on the widget are indicative only. Please review applicable information about material conditions, restrictions and limitations which is available after you Get Started. 

Send money online

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If you're using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.
Credit / Debit Card
  • Credit / Debit Card
    £2.90
    Delivery time 0 business days
  • Bank Transfer
    £2.90
    Delivery time 0 business days
  • Instant Bank Transfer
    £2.90
    Delivery time 0 business days
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    Receive Method
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    Please use care when providing bank account information. Funds will be paid into in the bank account corresponding to account number you provide. Please Note: The receiver's account must be a local currency payout account.
    Cash
    • Cash
    • Bank Transfer
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    Exchange rate
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    Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.
    Exchange rate:
    GBP 200
    200USD
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    Transfer fee
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    The price for each type of money transfer is based on many factors, such as the speed of the transfer, destination of funds, and other factors. Choose the funding method that works best for you.
    Transfer fee:
    £0.00
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    Delivery Time
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    * Service and funds may be delayed or unavailable depending on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, 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”). Additional restrictions may apply; see our terms and conditions for details. Business days excludes receiver's bank holidays.
    Delivery time:
    0 working days

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    No matter how far, be there when you can't

    Whether you're sending money to family, have a home overseas that you need to pay for or are paying someone overseas, you can transfer money to almost anywhere in the world. These services are provided by Western Union.

    - Transfer money to 200+ countries and territories

    - It's quick - send money in minutes to bank accounts or for cash pick-up from hundreds of thousands agent locations**

    - It's convenient - pay the way you like - bank account, credit or debit card. Money can be sent for cash pick up, direct to bank account or to a mobile phone

    - It's clear - our new rates are now live and you'll know the rate you get when you transfer


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    Sign up for International Money Transfer

    Register now to start transferring money now via your online account using your desktop, mobile or tablet

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    If you have already registered for an account then please login here

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    How to send money abroad

    We have multiple ways you can send and receive money.

    Send

    How to send

    Pay the way you like: bank account,
    credit or debit card. Supported cards
    include Visa®, MasterCard®, Maestro®
     and Visa Electron®

    Track

    How to track

    Both senders and receivers can easily
    track the status of a transfer using its
    unique MTCN, so check how your
    money’s doing on our website.

    Recive

    How to receive

    Your loved ones can easily receive
    money into their bank accounts or pick
    up cash at one of hundreds of thousands
    of locations around the world

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    Frequently asked questions

    How do I send money online?

    You can send money online to a Western Union location for cash pick-up, directly to your recipient bank account, or to
    your recipient mobile phone. After you've chosen your destination country, you'll see the types of services available.

    How long does it take to send money online?

    Money in minutes:
    If your money is needed within minutes, you can send online using your credit or debit card. Recipients can pick up cash at
    Western Union locations worldwide, depending on the hours of operation at that location.
    If your recipient lives in a country where we offer mobile money transfer, you can send money to their mobile phone in
    minutes. Make sure your receiver has activated a mobile wallet with one of our partner mobile operators in their country.
    Money available in up to 2 days:
    If you send money to a bank account, your money's generally available in up to 2 working days, depending on your
    recipient country.
    Please be informed that the delivery time specified on the send money page varies according to the destination, payment
    method and payout method selected. It only estimates the time to deliver the money when the funds are received. It
    excludes the payment processing time.

    How do I pay?

    You can pay with your debit or credit card, and a bank account using Faster Payments. Supported cards include Visa,
    MasterCard, Maestro and Visa Electron.
    After you've chosen your destination country, you'll see the types of payout services available to you.

    How do I send money to a bank account?

    This service is available for certain countries. Usually, money is deposited into the recipient's bank account in up to 2
    working days. Money may be deposited the same day or in as many as 3 working days, depending on when and where
    it's sent.
    After you send money, ask your recipient to contact their bank or check their bank statement to verify the deposit.

    How do I send money to a mobile phone?

    If your recipient lives in a country where we offer this service, you can send money to their mobile phone—so they can get
    their money even more quickly and easily. Make sure your recipient has activated a mobile wallet with one of our partner
    mobile operators in their country. Otherwise, the money will not reach your intended recipient.

    How much can I send online?

    If you want to send more than 799.99 GBP within a five-day period, we will need to confirm your identity first. Once
    we've finished verifying your identity, you’ll be able to send up to 4,000 GBP within a three-day period. Although, for
    bank transfer (Faster Payment) to bank account payouts, you’ll be able to send up to 50,000 GBP per transfer depending
    on the selected country. Bank transfer is available for UK residents only. Additional limits may apply.
    For more information on faster payments, please visit: http://www.fasterpayments.org.uk/how-faster-payments-works

    Will my credit card charge a fee for sending money with Western Union?

    Some card issuers may charge additional fees for using our services. Please contact your card issuer for more information.

    What is Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode?

    Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode help prevent unauthorized online use of cards. These services use
    personal passwords or identity information and are available for most cards from participating financial institutions.
    Once your card is activated, your card number will be recognized whenever it's used at participating online stores. A
    window will automatically appear, and your card issuer will ask for your password. You'll enter your password to verify
    your identity and complete your purchase.
    If you haven't activated Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode, your card can still be used on our site.

    How do I know if my online transfer's been approved?

    Your online receipt will show whether your transfer was approved. If we need more information before we can complete
    it, we'll send you an email and give you a call usually within 30 minutes. When the transfer's complete, you'll get an email
    with your tracking number (MTCN).

    What if I previously had an account with Post Office International Payments provided by moneycorp?

    On the 31st July, Post Office ended its relationship with moneycorp. This means that any previous accounts provided by moneycorp for Post Office International Payments will no longer exist. Any forward trades booked prior to the 31st July that are due to be completed after will be honoured by moneycorp. Please contact Post Office General Enquires for any further information. To access our new and enhanced Post Office International Payments service please register here for an account provided by our new partner - Western Union.

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    Contact us

    Email us at…

    PostOffice.CustomerCare@westernunion.com

    Call us on…

    0800 026 5756
    Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    Small print

    Post Office Money® International Money Transfer is an online service for private and business customers that want to transfer money abroad simply, securely and using a brand they can trust.


    Post Office Money® International Money Transfer is provided by Western Union.


    The Western Union Online Service is offered by Western Union International Bank GmbH in conjunction with Western Union International Limited.


    **Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options.  Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.


    *Western Union also makes money from currency exchange.  When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates.  Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.


    Western Union International Bank GmbH, trading as Western Union International Bank is licensed by the Financial Markets Authority (Österreichische Finanzmarktaufsicht) in Austria.


    Post Office Limited is registered in England and Wales. Registered numbers 2154540. Registered Office: Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London EC2Y 9AQ. Post Office Money and the
    Post Office Money logo are registered trademarks of Post Office Limited.