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INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS

Simple, fast international money transfers powered by Western Union. Transfer direct to bank accounts or send for cash pick-up.

 

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Our simple, new way to send money abroad

International Payments is the easy and secure way to send money abroad. 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.

  • It’s global - money transfers to available bank accounts
  • It’s quick - send money around the world for cash pick-up in minutes or cash pick-up at 525,000 agent locations in 200+ countries
  • It's convenient - your loved ones can receive money in a way that's simple for the sender and recipient

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Register now and you could be making and receiving
payments today via your online account using your
desktop, mobile or tablet

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If you have already registered for an account
with Western Union 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 500,000 + agent
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 Payments 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 Payments are provided by Western Union.


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


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.