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Western Union exchange rate

Considering a Western Union money transfer? Compare Western Union international transfer fees and exchange rates, and get a better deal for sending money abroad.

The above information applies when you pay in via bank transfer. 

About Western Union

Western Union is a public company, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, United States. It has been operating in financial services industry since 1851. Western Union offers its customers products and services in money transfer and currency exchange.

How long does it take to send money with Western Union?

The time it takes to send money with Western Union will depend on:

  1. Where you’re sending money to: sending money to some currencies can take longer than others. Check our comparison table above to find an estimate for most world currencies.
  2. The payment method you’re using: using a debit card or a credit card to fund your transfers is usually the quickest, but can come with an extra cost.
  3. When you send your money: different banks have different cut-off times, which, if you miss them, can make your money transfer take longer. Weekends and bank holidays can also have an impact on the duration of your money transfer.

How much does it cost to send money abroad with Western Union?

The cost of international money transfers with Western Union will depend on where you are sending money from and to. Check our comparison table above to find a price for your money transfer.

Your chosen payment method can also come with extra costs. Bank transfer is usually the cheapest option, especially compared to payment with credit or debit card. In our comparison, we compare the costs using the bank transfer method.

This doesn’t show the whole picture, however. Unlike Wise, many banks advertise low fees, while adding hidden costs to the exchange rate. Often without telling you.

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