Send and Receive Money Service

Whether our customers are in the U.S., Africa or another part of the globe, they can send and receive money through our Western Union, Orlandi Valuta and Vigo Agent locations. And do it with ease. We're nearly everywhere — from big cities to remote villages.

In many countries, we provide other options to send money, such as online or by phone using a credit or debit card.

And when it comes to receiving money, we offer customers options depending on the receiver's location. This includes the customer's:

  • Home
  • Bank account
  • Prepaid card
  • Wallet account tied to a mobile phone (a mobile "wallet")

More about our money transfer service:

In Person

At one of our many Agent locations around the world, customers receive the expertise and knowledge of our personable Agent clerks.

Once the completed forms and applicable funds are provided to the Agent clerk, the transaction is made and the money is available within minutes for the receiver to pick up at a convenient Agent Location. 

In the U.S. customers can pay with cash or a debit card (at participating locations). We are continually developing other customized money-transfer solutions within other regions.


The computer is part of your everyday life. That's why Western Union makes the online option available for you to send money worldwide 24/7. Plus, customers can easily check the status of their online transfer.  

By Phone

Customers in the United States and the United Kingdom can call a toll-free number to send money and pay with a credit or debit card. Our friendly Agents are available 24/7 to help. The Receiver can pick up the money as cash or as a prepaid card at participating Agent Locations. 

Sending money by phone is recommended if time is of the essence. 

By Mobile Phone

Mobile phones are now essential around the world. They're also a key element of our business strategy — offering customers choices and convenience.

Our mobile money transfer service offers customers the opportunity to send money to a mobile phone anytime or to receive money in a mobile wallet.

Other Money-Transfer Options

We offer a variety of ways for our customers to send or receive money depending on whether they're making a transfer in person, online or by phone. This includes Money in Minutes, Next Day, Three Day and Home Delivery. Money also can be sent to a bank account or loaded to a stored-value or prepaid card. Learn more about these options and in which countries they're available. 

Business customers also can use our international money transfer service. We deliver payments in more than 140 currencies. Customers can create an international account for free and make payments with our Online FX service.