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Send money to locations across El Salvador or directly into your recipient’s bank account. Our services, powered by Ria and Western Union, make sending money quick, easy and secure.

  • Send money in minutes with Ria or Western Union
  • Available in more than 2,000 Money Services locations
  • Choose from pick-up locations across El Salvador
  • Or deposit directly into your recipient’s bank account
  • Enjoy low fees and exclusive benefits with your Shopper’s Card
  • Want to know more? Find out more about us

Ways you can

There are three main ways to send money outside the US:

In Store

Visit your local Money Services Counter to send money in person with help from our store associates.

Stage and Pay

Find out how you can save time at the counter by starting your transfer online then paying in store.

Online

Send money online for instant transfers through credit and debit card payments. Get started.


Ways to

Next, choose how your money transfer funds are delivered. Send to Banco Hipotecario, Banco Agrigola, Citibank de El Salvador and other major banks throughout El Salvador or deposit it directly into your recipient’s bank account.

Why Send

We send money to those we care about for many reasons. Whether it’s to offer a helping hand or to celebrate a special occasion, you can do it quickly and easily with Money Services. Money can be collected from a range of convenient locations across El Salvador and throughout its major cities, including San Salvador and Santa Ana. Make fast, easy and secure transfers of up to $10,000 USD with Ria or $5,000 USD with Western Union.

Track your money transfer using Ria’s PIN or Western Union’s MTCN or sign up for SMS text notifications to receive an instant notification when your funds have been paid out in El Salvador. Message and data rates may apply.

  • Send money online

  • In-store support

  • Help manage your money

  • Easily send money your way

How to send money in-person

Visit your nearest Money Services to send cash to a friend in El Salvador. It’s easy to get started – just follow these simple steps.

  • Use our store locator to find your nearest Money Services location.

  • Provide the recipient details

  • Choose Ria or Western Union to deliver your money transfer

  • Select cash pick-up or bank deposit delivery option

  • Pay the fee* + transfer amount and present your valid photo ID, if required

  • Tell the receiver the 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) and the amount so they can pick up the cash – they’ll also need a photo ID.

  • For Ria: The recipient will need the PIN and valid photo ID

About El Salvador

The Salvadoran colón was the official currency of El Salvador until the country adopted the US dollar in 2001. The colón, which was introduced in the late 19th century and named after explorer Christopher Columbus, has now dropped out of circulation.

Kroger engages in the money transmission business as an authorized delegate of Western Union Financial Services, Inc. under Chapter 151 of the Texas Finance Code.  If you have a complaint, please contact Western Union Customer Service first at 1-800-325-6000.  After contacting Western Union Financial Services, Inc. and if you still have an unresolved complaint regarding the company’s money transmission services, please contact the Texas Department of Banking at 2601 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78705 – telephone number 1-877-276-5554 (toll free) or visit www.dob.texas.gov for more information.

*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 are subject to change without notice.

†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”).

**Fee reductions apply only to the Western Union transfer fee for a single Western Union Money Transfer or Quick Collect transaction. Excludes all other services, including without limitation, online bill payments, and money transfers via social/chat applications. Points used will not be reversible and if amount of transfer fee is less than redeemed discount, no cash, credit or refund will be provided. Western Union reserves the right to offer promotional discounts that cannot be combined with My WU fee reductions.

Services may be provided by Western Union Financial Services, Inc. NMLS# 906983 and/or Western Union International Services, LLC NMLS# 906985, which are licensed as Money Transmitters by the New York State Department of Financial Services.  See terms and conditions for details.

The Western Union name, logo and related trademarks and service marks, owned by Western Union Holdings, Inc., are used with permission.

Ria is a registered trademark of Continental Exchange Solutions, Inc. NMLS #920968, dba Ria Financial Services. Kroger is an authorized delegate of Ria (Continental Exchange Solutions, Inc.) pursuant to Chapter 151 of the Texas Finance Code. If you have a complaint, please call Ria at (855) 355-2145 or visit https://us.riafinancial.com/en/legal/file-complaint.

For Texas consumers: Ria is licensed under Chapter 151 of the Texas Finance Code.  After contacting Ria, if you still have a complaint regarding the company’s money transmission services, please contact the Texas Department of Banking at 2601 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78705 – telephone number 1-877-276-5554 (toll free) or visit www.dob.texas.gov for more information.

For consumers in all other states: see full terms and conditions, including regulatory contact information, on your receipt.

Date available will be displayed on receipt for all transfers. Service and funds availability depends on certain factors including the amount sent, destination country, currency availability, fraud prevention measures, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones.

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