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If there’s family in Jamaica who are celebrating a birthday or other special occasion, or you just want to help someone out, stop by Money Services and send money to Jamaica. Powered by Western Union, the service will let you send Jamaican dollars to Jamaica in minutes †. Participating Western Union agent locations can be found across Jamaica, including in supermarkets and pharmacies. So whether you’ve got relatives in Kingston, Montego Bay or one of many towns and cities, there’s an easy way for you to send money with Money Services.

Powered by Western Union


  • There are many Western Union agent locations across Jamaica

  • Choose how you want the money to arrive

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Send money your way

  • Money Services allows you to send money your way:

  • Send money: Online – no need to visit in-store

  • Send money: Stage & Pay – start online, pay in-store

  • Send money: In-person – in-store

  • Make fast and easy transfers of up to $5,000

How to send money

Visit your nearest Money Services to send money to someone in Jamaica. It’s easy to get started – just follow these simple steps.

  • Find your nearest Money Services using our store locator.

  • Stop by and give the store associate the receiver’s name, their location, and the amount you want to send so the associate can set up the transfer.

  • Choose how the receiver will receive the funds.

  • Choose your transfer option.

  • Give the fee* and amount to be sent to the store associate either as cash or using a bank-issued debit card from the US.

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

Many Western Union


Before the introduction of the Jamaican dollar in 1969, the country’s currency was closely modeled on the British pre-decimalization system of pounds and shillings. When the British Empire was at its peak in the Caribbean, there were several conflicting systems of barter and coinage, plus some confusion with the favored Spanish currency. Jamaica’s $1,000 banknote features an image of their Swallowtail, a butterfly found only in Jamaica and is the largest in this hemisphere.

† 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”).

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