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Money Services makes it easy to send cash to family and friends living in the UK. Visit your local Money Services, fill out some simple paperwork, and you can send pounds around the world in minutes†. There are Western Union agent locations all over the UK in local grocery stores, currency exchanges and more. You can choose to send money to a pick-up location, or you can send it directly to a loved one’s bank account. From Edinburgh to London, sending money to the UK with Money Services is reliable and convenient.

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  • With over 6,800 Western Union agent locations across the UK

  • My WU® members earn rewards every time they send a qualifying money transfer

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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 local Money Services to send money to friends living in the UK. 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.

  • Select the appropriate 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.

  • 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.

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The Pound Sterling is the official currency of the United Kingdom. Its symbol is £ and it is divided into 100 pennies or pence. The Pound is used in a number of areas outside Great Britain including the British Antarctic Territory. The Pound has been in use for hundreds of years, with the first paper notes introduced in the 1600s.

† 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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