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Sending money to the United Kingdom is quick and easy with Money Services, powered by Ria Money Transfer and Western Union. From Edinburgh to London, transfer funds to the UK now.

  • Ria and Western Union agent locations in the UK
  • Transfer up to $10,000 for conversion into pounds
  • Follow your money with Ria’s and Western Union ‘track transfers’ window
  • Send money in minutes through your card or choose when it’s collected
  • Transfer funds to a pick-up location or direct to a loved one’s bank account
  • Want to know more? Find out more about us

Ways you can

Securely transfer money to friends and family in the UK with Money Services. Send money outside the US easily with one of three ways:

In store

Visit your nearest Money Services to have our helpful store associates set up the transfer

Stage & Pay

Skip the queues by starting your transfer form online. Then head into store to pay.

Online

Send pound sterling (GBP) online directly to a loved one’s bank account or a pick-up location. Find out how.


Ways to

Next, select how your recipient will collect their funds, with pick-up locations across the country, in local grocery stores, currency exchanges and more. Alternatively, transfer your funds directly into their bank account.

Why send

Money Services makes it easy to send cash to family and friends living in the UK. Your dollars will be converted into pound sterling in minutes. Make fast, easy and secure transfers of up to $10,000 USD, powered by Western Union and Ria.

Visit your local Money Services, fill out some simple paperwork, and you can send pounds across the country, from Edinburgh to London. Or, start your transfer online and complete in store. Simply choose how the receiver will get the funds – either at a pick-up location or direct to their bank account – and when, with instant, next day and set times available.

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 the UK. Message and data rates may apply.

Find out more about how we securely manage your money with Ria and Western Union.

  • Send money online

  • In-store support

  • Help manage your money

  • Easily send money your way

How to send money

Sending money to the UK from the US is convenient and secure. Here’s how:

  • Find your nearest store

  • 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

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

  • For Western Union: Tell the recipient the 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) and the amount – they’ll also need photo ID.

About

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.

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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