What Fees Are Involved in Sending Money by Western Union?

Western Union money transfers incur a one-time fee by the person initiating the transfer. The fee varies per transaction and ultimately depends on the amount sent, how the funds are sent, location of the sender and receiver of the funds, according to the transfer service.

To determine the anticipated fee for a transaction, visit WesternUnion.com and select the Estimate Price link located at the top of the page. Select the destination and postal code of the recipient, delivery method and amount of the transfer, explains Western Union.

As of 2015, fees start at start at $1 to send up to $10 and $4.99 to send up to $20 online. Fund transfers initiated online may have a cap of $500 per transaction, according to information provided by Western Union.