What Fees Does Western Union Charge for Money Transfers?

What Fees Does Western Union Charge for Money Transfers?

Western Union fees start at $4.99 per transfer and go up from there as of March 2015, according to the company's website. The final fee depends on the amount of money, the location and how quickly it will be sent.

The cheapest option is to send money online through the company's website with a checking account Western Union states. This option takes about 3 days. The second cheapest option is to go to a location and send money via cash.

The most expensive options are to use a debit or credit card online or to send money via the phone. These options both send the money within minutes. Western Union's website offers an estimation calculator to help prepare customers for these extra fees.