Does Western Union offer check cashing services?


Quick Answer

Western Union does not cash checks for customers; however, Western Union agent locations can be found at check-cashing businesses, such as Check Into Cash, and at grocery stores and supermarkets, which frequently cash checks for customers. Western Union offers other financial services, such as transferring money between parties and selling money orders.

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Full Answer

Customers can use the Western Union website to find the locations for agent branches. Calling ahead to ask about check-cashing services is the easiest way to avoid wasting a trip. To use Western Union's services, customers must present a government-issued photo identification card, such as a driver's license. Transactions involving more than $3,000 usually require the customer to produce additional identification, including his or her social security number.

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