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How to send money to Mexico

How to send a fast, secure and affordable money transfer to Mexico from Hong Kong.

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If you need to send money to Mexico from Hong Kong, there are plenty of money transfer companies that can help. Do your research to find the best deal for you.

Banks versus money transfer companies

Sending money to Mexico via your bank may be a convenient option, but it is not usually one of the most affordable ones. Banks offer exchange rates which are much lower than the mid-market rate, but they also charge some of the highest transfer fees around.

This is why you can save yourself a whole lot of money if you send funds using a specialist online transfer company. TransferMate offers convenient online transfers at a more cost-effective rate. It offers better exchange rates and lower transfer fees than the banks, so comparing your transfer options always makes good financial sense.

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
USD 60 1 day HKD 0.00 2.692 MXN
26,922
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USD 1 Within an hour HKD 20.00 2.692 MXN
26,862
提供現金提取、銀行戶口之間轉賬與及Airtime匯款選擇的網上匯款服務,。 An online money transfer service with cash pickup, bank account to bank account and airtime transfers available. Go to site Show details
USD 10 1 - 2 days HKD 150.00 2.702 MXN
26,619
以透明的匯率,低收費及低最低金額的網上服務作匯款。 Make online transfers with transparent exchange rates, low fees and low minimum amounts. Go to site Show details
USD 100 1 day HKD 15.00 2.662 MXN
26,579
非Finder客戶將獲得較昂貴的匯率。 Better exchange rates for Finder customers.
可用45種貨幣匯款。 Send money in 45 currencies.
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How do I compare transfer companies when transferring and receiving money via Mexico?

  • Exchange rates. Compare exchange rates to check if you are getting the best available rate. Some companies may have slightly lower exchange rates but not charge any fees.
  • Transfer fees. Check to see how much each company will charge you in fees every time you send a transfer.
  • Transfer methods. How can you place a transfer – online, at the branch, over the phone? Does the company offer a dedicated transfer app for smartphones and tablets?
  • Transfer options. Does the company offer one-off spot transfers only or can you place forward contracts, limit orders and schedule regular payments as well?
  • Processing time. Processing times range from a few minutes to several business days.
  • Transfer limits. Some companies impose minimum and maximum limits per transaction, so check to see whether these limits suit your transfer requirements.
  • Pick-up options. Will the funds be sent to your recipient’s bank account or made available for cash pick-up?
  • Customer service. If you ever have a question, will the company offer prompt and helpful customer support?

How do I send money to Mexico from Hong Kong?

  • Specialist transfer companies. Companies such as WorldRemit offer this service.
  • Cash pick-up transfer companies. Western Union and MoneyGram both operate large international money transfer networks.
  • Bank transfers. Bank transfers are convenient but not one of the most affordable options.
  • International cheques. If your recipient is not in need of the money immediately, you could also consider approaching your bank to have an international guaranteed cheque drawn up.

How do I receive money from Mexico in Hong Kong?

  • Specialist transfer companies. Start your search to find out which companies allow transfers from Mexico to Hong Kong.
  • Cash pick-up transfer companies. Search online to find your nearest Western Union or MoneyGram location.
  • Bank transfers. You can receive a bank transfer into your Hong Kong bank account sent from a Mexican bank account.
  • International cheques. Check with your bank to see how much you will be charged when you cash an international cheque.

Emergency cash transfers in Mexico

Emergency cash transfers from Hong Kong to Mexico can be completed in as little as 10 minutes, but be aware that these types of transfers tend to cost more. Lower exchange rates and higher transfer fees usually apply, which can add a significant expense to your transfer amount. Take a few moments to review the transaction details before you hand over any money.

Cash pick-up locations in Mexico

Western Union/MoneyGram branches in Mexico

Western Union and MoneyGram are the two largest money transfer providers in the world, with a vast global cash transfer network. Some popular cash pick-up locations in Mexico are listed below. Make sure you take along photo ID and a transaction ID number to pick up cash. Phoning ahead to confirm operating hours is also a good idea.

Western Union

Mexico City

  • Modatelas 69 AP Cash

    C Venustiano Carranza No 125
    Mexico Distrito Federal 6060
    +52-555-5223640
    Open 8am–8pm, seven days a week

  • Telecomm

    Interior Palacio Nacional Centro
    Mexico Distrito Federal 06000
    +52-55-35479022
    Open 8am–7pm, Monday to Friday

Guadalajara

  • WALMART 16 De Septiembre

    Avenida Calzada Independencia Sur 916
    Colonia Barragan Y Hernandez
    Guadalajara
    Jalisco 44240
    +52-55-18005222243
    Open 7am-11pm, seven days a week

  • OXXO Alemania GDL

    Av Alemania 1475
    Moderna
    Guadalajara
    Jalisco 44190
    +52-33-38100714

MoneyGram

Mexico City

  • Telecomm

    Plaza De La Const.
    7 Mezzanine
    Colonia Centro De La Ciudad De Mexico Area 2
    Cuauhtemoc
    df 06010
    +52-55-18001122724
    Open 8am–7:30pm, Monday to Friday; 9am–4:30pm Sunday

  • Banco Azteca

    Venustiano Carranza 91
    Venustiano Carranza, df 06060
    +52-55-17208177
    Open 9am–9pm, seven days a week

Guadalajara

  • Banco Azteca

    Calz Independencia Sur 744
    Mexicaltzingo
    Guadalajara
    ja 44180
    +52-55-17208177
    Open 9am–9pm seven days a week

  • Farmacia Guadalajara

    5 De Febrero 567
    Guadalajara
    ja 44460
    1800-5222243
    Open 8am–10pm, seven days a week

Tips for picking up cash in Mexico

Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind to help you stay safe when picking up cash:

  • Phone ahead to confirm the agent’s location and opening hours.
  • Only visit an agent location in an area where you feel completely safe.
  • Ask a friend to accompany you.
  • Don’t show your cash in public, and never carry large sums of money for any longer than necessary.
  • If travelling alone, ask for assistance from a person in authority at your hotel.

What are the steps to send money to Mexico?

  1. Register for an account. Most providers offer free accounts that you can sign up for online by providing your full name, contact details and proof of ID.
  2. Provide your transaction details. The next step is to specify where you are sending the money, in what currency and the amount you are sending.
  3. Finalise your transfer. The final step in the process is to review the details of your transaction and pay for the transfer. You may also be able to use the company’s online tracking service to monitor the progress of your funds.

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