Send Money to Denmark Effectively

Information verified correct on December 6th, 2016

Find an affordable, convenient and safe way to send money to DenmarkDenmark from the USA.

There are around 1.5 million Americans of Danish origin or descent, so there are plenty of reasons why someone might want to send an international money transfer from the USA to Denmark. There’s certainly no shortage of companies that can handle the transaction for you, but the features and costs associated with each provider can make it difficult to choose the most affordable transfer option.

Read on to find out how you can send a secure and affordable international money transfer to Denmark.

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Rates last updated December 6th, 2016
Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Services Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received
WorldRemit International Money Transfers
An online money transfer service ... with cash pickup, bank account to bank account and airtime transfers available.
USD 1 Within an hour
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World First Foreign Exchange
Transfer money into a range ... of currencies online and over the phone.
USD 500 2 days
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Transferwise International Money Transfers
Make online transfers in a ... range of currencies and enjoy high maximum transfer amounts.
USD 1 1 day
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HiFX International Money Transfers
Transfer money between 20 currencies ... and enjoy scheduled regular transfers. No fee for transfers over US $5,000.
USD 100 2 days
OnlinePhoneAgent
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Travelex International Money Transfers
Get your foreign currency delivered ... to your home or pick up at a store.
USD 500 2 days
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Currencies Direct International Money Transfers
$0 online transfer fee that ... you can access 24/7.
USD 100 2 days
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USForex International Money Transfers
Take advantage of competitive exchange ... rates and cheap transfer fees.
USD 150 1 day
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MoneyGram International Money Transfers
Send money anywhere, from anywhere.
USD 1 Same day
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TorFX International Money Transfers
TorFX guarantee to beat any ... competitor's exchange rate for a transaction. Conditions apply
USD 100 1 day
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Western Union Money Transfers
Send money online to friends ... and family around the world with Western Union.
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Banks versus money transfer companies

Any major bank will be able to send an international wire transfer to Denmark and plenty of other countries around the world. The problem, however, is that they will most likely charge you a high fee for doing so and will also offer you a pretty poor exchange rate.

So instead of approaching your bank to send money to Denmark, consider the services of a specialist money transfer company. These companies offer better exchange rates and minimal fees on transfers, allowing you to enjoy big savings while still providing quick and secure transactions. Search finder.com to find a reputable money transfer company and compare the cost of sending money among a range of providers.

Case Study: Fredrik Sends Money to Denmark

Fredrik grew up in Denmark but now lives in California, and he wants to send his parents $1,000 to help celebrate their wedding anniversary. Rather than sending the funds via his bank and paying their $70 wire transfer fee, he decides to look at the fees and exchange rates on offer from two online money transfer companies.

Money transfer company 1Money transfer company 2
Exchange rate1 USD = 6.533 DKK1 USD = 6.610
Transfer fee$5$4
Transfer methodBank account depositBank account deposit
Processing time3 business days1 business day
Amount received (in DKK)6,533 DKK6,610 DKK

As you can see, Fredrik’s parents will receive 77 DKK more if he uses the second company, plus he’ll save USD $1 in transfer fees.

How to compare transfer companies when transferring money to Denmark

    • Exchange rates. How do each provider’s exchange rates stack up against the competition?
    • Fees. How much will you need to pay for each transfer and can you avoid fees if you send a large amount?
    • Transfer methods. What methods are available for lodging transfers: online, via a mobile app, over the phone and/or by visiting a branch?
    • Transfer options. Can you place limit orders and forward contracts? Can you enjoy the convenience of scheduling repeating transfers?
    • Turnaround time. How long will it take for your funds to arrive at their destination: a few minutes, 24 hours, or several days?
    • Minimum limit. Is there a high minimum transfer limit imposed on all transactions?
    • Pickup methods. How will your recipient access the funds: cash pickup or from their bank account?
    • Customer service. Are phone and email support offered and during what hours? Is there an online help centre and a live chat option?
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How to send money to Denmark from America

  • Bank transfers. Transferring funds from a US bank account to a Danish bank account is a simple but potentially expensive option.
  • Online money transfer providers. WorldRemit and USForex are two providers that offer this service.
  • PayPal. PayPal can send international money transfers to Denmark online.
  • Money transfer companies with cash pickup options. Western Union and MoneyGram both offer this service.
  • Checks. Send an international guaranteed check after obtaining it from your bank.
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Emergency cash transfers in Denmark

You may be in a situation where you need to send an emergency transfer to Denmark — maybe because you have a son or daughter travelling through Denmark who has run out of money. While it’s easy to send an urgent transfer, don’t be surprised by the fact that there will be an additional cost involved. Higher fees and lower exchange rates are usually common features of emergency transfers, so check the details of any transaction closely before parting with your money.

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Cash pickup locations in Denmark / Western Union / MoneyGram branches in Denmark

Western Union and MoneyGram operate several transfer agent branches across Denmark where your recipient can go to collect the funds you send. Your beneficiary will need to take a transaction ID number and their own photo ID when they go to collect the case, while a quick phone call to confirm an agent’s location and opening hours is also recommended.

Western Union

Copenhagen

Telestation

Banegardspladsen 1

Kobenhavn V, 1570

+45-339-30002

Open: 10am to 7:30pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 6:30pm Saturday

OneEx

Vesterbrogade 4 A

Kobenhavn V,

Copenhagen 1620

+45-802-00040

Open 9am to 8pm Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm Sunday

Aarhus

Aarhus Mobil

Norre Alle 22

Aarhus C,

Aarhus DK 8000

+45-305-72807

Open: 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 4:30pm Saturday

Vester Exchange APS

Vesterbrogade 16

Aarhus C,

Midtjylland DK 8000

+45-80-200040

Open 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm Saturday

MoneyGram

Copenhagen

Nabil Travel APS

Vester Farimagsgade 6

Kobenhavn V, 1606

28114852

Open 9am to 10:30pm seven days

The Change Group

Vesterbrogade 6D

Kobenhavn, 1161

33330523

Open 9:10am to 5:50pm Monday To Saturday, 10:15am to 6:15pm Sunday

Aarhus

Slagter

Silkeborgvej 54

Aarhus, 8000

86127753

Open 8am to 6pm seven days

Sivas Dognkiosk

Norregade 59

LOC

Aarhus C, 8000

86136061

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Tips for picking up cash in Denmark

  • Be careful — stay aware of your surroundings and your personal safety at all times
  • Don’t visit a transfer agent in an area where you do not feel safe
  • If possible, ask a friend to accompany you when you collect the cash
  • Don’t publicise the fact that you have just picked up a large amount of money
  • Don’t carry large sums of money on our person — deposit them with a bank as soon as you can
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How to send money to Denmark

Although the process for sending money to Denmark differs between money transfer companies, it’s quite simple and straightforward. The first step is to provide your name, address and contact information, along with photo ID to prove who you are.

Next, you’ll need to provide some information about your beneficiary, such as their name, address and how they can be contacted. Details of the amount you’re sending, in what currency and where to will also be required.

The final step in the process is to pay for your transfer and hold onto any tracking number you receive to monitor the status of your transaction.

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