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A fast, secure way to send money to over 190 countries.

Thanks to Walmart’s partnership with MoneyGram, you can now send money online or from your local store to be picked up at any Walmart store in the US or Puerto Rico or at any one of more than 350,000 MoneyGram locations around the world — but watch out for unfavorable exchange rates and high fees.

Transfer funds online, by mobile app or at an agent location

Walmart offers several ways to make your transfer and a few payment methods. Transferring at an agent location requires cash, so be sure to withdraw what you need before heading in. Fees vary widely based on several factors and can reach as high as $100, so it’s important to review your transfer request before submitting it.

Walmart is best for:

  • Quick transfers. Transfers by debit and credit card can go through in mere minutes.
  • Easy process. Signing up online is fast and easy.
  • One-off transfers. Currently there aren’t any options for recurring international transfers.

How much does it cost to send money with Walmart?

The fees attached to your international money transfer will vary depending on where you send your money, the amount you send and your payment method. Fees are typically under $20, but can be as high as $100 and you can review any fee before completing your transfer.

Walmart’s exchange rates are set by MoneyGram, which is typically at least 5% above the mid-market rate. These rates are updated regularly to reflect changing market conditions, so it’s always a good idea to compare the exchange rate available using this service with the rates offered by banks and other money transfer companies.

What types of transfers can I make with Walmart?

Walmart allows you to make:

  • One-off transfers. Send a single transfer online, using the Walmart mobile app or in-store at a Walmart or MoneyGram location.
  • Money orders. Request a money order.
  • Top-up mobile phones. Send mobile top-ups to more than 350 mobile carriers.

Money transfer locations near me

Available currencies and countries

You can send same-day transfers to more than 190 countries around the world. Some of the currencies that are supported include:

  • United Arab Emirates dirham
  • Australian dollar
  • Canadian dollar
  • Swiss franc
  • Euro
  • Hong Kong dollar
  • Indian rupees
  • Japanese yen
  • South Korean won
  • Kuwaiti dinar
  • Mexican peso
  • Philippine peso
  • Polish zloty
  • Singapore dollar
  • Thailand baht
  • South African rand

What are the transfer limits?

Walmart allows transfers of up to $6,000 per transfer. Every 30 calendar days also has a maximum transfer amount of $6,000. This limit can be circumvented by visiting a Walmart or MoneyGram agent location.

How do I send money abroad with Walmart?

Sending money overseas with Walmart can be done online or in-store.

  • Online transfer by website or app. Register an account and add your recipient’s details. Pay with a credit or debit card, or by bank account.
  • In-store transfer. Bring cash to any Walmart along with your recipient’s details. You’ll need to account for transfer fees along with the amount you want to transfer.

Your recipient can also access the funds in a couple ways. They can pick up the cash at any Walmart store in the United States or Puerto Rico, or they can pick it up at any one of more than 350,000 MoneyGram agent locations around the world.

What is Walmart?

Walmart is an American retail giant and was founded in Arkansas in 1962. Since Sam Walton opened his first store more than 50 years ago, Walmart has grown into a worldwide business with operations in 28 countries around the world. With 11,000 stores and e-commerce websites in 11 countries, Walmart is visited by more than 245 million customers each week.

Though best known for its department stores, Walmart also offers a wide range of financial products and services to customers through the Walmart Money Center. From credit cards and insurance to money orders and bill paying, Walmart’s range of products offers solutions for a variety of needs.

In addition to international money transfers, it also offers its Walmart2Walmart money transfer service for transfers within the US.

What other products does Walmart offer?

  • Transfers within the US. Walmart2Walmart money transfers allow you to send funds quickly and easily to any Walmart store in the US or Puerto Rico.
  • Walmart Credit Card. The Walmart Credit Card features no annual fee and allows cardholders to access a wide range of special discounts.
  • Walmart MoneyCard. Choose from four prepaid Visa or Mastercard options to help you manage your finances.
  • Bluebird. This financial account offers a range of flexible features and money management tools to help you stay on top of your day to day finances.
  • Bill Pay Service. Pay your utilities, credit card bill, mortgage and more at your local Walmart.
  • Rapid Reload. Quickly reload a wide selection of popular prepaid cards at your local Walmart store.

What do customers say about Walmart?

Walmart is accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and holds a rating of A+ with a composite score of 3.75 out of 5. Since it works alongside MoneyGram for international money transfers, it should be noted that MoneyGram currently has a score of NR (No Rating) with BBB and is not accredited.

How does Walmart Online protect my money?

Walmart strives to protect your banking information and to keep you safe from identity theft. As the world’s largest retailer, it’s able to safely transfer money to your friends and family in more than 190 countries.

  • Secure connection. Verified by Symantec, Walmart’s site employs a system of physical and administrative security measures.
  • Experience. For online money transfers, Walmart partners with MoneyGram, a licensed money transmitter that’s completed millions of transactions since 1940.
  • Verification. For every transaction, you confirm your identity by entering the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • Accountability. Walmart is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

How do I report suspicious activity to Walmart Online?

Walmart Online will never email you to confirm passwords, transaction details or personal information. If you are the recipient of an email from someone claiming to be Walmart Online, do not respond. If you’re wary about an email or phone call, call the Walmart MoneyGram hotline at 1-888-988-5726.

Customer service

Walmart provides both phone and email support for questions regarding its money transfer service. You can call 1-800-689-8307 about a specific transaction, or 1-800-666-3947 if you have a general question.

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  1. Default Gravatar
    BertoApril 11, 2019

    What id does a person in Argentina need to pick up money if I send money from the us through Walmart.

    • finder Customer Care
      johnbasanesApril 12, 2019Staff

      Hi Berto,

      Thank you for reaching out to Finder.

      Any government issued ID would suffice to be used by the receiver to verify their identity when receiving the amount. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    EugeneMarch 18, 2019

    I want to know why Walmart denied my request to send money to Ghana today, March 28, 2019. I have been sending money to my pen-pal son for nearly 10 years. This is the first time that I’ve been denied.

    • finder Customer Care
      JeniMarch 19, 2019Staff

      Hi Eugene,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Walmart Money Transfer is powered by MoneyGram. If you were processing the transfer online, you may click on the Help link at the upper-right of the page to see possible ways to help you with this error like the Contact us part, FAQ etc. If your money transfer was processed in-store, kindly ask the staff on possible reasons your transfer did not go through. There could be some technical issues involved, sending limit and so on.

      If you are looking for other money transfer options in sending money to Ghana, you may check out this page.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    JoeFebruary 28, 2019

    Moneygram.com advertises receiver can pickup cash in Oxxo stores in Mexico. If I send money via Walmart2World will the receiver be able to pickup at these stores also?

    • finder Customer Care
      ValMarch 5, 2019Staff

      Hi Joe,

      Thank you for leaving a question. You can pick up the money from any MoneyGram Agent Location, so long as these stores are MoneyGram accredited then yes you may pick up money from these locations. You will need to present a valid ID and the reference number that the Sender will provide you to claim the money.

      Hope this helps

      Regards,
      Val

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    teacherecDecember 13, 2018

    I am trying to send some money to Guatemala. The person receiving the money can get to a MoneyGram place or a Walmart. I am not sure how to proceed. Can you do just a Walmart card vs. actual money? Thanks!

    • finder Customer Care
      JoshuaDecember 17, 2018Staff

      Hi Teacherec,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      You can’t use Walmart card to pay for your money transfer with Walmart. Upon checking, you can use a debit card, credit card, or cash when transferring money.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    ZagiNovember 8, 2018

    I wanna send some money to Mongolia. Can you do that?

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      joelmarceloNovember 8, 2018

      Hi Zagi,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Definitely. We have a comparison/guide in sending money to Mongolia if you click here.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    RichieOctober 22, 2018

    Do I have to pay a charges fees before I send money to my friend
    or fees should be charge to the recipient ?

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      joelmarceloOctober 22, 2018

      Hi Richie,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      If you are the one sending the money, you will be the one paying for the fees. The fee is $4.50 to transfer up to $50 and $9.50 to send up to $900.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    FrankOctober 4, 2018

    How can I send money to Nigeria?

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      joelmarceloOctober 4, 2018

      Hi Frank,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      You can send money to Nigeria via Walmart international money transfer. This can be done online by going to their website or by going to their stores. Also, we have a guide and comparison in sending money to Nigeria if you click HERE.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    CraigSeptember 20, 2018

    If Someone wants to send money to me in the United States from Hong Kong , can they send it straight into my Walmart money card ?

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      joelmarceloSeptember 20, 2018

      Hi Craig,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Yes. They will need to visit the Walmart Money Center website and click ‘Get Started’ to send money online. The transfer will be considered as a bank transfer so you will need to provide him your account details. He’ll then be able to look for US as a destination of choice in the list of available countries.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    CissySeptember 19, 2018

    How can I get money here in Uganda being sent by walmart

    • finder Customer Care
      CharisseSeptember 19, 2018Staff

      Hi Cissy,

      Walmart has partnered with MoneyGram in sending money worldwide including Uganda. If the money was sent to your bank, you just have to wait for it to be credited to your account.

      If the money was sent for cash pick up, you need to visit any MoneyGram agent locations. You can use their agent locator which you can find on their website to find MoneyGram pick up facilities near you. Fill out the receive form and put in your reference number then give the completed form together with your valid photo and receive your money.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Charisse

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    MayoSeptember 10, 2018

    Hi. If I do this transaction online, will my bank charge me ‘wire fee’, which they did when I sent money via Western Union. Is it better for me to go to the Walmart store with cash?

    • finder Customer Care
      JoshuaSeptember 10, 2018Staff

      Hi Mayo,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      When it comes to Walmart money transfer services, they do charge you a fee. Typically, the fee is under $20 but it can be as high as $100. The fees depend on the amount of money you sent, the payment method, and where the money should be sent. Thankfully, you can review any fee before completing your transaction.

      If you want to also review what Western Union has to offer, you can read our guide here.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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