Sending money overseas is easier with mobile apps

A quick, secure way to transfer money with a few phone taps.

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Many money transfer companies offer apps to make overseas transfers easy, but which app you should use depends on how much you’re sending, where you’re sending it and how fast you need the money to arrive.

WorldRemit

With the World Remit app, you can send money to more than 120 countries for bank deposit, mobile airtime top-up or cash pickup. World Remit has no minimum transfer amount, with high maximums that vary by destination country.

Screenshot of the WorldRemit app

Features in the app


Live exchange rates

Set rate alerts

Track your transfer
Available on iPhone Available on Android
Available in other languages

Pros

  • Cash pickup available
  • No minimum transfer
  • Large range of destinations
  • Competitive exchange rates
  • Funds can be received through mobile money

Cons

  • Limit on how much you can send
  • Fees change depending on the amount you transfer
  • Not as many extra features as other money transfer apps

Calculate your transfer with WorldRemit

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
USD 1 Within an hour USD 3.99 0.903 EUR 4,509 Use promo code 3FREE to send your first 3 transfers with no fee. Send to 110+ countries for bank-to-bank deposit, cash pickup or mobile top-up. Go to site Show details

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TransferWise

Send payments to friends, family and businesses in 30 countries with the TransferWise app. It includes a calculator you can use get exchange rates and fees for specific transfers and offers an easy way to upload a photo of any personal ID needed to get started with TransferWise.

Screenshot of the TransferWise app

Features in the app


Live exchange rates

Set rate alerts

Track your transfer
Available on iPhone Available on Android
Available in other languages

Pros

  • No minimum transfer amount
  • Uses the mid-market rate
  • Transparent with fees
  • Can pay with Apple Pay (although paying by card incurs higher fees)

Cons

  • No cash pickup
  • Not as many currencies as other providers

Calculate your transfer with TransferWise

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
USD 1 1 - 2 days USD 40.00 0.906 EUR
4,496
Enjoy high maximum transfers into more than 20 currencies while saving up to 90% over local banks. Go to site Show details

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Western Union

Use Western Union’s Money Transfer app to transfer funds to more than 200 countries and territories around the world. You’ll also gain access to a map of worldwide agent locations and their directions and hours for cash pickups.

Screenshot of the Western Union app

Features in the app


Live exchange rates

Set rate alerts

Track your transfer
Available on iPhone Available on Android
Available in other languages

Pros

  • Almost-instant transfers to cash pickup
  • Can pay with bank transfer, cash, card or Apple Pay
  • Transfers to many currencies

Cons

  • Less competitive exchange rates
  • Transfer fees to some countries can be significant

Calculate your transfer with Western Union

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
USD 1 3 - 5 days USD 20.00 0.884 EUR 4,401 The biggest name in money transfers can get your funds to friends, family, or businesses in almost every corner of the globe. Show details

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CurrencyFair

The CurrencyFair app lets you exchange money at a fairer exchange rate than what you’d find at the bank. With low fees and minimum transfer amounts, the app makes international money transfers convenient.

Screenshot of the CurrencyFair app

Features in the app


Live exchange rates

Set rate alerts

Track your transfer
Available on iPhone Available on Android
Available in other languages

Pros

  • Low fees
  • Minimum transfer amount is small ($5)

Cons

  • Limited number of currencies
  • Only bank-to-bank transfers
  • App only available in English

Calculate your transfer with CurrencyFair