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Your nearest branch may not be open, so call ahead for its hours of operation. However, opting to send money online or with a money transfer app might be safer and easier than heading to a physical location.

Money transfer companies allow you to send funds from one country and have your recipient pick it up in cash in another. It may be you want to find your nearest money transfer location in order to pay in cash, ask an agent questions or send money for cash pickup. However, not all providers will offer a fair exchange rate, and you may find that visiting a location in person will cost you more in fees. Let’s take a look at how to find money transfer locations near you, and why it may be a better option to use an online provider.

How to find a money transfer location near you

You can search online to find a provider with agent locations in your neighbourhood.

    1. Use our table below to find a provider that offers agent locations.
    2. Visit the provider’s website for extra details.
    3. Look for a link to the Find a location page, typically located on the homepage.
    4. Enter your ZIP code or address to confirm the hours of operation for the location nearest you.
    5. Visit the agent location in person, making sure to bring identification and enough money to cover fees.

Who offers in-person money transfers?

There are many nationwide chain retailers and grocery stores which have exclusive areas dedicated to providing money transfers using MoneyGram or Western Union. Lots of popular money transfer services also have brick-and-mortar locations.

There is also the option of your local bank. But while an international bank transfer is a reliable option, you will most likely end up paying more in fees, and receive a weaker exchange rate than if you were to use a money transfer service. If you want to learn more about how exchange rates are calculated, take a look at Exchange rates explained.

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For your convenience we’ve compiled location guides for the top money transfer services and their brick-and-mortar locations worldwide.

Who offers 24-hour locations for transfers?

It may be that you need to make an urgent money transfer. If this is the case, then some of the larger money transfer networks like MoneyGram and Western Union offer 24-hour agent locations in most major (and even some smaller) cities.

Make sure to check online or call ahead to confirm opening hours before visiting, especially if you are going in the middle of the night.

What do I need to send money in-person?

What you will need to send money will depend on how you’re transferring money. However, in general you will need to take the following with you:

      • Photo ID. A driver’s license, a passport or another other official government issued ID should work. If you are unsure about your type of ID, call ahead to ask whether or not it will suffice.
      • Recipient information. The name and contact information of the person receiving the money. The name provided must exactly match their ID.
      • Amount. Work out the amount you want to send ahead of time, keeping in mind that fees will be added on top of your sending amount.
      • Payment method. Most agent locations will accept credit and debit cards, but may also allow you to use cash, checks or bank transfers.

To send money to a bank account, you’ll also need:

      • Recipients bank information. You will need to provide the receiving bank’s name, address and SWIFT code, in addition to your recipient’s account and routing numbers. Learn more about SWIFT and IBAN bank codes if you’re having trouble locating this information.

How do I keep my cash safe?

When you find a money transfer service near you, it’s important to keep in mind some safety tips when picking up your money:

      • Call ahead. Call to confirm an agent’s location and opening hours.
      • Be aware. Avoid agents in high-crime or unsafe areas.
      • Bring a friend. Ask a friend to come along for the pickup.
      • Hide it. Keep your cash hidden and avoid carrying it around for longer than necessary.
      • Secure it. Deposit your funds into an account as soon as possible.

Compare money transfer services with agent locations

Use our table to compare services which have in-person locations, and click Go to site to find a money transfer location near you.

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Name Product Filter Values Fastest Transfer Speed Fees (Pay by Bank Transfer) Learn More
WorldRemit
Within an hour
From $1.99
SPECIAL OFFER ✓ Use the code ‘4FREEFINDER’ to get 4 free transfers if you are a first time user. Eligible countries only.

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WorldRemit sends money to 110+ countries for bank-to-bank deposits, cash pick-ups or mobile top-ups.
MoneyGram
Within an hour
From $0

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MoneyGram has fast cash pick-up transfers to more than 350,000 agent locations worldwide.
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Can you save money by sending your transfer online?

Usually you can save yourself money by using an online money transfer service, compared to visiting a physical location.

      • Fewer fees. Agent locations typically add on extra fees, which helps them to keep their doors open. Online providers offer the same services without the additional cost.
      • Zero transit costs. When you transfer money from your mobile or desktop, you avoid having to spend anything on gas, bus fares or subway tokens to travel to the agent location.
      • Wider range of providers. Visiting in person means you are limited to the rates and fees of agent locations. But shopping around often leads you to a better deal on your transfer.
      • Easier comparison. You can compare any of the services in our comparison table to find the best deal for your transfer.

Compare services which offer alternatives to sending cash

If you decide not to send cash, our table lets you compare the alternative services you can use to send money abroad. Take a look at a provider’s transfer speeds and fees, then click Go to site when you’re ready to send.

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Name Product Filter Values Fastest Transfer Speed Fees (Pay by Bank Transfer) Learn More
OFX
24 hours
$0

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OFX has no maximum limit transfers, with competitive exchange rates for 45+ currencies.
CurrencyTransfer
24 hours
$0
SPECIAL OFFER ✓ Minimum transfer of $1,000 for Finder readers (normally $5,000)

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Exclusive: Minimum transfer of $1,000 for Finder readers (normally $5,000).
CurrencyTransfer lets you shop around for the best exchange rate on its online marketplace.
Currencies Direct
Within an hour

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CurrenciesDirect makes transferring money abroad simple with bank-beating exchange rates.
Xe
Within minutes
$3

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Xe has fast transfers with low fees and a range of foreign currency tools.
CurrencyFair
24 hours
€3

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CurrencyFair has bank-beating exchange rates and fast transfer times on 15+ popular currencies.
Currencies Direct
Within an hour

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CurrenciesDirect makes transferring money abroad simple with bank-beating exchange rates.
WorldRemit
Within an hour
From $1.99
SPECIAL OFFER ✓ Use the code ‘4FREEFINDER’ to get 4 free transfers if you are a first time user. Eligible countries only.

View details
WorldRemit sends money to 110+ countries for bank-to-bank deposits, cash pick-ups or mobile top-ups.
OFX International Money Transfers (Business)
24 hours
$0

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Business customers: Send safe, no-limit transfers with no fees and competitive exchange rates.
Wise (TransferWise)
Within an hour
From 0.41%

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Wise uses the mid-market rate and transparent fees to help you send money in 45+ currencies.
Remitly
Within minutes
From $0
SPECIAL OFFER ✓ Free transfers and better exchange rates available for new customers

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Use code FINDERUSA20 for $20 off your first transfer from the US when you send at least $250. T&Cs apply.
Remitly has quick, affordable transfers around the world, with both express and economy options.
Instarem
Within an hour
$1

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Instarem offers zero transfer fees on all transfers.
Remitly
Within minutes
From $0
SPECIAL OFFER ✓ Free transfers and better exchange rates available for new customers

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Use code FINDERUSA20 for $20 off your first transfer from the US when you send at least $250. T&Cs apply.
Remitly has quick, affordable transfers around the world, with both express and economy options.
Currencies Direct (business)
Within an hour

View details
Minimizes costs of international transactions and offers custom solutions for business clients.
CurrencyTransfer for Business
24 hours
$0

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Increase business efficiency with zero transaction fees and same-day transfers.
Xe Money Transfer for Business
Within minutes
$3

View details
Save your time and money with Xe Money Transfer for business.
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    MichelleMarch 7, 2019

    I’m looking to transfer 8K in cash to Ghana. I would like to do this in person. Where is the best place to go? I live in Northern Illinois.

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      johnbasanesMarch 8, 2019Staff

      Hi Michelle,

      Thank you for reaching out to Finder.

      You may need to visit any of the money transfer company website featured on our page for you to see if there are locations near you that you may be able to reach out to in sending your funds to Ghana. Please see steps below:

      Compare your options to find a provider that offers an agent location.
      Go to your provider’s website.
      Look for the “Find a location” page (it’s often a link from the homepage).
      Enter your ZIP code or address information to find the location nearest you.
      Visit the office and initiate your money transfer.

      Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    LindaOctober 16, 2018

    Where is the closest world remit to me?

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      joelmarceloOctober 16, 2018

      Hi Linda,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      To see where the pick up locations are in a specific country, simply select that country in the blue box, then and scroll down to cash pickup. That’s it. You will be able to see pickup locations specific to the country you chose.

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

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    CarrlSeptember 13, 2018

    I would like to find a location near me I am from Houston Texas 77021 can you help me

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      joelmarceloSeptember 13, 2018

      Hi Carrl,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Here are the steps to find transfer locations near you:

      1. Compare your options to find a provider that offers an agent location.
      2. Go to your provider’s website. (Western union’s website, Moneygram etc)
      3. Look for the “Find a location” page (it’s often in the middle of your screen and you won’t miss it).
      4. Enter your ZIP code or address information to find the location nearest you.
      5. Visit the office and initiate your money transfer.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    StevenAugust 21, 2018

    I need to send money but only have cash? Is there a world remit store in Bentonville,Ar

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      johnbasanesAugust 21, 2018Staff

      Hi Steven,

      WorldRemit currently accepts bank transfers and credit/debit cards as modes of payment for the transfer. One option available is to purchase a prepaid debit card where you could load the amount you need to send via WorldRemit. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    JosephJuly 3, 2018

    Can I send money to Nigeria using walmart2walmart transfer?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JhezJuly 4, 2018Staff

      Hello Joseph,

      Thank you for your comment.

      If you’re referring to the Walmart international money transfers, yes you can send money overseas including Nigeria. Walmart partners with MoneyGram, so your recipient can pick this up at any Moneygram locations in Nigeria.

      Alternatively, you may also compare other ways to send money to Nigeria.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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