Best international money transfer apps

Send money overseas with these top-rated mobile apps.

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Many money transfer specialists offer mobile apps that let you send money globally from your phone.

We’ve rounded up a selection of the most popular apps from major international money transfer providers and outlined their pros and cons to help you make a decision about which one is right for you.

Mobile money transfer apps make sending money internationally easy, but which app is the best? Depending on where you are sending to and how fast you need the money to arrive, you may find what you need in these highly-rated apps.

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WorldRemit

With the WorldRemit app, you can send money to more than 150 countries for bank deposit, mobile airtime top-up and even cash pickup. WorldRemit has no minimum transfer amount, but its maximums vary depending on the destination country. Learn more about WorldRemit in our review before downloading the app to make sure its the right fit for you.

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Live exchange rates

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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
Data from 4 May 2020Google PlayApple Store
Rating4.34.8Average rating: 90%
# of reviews62,31841,500Total reviews: 103,818

Calculate your transfer with WorldRemit

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
GBP 50 Same day GBP 2.99 1.106 EUR
1,103
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Disclaimer: Exchange rates change often. Confirm the total cost with the provider before transferring money.

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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
Data from 4 May 2020Google PlayApple Store
Rating4.44.8Average rating: 91%
# of reviews78,74236,700Total reviews:115,442

Calculate your transfer with TransferWise

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
GBP 1 2 days GBP 4.00 1.117 EUR
1,113
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Disclaimer: Exchange rates change often. Confirm the total cost with the provider before transferring money.

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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
Data from 4 May 2020Google PlayApple Store
Rating4.54.5Average rating: 90%
# of reviews44,8456,400Total reviews: 51,242

Calculate your transfer with Western Union

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
GBP 1 Same day GBP 15.90 1.079 EUR
1,062
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Disclaimer: Exchange rates change often. Confirm the total cost with the provider before transferring money.

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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
Data from 4 May 2020Google PlayApple Store
Rating4.24.8Average rating: 91%
# of reviews311457Total reviews: 768

Calculate your transfer with CurrencyFair