How much will a MoneyGram transfer cost you?

We break down what you can expect to pay when sending money abroad with MoneyGram.

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MoneyGram is one of the biggest money transfer companies in the world, with its convenience being one of the main selling points. Well known for its cash pickup services, the company also offers international money transfers as a more convenient means of sending money internationally.

It’s worth keeping in mind, however, that sending money internationally with MoneyGram may be more expensive than using other providers. For reference, we have put together a table with the fees for sending various amounts of money to popular countries, which can then be compared with our table with other providers below.

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XE specialises in a wide range of foreign currency solutions and offers an affordable solution when you need to send money overseas.

  • Send money to 60+ countries.
  • Competitive exchange rates that are often better than banks.
  • Transfer up to US$500,000 online.
  • See exchange rates in real-time.

    MoneyGram international money transfer fees

    MoneyGram fees change from currency to currency, but in general:

    • The more popular corridors are often less expensive, like GBP/INR
    • The more you send, the higher the fees will be

    Below can give you an indication of what the fees looked like on 19 October 2018.

    Transfer amount
    £1,000£250£100
    Australia (AUD)£46.00£25.00£12.00
    USA (USD)£46.00£25.00£12.00
    New Zealand (NZD)£46.00£25.00£12.00
    Saudi Arabia (INR)£46.00£25.00£12.00
    Pakistan (PKR)£15.99£9.99£4.99
    Russia (EUR)£17.99£9.99£5.99
    Bulgaria (BGN)£17.99£9.99£5.99
    Bangladesh (BDT)£15.99£9.99£4.99
    United Arab Emirates (AED)£46.00£25.00£12.00
    Colombia (COP)£39.99£12.99£5.99
    Brazil (BRL)£5.99£5.99£5.99

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    Are there cheaper fees out there?

    Table: sorted by a combination of service offering and the amount your recipient will receive

    While MoneyGram is one of the most well-known brands, there are many other money transfer companies that can help you send money abroad. Often, the fees with one of the below companies will be less than with MoneyGram, and you’ll get a fairer exchange rate.

    Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
    GBP 2,000 1 day GBP 0.00 1.123 EUR
    5,616
    TorFX guarantee to beat any competitor's exchange rate for a transaction (conditions apply)
    (Conditions apply)
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    GBP 5,000 Same day GBP 0.00 1.13 EUR
    5,650
    Universal Partners FX offers competitive exchange rates and same-day transfers for 100+ currencies. Go to site Show details
    GBP 3,000 1 day GBP 0.00 1.123 EUR
    5,616
    Get no fees as a Finder customer when you transfer your money overseas with Global Reach. Go to site Show details
    GBP 1 1 - 2 days GBP 0.00 1.13 EUR
    5,650
    Whatever amount you transfer, XE will not charge you a fee for using their service. Go to site Show details
    GBP 2,000 1 day GBP 0.00 1.123 EUR
    5,616
    Make transferring money abroad as simple and safe as possible with bank-beating exchange rates - online, via the app or over the phone. Go to site Show details
    GBP 2,500 1 day GBP 0.00 1.123 EUR
    5,616
    With 17 years of foreign exchange expertise, OFX know the money transfers business very well, offering facilities for one-off and recurring transfers. Go to site Show details
    GBP 5,000 Same day GBP 0.00 1.123 EUR
    5,616
    Clear Capital specialises in sending over 150 currencies abroad for both individuals and businesses. Expect to receive a dedicated account manager and same-day transfers. Go to site Show details
    GBP 2,500 Same day GBP 0.00 1.123 EUR
    5,616
    Central FX’s dedicated private client team will guide you through the money transfer process from first call to final payment. Go to site Show details
    GBP 5,000 1 day GBP 0.00 1.128 EUR
    5,642
    Take advantage of fee lock-ins and live bookable rates, helping you save up to 85% in hidden bank fees. Go to site Show details
    GBP 1,000 1 - 2 days GBP 0.00 1.123 EUR
    5,616
    Better exchange rates for Finder customers.
    Send 60+ currencies at competitive rates and no fees. If you find a better eligible quote, WorldFirst will beat it.
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    GBP 1 1 - 2 days GBP 1.99 1.12 EUR
    5,597
    Special offers like free transfers and better exchange rates available for new customers.
    Quick, affordable transfers around the world with both express and economy options.
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    GBP 5 2 days EUR 3.00 1.129 EUR
    5,645
    Special offer: Zero fees on your first 10 transfers.
    Get bank-beating exchange rates and fast transfer times on 15+ popular currencies.
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    GBP 50 Same day GBP 2.99 1.129 EUR
    5,643
    Use promo code 3FREE to send your first 3 transfers with no fee. Conditions apply.
    An online money transfer service with cash pick-up, bank account to bank account and airtime transfers available.
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    Compare up to 4 providers

    Disclaimer: Exchange rates change often. Confirm the total cost with the provider before transferring money.

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      SashoSeptember 6, 2019

      How much it will cost me to send 900 pounds to Macedonia?

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        nikkiangcoSeptember 7, 2019Staff

        Hi Sasho,

        Thanks for your inquiry. Please be advised that when you transfer or send money to a different currency, the current exchange rate applies. So, I could not provide you exactly how much the amount to be received in pounds using MoneyGram.

        When you send 900 pounds from the UK to Macedonia, the amount received in Macedonia as of today is 948.99 Euros. Note that cash pick up is the only method of receiving payment in Macedonia via MoneyGram therefore, the cost is 46 Euros. The total cost with transfer fee is 946 GBP.

        Hope this helps!

        Best,
        Nikki

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      SueJune 20, 2019

      My daughter needs to cash USD pay checks whilst working in US and send cash back to her UK bank account what is the best way to do this

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        BellaJune 21, 2019Staff

        Hi Sue,

        Thanks for your inquiry.

        While we’re unable to give a specific option on sending the cash to your daughters UK bank account, you may check this page and look for the topic “Options for sending money to the UK from the US” to see different methods in sending cash in UK.

        I hope this helps.

        Kind regards,
        Bella

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      CarolApril 9, 2019

      How much will it cost me to send money from Kenya to the United states

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        BellaApril 10, 2019Staff

        Hi Carol,

        Thanks for your inquiry.

        MoneyGram fees vary based on the send and receive countries and the amount sent.

        I hope this helps.

        Kind regards,
        Bella

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      AlvinDecember 15, 2018

      Will money be taken out of my bank account if a transfer fee is not paid?

      • Avatarfinder Customer Care
        JoshuaDecember 17, 2018Staff

        Hi Alvin,

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

        The answer to your question is it depends. If you use your bank account to pay for the transfer fee, then it will be taken out of your bank account. The fee would be deducted from your nominated account.

        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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      TebbiSeptember 26, 2018

      My friend needs to send me 1000 South African Rand to the UK, how much will we receive in Pounds?

      • Avatarfinder Customer Care
        JhezSeptember 27, 2018Staff

        Hello Tebbi,

        Thank you for your comment.

        Please be advised that when you transfer or send money to a different currency, the current exchange rate applies. So, I could not provide you exactly how much the amount to be received in pounds with MoneyGram.

        You are advised to visit MoneyGram’s website and check their current exchange rate, as the rate actually changes daily.

        Should you wish to have real-time answers to your questions, try our chat box on the lower right corner of our page.

        Regards,
        Jhezelyn

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      HeidiSeptember 26, 2018

      How much is the transfer fee for $630 U.S to send to the U.K. with MoneyGram?

      • Avatarfinder Customer Care
        JhezSeptember 26, 2018Staff

        Hello Heidi,

        Thank you for your comment.

        According to their page, the transfer fee would cost you up to $9.50 to send up to $900. You may try to start the transfer and see the cost if it works for you before finalizing the transfer.

        Should you wish to have real-time answers to your questions, try our chat box on the lower right corner of our page.

        Regards,
        Jhezelyn

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