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Vigo global money transfer review

Vigo is a long-standing money transfer service that does things the old way, allowing you to send money for delivery to a network of banks throughout Latin America.

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Product nameVigo
Minimum and maximum transfers, methods, options, speed, exchange ratesVaries by agent
Available currencies21 currencies — including MXN, GTQ, COP and CRC
FeesStarts at $4 a transfer
Customer service optionsPhone

What is Vigo?

Vigo is a company that transfers money to 50 countries with an emphasis on Latin America.

Unlike a lot of other providers, you can’t initiate a money transfer online with Vigo. Instead, you’ll need to visit a verified physical location. To find an agent near you, visit the Vigo website and click Find an agent location.

Vigo is owned by Western Union, so if you can’t find what you need, use one of Western Union’s 50,000 locations.

Fees, transfer minimums and exchange rates

You have to visit an agent location or bank for specific information about the currencies you want to transfer. Exchange rates, transfer minimums and transfer methods vary depending on the agent location, with transfer fees starting at $4.

Available countries

You can transfer money within the United States as well as 21 other countries in Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean. Countries include Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Peru and Colombia.

How do I send money through Vigo?

To send a money transfer through Vigo, visit any of the agent locations included on Vigo’s website.

With so much depending on your specific agent, you might want to call ahead to confirm the information you’ll need for a transfer. You may need your bank account number, ID and your recipient’s bank account details.

How does Vigo Money Transfer compare to other services?

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Use code HAPPY22 to get USD 22 off your first transfer. Valid for transfers over USD 250 and till 31 January 2022. T&Cs apply.
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What to look out for

  • Physical locations only. Vigo isn’t an online money transfer service. To send money, you must visit a brick-and-mortar store or bank.
  • Exchange rates and fees aren’t set in stone. Details vary depending on your specific agent or bank.

Pros and cons


  • Transfer to 21 countries.Includes the US and countries in Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean.


  • No online transfers.This is especially inconvenient if you don’t live close to a Vigo agent location.
  • Transfer fee.Fees start at $4 a transfer. But you can find other online money specialists with $0 fees.
  • Opaque website.You won’t find much information about Vigo on its site.

How long has Vigo been in business?

Vigo has been in business for 25 years and is owned by Western Union — which was founded in 1851. WU purchased Vigo in 2005.

Next steps

To get started with Vigo, visit its site to find a local agent. Then visit that agent with your funds, ID and recipient details to make a money transfer.

Bottom line

No online transfer option is a point against Vigo. As is a website that doesn’t offer much in the way of letting you know how it works.

But you’ll find many Vigo agent locations with the option of visiting thousands more through Western Union.

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2 Responses

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    AlmurisiOctober 4, 2018

    How much do you charge for $700
    To yemen

      Default Gravatar
      joelmarceloOctober 4, 2018

      Hi Almurisi,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Unfortunately, you can not send money to Yemen via Vigo global money transfer as it is not included in the countries they service to. You can check out our guide on sending money to Yemen instead.

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


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