Western Union Philippines: rates, fees and step-by-step guide

Western Union Philippines: rates, fees and step-by-step guide

The world is a global village. Today, it easy for people to transact businesses around the world. Moreover, sending money to people abroad has also been made possible through various means. Some of them are reliable, like Western Union Philippines. Do you know how it works?

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People send money to others for numerous reasons such as to support family and friends, to offer help to organizations or to make bookings prior to a visit. Money is a necessity in our daily life and money transfer is a daily affair. For those residing in the Philippines who want to conduct any international money transfer, Western Union Philippines can take care of this.

How to start using Western Union Philippines

You start by signing up or creating an account. You can easily register through your mobile phone by using the Western Union app or their website.

To register through the website:

  1. Click the 'Register' icon at the top right of the screen.
  2. Enter your mobile number.
  3. Key in the one time PIN sent to your mobile then continue.
  4. You will then be required to fill out your registration details.

Also, note that you have to set up a password that you will be using to log in to your account. The password should be easy to recall and unique for security purposes. If you are having trouble concerning how to sign up Western Union Philippines, feel free to contact their customer care.

How to send money Western Union Philippines

There are numerous options for sending cash:

  • You can send cash directly from your debit or credit card to the recipient's bank account. This method will work if your recipient has a bank account. However, it is also possible to send cash to someone who does not have a bank account. In this case, one can send cash from their credit or debit card to an agent.

There are many agent locations in the Philippines; hence, you can be sure that the recipient will not struggle to find one. Moreover, you can also transfer cash from one agent to another. You can quickly get one by looking up online for agents near you.

  • You can also withdraw cash from WebMoney to Western Union Philippines.
  • Cash can also be sent from your WU account to the recipient's WU account.

At the moment, one cannot send money from PayPal to Western Union Philippines.

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How to use Western Union tracking after sending money

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It is possible to track the cash you send until it gets to the recipient. This is through a Money Transfer Control Number, MTCN. This is a ten-digit number assigned to every money transfer.

The recipient will use the Western Union Philippines tracking number to prove that he or she is the legal recipient of the cash. You should not share your tracking number with anyone apart from the recipient for security purposes.

How to receive money from Western Union Philippines

Receiving cash is as easy as sending it. One can collect their cash from an agent. They will be required to know the tracking number and present their original identity card to do this.

In addition, money can be sent to the receiver’s bank account and they will be able to access it in one to two business days. To use this method, the sender will have to include the receiver's bank name, bank code, and account number.

Another Western Union Philippines receive money method is through mobile wallet. This method works if the receiver has activated a mobile wallet with Globe GCASH or SMART Money. In this case, money can be deposited within minutes. Both the sender and receiver get a text confirmation when the cash is delivered.

How to withdraw money from Western Union Philippines

The method of withdrawing cash depends on how you received it. If you received money through mobile wallet, then you can easily withdraw it from your phone.

In case the money was sent to your bank account, you will use the process you use to withdraw any other funds from your bank account.

If you received money through an agent, then you will have to visit an agent to withdraw it. You will carry with you the tracking number and an official government-issued ID.

Examples of legal documents you can use to withdraw cash from an agent include a passport, Senior Citizen Card, and an Alien Certificate of Registration among others.

Western Union Philippines rates

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How much does it cost to send money through Western Union? Western Union Philippines fees depend on the amount you are sending.

For instance, to send 1 – 10,000PHP, one will pay 500PHP; for 10,001 – 50,000PHP, one is charged 750PHP; for 50,001 – 100,000PHP, you will pay 850PHP and for 100,001PHP and above, one is charged 1,100PHP. The more money you send, the higher the fees charged.

How to contact Western Union Philippines customer service

You can easily contact them through their email, CustomerService.Asia@westernunion.com

Moreover, you can use the various Western Union Philippines contact numbers below:

  • 02 888-1200 (for calls within Metro Manila)
  • 1-800-1-888-1200 (toll-free nationwide via PLDT Lines)
  • 1-800-9-888-1200 (toll-free nationwide via Globe Lines)
  • +632 888-1200 (for calls from overseas)

If you are consulting about a complain, you will receive a timely response. However, if it is a complicated matter, it may take a longer time. In such a case, you will receive updates on your progress as the investigation continues. You can also visit their offices for further assistance. Different Western Union Philippines office hours are applicable for each office.

Western Union Philippines is a safe and fast method of sending cash. The methods of sending and withdrawing cash are easy. Moreover, the charges are friendly and not fixed; they depend on the amount you want to send. If you want to send money, then this is the method to use.

Source: Kami.com.ph

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