Sending money internationally
Western Union is a fast and reliable way to transfer money overseas in minutes without the need for a bank account - just visit your local PostShop.
You can send money from your local PostShop to a Western Union agent in over 2001 countries and territories for pick up in minutes1. There are 510,0002 agents around the world so it’s easy for the receiver to pick up the money. Or for an additional charge you can have a cheque delivered directly to an address. For a full list of countries we send to, visit your local PostShop or Western Union.
The cost to send money internationally depends on how much you want to send and where you want to send it to. No bank accounts are required at either end and there are no additional fees3 charged to the person receiving the money. The transfer process only takes a few minutes but how quickly you can obtain payout depends on time zones and operating hours in different countries.
Western Union is great for:
- Sending a cash gift to loved ones overseas
- Helping support family or friends living in another country
- If you run out of money while travelling
- If your wallet, cash or bank cards have been stolen and you need money urgently
- Helping pay student fees.
Western Union® Gold Card
If you send money regularly, save time with a Western Union Gold Card. With a Gold Card you won’t have to provide all your details or your recipients details each time you want to send money.
And with a Gold Card you can get a text confirmation to your mobile when the receiver picks up the money – great for peace of mind. Western Union Gold Card is free, with no fees or hidden costs – ask at your local PostShop.
Terms and conditions
1Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory and foreign exchange issues, required receiver action(s), identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional restrictions may apply. See send form for details.
2Network data as of February 2013.
3In addition to the transfer fee, Western Union makes money when it changes your money into foreign currency. Subject to applicable taxes (if any).
4Subject to service availability by your telecoms network provider. Please call 0800 005 253 for information.
Should you click on links to Western Union, you will be leaving the New Zealand Post site and will be redirected to the Western Union. Please see the terms and conditions of the Western Union site for further details.
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