Over the last few years I have spent the majority of my time traveling or living overseas and from time to time I have found myself needing to transfer money to someone in another country. I recently needed to transfer money because I needed to pay them for a festival ticket they purchased on my behalf!
If you’re an expat or traveling abroad for a long time, there are bound to be situations where you need to transfer money home. It might be because you owe someone and need to pay them back, or it could be that you need to send some gift money for Christmas. Sometimes you find yourself needing to receive emergency money when you lose your bank cards on the road.
Western Union is are currently offering $0 transfer fees when you send money online from Australia to a UK bank account. Yes that’s right there are NO transfer fees, which means you can send money to the UK for FREE.
If you transfer money home with Western Union that means you can save yourself at least $20 compared to transferring money with the Big 4 Banks (Westpac, CBA, NAB, ANZ).
Western Union also offers a better exchange rate than the Big 4, so you won’t lose money with the currency exchange.
Some banks in the UK charge a fee when receiving money from overseas, but with Western Union there is no receiver fee, and your relative or friend should receive the money in their account within 1-3 business days.
For piece of mind, you also receive a confirmation email once the money has been deposited.
Send money home for FREE
To send money from Australia to the UK for free simply click here and then follow these instructions:
- Check Direct to Bank Account service availability by destination country.
- Log in to your profile. If you don’t have a profile, please register.
- Select the Direct to Bank Account service.
- Enter your Receiver’s bank account information.
- Pay with your with your Visa® or MasterCard® (Australia bank-issued cards only) and the money can be deposited into your receiver’s bank account in maximum 3 bank business days.
- You will receive a confirmation by email with the tracking number (MTCN).
And now for the reader giveaway!
Western Union are giving my Aussie readers a chance to indulge their sweet tooth with a selection of British sweeties!
Simply leave a comment below before March 1st, stating what your favourite candy is, and you’ll have the chance to win a British Retro Sweets Hamper worth $65*. It features all sorts of retro lollies, including Flying Saucers (UFO’s), Tooty Frooties and Jelly Tots!
I will select one entry at random and contact you via email to claim your prize.
Please note: Entrants must reside in Australia to win the hamper
*In the unlikely event that this hamper is out of stock, you will be sent a very similar one.