Comparing Western Union vs Moneygram

 

Between them, Western Union and Moneygram have the lion’s share of world money transfer services, but how do they compare? This chart will help you make an informed choice about which is the right provider for you. Costs, timescale and exchange rates vary depending on which country you are sending money from, and which country your recipient is based in. Western Union and Moneygram have quick cost estimator features on their websites, so you can find out exactly what your options are each time you need to make a transfer. Both companies offer fast, premium rate services, and slower, discount transfer services.

About Western Union & Moneygram

Western Union Moneygram
How can I use the service?
Online
In Person
By Phone
How can I pay for the service?
Cash
Bank Account
Credit/Debit Cards
What’s the cost of sending US dollars?
Online – Premium
$100 $10 $12
$500 $45 $40
$1000 $95 $80
Online – Discount
$100 $8 $8
$500 $10 $10
$1000 $20 $20
In Person – Premium
$100 $12 $11.5
$500 $40 $37
$1000 $86 $78
In Person – Discount
$100 $8 N/A
$500 $28 N/A
$1000 $60 N/A
By Phone
$100 $19 N/A
$500 $53 N/A
$1000 $85 N/A
What are the key facts?
Transfer Times (P=Premium, D=Discount) Online P: 10 minutes
Online D: 3 days
In Person P: 10 minutes
In Person D: 3 days
By Phone: 10 minutes
Online P: 10 minutes
Online D: 3 days
In Person P: 10 minutes
Reliability Rating 100.00% 95.00%
Transfer Limits $2999 Online
$5000 In Person
$2500 By Phone
$899.99 Online
$10,000 In Person
Countries Covered 200 197
Number Of Locations 510,000 256,000

Money Transfer Notes

Costs above relate to US dollar transfer to US locations. Rates for other currencies and country combinations vary, these figures are intended as a guide only.

  One Response to “Comparing Western Union vs Moneygram”

  1. I went to Walmart to get a money gram to send to a good friend in Nigeria instead of using western union, I need to know if my friend will still get the money. I was told that western union and money gram do the same thing just different companies, I just need to know if my friend will still receive the money. Please respond soon so I’m not worrying.

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