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Western Union money transfers via
Interac e-Transfer

How do you send money transfers with Western Union® via Interac e-Transfer®?

  1. Log in to online banking at a participating financial institution and go to the Western Union money transfers via Interac e-Transfer section to enter the recipient’s information.
  2. Enter the required fields and confirm your money transfer. If a recipient email address is provided, the recipient is notified that a money transfer has been sent.
  3. Once you have confirmed your money transfer, you will receive a MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number).
  4. Securely provide the MTCN to the recipient and let them know to head to a Western Union location in their country or state with valid ID.

How-To: Accept Western Union money transfers via Interac e-Transfer

To receive a transfer via Interac e-Transfer and Western Union, you must visit a Western Union location and present:

  1. Valid ID
  2. MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number).

Check to see if your bank or credit union lets you send money transfers overseas for pickup at Western Union locations around the world:

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