David Brown Travel is pleased to announce the addition of
Western Union to its portfolio of services. The Western Union Money Transfer Scheme is an excellent way to
transfer funds from one location to another in many parts of the world,
practically in minutes.
For nearly a century the Western Union Telegram was famous for
being the fastest way of transferring information around the world. Today
Western Union enjoys an equally fine reputation for transferring money to and
from 165 countries quickly and efficiently on behalf of private individuals and
Every year millions of people worldwide trust Western Union to
send money within minutes to family, friends or colleagues in other
countries. People working in the UK can transfer money to family overseas
simply and cost-effectively. Travellers and students can depend on Western
Union for the quickest and most reliable way of receiving money from home.
And if you have money and credit cards stolen whilst travelling abroad, you can rely on friends or family coming to the rescue by sending money straight
How it works
Call freephone 0800 833 833 to find the nearest locations for
sending and receiving the money. There are over 50,000 locations
To Send money:
- Visit David Brown Travel or your nearest Western Union location.
Please note our opening hours, which are 0900 to 1730 Mondays to Fridays,
and 0900 to 1300 on Saturdays.
- Complete a "To Send" form. Details required
will be the name and address of the person who is to receive the money;
the destination town and country of where they wish to receive it; the
amount of money to be sent. If the
receiver will have no ID on them then you need to give a very short test
question which will require an answer in four words or less (e.g. mother's
maiden name or receiver's occupation) and a description of the receiver.
- If you are sending over £2000 then you need to provide ID
for yourself. A passport or driving licence, or utility bill addressed
to yourself are considered satisfactory ID.
- Three optional services are available at an extra
charge. The first is to send a message with the money. The
second is to telephone the receiver. The third is to have the money
delivered by cheque to the receiver.
- Hand over the money to the agent. This must be either
in cash or as a banker's draft (drawn on any bank but Barclays) and made
payable to MT Consumer Services Ltd. (Payment made by bankers draft
will take one hour to process). Personal cheques, building society
cheques or credit card payments are not acceptable.
- You will pay the amount of money you require to send, plus
a fixed charge varying from £8 on an amount of £25, to £105 on an amount
of £3000. There are reduced rates for Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh,
India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
- When the agent has rung your transaction through to Western
Union, you will be given a "MTCN" reference number. This is
the unique reference number for your transaction, and if possible, you
should let the receiver know this number.
- You will be given a copy of the form (this is your receipt)
and your transaction is now complete. The receiver can now collect the
money from their nearest Western Union agent.
- In the event that the money is not collected, you can
receive a refund. Ensure you have the receipt with the MTCN.
To Receive money:
- Visit David Brown Travel or your nearest Western Union location,
ensuring you have ID on you, which you must produce. Please note our
opening hours, which are 0900 to 1730 Mondays to Fridays, and 0900 to 1300
- Complete a "To Receive" form. This will
require your name and address, the sender's name and address and the amount
- If the sender of the money has given you the MTCN unique
number, this will be a help.
- After the agent has made a call to Western Union the money
will be handed over to you in local currency - either by cash, or by Western
Union cheque, or a combination of both. The Western Union cheques can
be cashed over the counter at any Lloyds TSB bank.
- You will need to sign the bottom of the form to confirm you
have received the money.
Please Note ; International Money Transfers will be converted
at the rate of exchange applied by Western Union on the date payment is
find out more about Western Union visit their website at www.westernunion.com