As Christmastime approaches, OFWs are working double time to make sure that their families back home will have a merry celebration. Of course, it also follows that sending the remittance should be done through a reliable source. You want your loved ones to receive the money safely and on time.
This is one of the reasons why many OFWs across the world love using Western Union’s money transfer services. With 150 years of service under their belt, this is definitely the go-to company for most. It’s easy, fast, and secure.
Actually, you have two options when sending remittance via Western Union. First, you can do it via their website or you may visit with an agent.
Also, you would be interested to know that company actually has more than 6,300 branches scattered across the Philippines. Receiving the funds you send will be extremely easy for your family.
1) Sending Money Online
You can purchase a Western Union prepaid card if you want to send money to the Philippines. An alternative for you would be to send the funds using your credit card. This merely requires using the internet and so this is highly advisable for those who are too busy with work and want to save time.
The website is actually pretty easy to use. If you’re using credit card, then make sure that you register it on the site first. Otherwise, you may simply get a Western Union prepaid card.
2) Sending Money via an Agent
Other than that, you may instead find an agent location in your area. Again, the website can be helpful for you. If you will search their site, you’ll find out that Western Union actually has over 379,000 agents in over 200 countries and territories. Finding one near you shouldn’t be a problem then.
Just bring a valid photo ID and a Western Union Gold Card (in case you have one). Check the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) to verify if the exact amount was sent.
Tracking the Money
Speaking of MTCN, remember that number since you and your family can use that to trace if the money has already been transferred to the Philippines. Just enter your name and the MTCN on the Tracking page on the Western Union website.
Otherwise, you may contact the Philippines Customer Hotlines for more information:
02 888-1200 for calls within Metro Manila
1-800-1-888-1200 toll-free nationwide via PLDT Lines
1-800-9-888-1200 toll-free nationwide via Globe Lines
+632 888-1200 for calls from overseas
Sure, Western Union may not be the cheapest money transfer option in the market but you’ll be amazed with the quality of their services.