Money Transfers

- send money home or abroad

Do you need to transfer money? Make a donation to charity? Pay a bill? An Post offers a variety of secure methods for sending money nationally and internationally. Remember: If you must send cash by post you should always use a Registered Post envelope!

How does it work?

You can send money nationally by Postal Money Orders and Western Union, and internationally by Western UnionEurogiro, and Sterling Draft. All these services can be carried out quickly and securely at Post Offices around the country, except Eurogiro which is available at selected Post Offices nationwide.

Step by step

Choose which method best meets your needs.

Are you sending money nationally?
Postal Money Order
  • You can pay bills, shop by mail order, donate to charity and send monetary gifts by post. Just go to your local Post Office to carry out the transaction.
  • If you need to make an immediate cash transfer, use Western Union.

     

Are you sending money internationally?

Choose from EurogiroSterling Draft or Western Union

 

Eurogiro 

Suitable if:

  • you are sending money to Europe. Eurogiro is currently available to a number of European countries including  France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, and Switzerland.

Benefits:

  • you transfer money in the currency of the receiving country
  • it is paid to the recipient in cash or lodged to a bank account. You can send up to the equivalent of €1,904.61 for payment in cash.
  • it is cost effective

This service is carried out at most Post Offices. Transfers are completed within four working days.

An Post also operates an inbound Eurogiro service for receipt of foreign payments.

Sterling Draft Service 

Suitable for:

  • making cost effective sterling payments to many countries worldwide.

Available at selected Post Offices. You can send up to £2,000 sterling per transaction. The sterling draft is lodged to the recipient's bank account.

Western Union Money Transfer 

Suitable if:

  • You need to send money quickly. Recipients pick up their money in local currency in minutes.

Benefits:

  • Global coverage. You can send money to over 212,000 agents, located in over 190 countries worldwide.
  • No bank account is required. The recipient picks up money at a Western Union Agency.

This service is carried out at computer supported Post Offices nationwide.

How Much

Postal Money Order
Minimum Amount Maximum Amount Fee in addition to Amount

€0.60

to

€15.00

€0.80

€15.01

to

€30.00

€2.10

€30.01

to

€130.00

€2.90

€130.01

to

€650.00

€3.70

 

Western Union
Minimum Amount Maximum Amount Fee in addition to Amount

€0.00

to

€35.00

€7.50

€35.01

to

€65.00

€10.00

€65.01

to

€130.00

€13.80

€130.01

to

€250.00

€20.00

€250.01

to

€380.00

€29.00

€380.01

to

€510.00

€36.80

€510.01

to

€630.00

€39.00

€630.01

to

€950.00

€43.00

€950.01

to

€1,270.00

€53.00

€1,270.01

to

€1,590.00

€63.00

€1,590.01

to

€1,900.00

€76.00

€1,900.01

to

€2,220.00

€82.00

€2,220.01

to

€2,540.00

€91.00

€2,540.01

to

€3,170.00

€101.00

€3,170.01

to

€3,820.00

€126.00

€3,820.01

to

€4,470.00

€151.50

€4,470.01

to

€5,120.00

€177.00

€5,120.01

to

€5,770.00

€202.50

€5,770.01

to

€6,000.00

€227.50


Each additional €650 or fraction there of over €12,920 add €25 to the charge.
Supplementary message €1.50 for 1 to 10 words
Over 10 words add 50 cent per word.

Telephone Notification €2.50
Physical Delivery €10.00
Change of Name €12.50


Sterling Draft

€4.00 per draft

Eurogiro

€5.08 per giro


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