Western Union has almost 500,000 agent locations worldwide including large scale grocery stores, pharmacy stores and Airports. The company has stretched over to more than 200 countries and has made it easier for its customers to make international transactions (receiving and sending funds), exchange currencies and much more.
In this article we will discuss Western Union services at the large Airports operating in the United Kingdom and also guide you on how you can locate the Western Union’s agent locations to use its services. We will also list down some important details which are required in order to pick up the cash.
About Heathrow Airport
Heathrow airport also known as London Heathrow which was formerly called London Airport until 1966 is one of the largest of the six airports operating in London. The airport facility is owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings.
In the early 20th century it was a small airfield named Great West Aerodrome in the south-eastern village of Heathrow and this is from where the airport got its name.
Today, Heathrow Airport is used by more than 80 airlines that fly to more than 180 destinations in 84 countries. The airport is a primary hub for British airways and is a base for Virgin Atlantic.
Is there a Western Union at Heathrow Airport?
Yes, there is Western Union at Heathrow Airport. It is registered at 3 Heathrow Airport terminals (Hounslow, TW6 and 1QG). As most people know that Western Union is a leading money transfer service provider having many stores and partners across the United Kingdom, it is providing money transfer, currency exchange, international transactions, TraveWise prepaid cards and many other services at the Heathrow Airport. Anyone who is working at the Heathrow Airport or if someone visits the airport, has nothing to worry about whether he seeks for any of the services mentioned above because Western Union got him covered.
Is there a Western Union at Gatwick Airport?
Gatwick Airport also known as London Gatwick is located near Crawley, West Sussex, England. It is a base for major airlines like British Airways, EasyJet, Wizz Air and TUI Airways ltd and is the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom after Heathrow Airport. Yes, Western Union also provides its services at the Gatwick Airport. Whether you are from any country and traveling through any airline, you can use Western Union for transferring funds, currency exchange and to receive funds.
Where can I find Western Union Store locator?
In the United Kingdom Western Union has more than 12 thousand physical locations even in the grocery stores. Easiest way to find a nearby Western Union location is by visiting WU agent locator online through their website where you can search the agent location by entering city, postal/zip code or street name.
The online agent locator will show the exact agent location, their address, timings and phone number. The locator can also tell you about the services offered by a specific agency.
Can I use my passport to pick up funds at Heathrow at Western Union?
Through Western Union, funds can be received from any of the agent locations around the globe. You can also pick up your transfers from Heathrow Airport either when you are visiting or traveling through their terminals.
You can pick up the cash using a Passport as well but there would be few other details that you will have to provide which are the following.
- Money transfer control number (MTCN)
- Your Full Name as on the ID
- State-Issued ID (National Identity Card or a Passport)
- Senders Details