About Western Union Cash Advances

There are several ways Western Union does cash advances for its customers. It is a smart business practice to know the rules of cash advances and how to use them before you apply. Getting in too deep before you know all the facts can lead to greater financial hardship.

Pay Day Loans

Several companies offer pay day loans that can be picked up from a Western Union station. You can find these both online and in brick and mortar stores. If they offer cash advances for pick up at the local Western Union be sure that you are aware of the location of the Western Union. Also be sure to have your driver's license or certified identification with you.

Online Services

Western Unions services are available online. The money transfer service is an available service that allows you to send someone money by charging it to a Visa or MasterCard credit card. It works with debit cards, too. You can send it to the recipient's bank account or to another Western Union location for pick up. You need basic information like the bank routing and account numbers and the recipient's name.

Telephone Services

Western Union cash advances can be sent by phone. A credit or debit card from MasterCard or Visa is required. Proof of identification is also needed. You can send money 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the telephone service option. Begin by calling 1-800-225-5227. Pay for your cash advance. They money is available within minutes to your recipient.

Agent Location

Cash advance services are offered at individual agent locations as well. Simply go to the agent location and fill out the available forms. Remit them to the sales associate. Pay for the purchase with a Visa or MasterCard credit or with cash. Be sure to get your receipt of purchase.

Bill Paying Cash Advance

You can also send a cash advance to make a payment or pay a debt. The Western Union Quick Collect service can be used to pay auto, mortgage and household bills. You can use the service online, in person or by phone with a debit or credit card by Visa or MasterCard. This service is also used to make payments to an inmates trust fund at many prisons and correctional facility.


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