How to Send Money From Canada to Florida

If you have moved to Florida for the summer or longer and are looking to transfer money from Canada to Florida this article is here to help.

The simple answer is that online Western Union Money Transfer is the cheapest and easiest but this article will give you other options as well!

The Western Union Company is an American financial services and communications company. Its North American headquarters is in Meridian, Colorado, though the postal designation of nearby Englewood is used in its mailing address. Up until it discontinued the service in 2006, Western Union was the best-known U.S. company in the business of exchanging telegrams.

Western Union has several divisions, with products such as person-to-person money transfer, money orders, business payments and commercial services. They offered standard “Cablegrams”, as well as more cheerful products such as Candygrams, Dollygrams, and Melodygrams.

Western Union, as an industrialized monopoly, dominated the telegraph industry in the late 19th century. It was the first communications empire and set a pattern for American-style communications businesses as they are known today.

SPECIFIC SERVICES FROM CANADA TO FLORIDA:

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Online:

Western Union’s website, westernunion.com, allows users to send and receive funds to others, pay bills, or purchase gift cards.

You can sign up at www.westernunion.com and then you will be able to send money from Canada to Florida by selecting specific informations there. You have to verify your identity there and and prvide them with necessary informations.

The domain westernunion.com attracted at least 8.7 million visitors annually by 2008, according to a Compete.com study.

 

Western Union Mobile:

In October 2007, Western Union announced plans to introduce a mobile money-transfer service with the GSM Association, a global trade association representing more than 700 mobile operators in 218 countries and covering 2.5 billion mobile subscribers.

The proliferation of mobile phones in developed and developing economies provides a widely accessible consumer device capable of delivering mobile financial services ranging from text notifications associated with Western Union cash delivery services to phone-based remittance options. Western Union’s mobile money transfer service offering will connect its core money-transfer platform to m-bank or m-wallet platforms provided by mobile operators and/or locally regulated financial institutions.

Their Mobile Money Transfer service is an easy, fast and convenient way to send money to a Receiver’s mobile phone.

In a few quick steps, money can be sent to a Receiver’s mobile wallet:

  1. Review the available destination countries and Mobile Operators shown in the yellow box at right. Select USA as destination country and Select  Florida.
  2. Then confirm that the Receiver has a mobile wallet* with one of the listed Mobile Operators in the destination country.
  3. Provide the Sender’s mobile number and an SMS* notification will also be received when the funds are delivered.
  4. The Receiver will be notified by SMS* once the funds are delivered.

 

Online Banking:

BMO®now offers Western Union®* Money Transfers via

Interac e-TransferTM. You can send money worldwide through BMO Online Banking. It’s a reliable, convenient and fast way to send funds to more than 200 countries and territories – 24/7. Terms and conditions apply.

Pay only $9 + 1% fee of the amount you are sending.

 

Sending and receiving funds:

In order to send funds, a sender goes to a Western Union office and presents funds (plus fees) for “Next Day” or “Money in Minutes” service. The sender provides his or her name and address, the recipient’s name, and a designated payment destination. Western Union then provides the sender a 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) that the sender must provide to the recipient. The recipient then proceeds to a Western Union agent office in the designated payment location, presents the 10-digit MTCN, and a photo ID. Money is then paid out to the recipient. In some locations, if a recipient lacks identification documents, the sender and receiver can set up a pre-arranged password. Funds are paid out in cash, although if payment exceeds a local maximum or cash on hand, a check is issued. Alternatively, a sender may forward funds to a recipient by using Western Union’s website or by phone. In some countries, the recipient doesn’t need the MTCN number if he has sufficient identification.

 

At a location:

A sender goes to a Western Union office and presents funds (plus fees) for “Next Day” or “Money in Minutes” service. The sender provides his or her name and address, the recipient’s name, and a designated payment destination. Western Union then provides the sender a 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) that the sender must provide to the recipient. The recipient then proceeds to a Western Union agent office in the designated payment location, presents the 10-digit MTCN, and a photo ID. Money is then paid out to the recipient. In some locations, if a recipient lacks identification documents, the sender and receiver can set up a pre-arranged password. Funds are paid out in cash, although if payment exceeds a local maximum or cash on hand, a check is issued. Alternatively, a sender may forward funds to a recipient by using Western Union’s website or by phone. In some countries, the recipient doesn’t need the MTCN number if he has sufficient identification.

 

BLOCKED TRANSACTION:

Western Union has begun blocking transactions based on suspicion of terrorist connections, as a part of the company’s involvement with the War on Terror. Currently, transfers sent from the Western Union website require telephone confirmation of the sender’s identity. On occasion, the transfer will fail and Western Union’s customer service will inform the sender that the transaction “does not meet our requirements”. If details are requested, no information will be given other than the fact that their disclosure is forbidden. Numerous customers have reported this problem. This problem may occur while transfering money. But you can resolve it by contacting them.

Gordon Buckland