If you are Indian living in the U.S. or U.K. you probably are looking for ways to send money to family back home in India. Indian Remittance is a fairly common situation; Indians living and working in 1st world countries always earn better wages and therefore send money to India. Bank transfers are usually the first thing people think of when sending money back home but they are usually the longest and the most expensive way to go. Of course in America people send money via Paypal and Venmo. In India, Paypal may not be widely used.
Send money to India with Western Union
A service that most people use to send money home is to send money online via Western Union. Money transfer using Western Union is a relatively inexpensive and cheap way to send money to India. All you need to do is simply go online and you can connect your current bank account or credit card / debit card to the account. If you have your party’s name and e-mail ready you can proceed to send the money. The fee is usually $10 USD. Check for specials that Western Union normally gives out. You can even go to a local store that offers Western Union services to deliver the money there.