Western Union, a financial services company, does not cash checks, but it offers other financial services and products, including money transfers, bill payments, prepaid phone and gift cards and money orders. Western Union partners with many agents that often provide check-cashing assistance.
Western Union allows customers to send money in various ways, including in person, online or by phone. Senders can pay for the transaction in cash, by debit or credit card or with a bank account. Recipients can get the money in person from an agent, in their bank account, with a prepaid card or with a wallet card associated with a mobile phone. The fees to send money depend on factors such as the amount you are sending, your method of payment, the speed of delivery and the recipient's location.
Customers can make recurring or one-time payments to a large number of payees through Western Union, including utility companies, government agencies and mortgage firms. You can pay with cash or electronically with a credit or debit card. You may do so online, by phone or in person at an agent location.
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Western Union offers prepaid MasterCards, a Visa gift card and a phone card. Each card offers various conveniences, such as the possibility of shopping online, receiving direct deposits, withdrawing money from an ATM and reloading the card online. Western Union also offers money orders which you can use to send money, make a deposit into a bank account or make a payment.
Western Union Agents
Western Union partners with many companies. These agents offer Western Union's services and products in addition to their own financial conveniences, which often include check cashing. The fees vary by provider and typically depend on the value of the check.