Send money to a bank account

How to send money directly to a bank account

Save your loved ones time by sending money directly to their bank accounts at more than 400 banks around the world.1

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1. Find an agent location

Find a MoneyGram agent location in Switzerland.

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2. Prepare for your agent visit

Bring the following information:

  • Your I.D.2 where applicable
  • Your recipient’s full name matching their I.D., bank name, name on the account, account number and mobile phone number of the account-holder (person receiving your transfer)
  • Your recipient's location
  • The amount you wish to send, plus fees 3
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3. Complete your transaction

Your agent enters the information into the system and a Receiver Number is created. (Note: keep this number for future transfers you send to the same person.)

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4. Notify your recipient

Save your receipt and share the 8-digit reference number with your recipient. Funds will be deposited directly into their account. Tell the person receiving the transfer to check their bank account the next business day to confirm the deposit.


1 Not a legal issue, but do we want to also point out that funds can be sent to one’s own account.

2 Please note, when completing the transfer, the recipient's name on the form must exactly match the name on the ID he or she presents to pick up the transfer, for example, John D. Smith is NOT the same as John David Smith.

   You will need to provide personal identification, usually one or more of the following valid documents: passport, national identity card, Swiss driver's license, government-issued identification, valid Swiss residence permits (N-permits, please ask your MoneyGram Agent for the monthly maximum Receive Amount) or passport with valid visa for Switzerland for nationalities with visa requirements.

3 In addition to the transfer fees applicable to a transaction, a currency exchange rate set by MoneyGram or its agent will be applied. MoneyGram also makes money from currency exchange. Prices are subject to change.