Western Union doesn’t offer any check cashing services — not even cashing personal checks.
We contacted a representative at Western Union to be certain that this was the policy across all Western Union offices.
Keep in mind that while Western Union itself doesn’t offer check cashing, the company has partnered with numerous grocery stores and retailers who do offer check cashing.
For example, Kroger grocery stores provide Western Union services as well as check cashing.
While Western Union won’t cash your check, you may still be able to get a check cashed at the same place that you use Western Union’s financial services.
Other Places to Cash a Check
See our complete list of places that will cash checks near you.
Generally, banks allow you to deposit or cash a check for free if you have an account. If you’re not a customer, the bank may charge a fee.
Check cashing stores charge high rates, but will cash almost any type of check. The average rates at check cashing places range between 1% and 10%.
If you’re cashing a large check, it’s best to call ahead to verify that the location has enough cash available, even if there’s no maximum check amount.
Grocery stores have more affordable fees and can be convenient if you have other errands to run, but are more limited than check cashing stores in the check types and sizes they can cash. See our list of grocery stores that cash checks.