What are the best services to transfer money from USA to India?

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8 solutions
  1. 20

    #1Xoom

    Xoom

    Xoom is an electronic funds transfer or remittance provider which allows you to send money to recipients in 66 different countries. It was founded in 2001 and PayPal acquired it in November 2015. 

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Rakesh Khan
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "I have tried many money transfer services when it comes to sending money to my family in India and so far based on my experience Xoom is the best option if u want to send money fast. Take note though that the money u sent can only be withdrawn at a specified location in India as soon as the transaction is complete/ "
  2. 15

    #2Western Union

    Western Union

    Western Union is one of the most trustworthy services for sending and receiving money 24/7 to your family and friends. Western Union is available in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free- Fees apply

    Aadhya Verma
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "We all know Western Union is one of the most popular money transfer providers out there due to the fact that it's dependable and convenient because it has branches in almost every country around the world. The downside though is that it can take up to a week when transferring money that is why my family always asks me to look for another option, however Western Union is the safest eh."
  3. 8

    #3TransferWise

    TransferWise

    TransferWise is a money transfer service where you can send money abroad cheaper than some banks as it uses real currency exchange rates to help expats, foreign students and businesses transfer money online. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Muhammad Chauhan
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "IMO TransferWise is the most convenient way to transfer money online or in-app from the US to India, not just that it also is cheap because of its mid-market exchange rates. And yes like other money transfer providers it might take some time to complete your transaction but this is definitely faster than Western Union eh"
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    #4PayPal

    PayPal

    PayPal is an online payment system that is an easy and safe way to transfer and receive money, make an online-payment, as well as set up a merchant account. It is an electronic alternative to traditional paper payment methods.

    Websites

    Free

    Sara Powell
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "Thanks to PayPal i can easily transfer money to the employees i hired offshore for the small company i have. The best thing about this is that it is mobile friendly eh. But the employees i hired though sometimes cover a small fee for the transactions on their account"
  2. 3

    #5Remit2India

    Remit2India

    Remit2India is an online money transfer service which allows you to transfer money to India instantly with the best exchange rates and zero fees if the amount being sent is more than $900. A registration is required to use this. 

    Websites

    Free

    Anika Tambe
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "Remit2India has good transfer rates to India and there are also special rates for initial transfer. My brother from the US is using this to send money to us and it does not have any hassle "
  3. 2

    #6MoneyGram

    MoneyGram

    MoneyGram is a money transfer service where you can send money online or in person anywhere to more than 200 countries and territories around the world. You can also pay bills using MoneyGram. 

    Websites

    Fees apply

    Vihaan Subramanium
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "Thanks to MoneyGram i can send money online, by mobile or in person between the US and India without any problems bcoz the money usually arrives within hours even to bank accounts although i admit that it costs high to transfer money using this"
  4. 2

    #7Remitly

    Remitly

    Remitly is a money transfer service where you can send money online faster, easier and more securely from the United States to your family in more than 50 countries around the world. It is currently working on expanding its coverage. 

    Websites

    Free

    Aditya Gavde
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "Lately i have started using Remitly to transfer money to India due to the fact that it has the best exchange rate and quick transfer transactions"
  5. 1

    #8Skrill

    Skrill

    Skrill is an e-commerce business platform where you can send money to friends and relatives, pay and play online or make quick and-easy international payments to merchants across 200 countries through the internet. 

    Websites

    Lawrence Simpson
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "This is a PayPal alternative for American employers like me who has hired people in India as freelancers. I believe Skrill is an easy although let's be honest albeit expensive way to transfer money internationally eh"

Summary

Best What are the best services to transfer money from USA to India
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1XoomWebsites 20 Free
2Western UnionApps 15 Free
3TransferWiseApps 8 Free
4PayPalWebsites 3 Free
5Remit2IndiaWebsites 3 Free
6MoneyGramWebsites 2 Free
7RemitlyWebsites 2 Free
8SkrillWebsites 1 Free
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