How to send money to Russia
Find out how to send money to Russia with the best exchange rate in a few easy steps
1. Check the RUB interbank exchange rate against your sending currency
Transfering money on a favorable day means more money arrives. Track the Russian ruble rate and make your transfer when you can get a good exchange rate.
2. Go with the most interesting option by comparing the 14 available money transfer providers.
Our comparison engine lists quite a few companies able to send money to Russia, such as TransferGo, TransferWise, Western Union, MoneyGram, Currencies Direct. Picking the right provider from the available options is the best way to save on costs.
3. Choose the best option with your own criteria
Do you want to make a transfer to Russia at the lowest cost, as quickly as possible or with the provider with the best ratings?
Another important aspect is to have a look at the pay-in and pay-out methods. You will often find providers allowing you to pay by bank transfer, some will also give you the option to pay by cards. In Russia, look at different options if you need the money to be transferred to your recipient's account or available for pick-up in cash at an agent location.
4. Sign up and get started wih your transfer to Russia with the money transfer provider you selected
It is now time to complete the sign-up form on the money transfer provider's homepage (you normally have to upload information to confirm your identity), and get started with your money transfer to Russia.