Moneygram has existed in various credible guises since 1940, but its recent history dates back to around 1998 (which is still a long time).
This is a proper wire-transfer service, which side-steps the need for banks. Moneygram has over 350,000 locations worldwide, and has established itself as a trusted industry leader.
Free to open an account?
“Fees vary depending on where you are sending, how much, and how you are paying. Fees are typically lower if you pay with a bank account (must be a U.S. Checking account). If you pay with your credit or debit card, the fees are slightly higher.”
Same Day Payments?
“Money is typically ready for cash pickup within minutes after the transfer has been sent successfully, regardless of the payment method used, subject to operating hours, availability, local laws/regulations and compliance requirements.”
Minimum Transfer Amount:
We didn’t see any information on the website regarding this, so we’ll ask the question.
Where You Can Transfer To:
Over 200 countries.
USA: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”)
US State-specific license info:
None that we can see
Offices In: US, UK. Waiting for clarification on more.