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Money Orders

West Suburban Currency Exchange money orders are like “prepaid checks.” Customers use them to pay bills or to mail money to relatives, friends, or institutions. Our money order company is licensed and bonded by the State of Illinois. Our money orders are valid worldwide.

Why to Use a Money Order

Getting a money order is needed in a variety of situations. When you have a need for a money order, our company can help. Since opening our doors in 1942, our objective has been providing customers with the services they need to make their life easier. There are a variety of situations in which you may require a money order, such as:

  • When you need greater confidentiality. If you are apprehensive about giving an unknown individual a check with your account and routing number on it, money orders are a great alternative. Since these money orders are purchased with cash, they offer the confidentiality and effectiveness you are after.
  • When you need an alternative, legal form of payment. If a party does not accept a check as a form of payment, a money order will work. This is a safe method of payment that is accepted just about anywhere in the world.
  • If you need to make record keeping easier. When getting an international money order near Chicago, you will be provided with a copy of the order. With this copy, you will be able to maintain your records with ease, and provide proof of payment if needed.
  • If you need to make a payment outside of banking hours. One of the biggest problems most people face with their bank is not being able to get to the bank during normal hours. We make getting money orders easy by staying open later than traditional banks.

What You Need to Send a Money Order

To send an international money order near Chicago, you’ll need the full name and address of the payee, as well as the amount of money you would like to send. During your visit, you will fill in the details with a member of our staff. We will then create the money order for you and hand you a copy. It’s important to store your copy in a safe location until you are sure that the funds have been received.

How to Cash a Money Order

You can cash a money order at any West Suburban Currency Exchange location with a valid ID. If the recipient of a money order is located in a different state or country, they will need to find a local establishment that cashes money orders. In addition to all international Western Union locations, a bank, credit union, or post office may allow you to cash a money order. The money order will need to be endorsed with a signature, just like a traditional check.

Need an International Money Order Near Chicago? We Can Help!

If you need to send an international money order near Chicago, we’re here to make the process quick and hassle-free. Visit any West Suburban Currency Exchange location to get started. You can also contact us by phone to ask any questions you have regarding the process: 1 (847) 299-3100.