Where to Cash a Money Order? | Money Order Cashing 101

Whether you’re a new customer who recently opened a US bank account for non-residents or a US person in need of some direction on where to cash a money order, this article will answer your questions.

In short, there are multiple options This will include answers to common questions and a list of the different options available to you.

Feel free to use the table of contents to jump ahead to the sections most relevant to you.

Table of Contents

  1. Where to Cash a Money Order?
  2. Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Ready to Open Accounts With Banks in the USA?

Where to Cash a Money Order?

When deciding where to cash a money order, you should consider all of the available options. This includes confirming money order cashing fees, requirements, and any related guidelines at each of the money order cashing services you are considering.

Likewise, if you are considering retail store money order cashing or post office money order cashing, you should confirm the availability of money order cashing at your preferred location before visiting. This is important because not all locations of post offices or retail stores offer this service.

On the other hand, you will find that bank money order cashing services are more consistently available. So, if you can visit a bank or other financial institution, this may be a solution for you.

Now, money orders are suitable for certain instances and sometimes they can be required. But generally speaking, sending bank-to-bank transfers is more cost-effective. Plus, opening a bank account directly with a bank gives you access to other benefits like interest-bearing accounts with high APY.

Additionally, when you open a traditional bank account, you will have a more straightforward method for people to send you funds through an ABA number tied to your account.

Do All Banks Cash Money Orders?

No, not all banks cash money orders. However, most banks do cash money orders. So, if you have a money order, it is likely that you will be able to do so at your bank. That said, every bank has different policies surrounding money orders. Likewise, the fees charged by banks can vary widely. So, if you are trying to decide where to process a money order, you should contact the options nearest to you first and confirm the terms and related charges.

Where Can You Cash a Money Order Without a Bank Account?

There are a number of locations where you can process a money order without a bank account, including the post office, major retailers, major grocery stores, major money service providers, and elsewhere.

Here is a closer look at the options:

  1. Post office
  2. Retail locations
  3. Grocery stores
  4. Money transfer services
  5. The bank that issued the money order

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are four of the most common questions we receive from people looking into this topic. If you have further questions you would like to ask our team, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Can You Cash a Money Order Anywhere?

If you have a money order, there are a wide range of locations that you can consider for cashing. These locations include financial institutions (banks or credit unions), money transfer service companies, post offices, major retailers, major grocery chains, and much more.

That said, it’s important to note that different service points will impose different requirements for cashing and will charge different fees as well. So, it’s always best to consider all of the available options before deciding where to process your money order.

What Is the Easiest Way to Cash a Money Order?

The easiest way to process a money order is to deposit it directly into a bank account or exchange it for physical currency. Both of these options will provide immediate access to the money order and take the same amount of effort and steps to complete.

Where Can I Cash a Money Order for Free?

There are a few locations where you may be able to process a money order for free. These locations include the financial institution (bank or credit union) that issued the money order or a financial institution where you already have an account. That said, neither of these options is guaranteed to facilitate cashing for free. So, you should contact them before visiting for this purpose.

Where Can I Cash a Money Order on a Sunday?

You will have limited options to process a money order on a Sunday. However, you may be able to try major retail outlets, grocery chains, and even convenience stores that explicitly offer money order-related services. Additionally, if banks in your area offer Sunday services, you may be able to cash it at one of those locations.

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The GlobalBanks editorial team comprises a group of subject-matter experts from across the banking world, including former bankers, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs. All have in-depth knowledge and experience in various aspects of international banking. In particular, they have expertise in banking for foreigners, non-residents, and both foreign and offshore companies.

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