To send money online, you need to visit wu.com or the WU app and create a profile. After your profile has been verified, you’ll be able to send cash directly to your receiver’s bank account or for a cash pick up at one of our agent locations.
Your money will be available within 1 or 2 business days for a cash pick up or up to 5 days for a direct to bank account transfer, depending on your receiver’s country1,2.
If you send money from a bank account, your money's generally available in 1 or 2 business days, depending on your receiver's country.
1 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory and foreign exchange issues, required receiver action(s), identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional restrictions may apply.
2 The money will be released only if the payment is received between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. during the bank’s working days; Any transfers done outside that timeframe will be only released on the next working day.
There are several options to fund an online transfer on wu.com in Benin:
1. A debit, credit or prepaid Mastercard® or Visa® card. Cards maybe issued by any bank in one of the following countries in WAEMU zone: Benin, Togo, Guinea-Bissau, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger and Senegal.
2. A bank account issued in Benin only.
If you wish to find out more about options to fund your online money transfer, please call our Western Union Customer Care number at , or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to send money via bank transfer, you will need to move the funds directly to an Orabank account. To do this, please follow these simple steps:
1. In the send money page, select the bank transfer payment option.
2. Enter your receiver’s details and confirm your transfer.
3. Write down the transfer reference number as well as the Orabank account you need to transfer the funds to, displayed on your receipt.
4. You will need to send the complete amount including the transfer fees by electronic transfer from your online banking to the Orabank account.
Please do not forget to mention the transfer reference number in the remarks column before you complete the fund's transfer from your account.
*Please note that your money will not be available to your receiver, until you complete the electronic transfer to the correct Orabank account, with the exact amount plus the fees and the correct transfer reference number. Any money transfer will be cancelled if we do not receive the funds within 7 days.
Since we do not accept third party transfers, please make sure that the funds are transferred from your own bank account. To proceed with your transfer, you will have to send the complete amount (including the fees) to the Orabank account provided on the receipt page the same day you started the transfer.
Any money transfer will be cancelled if we do not receive the funds within 7 days.
You can find online the list of countries you can send money online from.
Transfers within are also available.
After your profile is verified, you can send up to 500,000 XOF per transfer.
Your online receipt will show if your transfer has been approved. When the transfer is complete, you'll get an email with your tracking number (MTCN). If your transfer is on hold you might be contacted for more information.
if your transfer is rejected you may call Western Union Customer Care number at +229 2136 8232, or send an email to Obj.email@example.com.
A transfer can only be cancelled if the money hasn’t been deposit in to your receiver’s bank account or collected in the destination country.
If you wish to cancel your money transfer, please call our Western Union’s Customer Care number at +229 2136 8232, or send an email to Obj.firstname.lastname@example.org.
A receipt will be sent to your email after the transfer is completed. You can also see the details of all of your previous transfers in your profile.
Once you have successfully registered online, you will be asked to visit the nearest Orabank branch and verify your identity in-person.
The tracking number (MTCN) is a unique number assigned to your transfer. Your receiver will need this number when they pick up their money, and it can also be used to track your transfer.
You can check your transfer status online. All you need is your name and the tracking number (MTCN) printed on your receipt.