Send money to Nigeria

It’s easy to send money to Nigeria with Western Union. Transfer money to friends, family and other loved ones in minutes1.


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    How to send money to Nigeria

    Western Union can help you to quickly and reliably send money to loved ones in Nigeria. Here are the four key steps you need to take:

    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Choose the way you pay

    Using your bank details
    Cash at an agent location
    With a credit card2 or debit

    Sign up to send money to Nigeria today

    Find a location that suits you

    Send money to friends, family and loved ones to pick up wherever they are in Nigeria by visiting a nearby Western Union location.

    Easily track your transfer

    With notifications, the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) and order tracking, you’ll know exactly when your money has arrived.

    Schedule money transfers to Nigeria

    Sending money to Nigeria regularly? Schedule a reminder via the website or the app to make sure you never forget to send.

    Save receiver details

    Make easy repeat money transfers to Nigeria by saving receiver details, ready for the next time you need to send money.

    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Transfers to suit you

    With Western Union, there are a range of ways to transfer money to Nigeria. You can pay by cash or card2, transfer via the app, in-store or online, and receive by cash or bank transfer.

    Commitment to security

    Encrypted transfers and extensive fraud prevention efforts ensure your funds are protected.

    Proud heritage

    At Western Union®, we are proud to have helped people send money around the world for over 150 years.

    Register now for free

    Register today and set up your first transfer by entering your details online or via the Western Union app.

    Send money to Nigeria in a few taps with our app

    Use the app to send money to Nigeria on-the-go or start a transfer before paying in-store.

    If you’re sending money to Nigeria regularly, you can save your receiver details to easily re-send money next time.

    Track your money transfer to Nigeria in real time and receive a notification when it arrives.

    Rating as of 21 April 2023.

    Ready to send money to Nigeria?

    If you’re looking for more information on sending money to Nigeria from the UK, check out our FAQ section below. But if you’re ready to move ahead and set up your first money transfer, you can go ahead now.

    More information on how to send money to Nigeria

    Treat your loved ones on special occasions

    Whatever the occasion, Christmas, Eid or birthdays, use our trustworthy service to send money on time with a Western Union money transfer to Nigeria.

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I send money to Nigeria from a Western Union agent location?
    1. Search for a Western Union location near you. We have thousands of agent locations across the UK.
    2. Bring a valid government-issued ID or phone number to your branch, along with your receiver’s bank details or agent location in Nigeria. You might also need to prove your source of funds – so bring a recent bank statement or payslip too.
    3. Pay by cash or card.
    4. Get your receipt and Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Share this with your receiver and you can both use it to track your order.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Nigeria?

    Our price estimator gives you a clear, upfront cost while accounting for GBP/naira exchange rates3, transfer costs and transfer limits.

    How much money can I send online to Nigeria?

    You can send up to 10,000 GBP to qualifying bank accounts in Nigeria, such as Zenith, FirstBank, Access and UBA.

    What information do I need from my receiver to send money to Nigeria from the UK?

    If you’re sending money to Nigeria, whether via the website or using the app, you can enter your loved one’s banking details – or just provide their name and address to send funds for cash pickup at an agent location.

    Still have questions?

    Visit our FAQs or simply get in touch. Our customer care team is on hand to help.

    1 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. For mobile transactions funds will be paid to receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to account tied to receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. See the transfer form for restrictions.

    2 Some card issuers may charge additional fees for using our services. Please contact your card issuer for more information.

    3 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.