Send money to Nigeria from the U.K.

Transfer money in minutes1 to major banks in Nigeria or for cash pick-up at an agent location.

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    From £2.90
    transfer fee2

    Transfer money from £2.90 transfer fee2
    When you send for cash pick-up to more than 4,400 agent locations3 in Nigeria.

    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Easily send money to major banks in Nigeria

    Plus many more

    You choose
    how to pay

    Directly from your bank account

    With a credit or debit card4

    Cash at an agent location

    More information for sending money to Nigeria

    Send money to
    major banks

    Money can be sent directly to major bank accounts in Nigeria1, including Zenith, FirstBank, Access, UBA and GTBank.

    Get a free estimate before
    you send

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    and without obligation to send money later.

    Have your receiver’s details ready

    To transfer money to Nigeria, you only need your receiver’s account number on hand.

    Register to start sending money today

    Quick and easy registration

    It’s easy to register and start sending money securely.

    Track your transfer

    Easily track your transfer online and with our app using the MTCN.

    Pay the way you like

    Pay using your bank account, credit/debit card4 or cash.

    Convenient locations

    Send money for pick-up at a Western Union agent location near your receiver.

    Reasons to choose Western Union

    Ease and convenience

    Send money the way that’s convenient for you: online, with our app, or in person at an agent location.

    Commitment to security

    Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect your Western Union transfers.

    Worldwide reach

    We move money from the U.K. to over 200 countries and territories.

    Get rewarded with the My WUSM programme

    Collect points anytime you send money and get up to 50% off transfer fees2 with special offers exclusively for members.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about sending money to Nigeria from the U.K.

    How do I send money to a bank account in Nigeria online?
    1. Log in or register and verify your free account. Click ‘Send now’ to start your transfer.
    2. Enter the destination and amount you’d like to send.
    3. Select how your receiver will get the funds. You can select a past receiver or enter your receiver’s bank account details.
    4. Pay with your credit or debit card4 or by bank transfer.
    5. We will send you a confirmation email with a tracking number of your transaction (MTCN). You can share this number with your receiver to track the funds.
    How do I send money to Nigeria from a Western Union agent location?
    1. Search for a Western Union location near you.
    2. Go directly to the counter with your valid government-issued ID or phone number and bring your receiver’s bank and account information. Please note you may need to provide proof of source of funds, so ensure you have a bank statement, payslip or tax return with you.
    3. Pay with cash or your credit or debit card4.
    4. We’ll provide you a receipt with the tracking number for your transaction (MTCN). Share this number with your receiver to track the funds.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Nigeria?

    Check out our price estimator to get an idea of our transfer fees, exchange rates and transfer limits.

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    How much money can I send online?

    You can send a money transfer up to 10,000.00 GBP to naira to qualifying bank accounts in Nigeria.

    Still have questions or need help?

    Visit our FAQs or simply get in touch. Our Customer Care team is just a call away.

    5 reasons to send money to a bank account with Western Union

    Our mission is to provide you with the best possible money transfer experience, empowering you to support the ones you love no matter the distance. That’s why Western Union makes it easy to send online money transfers to billions of bank accounts around the world.

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    Rating as of 5 July 2021.


    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. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details. Please use care when providing bank account information. Funds will be paid into the bank account corresponding to account number you provide. The receiver’s account must be a local currency pay-out account.

    2 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.

    3 Agent location count valid as of 31 December 2019.

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

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