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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    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Discover easy international money transfers with Western Union, simply choose below for the best way to send money to Nigeria from the UK.

    Choose the way you pay

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit or debit card3

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    Send money to Nigeria on-the-go or start a transfer and pay in-store.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Transfers to suit you

    With Western Union, it’s easy to transfer money to Nigeria.

    • Pay by cash or card3.
    • Transfer via the app, in-store or online.
    • Receive by cash or bank transfer.

    Commitment to security

    Encrypted transfers, data security and extensive anti-fraud resources help make sure your transfers are safe.

    Global reach

    We serve 200 countries and territories across the globe – so you can connect with people all over the world.

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    Quick and easy

    With Western Union, your money can be with your receiver in minutes1.

    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 transfers

    Sending money to Nigeria regularly? Scheduling your transfers makes it easy.

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    Frequently asked questions

    How do I send money online to Nigeria?

    Sending money to Nigeria from the UK is easy online. Follow these simple steps.

    1. Either register for a free profile or log into your existing account.
    2. Select ‘Send now’ and select Nigeria. Enter your amount in GBP to easily calculate the naira equivalent.
    3. Choose ‘Bank account’ and enter your receiver’s name and bank details.
    4. Pay with your card3 or bank account to send the funds.
    5. Check your email receipt for the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Share this securely with your receiver – as they’ll need it to pick up the cash. You can also use this number to track your transfer.
    How do I send money to Nigeria from a Western Union agent location?
    1. Search for a Western Union location near you. We have over 3,800 locations2 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 rates, 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.

    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 Agent location count valid as of 31 December 2021.

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

    4 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.