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Choose how you want to receive money

Ways to receive money

Cash pickup

Visit one of the 4,500+ Western Union agent locations1 in Nigeria.

Provide your sender’s name, the amount expected and the tracking number (MTCN).

Show a government-issued ID.

Get your money once your details have been verified.

Bank account

Provide your sender these details:

Your bank account number2.

The purpose of remittance.

Your mobile number.

Need to know when you will receive the money transfer?

Track your transfer using your tracking number (MTCN). You’ll know instantly if the money is on its way or if it’s already available for pickup.

Last year, our customers made 268 million transfers

Money transfer from UK Money transfer from Russia Money transfer from India Money transfer from America Money transfer from Brazil


We’re in 200+ countries and territories


We’ve been moving money for over 145 years

$80B annually

We make an average 31 transactions per second

We’ve been moving money for over 145 years and have established a network of over half a million agents worldwide. We transfer $80 billion annually, making an average of 31 safe, secure transactions per second.

Need help?

We're always happy to help.

Check out our FAQs or contact our Customer Care team on:

0700-34778-2668228 (toll free phone number)

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1 Network data as of 30 June 2019.

2 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 payout account. If you're sending to a company or an institution, please provide the business’ name, bank account number, bank name, and bank routing number (SwiftBIC).