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Ways to send money to Africa
Ways to receive money in Africa
With more than 61,0001 Western Union agent locations across the US, come and visit us to pay in cash or speak to an advisor.Find a US agent location
Use the Western Union® app to send money to Africa, wherever you are. All it takes is a mobile device and the tap of a button.Download the app
Transfer money to a mobile wallet2 in Africa – available in select countries.Learn more
Make things simple for friends and family. Transfer money direct to African bank accounts with Western Union.Find out more
We have more than 53,0001 agent locations across Africa – from Algeria to Zimbabwe – where your loved ones can pick up their cash.Find agent locations in Africa
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a credit3 or debit card
Save details of family and friends to make repeat money transfers easier.
Track your transfer from Minneapolis to Mali and get notified when it’s done.
Start a money transfer on the app and pay later in cash at an agent location.
Send money to African bank accounts
You can send money direct from the US to major African banks. These include the likes of First Bank of Nigeria, Ghana Commercial Bank, Ecobank, Zenith Bank and Agricultural Development Bank. Money will go straight to your loved ones’ bank accounts without them even leaving the house.Send now
Wherever your recipient is in Africa, there’s no need to worry about a shortage of places to pick up cash in person. With more than 53,0001 agent locations across Africa, it’s a straightforward option.Find an agent
Use the Western Union® app
Download our app to send money to many countries in Africa on the move. Check current exchange rates and delivery times to the country of your choice and send direct or start a transfer before completing in-store.Learn more
Take your pick
There’s more choice than ever when it comes to sending money. Transfer funds online or download the app to send via your mobile phone. If you’d prefer to do it in person, you can do that, too.
My WUSM program
Our Western Union membership program is a great way to earn rewards while shopping for your favorite brands.
Our rich heritage
For 150 years, we’ve been relied on by people around the world to move their money, no matter the distance.
It’s free to register
Create a profile quickly and easily and save payment details and receiver information for seamless repeat transfers.
Schedule money to arrive for a friend or family member’s birthday in advance and put a smile on their faces.
Track your money transfers in real time. Whichever African country you send to, you’ll be notified when your loved ones get their money.
Members of My WUSM can enjoy perks such as up to 30% cashback4.
Register with Western Union and save time by saving the details of your favorite receivers.
To send money online you must be over 18, and we may ask for extra ID verification. Make sure you have your friend or family member’s account number to hand when you transfer money to their bank online.
It’s simple to transfer money to countries in Africa – whether it’s to friends, family members or for business purposes. Use our price estimator to get a handle on transfer fees5 and limits. There’s no obligation to complete your money transfer if you change your mind.
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1 Network data as of September 30, 2021.
2 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. Funds availability subject to terms and conditions or service.
3 Card issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. Use a debit card to avoid these fees and charges.
4 Subject to WU Shop Terms and Conditions
5 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.