MoneyGram is the second-largest provider of international money transfers in the world after Western Union. With a huge global network of more than 350,000 agent locations, MoneyGram international money transfer makes it possible to transfer funds to more than 200 countries and territories around the world including our very own Nigeria.
In this article, we highlighted the basic steps of sending money to Nigeria via MoneyGram. Either you are in the United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Canada or any other country of the world, the steps and procedures of sending money via MoneyGram remain the same.
Sending or receiving money via MoneyGram comes with a lot of options and flexibilities. Based on which method best suits you, an international money transfer can be done online or in person.
Also Read: Easy Ways To Send Money To Nigeria From Abroad.
Method 1: Send Money Online.
1. Select a receiver.
The first step to sending money online using MoneyGram is by defining the receiver of the money. At this step, you need to provide full details and description of who you are sending the money to, how they want to receive the money, and how much you want to send.
2. Choose how to pay.
The second step of the process is to choose how you want to pay. You can either pay with your credit or debit card or directly from your bank account. Payment comes with a transaction fee which will be determined by the total amount you want to send. You can use this MoneyGram Fee Estimator to estimate your fees before sending.
3. Send the money.
This is the final step of the process, all you need to do is to review the provided information and click the send button. For verification purposes, you will be asked to provide a little information about yourself (the send). Once this is done, you can click send and the money will be on its way to Nigeria in a matter of seconds.
Method 2: Send Money In Person.
Aside from sending money online, you can also send money through MoneyGram in person. MoneyGram has a global network of over 350,000 agents, these agents service as a hub of payment between the customers and MoneyGram. You can easily walk into the nearest MoneyGram agent near you and carry out a transaction.
1. Find an agent location.
Start by finding a convenient MoneyGram agent location near you. With thousands of agent locations worldwide, it’s easy to send money from a location near you.
2. Submit your information.
Have your receiver’s information, along with the money you want to send. For all sends, you must be prepared to present the following information: 1) Your I.D, 2) Your recipient’s full name matching their I.D. and their location, 3) The amount you wish to send, plus fees. If sending to a bank account, you also need your recipient’s bank name and account number. If sending to a mobile wallet, you also need your recipient’s mobile number with international dial code.
3. Complete your transaction.
Where applicable, complete a send form. Give the agent the completed form with applicable funds (including transaction fees).
4. Notify your recipient.
Save your receipt and share the 8-digit reference number with your recipient for pick-up. Funds sent to a bank account will be sent directly into the account.