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How To Send Money To Nigeria Through Western Union.

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Western Union is a wire transfer service that allows you to quickly transfer money all over the globe. While it’s not without risks, it is a reliable way to get money to friends and family almost anywhere in the world.

In this article, we highlighted the basic steps of sending money to Nigeria via Western Union. 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 with Western Union remain the same.

Sending or receiving money via Western Union 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.

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Also Read: Easy Ways To Send Money To Nigeria From Abroad.

Method 1: Send Money Online.

Transfer money online with the same convenience of checking your email or surfing the web. Western Union makes it possible to send money online 24/7, from the comfort of your own home with several fast, convenient, and safe online money transfer options.

1. Log in to your profile.

You need to login to your Western Union account to be able to send money online. If you’re a first time user, you’ll need to create a Western Union account. If you’re a first time user of the mobile app, download the app first.

2. Initiate your transfer.

Click Send Money, select the country of the receiver, amount to send and delivery method (cash). You can choose how would you like to pay: debit card, bank account or cash at a retail agent location. For online transfer, the most recommended method of payment will be by using a debit card.

3. Enter your receiver’s name.

Western Union is a popular way for scam artists to receive money from their victims, so be absolutely sure that you know the person that you are sending the money to, and you entered their information correctly. You will need their location so you know what city to send the money to. Make sure you know the name that is used on their ID because this will be used to verify the funds are being released to the right person.

4. Pay with your card.

You can either send the money online with a credit or debit card or with your bank account. Using your credit card may result in a cash-advance fee imposed by the card issuer. Fees vary depending on what payment method you choose, where you are sending money from, and where you are sending it to.

5. Notify the receiver.

After the payment process have been completed, you’ll get a confirmation by email. Save the tracking number (MTCN) to share with your receiver for pickup. You can also track the progress of your transfer by entering the tracking number on the Western Union tracking website.

Also Read: How To Send Money To Nigeria Through MoneyGram.

Method 2: Send Money In Person.

Aside from sending money online, you can also send money through Western Union in person. Western Union has a global network of over 500,000 agents and at least 3,000 agents in Nigeria, these agents serve as a hub of payment between the customers and MoneyGram. You can easily walk into the nearest Western Union agent near you and carry out a transaction.

1. Search for a nearby agent.

Western Union has agent locations worldwide. Please visit the Western Union website to find an agent location.

2. Fill the money transfer form.

Complete the Send Money section of the form and choose the most convenient method of receiving the money by the receiver. Available options can either be Cash Pickup and Money in Minutes or Bank Account. To complete this section, you will need your receiver’s name as it appears on their government-issued ID, your receiver’s city/province/state and country, your government-issued ID.

3. Make payment to the agent.

Give the Agent the completed form with the applicable funds (including transaction fee) in cash.

4. Notify the receiver.

After the payment process have been completed, you’ll get a confirmation by email. Save the tracking number (MTCN) to share with your receiver for pickup. You can also track the progress of your transfer by entering the tracking number on the Western Union tracking website.

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