How to Transfer Funds Online To Nigeria From the UK Using Western Union

Western Union has several divisions, with products such as person-to-person money transfer, money orders, business payments, and commercial services. And according to global ranking they are the best at what they do. Founded in 1851, approximately 169 years ago in the rochester, new york (USA). They serve an area network that involves the whole wide world, I’m pretty sure that is a target market everyone looks up to in the financial business industry.

How to Transfer Funds Online To Nigeria From the UK Using Western

And their services includes; Wire transfers, Bill pay, Money transfers, Money orders, Price estimation and Transfer tracking. Generating a revenue upwards up to (USD) $5.6 billion.

This article, shows you how you can send funds to Nigeria from the Uk using Western Union and it is quite simple and straight forward as all you’ll require is an internet access and more than enough credit line or credit balance in your credit/debit card (issued by a Uk bank) and you can conveniently transfer funds to Nigeria, wether you’ve got a loved one here in Nigeria, or you just want to make payments a Nigerian business partner for services rendered in Nigeria. This can be done with ease, comfort, and less hassle too.

Involvement in Early Computer Networking

A related innovation that came from AUTO DIN was Western Union’s computer based EasyLink service. This system allowed for one of the first marketable email systems for non-government users. In addition, the system allowed the same message to be sent simultaneously to multiple recipients via email, fax, mailgram, or telex services as well as allowing messages to be sent from the integrated formats. With the service, users could also perform research utilizing its InfoLink application. EasyLink Services International Corporation is now a separate company.

Transfer Funds Without Any Hassle

In order to transfer funds to Nigeria from the Uk without any stress or hassle you need to use western union, and they have proven that efficiently over the years and they allow users to send and receive funds to others, pay bills, locate Western Union locations, track transfers, and to purchase Western Union NetSpend gift cards. All you need to do is visit/go to the website : www.westernunion.comThe website also attempts to spread fraud awareness using videos, articles, and quizzes to do so.

After that, signup, use your credit/debit card to pay, and in minutes the receiver could cash the money in US Dollars or in Naira in any of 4800 Western Union agent locations in Nigeria.

Be sure not forget that you need to notify the receiver of the transaction number (MTCN) and other details that may be required to cash the money. Note that most Western Union agents in Nigeria are not going to be available during Nigerian public holidays, Saturdays, and Sundays, so if you want the receiver to cash your transfer in minutes make sure to send it between 9am – 3pm Nigerian time (08:00 – 14:00 GMT) on a Nigerian work day. The exchange rate is locked, so you can comfortable calculate the exact value of the transfer.


BIDPAY: As the Internet became an arena for commerce at the turn of the millennium, Western Union started its online services. BidPay was renamed “Western Union Auction Payments” in 2004 before being renamed back to BidPay. BidPay ceased operations on December 31, 2005, and was purchased for US$1.8 million in March 2006 by CyberSource Corp.

WESTERN UNION MOBILE : In October 2007, Western Union announced plans to introduce a mobile money-transfer service with the GSM association, a global trade association representing more than 700 mobile operators in 218 countries and covering 2.5 billion mobile subscribers.

The proliferation of mobile phones in developed and developing economies provides a widely accessible consumer device capable of delivering mobile financial services ranging from text notifications associated with Western Union cash delivery services to phone-based remittance options. Western Union’s mobile money transfer service offering will connect its core money-transfer platform to m-bank or m-wallet platforms provided by mobile operators and/or locally regulated financial institutions.

SENDING AND RECEIVING FUNDS: Money can be sent online or in person at Western Union agent locations. Cash can be collected in person at any other Western Union agent location worldwide by providing the 10-digit MTCN (money Transfer Control Number) and identification. In some cases, a secret question and answer can be used instead of identification.

Chinedu Okeke

Chinedu is the founder of Nigerian Tech. He is a tech enthusiast who has the passion for emerging trends in the tech industry. He is also a professional web content developer.

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