( How to Send Money From Nigeria to the UK )
If you live in Nigeria and you want to send money to a family, friend, or business in the UK, you should know that it is possible. There are quick and easy methods to accomplish this task, instead of travelling to the United Kingdom only to hand over the money in cash. Multiple options are available at your disposal for sending money to the UK from Nigeria, however, fees are involved. These fees vary for each of the payment options that allow you to send money from and to these destinations.
Payment options :
- Western Union
Each money agent from the list above has offices in both Nigeria and the United Kingdom. If you live in Nigeria, you can send money with either for someone living the in UK to receive it. The recipient can collect the money at any agent location in the UK, so that it goes into his/her bank account, arrives at his/her home or business address.
Local banks in Nigeria with a branch or affiliate bank in the UK
You can also send money from Nigeria to the UK by searching for and finding a local bank in Nigeria with a branch or affiliate bank in the United Kingdom. If you are unsure if the bank has a UK branch or is an affiliate, you can always ask someone that works at the bank. After discovering the bank, you can send a wire transfer to the recipient who is living in the United Kingdom.
This is the quickest way to send a wire transfer from Nigeria to the UK. It is possible to send a wire transfer from any bank in Nigeria, however, sending a wire transfer from a bank with a UK branch or one that is an affiliate is the quickest way to send a wire transfer to someone living in the United Kingdom. As for other banks, the transmit time can come up to 10 business days.
Using an online money transfer service
Another method to send money from Nigeria to the United Kingdom is by using an online money transfer service such as PayPal. PayPal might not be available in Nigeria, however, there are methods to get yourself a working PayPal account for use in Nigeria (although it is not recommended). Then again, there are alternative online payment options available – see the list below.
- Payza (recommended) – send money to anyone in over 190 countries.
- Dwolla – there is a transaction fee.
- Popmoney – a free personal payment service.
- ZashPay – an online personal payment service.
- Venmo – send payments by any mobile device.
- Intuit Payment Network.
- WePay – another PayPal alternative.
- Propay – easy to use payment service.
- Paymate – a full featured online payment service.
Note: The recipient will be required to have an account with one of the services above to receive the money. When sending money with an online payment service, the cash is transferred instantly to the recipient. However, there might be limitations for new users of a service for withdrawing money.