Send and Receive money fast through any of our international money transfer services.

With Western Union, MoneyGram, Ria, Small World, Wari World Remit money transfer sending or receiving money across the border is safe, fast and easy!

Simply walk into any Union Bank branch and experience our simpler smarter international money transfer service!

These products are available to Union Bank account holders and non-account holders alike.

What money transfer services are available in Union Bank?
  • Western Union
  • MoneyGram
  • Ria
  • Small World
  • Wari
Can non-account holders receive money in Union Bank?

Yes, non-account holders can receive money in Union Bank.

What is the maximum amount that a non-account holder can receive?

$1,000 (Naira equivalent) per transaction.

What is the maximum amount that an account holder can receive?

$10,000 (Naira equivalent) per transaction (Amounts greater than $1,000 must be paid into an account)

Can non-account holders send money abroad through our branches?

Yes, non-account holders can send money from our branches.

What is the maximum amount that a customer can send abroad?

$1,000 (Naira equivalent) cumulatively per quarter. This limit applies to both account holders and walk-in customers.

Can I receive money directly into my account?

Yes, Direct2Account service is available via Ria money transfer. SmallWorld and World Remit will be available from January 2019. Simply give the sender your account number for such transfers.

Do I have to pay any charges to receive money?

No. Beneficiaries do not pay any charge to receive money sent to them.

What requirements do I need for sending or receiving money?

Valid and verifiable ID

Correct transaction details.

What types of ID cards are acceptable?

Any of the following:

  • The new National ID Card (NIMC)
  • Drivers License
  • International Passport
  • INEC Permanent Voters Card
  • Bank Verification Number (This is the only acceptable ID for MoneyGram transactions)
How much does it cost to send money abroad?

The charges vary according to the principal transfer amount.

Why should I choose Union Bank for my international money transfer?

Union Bank offers a dedicated service to international money transfer customers. We have dedicated tellers who attend to customers promptly. We will also keep your information secure.