Remittance

Money transfer sending or receiving money across the border is safe, fast and easy!

International Money Transfer Services

With our network of partners, sending or receiving money across the border is safe, fast, and easy! Walk into any Union Bank branch and experience our simpler smarter international money transfer service! You can also receive money directly into your account.

Our partners

  • Western Union
  • MoneyGram
  • Ria
  • WorldRemit
  • SmallWorld
  • Wari

*Western Union and MoneyGram accept both inbound and outbound transfers

How to receive money directly into your account

  • Provide your Union Bank account number to the sender
  • The sender logs in to Ria/SmallWorld Online Portal
  • Fill in your name, address, phone number, bank account name and number
  • The sender adds payment information, selects the ‘deposit directly into a bank account’ option, and sends.

This service is available to Union Bank account holders and non-account holders alike

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I receive money from abroad?

You can receive money from abroad through any of these Remittance products.

  • Western Union
  • MoneyGram
  • Ria
  • SmallWorld
  • Wari

Can I send money abroad?

You can send money abroad through Western Union or MoneyGram. Visit any Union bank branch to use this service.

How can I receive money sent to me from abroad directly into my account?

  • Provide your Union Bank account number to the sender
  • The sender logs in to Ria/SmallWorld Online Portal
  • The sender fills in your name, address, phone number, bank account name and number
  • The sender adds payment information, selects the ‘deposit directly into a bank account’ option and sends

What is the maximum amount I can send or receive?

Union Bank Account Holders

  • You can receive $10,000 (Naira equivalent) per transaction,
  • You can send $1,000 (Naira equivalent) per quarter.

Walk-in customers

  • You can receive $1,000 (Naira equivalent) per transaction,
  • You can send $1,000 (Naira equivalent) per quarter.

What do I need to send or receive money?

MoneyGram

  • BVN
  • Details of the sender/receiver, transaction amount

Western Union, Ria, Small World & Wari

  • Details of the sender/receiver, transaction amount
  • Any of the under listed ID types:
    – NIMC National ID card
    – Drivers License
    – International Passport
    – Permanent Voters Card
    – BVN

What are the benefits of sending/receiving money through Union Bank?

  • Easy international funds transfer without a dollar account.
  • Easy access to funds from any country around the world.
  • No need to source for dollar
  • Simple, secure, and fast
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