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Everything you need to know about sending money to Nigeria
How will COVID-19 impact my transfer?
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, we are operating with limited staff and wait times are longer than usual. We remain committed to serving you. If your issue is not urgent, we encourage you to search for answers on our Help Center.
What you should know about sending money to Nigeria
You’ve moved to a new country to set up a new life, work hard and send money back to family and friends in the old country. The last thing you need is to be hit with unfavourable exchange rates and high transfer fees. At Remitly, we’re proud to provide a swift, easy way for millions of people around the world to send money to their loved ones without paying over the odds.
A few simple steps will allow you to transfer money from the UK to Nigeria through Remitly. First, sign up for a free profile. Then, tell us the amount you’re looking to send, and whether you’d like it sent immediately or within a few days. We’ll tell you the exchange rate we offer and any applicable fees, so you know exactly how much the process will cost, and how much your recipient will get in USD.
Speaking of your recipient, we’ll also just need some information on them to ensure the money is sent to the right place. Then, you can go ahead and do it via bank transfer, or by credit or debit card. We have partnered with banks in Nigeria including GT Bank and Polaris Bank, making the process simple. You can also opt for the person receiving the money to stay updated on the transfer by SMS or WhatsApp, so they know when it’s all done.
Our millions of customers trust us to transfer their money securely. As well as working alongside major banks in the United Kingdom and Nigeria, we’re registered by the HMRC as a money service business and we’re regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
All online money transfers through Remitly are protected by a secure, 256-bit encrypted connection, with full KYC (Know Your Customer) compliance. Keeping card details safe is another priority, with Verified by Visa and Mastercard SecureCode providing peace of mind for our customers. We’re also always on hand to answer any questions, 24/7, with members of our customer service team ready to chat by email or phone.
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What will it cost to send money to Nigeria from the UK?
If you’re a Remitly newbie, you can take advantage of no transfer fees and a boosted foreign exchange rate. After this first transaction, you can continue to enjoy great exchange rates, with fees from £0.00 per transaction when using our Economy service and from £0.00 when using our Express service. Remember, recipients of your money will never be charged any transfer fees by Remitly.
How long does it take to send money to Nigeria from the UK?
You can send money from the UK to Nigeria with any computer or mobile device, and how quickly the transfer happens is your choice. Our Express service will deliver your funds to your recipient instantly, making it ideal if money is urgently required. Otherwise, you can use our Economy service, which takes around two hours. Our text, email and WhatsApp updates ensure both you and your recipient will know exactly when the transfer is complete. We also have a delivery promise in place, which means you’ll have your transfer fees returned upon request in the unlikely event the transfer doesn’t happen by the promised time and date.
Not only can you select the speed of transfer to suit you, with no transfer fees charged to your recipients by Remitly, but you also have a choice of options when it comes to how your money is received. You can transfer directly to one of the banks we partner with in Nigeria, if your recipient would simply like to have the money placed directly into their account. Alternatively, a cash pickup option is available. In this instance, your recipient can pick the money up in person at a designated pickup point, by showing a reference number and ID. Perfect if they don’t have a bank account, or just need to have the funds in cash form immediately.