When You Need to Send Money, It Pays to Trust a Brand with Years of Experience. Western Union - Sending So Much More Than Money

21 June 2007
Content from our Premium Partner
Western Union (Englewood, CO)
press release

For millions of people throughout the world, the familiar yellow and black signs of Western Union are a symbol of trust. Whether there's a family member in need of emergency cash or a friend wanting to send funds for a special gift, Western Union has become an international icon for a quick, reliable and convenient way to send money almost anywhere in the world. For 150 years, Western Union has been connecting family and friends, and has been sending money for more than 135 years.

With more than 305,000 Agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories, Western Union, together with its affiliates, Orlandi Valuta and Vigo works hard to be wherever consumers need its help the most. The existing network allows Western Union to be where it's customers work, shop and live. Western Union consumers don't just transfer money; they send love, help, solutions, a future or medical care. The essence of speed, reliability, convenience and trust - these attributes have been continuously reinforced and built upon over the years as they relate to the company's long history.


Using advanced technology coupled with a worldwide computer network ensures that money reaches the recipient quickly and securely. Western Union is fast; your money is generally available within minutes, depending on the opening hours of local Agents, difference in time zones, and applicable restrictions.


As the safety of your money transfer is of paramount importance, the receiver must show personal ID, give the name of the sender, the amount sent, the country sent from, and where applicable, the unique Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). This ensures that only the intended receiver collects the money you sent.

Western Union works with trusted and reliable Agents and provides money transfer services at over 1900 Agent locations in Nigeria. In Nigeria, our cooperation partners are Access Bank, FCMB, Ecobank, IBTC, Diamond Bank, First Bank, Intercontinental Bank, Oceanic Bank, Skye Bank, Zenith Bank, Wema Bank, GTBank, Unity Bank, and Sterling Bank. Your money can be picked up at any Western Union Agent location in Nigeria, regardless of where your receiver may be. The process is simple: Western Union does not require a bank account to send or receive money, ensuring that the company provides an even more convenient service.

And the process couldn't be easier.


  • Simply fill in the "To Receive Money" form, indicating the Money Transfer Control Number, MTCN, the country the money was sent from, the name of the sender, and the expected payment amount you are expecting.
  • Give the Western Union Agent the form and a current government issued photographic ID document.
  • The Agent will give you the money and a receipt.


To find out more about Western Union® Money Transfer service, visit www.westernunion.com


The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leading provider of global money transfer services. Together with its affiliates, Orlandi Valuta and Vigo, Western Union provides consumers with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, as well as send payments and purchase money orders. Western Union, Orlandi Valuta and Vigo operate through a network of approximately 305,000 Agent locations in over 200 countries and territories. Famous for its pioneering telegraph services, the original Western Union dates back to 1851. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.

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