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  1. pls, wen receiving money via direct money transfer into my first bank savings acct do I need any form of identification to withdraw and can I withdraw with my ATM card? tnk u

  2. Please a friend want to send money to me from Singapore to Nigeria through Western Union but they said they can’t send to Nigeria. Please how can i receive the money to my bank account here in Nigeria. i have a saving account with Union bank, what details do i have to provide to my friend to enable him to send the money to my account. And can he just walk to any bank there in Singapore to send the money or is there any specific bank that he will go to, to send the money to Nigeria. i will be waiting for your reply. or please can you forward it to my email address : austineibeh50@yahoo.com

  3. Please a friend want to send money to me from Singapore to Nigeria through Western Union but they said they can’t send to Nigeria. Please how can i receive the money to my bank account here in Nigeria. i have a saving account with Union bank, what details do i have to provide to my friend to enable him to send the money to my account. And can he just walk to any bank there in Singapore to send the money or is there any specific bank that he will go to, to send the money to Nigeria. i will be waiting for your reply. or please can you forward it to my email address : austineibeh50@yahoo.com

  4. can’t i send my diamond bank account details directly to the sender in U.S.A,so has to send it directly to my account.

  5. can the sender send it directly to my DIAMOND BANK ACCOUNT,without using western union.am asking so as to send her my account details

  6. the problem i’m having now is someone wants to send money for me from USA through western union and i don’t have western union account,i only have DIAMOND,GT & WEMA BANK ACCOUNT.how am i going to recieve it and what details is the sender going to use to send it

    1. With your diamond bank account, you can receive money through western union. All the details required are in the article above and comment section. Go through the comments.

  7. Pls sumone wants to send money to me from Egypt… Dunno how to go about and he to dunno wat to do… I need help

  8. Hello,money was sent to me from India into my friends account three days ago but all I was told was that I should go into the bank(gtbank) tell them that money was sent to me,state his name and I would be able to get the equivalent of the money in niara. Now, gtbank tells me they don’t deal with rupees or lakh, and I should send the information given to me by the sender to fx gtbank.com or something, it is very confusing. Can you please explain to me how I will be able to withdraw the money. Also, I haven’t gotten an alert. Thank you

  9. please can I receive money from Kuwait to Nigeria through money gram, coz the person sent through western union just once and she’s not allowed to send to Nigeria again . hope money gram will do it

    1. Is First Bank inside Ambrose Alli University and the one opposite Police Station Eguare uses the same Switf code and Sort code

      Also what is the requirements for opening Domizillary Account

  10. My friend wants to send money to me from the USA
    His bank is asking if my bank (union Bank, Nigeria) uses a correspondent bank on dollar transfers from the US or if there’s a routing number.
    And I found this somewhere, I don’t know if it’s right

    PAY: CITIBANK NA, NEW YORK UNITED STATES

    SWIFT CODE: CITIUS33

    FOR CREDIT TO ACCOUNT NUMBER: 36058132

    BENEFICIARY BANK: UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC, LAGOS NIGERIA

    SWIFT CODE: UBNINGLA

    FOR FINAL CREDIT TO-

    ACCOUNT NUMBER: insert my own
    ACCOUNT NAME: insert my own

    Ps: I have a Dom acc with union Bank. But it’s a savings Dom acc. If the above details are correct, how many days will it take for my account to be credited as it’s a savings Dom acc not current. And can I cash out in dollars?

    1. Which one is savings Dom account??? Domiciliary is Domiciliary account. There is nothing like savings Dom account, please.

      As per your friend sending you money from USA,simply send your Domiciliary account details (if you have one) to him or her.
      Your account details that you should send to him/her include;
      1. account name.
      2. account number.
      3. bank name
      4. bank swiftcode.
      5. bank branch(optional). If he/she is sending to your domiciliary account, within 72 working hours(2 -5 days) you should receive the money.

  11. A friend of mine in Philippines wants to send money to me through western union but he said western union do not allow money to Nigeria anymore. Please it is possible for him to send to my bank account directly here and how many days will it take to get here.

    Thanks I await your reply

  12. A friend want to receive money from usa but he don’t want it to be transferred to a bank account can i help someone to receive the money with his own details?

          1. I’m looking for agent that reside in California, if not available you can link me up with agent that can get the funds send to GTB account without delay after cash $$ is received.

  13. Please can I receive money from China direct to my saving account. Please what is the best option to chose. Am using first bank and diamond bank

  14. A friend sent some money to my account straight from qarta since Thursday till now I still haven’t seen any money on my account but when I went through some details I was told it will take 72hrs before the money reflect in my account….please is it 72hrs working days or normal 72hrs??

  15. some one wants to wire money from malaysia into my savings bank account. Please what would be the value to Nigeria if sent in dollars? can he sent up to N900, 000 in one wire? Thank you.

  16. Through account transfer. He asked his bank to transfer the money to my account. According to him the money left his account.

  17. A relative sent money to me through my Dom account from South Africa on December 1st and today is December 11th and it has not reflected in my account. Can you please tell me what may the the problem?

  18. Hello sir , why is that some can’t be able to send money through western Union ,,money gram or any money transferred agency from Indian

  19. Good day, please, is it possible to receive money via Quickteller (western union) in Nigeria when the initial destination of the money (as filled by the sender) is not Nigeria?

  20. Dear Emma,
    please let me know what is the best Bank right now in Lagos to manage the money transfer via MoneyGram from Europe ? EcoBank..? What is the daily limit in Naira or/and in EURO by MoneyGram to send to the beneficiary from Europe ? I appreciate your reply.
    thanks !

  21. Hi Emma, I found your article very resourceful. Thanks for that. Please I have a question, is there any financial rule or restrictions that prevents Indians from sending money abroad? I have a friend that claims India government doesn’t allow money out of the country. Now, I wish for you to tell me how he can send money from India to Nigeria and what I need to do to receive money in my bank account? Awaiting your quick response. Thank you and God bless.

    1. There are so many ways to send money from India to Nigeria. However, the best way is via direct wire transfer. Provide your bank details: bank swift code, bank name, account name and number, branch; let he/she wire the money.

  22. Hi Emma! I pray God rewards you for this great informative work you are doing. My question is: I did an online referral job and in the list of options for payment I chose visa. In the space provided for account number I typed the 16digits on my diamond bank visa debit card. I just want to know if payments from abroad can actually be done through that means; and if yes how long will it take for me to receive the money in my diamond savings account. Thanks!

    1. Yes, payment can be done through that means but you suppose to type your Diamond bank account number(10digit number) NOT the 16digits number on my diamond bank visa debit card. When you input your account number correctly, expect the money within five(5) working days or business days.

  23. can I possible receive money from money gram without be transferred to my bank account, a money was sent to me through money gram, but I deactivated my bank account few month ago.

  24. Mr Emma thank you so so much this piece has been very very helpful…I have learnt a lot going through the write up and the questions and answers.

    I told someone in the US to send me 20 US dollar in my GTB (Dollar) Dom Acct…because I wanted to test my newly opened Dom account….The person told me She doesnt know how to go about it …I had to search and I across this platform…And i have learnt that Bank wire transfer is what applies to my case….

    But I want to ask (1)…is the $20 not to small to send becos l am considering the transfer charge that may be incured?

    (2)…I have all my GTB Dom Acct detail to give to her…would she just to any bank there in the US to do the Bank wire transfer?

    Thank you 1ce again for this platfom and also in anticipation of your response!!!

    1. Hello Prince,
      1. If she has more than $20 to send to you, let her send it. But you said… “I wanted to test my newly opened Dom account…” then let her send the $20. Remember, you can withdraw such low denomination in Nigeria.
      2. She suppose to her account over there in US.

  25. Please I have been trying to get money from south india even though I have a PayPal account. It says my country isn’t allowed to receive money. Am in Nigeria . please can you help me?

      1. Boss if PayPal does not allow Nigerians receiving money into there Nigerian PayPal acc, so how then can i receive money into my PayPal.

  26. I want to receive money from Mexico… to my access bank account.. what will i do and hope there wont be any problem when i want to receive it

  27. please I want a swift response…what should I do to receive money to my access bank account.. from Mexico….

    and won’t I get any problem when I want to withdraw it…

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