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VBank in Nigeria: Save Money, Get Loan, Invest & Earn on Referral

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Hello guys, have you heard about VFD Microfinance Bank or simply VBank in Nigeria? Not really? Well, I’m about to tell you what’s up about this bank; how you can save money, apply and get a loan, invest your savings wisely and get financial tips that will spark your financial curiosities.

NOTE: This is not a sponsored post (i.e., I’m not paid to write about VBank or promote any of their services). This is just like other posts I write from my personal experience and what’s working for people.

But I’m going to give you honest reviews about their products (or services), their mobile apps and their website. I will start the basics;

What to Know about VFD Microfinance Bank

According to the company’s overview, VFD Microfinance Bank is a financial services institution based in Lagos State, Nigeria. They operate fully in the ‘Microfinance Banking Sector’ and have different finance experts who come together to help transform their customers’ goals to reality.

According to the company;

We’re in the business of helping all our customers achieve their desires, solve intermittent problems and create wealth, through high yield savings accounts and low interest rates on loans.

Although Vbank has its head office in Lagos, you can bank with them anywhere you are in Nigeria. You know this is made possible by virtue of advancement in financial technology – thanks to that.

In fact, I’m living in Osun State and I have an account with them which I hope to grow my savings with them.

But you may be thinking that you’ve heard about different digital banks and some seemed to be a fraud. And that may bring a particular question to your mind that;

Is VFD Microfinance Bank or VBank Scam or Legit?

Without much ado, VFD Microfinance Bank is Legit!

Why do I say that?

In the title of the post, you read that it’s Don Jazzy Endorsed, right?

Yes, Don Jazzy openly endorsed VFD Microfinance Bank via his verified social media handle (here @Donjazzy) and that’s how I personally learned about this digital Microfinance bank in Nigeria.

I believe Don Jazzy won’t put his global reputation on risk in order to vouch for a scam or fraudulent banking company.

Well, I didn’t register an account with VFD immediately I learned about them from Don Baba, but had to check on their website and reputable to see if they will woo my darling self. And you know what? They seduced me with their services and had to register for an account immediately.

I also learned (through research on Google) that VFD Microfinance bank is featured in Guardian Online Magazine, Techpoint Africa, Business Day, Nairametrics, and they’re in UNILAG – a reputable university in Lagos State.

Now, let talk about what you can do with VFD Microfinance Bank.

Why Using VBank in Nigeria?

You know that temptation is a real bastard when it comes to money.

Sometimes, you may find it difficult:

  • To save money in your piggy bank at home (because you might find yourself spending it easily)
  • Save with a bank (because the money will be deducted for some charges like SMS alert and other arrant charges)
  • Apply and get a loan easily in Nigeria

But what If I tell you that with VBank in Nigeria, these challenges are eliminated because they created the platform for you in mind.

Overview of VFD Microfinance Bank’s 5 Top Products and How They Help

  1. Employee Loan

This is one of the loan packages for employees by VFD Microfinance bank and if you’re working with any company, you might be eligible.

Note that your company must be able to sign a MoU with VFD and agree to pay back the loan from the salaries.

How this helps

If you are a staff of a company and you’ve been looking for a way to get loan, this package is for you and you’ll enjoy good interest rate, get the money within 6 hours after applying and you can back from the company salaries for 12 months (that’s a year)

APPLY HERE: https://vfdbank.com/employee

  1. Travel Loan

You’ve been trying to enjoy yourself somewhere outside the country and you don’t have enough money for the vacation, right? Don’t feel sad, VBank is now in Nigeria to help you with their travel loan package.

VFD Microfinance Bank partnered with WONTRA, a company where you can book your flight, accommodation, rental cars and help you with amazing attractions and holidays.

With this partnership, VFD Microfinance Bank will help you fulfill your dream to travel and enjoy yourself outside the country.

Before you can be eligible, you will have to meet their requirements and accepts their terms and conditions. For more, read and apply here: https://vfdbank.com/travel-loan

  1. Secured Loan

You may need an urgent loan to take care of something like medical bills or anything, VFD Microfinance Bank understands that at this junction, you are seriously in need of cash and some people or bank might turn down your request for loan…

That’s why they offer this package for anyone who can provide a collateral for the quick loan.

Such collateral (or assets) must be proved by you by providing the necessary documents and other requirements.

The good news is that you can get a loan up to N2millon as long as you secured it with an original asset.

To learn more and Appy, check here: https://vfdbank.com/secured-loan

  1. Unsecured Loan

Unlike Secured loan package where you’ll have to provide a collateral, VBank offers loan to professionals informal employment of blue chip/multinational organization.

In simple words, people who can apply for this loan are however banking professionals or regular customers and the maximum you can be given is N250k within 6 months.

You will be given the fund within 24 hours of providing necessary documents.

To learn more and to apply, check here: https://vfdbank.com/unsecured-loan

  1. Savings

Your case may be different, you may not need a loan but would like to save some money. IF that’s the case, VFD Microfinance Bank offers a hybrid savings package.

You’re not just keeping your money here but you’re making your money to work for you while you save.

With the VFD_MFB hybrid or Vbank saving package, you’ll earn a compounded monthly interest of 14% per annum on whatever you save.

Note, this campaign is designed to help people who’re ready starting investing for as low as N50k.

For more details about this and getting started, check here; https://vfdbank.com/startnow

Let talk about registering;

How to Register an Account on VFD Microfinance Bank

I will not go deep into this, because the registration steps are easy and I trust that it’ll be easy for you. To register with VBank, you’ll need:

  • Download the app – Click here to download for Android | iOS
  • A working email address
  • A passport photograph on your phone (to upload a profile pic)
  • Your BVN and/or Bank Account Details (Name of Bank and Account Number)
  • Use this code 👉 N8AXD – as your referral code or ID.

If you have these ready, go to their website to register and follow the prompt steps.

I personally use their android mobile app (which is free), you can get it on Google PlayStore (as shared above)

Before registering, make sure that the phone number linked with your BVN is active because you’ll be sent a 4-digits PIN to validate your registration on VFD Microfinance Bank.

After you’ve either registered with BVN or Bank details and might have done the validation successfully, the next thing is to navigate through your account!

How to Send Transfer Money from Your Bank to VBank or VFD

This is one of the problem people seems to be facing when using Vbank mobile app, but I’m going to show you how you can transfer or send money from your regular bank account to your new-found love, Vbank.

Just let do this in 4 easy steps;

  • In your Vbank mobile app (after sign-in) at the homepage, long press on your account number to copy it, or simply write it down somewhere.
  • Go to your other bank app (either GTbank, Zenith or any bank), start sending normally like you usually do put your copied Vbank account number where it is necessary (where it suppose to be na – Beneficiary account number)
  • Now, you need to choose the Beneficiary Bank by searching for “VFD” and you’ll see the logo
  • Then complete the transaction as usual!

This is very easy if you do send money through mobile apps, you can as well use USSD, but make sure you choose VFD Microfinance bank as the Beneficiary or receiving bank.

Now, let’s talk about the;

Added Benefit of VFD Microfinance Bank

  • You can become one of their sales agents and make money while helping to know about this helpful company, and follow-up until they start maintaining a certain balance on their account
  • You Can pay for bills such as Cable, Data, etc.
  • You can set and monitor a budget for each month
  • You are shown the analysis of your account (both inflow and outflow)
  • And you can rest assured of high security from their end.

So, that’s what I can write about VBank in Nigeria

Let me tell you that you need to be patient when registering because of internet service and you might encounter delay or validation errors (token). But if you notice this, wait for a while and try again. I faced this difficult, I entered requested and entered my token more than 8 times but finally, I register successfully.

Also note that the 3 key agendas of VFD Microfinance Bank are Nigeria are to help you SAVE, INVEST, and gives LOAN if you meet their requirements.

I will be updating you in case anything changes or added about VBank, till then, don’t forget to subscribe to my mailing list in other to receive free banking tips, how to make money online, business ideas that work in Nigeria, and a lot of useful info.

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Kuda Overdrafts: Eligibility and How to Qualify to Borrow Money from Kuda Bank

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You’ve heard the popular anthem on YouTube, Streaming apps, or where that says: “No shame in borrowing when you can easily take Kuda Overdrafts” and you wonder what’s this all about? How can I qualify to borrow money?

I will quickly talk about that in this blog post. And I assume you don’t have an account with Kuda bank yet, but if you already have one, you can navigate to the right part for you by using the table of content below.

What are Kuda Overdrafts?

Kuda Overdrafts are money borrowed for a short period of time to take care of urgent issues. You can say Kuda Overdraft is a “short-term” loan, that’s how Kuda Bank describes it.

It’s not like a loan that you have to request before it’s disbursed, but the process is automatic, hence, it is called “Overdrafts” and not technically “loan”. 

How Kuda Overdrafts Work

Assuming you have N50,000 on your Kuda bank, and you need to pay school fees of N100,000, you can withdraw that N100,000 to pay your school fees and your account will be -50,000 (If you are qualified already for overdrafts).

Just understand it as the way you borrow airtime or data from MTN when you need it urgently. You don’t need to visit the MTN office or fill any form before you borrow. Once you’re a regular user of MTN, you can borrow anything on the SIM and pay on your next recharge.

How Kuda Overdrafts Work - Image Credit: Kuda bank

How Kuda Overdrafts Work – Image Credit: Kuda bank

That’s how Kuda Overdrafts work – Just like using a credit card in foreign countries).

Learn More: What is Kuda Overdraft?

Because some Nigerians are victims of embarrassment resulting from taking loans online, you may think that Kuda Overdraft is in that caliber of embarrassing their customers. But Kuda Bank is not!

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I’ve been using Kuda Bank for a few years and I enjoy their banking service. When I qualify for overdrafts, I took it (without shame) to see if they’ll frustrate my life but till now, I’ve never been embarrassed or stalked because I borrow money from Kuda bank.

Kuda Overdrafts Vs Other Loan Apps

  • Low interest: Kuda Bank takes a very small interest. I mean very low as 0.3% daily interest. That is just N30 daily if you borrow N10,000 – If you pay up within 10 days, you’ll pay just N300, or let’s say you pay after a month, you’ll pay just N900. Crazy. Right?
  • No Paperwork: You’re not filling any form either online or offline before you can qualify for Kuda Overdrafts.
  • No Collateral: This may sound like an invalid reason why borrowing money from Kuda Bank is the best, but it is a valid reason. Those who said they don’t take collateral are right, but they’ll use the contacts on your phone as their collateral. You gerrit?
  • No Embarrassment: As I said above, these loan apps will copy all the numbers on your contact list for special embarrassment later. Kuda bank doesn’t do this at all, you pay when you’re financially buoyant.
  • I will also say borrowing money from Kuda bank will give you peace of mind, they will never call or email you to repay. 

To borrow money from Kuda bank is not a “squid game” unlike fake loan apps that run after people’s life. If you want to know more about these loan sharks and how to avoid them, read this blog post.

How to Qualify for Kuda Overdrafts

There are steps you must take before you can be able to borrow money from Kuda Bank. They are:

  1. Become a User of Kuda Bank (Register and Verify your account)
  2. Use Kuda Bank regularly (to transfer, receive, pay bills, buy airtime)
  3. You’ll qualify automatically (Again, you don’t need to fill any form)

#1 Become a User of Kuda Bank

All you have to do is to download the Kuda Bank app on either Playstore or Appstore (for iOS), register, verify your BVN, phone number, and email address.

You may also need to upload your NIN slip, and you’re good to go. This is the first step to qualify for KUDA overdrafts.

#2 Use Kuda Bank Regularly

After becoming a user, the next step is to become a frequent user and this is what will qualify for Kuda’s “short-term” loan (overdrafts).

But you may want to ask how often or regularly should you use Kuda Bank?

Well. I don’t have a straight answer, but In my case, I use Kuda for 80% banking that I want to do. I use it to receive money, send money, bill data, and airtime. I don’t just keep N1,000 there, I keep most of my Naira in my Kuda bank account.

#3. You’ll Qualify Automatically

The system has been programmed to upgrade regular users to have access to Kuda overdrafts. So, you don’t need to request approval or whatsoever. Just use Kuda Bank regularly and you’ll get your own “lunch” from Kuda.

PS: The first time I received a notification that I’m qualified for Kuda Overdrafts, I can only borrow N30,000 but later, I think after 2 months, I can get up to N75,000.

I believe the more you keep using the Kuda for banking, the more they’ll increase how much you can borrow on the app.

How To Borrow Money on Kuda App?

On the home screen of your app, simply swipe to, or click on “Borrow”, adjust the range element to how much you need and click on “Get your Overdrafts”. That’s all.

What the video below to see how to do that:

Borrow Money Without Shame, Take Kuda Overdrafts

This is the first time I will see something like this aside from borrowing from telcos. Kuda Bank is really stepping up its game and it has been a great experience for us (customers).

I enjoy taking Kuda overdrafts without shame, no harassment, no room for getting stranded on cash. Just become a regular user, and you’ll enjoy the same experience.

But some people do ask; what if they fail or refuse to pay back the money they borrow from Kuda Bank? Well, I don’t know what will happen, but I’m sure Kuda Bank has a way to sort it out amicably or legally.

You can’t outsmart Kuda Bank if you’re thinking of taking the overdrafts “japa”. You can’t japa because security agencies will nab you. This is not a threat, remember I said Kuda Bank will never embarrass you like some loan sharks used to do. 

But don’t be like those who plan to run away with Kuda Overdrafts without payment back, it’s not fair, you know.

 

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How to Open a Domiciliary Account in Nigeria on ALAT App for FREE

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Do you know that you can open a domiciliary account on your mobile phone without paying a dime or bringing any referee? Yes, you can do that!

Creating a domiciliary account in Nigeria is what many freelancers, business owners, and individuals are battling with, some succeed while some give up.

In this blog post, I will be showing you a step-by-step guide on how you can create a domiciliary account in the comfort of your home.

KEYNOTE:

  • Having a domiciliary account is like having a bank account abroad
  • You can create a domiciliary account on ALAT.ng for free
  • A Domiciliary account is not the best way to receive money abroad
  • You can create either US Dollar, Euro, or GB Pounds domiciliary account or all on ALAT by Wema app
  • The maximum withdrawal on ALAT.ng DOM account is $2,000 per day 

What is a Domiciliary Account?

A Domiciliary account or simply a DOM account allows you to receive money in foreign currencies.

It’s simply like having a foreign bank account, let’s say in the USA, UK, or any country according to which type of domiciliary account you’re opening and which foreign bank did your local bank partnered with.

If you’ve been looking for a way to receive money from your clients or family member abroad, using a domiciliary account can be the best option especially during this Dollar-Naira inflation season.

But if you go to the likes of GT Bank and co., you will figure out that having a domiciliary account in Nigeria is more like “mission impossible” because the requirements are just too much.

For instance, the bank will ask you to bring two corporate account holders of that bank as referees and you must deposit $100 or more before you can be eligible to open a DOM account with them. Depositing $100 might not be the problem, but where are you going to see two corporate accounts holders that use the bank? Most people you’re familiar with are using a savings account.

It’s not their fault, that’s CBN policy to counter security issues. But does that mean we can’t get a domiciliary account in Nigeria if we can’t get those requirements? No! 

We can get a domiciliary account on ALAT.ng for free and without using anybody as a referee.

How? That’s what I’m about to show you.

About ALAT by Wema Bank

Alat.ng or simply ALAT is a product by WEMA bank. According to the bank, ALAT is Nigeria’s first fully digital bank where you can manage your money on the go without visiting the branch office.

Well, I understand and care about that. The main point here is that ALAT is a digital bank owned by the WEMA Bank of Nigeria.

Now, before you can open a domiciliary account on ALAT.ng, you need to have a WEMA bank account to speed up the process, you definitely can come as an alien though 😉

Knowing that fully well, what are the requirement to create a DOM account on ALAT.ng?

Requirements to Get a Domiciliary Account on ALAT.ng

  • ALAT app
  • Utility Bill
  • Government-issued ID (NIN Slip or International passport)
  • Bank Verification Number (BVN)
  • Two passport photograph
  • And any amount ranging from N1,000 upward

Those are the things you need, and you’re good to go. Now, let’s talk about the big deal

How To Get Domiciliary Account in Nigeria on ALAT

Getting a domiciliary account on ALAT.ng is very easy, the requirement is easy too and they’re something you can get at your fingertip (as listed above). I will split this guide into two parts, 

  • Creating a WEMA bank account and
  • Creating your domiciliary account

If you have a WEMA bank account, you can skip the first step and jump to step two.

# How to Create WEMA Bank Account

  1. Grab all the requirements listed above and let’s get them to work
  2. Visit any WEMA bank branch office in your area, tell them you want to open a new account
  3. Fill the account opening form and submit it
  4. They’ll ask for all the requirements I asked you to prepare, give them accordingly
  5. Deposit like a thousand naira to get your account activated (you can withdraw it later)
  6. Ensure your account is working, you can do a to-and-fro transfer to confirm
  7. That’s all.

Now, let’s open our domiciliary account

# How to Create Domiciliary Account on ALAT

  • You Need WEMA Bank Account

I believe you already have a working WEMA bank account, if you don’t have one, use the steps above to open one

  • Download ALAT Mobile App

Go to PlayStore (for Android) or your iOS Appstore and download an app called “ALAT by Wema” or simply search for ALAT and install it.

  • Sign up & login into Your Account

Open the app and sign in… You’ll be asked some questions like your BVN, name, date of birth, etc. Just make sure you answer everything correctly as you did when opening the Wema bank account.

You’ll also be required to upload a signature, you can sign on a piece of paper, snap it and upload.

The onboarding process is very easy, just make sure you fill everything correctly.

  • Do Some Transactions on ALAT app

Although this is not necessary, just do it. See if the ALAT app is working perfectly as I iterated earlier. Deposit some money and let’s create your domiciliary account now!

  • Start Creating the Domiciliary Account on the ALAT app

Here is how to create a domiciliary account in Nigeria on ALAT by Wema Bank:

  1. Open the app and make sure you’re on the front page. Then, click on “Accounts

DOM Account on ALAT

  1. At the top right corner of the new page you’re redirected to, click on “Create Account

Domiciliary Account in Nigeria

  1. Then click on “Domiciliary Account” – the first option probably

Create DOM Account on ALAT

  1. Read the short information about the account and click on “Proceed” anyways

ALAT Domiciliary Account

  1. Select currency. If you want US Dollar, Euro, or GBP domiciliary account, you can choose any

US Dollar Domiciliary Account

  1. Then click on “Create Account
  2. Wait until the account is generated 

Generating ALAT Domiciliary Account

  1. Congrats, you now have a domiciliary account in Nigeria without paying a dime!

Domiciliary Account Lite ALAT

That’s not all though, let’s talk about the frequently asked questions on the domiciliary account provided by ALAT (Wema Bank).

FAQs – Domiciliary Account on ALAT app

  • How can I receive money with my ALAT Domiciliary account?

To receive money into your ALAT domiciliary account, swipe to the account (e.g US Dollar) and click on “Fund Account”, the information needed to send to the sender will be displayed. Copy it and send it to the person who wants to send money to you.

Check the screenshot below:

Fund ALAT DOM lite account Fund ALAT Domiciliary Account

  • Can I fund my ALAT domiciliary account myself?

No, you can’t. But if you need to save in foreign currencies like US Dollar, you can check this blog post on how to Save and Invest in US Dollar.

  • What is the maximum I can withdraw from my ALAT DOM account?

You’re currently using a DOM lite account, and the maximum you can withdraw is $2,000. If you want to withdraw more than that, you’ll need to visit the bank.

  • What is the Maximum I can receive into my ALAT domiciliary account?

No maximum, you can receive as much as possible. But note that you may be called for investigation if you receive more than $10,000 at once (according to CBN policy though).

  • Can I use my domiciliary account on ALAT to shop online?

Well, not really. You can use a domiciliary account to transfer and receive foreign currencies. But however, if you need a way to shop with a dollar card, there is a way to do that easily on the ALAT app.

How to Get Virtual Dollar Card on ALAT for Online Shopping

This is a “virtual”, not a physical card. Meaning that you can only see the card but you can’t hold it like your regular ATM card.

To get your virtual dollar card on ALAT, follow the steps below:

  • Log in to ALAT on Mobile or Web.
  • Tap on “Cards” on the main menu.
  • Click on “ALAT Virtual Dollar Card”.
  • You’ll be prompted to “Enter your ALAT Pin”
  • Click on “Create Dollar Card”
  • Fill in all required information to proceed.
  • And that’s all.

If you have any questions regarding creating a domiciliary account in Nigeria or, on the ALAT app, feel free to use the comment box below to ask and I’ll be glad to help.

PS: I’m not a WEMA bank staff or agent.

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WorldRemit Transfer: How to Send & Receive Money in Nigeria

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WorldRemit Transfer is one of the best methods to send money to Nigeria, or receive money from your client or family member(s) Abroad. 

But in case you don’t know how to use platforms like WorldRemit, and you really need a faster and cheaper way to make transaction, consider if your case is like “Jerry” below;

Jerry has always been obsessed with what he considers outrageous charges he pays while sending money home to friends, family and loved ones in Nigeria using the conventional money transfer platforms.

In one of these occasions he was advised by a cousin “James” who visited from the U.K to try out “WorldRemit Transfer” platform since that has been his personal brand lately having discovered they operate with a transfer fee he considers ridiculously cheap.

Jerry didn’t blink before jumping in to try it out, and what were his findings? WorldRemit was not only cheaper, it was swift, seamless and secured with varying delivery options in Nigeria.

Given this, if as a Nigerian, African, etc., who wishes to send money to Nigeria or any other African country for up-keep, medical, education, investment, building, freelance payment, etc. 

WorldRemit Transfer may just be one of the viable options you will have to consider.

What is WorldRemit?

WorldRemit is a cross-border digital payment solution that provides international money transfer service. It’s a fast and secure service in which you can transfer money online via smartphone, computer or any other device.

This platform is designed in a way that you are not required to visit an agent location to facilitate your remittance, you are good at home, office, from the comfort of your desktop and mobile device.

Benefits of using the WorldRemit Transfer in Nigeria

Using WorldRemit Transfer service in Nigeria could benefit you in a number of ways, since it’s one of the most up-to-date money transfer platforms with requisite functionality.

  • There’s no limitation (unlike PayPal) in sending money to Nigeria since the service is available to over 150 countries locally around the globe
  • Unlike most money transfer platforms, WorldRemit is designed with a multi-currency functionality which allows you to send money in a preferred local currency
  • It’s an instant transfer which avails the receiver immediate pick-up without delays considering remittances could be meant to serve emergency purposes
  • Using the WorldRemit platform has never been questionable in terms of security and convenience giving money could be sent from the comfort of your mobile device using the service app.

Who can use the WorldRemit service

Everyone above 18 years old, capable of accessing financial services with a legal work permit and are duly not under any form of obligation/limitation as perceived by the Bureau of finance in the residence country can use WorldRemit.

Requirements to Use WorldRemit

To use the WorldRemit Transfer service, you are required to make provision for the following

  • Valid Identity card as approved by the relevant authority in your residence country
  • A WorldRemit app/agent location
  • The beneficiary’s complete name and phone number
  • A credit/debit card linked to your WorldRemit app

With the above information and condition strictly met, you are one leg into sending your remittance to Nigeria or any other country where this service is available.

How to Send Money to Nigeria/Africa with WorldRemit

Note:  Sending money to Nigeria or any other country follows the same protocol and could be referred to as a one size fits all scenario.

Traditionally you can either send money in two ways;

  • The WorldRemit app or 
  • From an agent location.

Considering the ease of doing things most users prefer the mobile app since you do not have to travel down to an agent location whatsoever.

To send money from an WorldRemit Agent location

  • Indicate your intention at the agent location,
  • You will be required to complete a transfer form
  • Endeavor to provide the receiver’s name and phone number at the appropriate column

Note: If you capture any other name other than the receiver has on his/her valid ID card in Nigeria such transfers may experience delay and would not be paid out.

It’s advised that the receivers should send their complete name as contained on their valid ID card in Nigeria suitable for money transfer namely (National ID card, Voter’s card, International Passport, driver’s license and the BVN).

  • Hand in the transfer amount to the agent
  • The agent will process the transfer, thereafter you will receive the transaction details, usually the “8-digit” reference number, amount being sent and the sender’s complete name.

The receiver will receive a transaction alert on their mobile phone since it has been inputted on the system during transaction processing, in a situation they could not get a beep, kindly forward every necessary details across since they’ll need them for cash pick-up at any of the participating banks location in Nigeria.

Note: WorldRemit uses the “OTP” as a secondary security layer for a payout and why you must ensure the receiver’s phone number is correctly captured during transaction processing at the agent location.

To send money from your WorldRemit app

This is the easiest means to effect a transfer so far, to do this

  • Kindly visit Google Play Store and download the “WorldRemit app” available on both IOS and operating systems.
  •  Having downloaded the app, you will need to sign up at once
  • On successful sign up, kindly login to commence your transfer

Note: You are required to link your credit/debit card from where you are expected to pay for your remittance, hope that’s clear? Good.

  • Click on the menu, tap on “How it works” enter the amount you wish to send and pick a delivery option either bank account or cash pick-up.

Where a bank account is preferred, the receiver will have to withdraw the remittance across the counter without visiting the money transfer department in Nigeria (banks).

Remittance can now be received in USD.

Banks that Supports WorldRemit in Nigeria

There are basically 5 participating banks namely: 

  • Polaris bank, 
  • First bank, 
  • Access bank
  • Fidelity bank and 
  • GTBank.

If the receiver has an account with any of these banks, the money will be deposited in USD by creating an automatic Dollar account for such customers, all they’ll do is simply walk into the branch, fill a withdrawal slip and complete a withdrawal “asap.”

  • In the next column, kindly enter the recipient details: complete name, phone number, and destination.
  • Add your personal information as seen on the app
  • Link your card and complete your payment
  • On successful completion “8-digit” transaction reference will be generated alongside other details.
  • Kindly forward same to the receiver in Nigeria or any other country with which he/she can claim the money at the bank.

How to Receive Money from WorldRemit in Nigeria

It is assumed that you have either received the transaction details straight to your mobile phone or you have received from the sender, or both. Whichever happens first, what matters is that the information has been received. 

It’s time to proceed to the bank for your Cash pick-up.

Requirements for WorldRemit cash pick-up

  • Transfer 8-digit reference number
  • Sender complete details (name)
  • Amount being sent
  • Valid ID card (Voter’s card, National ID card, Driver’s license, International Passport and BVN) any of the listed ID’s can serve.
  • A mobile phone number linked to the transaction

In Nigeria the only authorized agents are banks, so you are expected to visit any of the participating banks mainly Polaris bank, First bank, Access bank, Fidelity bank and GTBank.

Note: Receipt method is strictly dependent on the preference made by the sender while routing the remittance. It could be via bank account or cash pick-up.

  • Where a bank account is the case:

You are required to visit the advised bank by the sender/WorldRemit, on arrival you will have to complete a withdrawal slip just like when you intend to withdraw from your naira account.

The difference here is that the currency and the amount column should be completed in USD, both in figure and words. Hand over the slip to the paying teller who should complete your payment without delays.

  • Where you have been advised on cash pick-up

Kindly walk into any of the aforementioned banks, except where a particular bank is being advised. Enquire to see the money transfer teller.

You will be required to complete a WorldRemit transfer form, complete the form while paying attention to details. Return the same to the teller with your valid ID card having completed.

The teller verifies the ID and crosscheck your form against the transfer details on the system, where every other detail is in the right order. 

Payment processing will send an “OTP” to your mobile phone number linked to the transfer initially.

You are required to communicate the “One Time Password” to the paying teller who inputs the same in the column required on his/her system to complete your payout finally.

Having completed the payout you will receive cash in USD.

Note: You are not to be paid in naira or any currency other than the USD at this time.

Take your money to the parallel market for exchange and start spending, do not forget to buy me a bottle of Coke afterward (smiles).

Frequently asked questions on WorldRemit transfers

Q1. WorldRemit transfer daily/limit to Nigeria?

Unlike other money transfer platforms, you can transfer as much as $5000 per transaction to Nigeria without weekly, monthly or quarterly restrictions. However, you will be required to provide additional information on the WorldRemit app for your “KYC” if you wish to send higher limits.

Q2. How to track/correct WorldRemit receiver details

There’s always a need to track your transfer to ascertain its status either available for payout or already paid out, there’s likewise a room to track and correct WorldRemit receiver details where there’s an error in receiver’s name which may delay a payout in Nigeria.

Given this, the receiver is expected to provide the sender with the right name sequence as seen on his/her valid ID card.

Q3. How long does WorldRemit take to Nigeria?

Transfers to Nigeria and other countries are usually instant without delays, the receiver can cash out the same day in event the money is meant for high priority reasons like medicals, travel, etc.

Q4. WorldRemit bank transfer?

You can actually receive a transfer via any of the participating banks as mentioned earlier. The money could be sent and an immediate account opened IRO your transaction or as cash pick-up across the counter.

Q5. Which other method can I use for Money Transfer Except WorldRemit in Nigeria?

You can try platforms like Payoneer, Remitly, Ria Money, MoneyGram etc…. (Check here for other methods)

Conclusion: You Can Start Using WorldRemit to Send & Receive Money

WorldRemit transfer is a competitive brand that has gained users over the last few years giving to its effective, secure, safe and swift service delivery enshrined in a seamless user experience. Money transfer has never been this easy.

Have questions on this topic you’d need clarity or on money transfer generally? Let’s get talking via the comment box.

About Guest Author

Raphael Orji is a freelance writer, content marketing strategist with unique experience in banking , finance, and money transfer. He works with small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs in building brand image with quality content marketing strategy. He blogs over Fintechngr.

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