MoneyGram now available on Saturdays and Public Holidays in Nigeria
MoneyGram International, a leading global money transfer company in partnership with one of Nigeria’s largest banks - Access Bank Plc announced through a statement made available to the media that “Our banking halls will be opened for MoneyGram transactions on Saturdays and Public Holidays from 21st of July 2012.
The Statement specified 21 different branches spread across Lagos, Edo, Imo, Kwara, Anambra, Oyo and Rivers States for the take -off of the scheme.
MoneyGram customers can pick up transactions on Saturdays and Public Holidays from 9: 00 am to 1:00 p.m but from 11: 00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays when environmental sanitation exercise holds.
Seeing a large window of opportunity in this area, the management of Access Bank Plc broke away from the norm to open their doors for MoneyGram transactions on Saturday and Public Holidays.
It was estimated that over 10 millions Nigerian live outside the country. Many of these citizens send monies back to family and friends.
This is a welcome development for all our customers sending money to family and friends in Nigeria said Oluwaseyi Oke (Marketing Executive –MoneyGram)
Hey moneygram why do most banks here dont agree to send money out just to receive!!
Response from Moneygram:
[INDENT]\" The Central Bank of Nigeria and Ghana policies stipulates that customers can not send money via a Money Transfer Organisations but directly through the banks via SWIFT in these countries. Aside from Ghana and Nigeria, customers can send money through our various agents in over 50 nations in Africa. As an organisation, we must comply with various Central Bank policies in countries we operate, hence the need customers can't send from Nigeria and Ghana.\"
UK, Ireland & The Nordics[/INDENT]
You can use GTMT at GT bank to transfer in forex out of Nigeria, even if you don't have an account in GT bank. The downside is that the beneficiary can only receive at their local GT bank.
Thanks for the reply