Customers Sending Money to Nigeria Can Now Choose Direct Deposit in Naira or in U.S. Dollars at Nigeria’s Leading Banks
Newark, NJ, July 18, 2023 — BOSS Money, the money remittance service of IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT), today announced the introduction of naira currency remittances for its customers sending cash to friends and family through direct deposit payout at commercial banks throughout Nigeria.
“BOSS Money customers sending money for direct deposit in Nigeria can now choose between the naira and U.S. dollar,” said Alfredo O’Hagan, IDT’s SVP for Consumer Payments. “Our naira direct deposit option enables Nigerians to quickly and securely receive and use the money sent by friends and family in the United States.”
The new naira payout option supplements BOSS Money‘s robust U.S. dollar payout network in Nigeria. Its launch follows the Central Bank of Nigeria’s decision, announced earlier this month, to allow overseas remittances to be paid out in naira.
Through the popular BOSS Money and BOSS Revolution Calling apps, customers in the United States can now send up to $2999 to Nigerian bank accounts for payout in naira for a $0 fee through August 31, 2023 when using their debit card.
The highly rated BOSS apps are free on the App Store and on Google Play. Senders utilizing either BOSS app or the bossrevolution.com website for the first time pay no fees on transfers up to $2999.
Customers can also send from licensed Boss Revolution retailers across the United States.
Among the 26 Nigerian banks accepting BOSS Money remittances are Access Bank, Ecobank, Fidelity Bank, First Bank, First City Monument Bank, GT Bank, Polaris Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank, United Bank for Africa, Union Bank and Zenith Bank. The complete list of participating Nigerian banks is provided in the BOSS apps.
BOSS Money now offers remittances from the United States to Nigeria and 46 other countries at over 280,000 cash pick-up locations in addition to mobile money and direct deposit services.
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