How to Withdraw Money from Western Union in Ghana


Withdrawing money from Western Union in Ghana is a simple and straightforward task if the right procedure is followed. That is exactly what this article is going to take you through.

Receiving money via Western Union in Ghana is one of the fastest ways to receive money. All you need is to get a bank that accepts Western Union, and you are good to go.

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In this post, I am going to give you a step by step guide on how to successfully withdraw someone sent you via Western Union.


Important Facts About Western Union

  • All Western Union payouts are strictly in US Dollars (USD).
  • You are not required to pay any fees or charge for processing.
  • Not all banks process Western Union Payments. I will list the banks that accept Western Union below this article.

What you need (Requirements)

  • Original and photocopy of your Identification card
  • A valid national identification card (Voters ID, Passport, Ghana Card, NHIS, etc.)
  • Answer to the test question
  • Completed Western Union Form
  • The Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN)
  • Receiver’s full name
  • Receiver’s Address
  • Receiver’s Telephone Number
  • Originating country
  • Expected amount (Leave blank if you are not sure)
  • Sender’s Full Name
  • Sender’s telephone number (if applicable)

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Steps to receive money through Western Union in Ghana

  1. Visit any Western Union agent or bank
  2. Request for a Western Union Payout slip
  3. Fill out the western union payout slip with all required details
  4. Make a photocopy of your Identification Card
  5. Hand the photocopy of your ID Card and the filled slip to the teller.
  6. Wait for processing.

Once processing completes, you will be required to append your signature on the customer and agent receipt.

Receive your cash

You have successfully withdrawn money from Western Union in Ghana.


Below is a list of some banks that accept western union transactions.

  • United Bank of Africa (UBA)
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Access Bank Ghana
  • National Investment Bank
  • FNB Bank Ghana

You can also cash out your funds from any post office near you.

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