How to Send Money to Senegal from France

How to Send Money to Senegal from France

August 13, 2020 3 min read

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Do you need to send money to Senegal from France but don’t know your options?

No money transfer is created equal, and our needs often can’t be met through just one channel.

That’s why, today we’d like to walk you through all the best ways for sending money to Senegal from France with Ria Money Transfer.

No matter your circumstances or the preference of your loved ones back home, we’ve got you covered.

First, let’s start with your sending options.

1. Through the app

If you’re residing in France, you can send money quickly and safely to anywhere in Senegal through the Ria Money Transfer app. All you need is a credit or debit card to finalize the transaction. You can download the app here.

2. At a retail location

If you prefer that personal touch, you can always visit your nearest Ria location. Here, you’ll be able to pay for your money transfer with cash or card. This is also a great option if you are new to sending money and want somebody to walk you through the process and options in person.

Interested in our sending fees and exchange rates? We encourage you to call your nearest Ria location to get the most accurate pricing.

What do I need to send money to Senegal from France?

Whether you prefer in-person or digital, you will always need the same three things to send money with Ria Money Transfer: a valid ID, a valid form of payment, and your recipient’s details. The latter includes the sending address and their full legal name.

What does my family need to receive money in Senegal?

If they’ll be picking up the funds in cash, make sure they bring a valid ID matching the legal name you provided. For other receiving options, which we’ll discuss below, your family member will need to provide their bank account number or mobile wallet ID to receive their remittances.

1. Through bank deposit

Ria has the largest bank deposit network in the world, reaching more than 3.6 billion bank accounts across 120+ countries. Delivery time will vary by bank, but it goes from instant to up to 24-48 hours for the funds to become available.

By simply selecting your recipient’s bank, they can receive the money from France in Senegal directly into their account without the need of traveling anywhere to collect their money.

That’s not only convenient, but also cost effective!

2. Through mobile wallet

An emerging digital alternative to receiving money in Senegal is mobile wallets. Because we know how important it is for your loved ones to receive their remittances, we are constantly expanding our mobile wallet network. And, yes, we have services to Senegal!

Same as with bank deposit, simply select the mobile wallet provider and fill in your recipient’s account number. Your loved one will receive their funds in a flash.

3. Through cash pick-up

Just because it’s traditional doesn’t mean it isn’t handy! If your loved ones already live close to a Ria location or simply don’t have access to any of the above options, cash pick-up is available across the country.

For the most part, the funds will be ready for pick-up within 10 minutes at any Ria location. This means your recipient can choose where to go, even after you’ve sent the money!

And there you have it, quick and convenient ways to get your money where it matters. Sending money to Senegal from France has never been easier. For any other questions about how to send money with Ria Money Transfer, check out our how-to guide.

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Madeline I. Carcamo

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