How to Safely Send to Orange Money in Senegal in 5 Easy Steps

Last updated on June 10th, 2024 at 08:53 am

If you support loved ones by sending funds to an Orange Money account in Senegal, you’re like many of your fellow Africans overseas.

Senegalese immigrants abroad send millions of dollars to their home country each year. Remittances like this are a vital part of the national economy. However, high wire transfer fees and unreasonable exchange rates can make it expensive to send money to Senegal from the United States, United Kingdom, France, or elsewhere. Thankfully, Remitly is here to help.

Sending to Orange Money in 5 Easy Steps

Are you ready to send money to family and friends in Senegal? Follow these simple steps to send money safely to an Orange Money account. Your recipient doesn’t need to have a bank account—only an Orange Money account.

  1. For first-time users, download the Remitly app and create an account. Then select Senegal as your destination country.
  2. Enter the amount you wish to send.
  3. Select Mobile Money as your delivery method and Orange Money as your location.
  4. Enter your recipient’s phone number and full name. Make sure you use the phone number associated with their Orange Money account.
  5. Enter your payment details.

And that’s it! Give your details a quick review and press send. Rest easy knowing that your money is on its way across borders. The money will arrive in your loved one’s account in CFA francs (XOF).

Your recipient can track the transfer on their end, too. Remitly offers peace of mind for everyone involved.

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Why Should I Use Remitly to Send Money to Senegal?

With Remitly, it’s super-easy to send money any time, any place using your phone or computer.

We offer excellent exchange rates for Senegal and low transfer fees.

Plus, if you need to cancel your transfer for any reason, you will get your money back.

How Quickly Will My Money Arrive?

Using Remitly, sending money to Orange Money is quick and efficient. Senders that pay with a debit or credit card can transfer money immediately.

If you’re not in a hurry, transfers via bank account take three to five days. These economy transfers have a lower fee.

How Much Money Can I Send to Senegal with Remitly?

Remitly is dedicated to helping all of its customers send money safely, no matter the quantity they send. At the same time, we prioritize safety and international regulations to protect your information and your assets.

To that end, Remitly has sending limits based on the information provided by a customer.

Customers that provide the minimum information necessary can send as much as:

  • $2,999 within 24 hours
  • $10,000 within 30 days
  • $18,000 within 180 days

Keep in mind that while these are Remitly’s sending limits, Orange Money has its own limits, which may be lower. As of writing, the transfer limit for Orange Money is 200,000 CFA.

Is It Safe to Send to Orange Money with Remitly?

In a word: yes. There’s a reason that we have millions of users around the world who trust Remitly.

Remitly uses two-factor verification and personal data encryption to ensure safe logins and secure transactions. You can also turn on SMS/text notifications to keep an eye on your transfer.

If anything goes wrong while sending funds, you’ll get your money back.

Read more about how Remitly keeps you safe in our guide here.

Why Senegalese Love Orange Money

Orange is a French telecom giant that offers popular mobile banking services in Africa, particularly in Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Mali, and Cameroon. Orange, as it’s often known, allows people to store money on their phones securely. This balance can be used to pay bills, send and receive funds, buy tickets, top up their airtime, and more.

The people of Senegal like Orange Money because it’s so convenient. Like other mobile money providers, it turns your phone into a digital wallet. In a country like Senegal, where most of the population does not have a formal bank account, an e-wallet like Orange Money is a lifesaver.

In fact, in Senegal, the service is so popular that nearly 8 million people are Orange mobile users.

By using Remitly, you can easily transfer money from outside the country into an Orange Money account.

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