If you need to send emergency cash abroad our SWIFT payment system may be the ideal way. It is a secure, fast and reliable method to transfer funds to or from South Africa.

It’s risk-free and secure

To facilitate a smooth and secure transfer of funds, Absa uses the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications) system.

Funds are available immediately

When you send funds through Absa SWIFT payments you can rest assured that the recipient will have access to their cash immediately.

You can set the exact date of payment

When you use Absa SWIFT payments, you’re able to set the exact date of payment. 

Here’s how it works

You'll need the following information to make an electronic payment
  • The beneficiary’s bank details, account number, name and residential address at hand when making an electronic transfer payment
  • Your required documentation as called for in the South African Reserve Bank rules and regulations
What you need to know
  • When selecting an electronic transfer as payment method, funds will be debited from your Rand account and deposited directly into the beneficiary’s foreign account and vice versa
  • Absa’s SWIFT code is ABSAZAJJ

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