What is Bank on Me?

Bank on me is a convenient way to contribute towards the banking  fees of a Family member, an employee or dependent.
It’s a convenient and cost-effective service that allows you to fund another person’s banking fees, meaning they can bank worry-free.

To open a Transact account you will need
How Bank on Me works
  • On Absa online , you can make a Bank on Me once off payment, beneficiary payment or schedule a recurring payment to your dependent’s Absa account.
  • The money will go into your dependent’s bank account and it will be reserved only for banking fees.
  • The dependent’s banking fees will be  deducted from the reserve to pay for fees.

OR

  • Take your green bar coded ID and your dependent’s account details to your nearest ABSA branch.
  • At the branch the banker will help you create a bank on me stop order.
Account features
Why Bank on Me
  • This service provides a comprehensive statement that enables the beneficiary to keep track of their balance of reserved funds and manage their banking fees.
To open a Transact account you will need
Where can I create a Bank on Me payment?
  • On Absa Online the sponsor will establish a stop order, beneficiary payments or once off transfers for an amount to be transferred to the Bank on Me beneficiary’s reserved wallet.
  • The sponsor can choose how much they would like to contribute and to whom they would like to contribute.
Account features
What happens once I sponsor someone’s account?
  • Once a Bank on Me payment is made, the funds will be reserved in the reserved wallet and can only be accessed for the sole purpose of collecting monthly fees.
  • If the monthly bank charges are greater than the balance of reserved funds, the remainder will be debited against the beneficiaries account balance.
  • Should the beneficiary close their account, and there is a surplus in the reserved wallet, this money will be paid out to the beneficiary upon closure. 
  • If the beneficiary closes their account but still has an outstanding ATM loan, then the outstanding amount will be recovered from the reserved funds. 
  • Note  that when the reserved wallet  balance reaches R20, a notification will be sent to the beneficiary
Account features
How much will it cost me to create a Bank on Me payment?
  • Making a Bank on Me payment is free for both the sponsor and the beneficiary.
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absa@absa.co.za

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