If you earn less than R3 000 per month or don't have an income right now, our basic and affordable Transact Account will meet all your everyday banking needs.

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Transact debit card

Lowest banking fees in South Africa*

We've heard you South Africa, from 1 March, we introduce our new fees for our Everyday banking accounts, providing R500 million in pricing relief to our valued customers.

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*Absa Gold Value Bundle and Transact Account proven to be the most inexpensive accounts in their categories according to the 2021 Solidarity Report


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No monthly fee for internet banking
Digital Banking

Enjoy mobile and Internet banking.

Top-up prepaid

Use your account to top-up on prepaid electricity or airtime.

Access to Absa loans

Get access to Absa loans.

Send Cash

Send money to anyone with CashSend.

What you can expect

  • Better everyday banking

    • Monthly fee of R4.90
    • A minimum banking balance of R20
    • No subscription fee for Absa Online, mobile and telephone banking
    • Unlimited debit card swipes
    • Safely withdraw cash at selected retailers
    • Top-up prepaid electricity or airtime from your account
    • Get monthly and interim statements from Absa ATMs or branches
    • Access NotifyMe SMS or email notifications
    • Unlimited balance enquiries at Absa ATMs, selected retailer tills and Absa supported ATMs
    • Make withdrawals, deposits, transfers, account payments, print balances and statements at any Absa ATM
    • Send money to someone who doesn’t have a bank account with CashSend
    • No matter where you are, enjoy exclusive offers, rewards, and benefits simply by using your Visa card
  • What you need to open your account

    • A valid bar-coded South African ID or a valid passport for foreign nationals
    • Proof of residence

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