Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, moving abroad, or simply sending and receiving money internationally – we’ll make your financial journey hassle free.

Sending and receiving money

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SWIFT banking

 
An electronic transfer via SWIFT is a secure, fast and reliable way of transferring funds to or from South Africa. To facilitate a smooth and secure transfer of funds, Absa uses the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications) system.
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Western Union

 
Western Union is a fast, reliable and convenient way to send or receive money around the world. Through our digital channels (Absa Online and cell phone banking) you’ll have access to over 500 000 Western Union agents  in more than 200 countries and territories.
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Bank drafts

 
A bank draft is normally sent directly to the beneficiary overseas, and is therefore a more personal way of making a payment, since drafts can be accompanied by a letter, invoice or personal note.
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Travelling from South Africa

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Cash passport

 
An Absa Multi-currency Cash Passport is a card preloaded with foreign currency and is a safe, easy and convenient way to take your spending money overseas. It can be preloaded with four currencies (US dollar, euros, Australian dollar and British sterling pound) on a single card.
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Travel insurance

 
With cover for almost everything from a cancelled flight or lost suitcase to unexpected illness, Absa Travel Insurance lets you relax and enjoy your journey.
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Foreign banknotes

 
Whenever you travel to another country, it is always a good idea to have some cash available in the currency of the country you are visiting, for that coffee, taxi fare or hotel porter tips. At Absa, we can supply you with most of the world’s major currencies before you depart, saving you having to stand in queues at the airport to get the currency of your choice. 
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Travelling to South Africa

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Cheque account

 
Absa offers a wide variety of cheque accounts to suit your needs and lifestyle. You will also be able to register for online banking, giving you the freedom to bank 24/7, wherever you are.
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Savings account

 
Choose from our range of savings accounts for all the everyday banking convenience you need.
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Investment solutions

 
Prosper with Absa by investing short or long term. We have a wide variety of local and offshore investments solutions you can apply for.
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Need more help?

Let one of our consultants assist you.

Call us on:

0860 151 151

Email us at:

forex@absa.co.za

Our foreign exchange branches