If you’re wondering how to make international payments regularly, you’ll enjoy to see just how easy we’ve made it to both send and receive funds overseas and cater to your foreign exchange needs. What about sending a draft? Or perhaps doing a wire transfer? Do all of it across any borders swiftly.

Sending money internationally

Below we provide a breakdown of exactly which channels you can utilise on how to send money anywhere in the world.


A simple solution in the palm of your hand that facilitates the processing of cross border payments out of South Africa to where you need them to be.

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Western Union

An international payment service that allows you to send cash to anyone in the world via our branches, AOL and the Absa banking app too.

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SWIFT (Electronic transfers)

A secure, fast and reliable way to transfer your money to or from South Africa directly into someone’s bank account.

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Bank drafts

Lets you send money directly to a beneficiary with an accompanying letter, invoice or note.

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Receiving money internationally

To receive money and transfer money are two main activities of a bank. The below two wire services will stand you in good stead when you need to do so.

Western Union

Receive cash from anywhere in the world and at over 160 branches nationally. Register for Absa Online and experience the convenience of sending or receiving money globally.

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A secure, fast and reliable way to receive money from overseas.

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Need more help?

Let one of our consultants assist you.

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