Money transfers to South Africa now come with no third party fees, great rates, and can be completed in minutes.
April 30, 2021 — 3 min read
At Xe, we’re always working to increase the breadth of our service. We’re thrilled to announce that you can now send money to South Africa with Xe.
We want to help you ensure that when you send money to South Africa, you’ll get a great deal and you know exactly how much you’ll receive on the other end. That’s why we’re offering:
Fast transfer times (arriving within minutes)
Absolutely no third-party fees.
We know that sending money to South Africa can be a minefield of surprise third-party fees. We want to change that for you.
Sent money with Xe before? We’ve got good news: the sending process hasn’t changed at all.
Haven’t sent money with us? No problem. You can take a look at our article on opening an account and sending your first money transfer for an in-depth guide to the process.
Sign in or sign up. It takes just a few minutes to get started.
Get a quote and confirm your transfer. Provide your recipient information, enter your payment details, and initiate the transfer.
Money gets delivered. Sikhona will get in touch with your recipient to confirm their details. Once that’s done, the money will be deposited directly in their account within minutes. More on that below...
Once you’ve confirmed your money transfer, there’s one final step. We’ve partnered with Sikhona to facilitate our money transfers to South Africa, and they will contact the recipient to request they provide some information on their online form.
Nothing to worry about here! You won’t need to do anything.
However, you may want to give your recipient a heads up that Sikhona will be contacting them, so they’ll be ready to go and get their money transfer as quickly as possible.
Sikhona will send the transfer recipient an email under Xe branding to confirm their identity. If there’s no response to the email, they will follow up with a text message and a phone call.
They’ll just need to confirm their identity with the following details (if you are sending money to yourself, you will also need to confirm your identity):
Proof of identity/address
Don't worry—your recipient doesn't need to have a South African phone number. If they don't have this number, they can
Once that’s done, the money transfer will be released into the recipient bank account. It should be deposited in the account within minutes.
Good news: you’ll only need to fill out this form once. If you’re planning to send or receive multiple transfers, you won’t need to do this again.
Depending on your recipient's identity documents, there may be a limit on the amount you can send them. This will also apply to transfers to yourself.
If your recipient does not have a South African passport, you can send a maximum of R5,000 per day or R25,000 per month.
If your recipient does have a South African passport, the default limit is R75,000 per day or R100,000 per month.
If your transfer doesn't fall within these limits, then the transfer will be rejected.
Signing up and initiating a transfer takes just a few minutes. Get started and enjoy our enhanced experience now.