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Why do I keep more money with TransferWise?

Most providers show you their transfer fee upfront. That’s only fair. But some of them sneak a markup into the exchange rate. And that’s not fair.

A markup means you get a bad exchange rate, which means you lose money when you change currencies.

At TransferWise, we never mark up the exchange rate. We just use the exchange rate – independently provided by Reuters. That means fair, low-cost transfers, every time.

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How to send money to South Africa?

TransferWise makes transferring money to South Africa a breeze. Just tap in how much, and where to. Then make a local payment to TransferWise, whether it’s with a bank transfer or your card. And that’s it. TransferWise converts your money at the fairest rate out there - the real rate - so you save big time (even versus the guys saying there’s ‘zero’ commission). On TransferWise, there's no room for sneaky bank surcharges or creeping hidden charges.

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HOW TO SEND MONEY TO SOUTH AFRICA IN 3 EASY STEPS

Start your transfer
1

Start your transfer

Pay in € with your debit card, or send the money from your online banking.

Get the fairest rate out there
2

Get the fairest rate out there

TransferWise always gives you the real and fair mid-market exchange rate.

Money is locally delivered
3

Money is locally delivered

Your recipient gets ZAR directly from TransferWise’s South African bank account.

Peer-to-peer matching

You get the real rate

TransferWise is built around clever peer-to-peer tech, so you always get the real ‘mid-market’ exchange rate - what you see on Google or XE. For Euros to South African Rands, the only fee is a separate 0.7% of the amount that's converted + €15.97 with a flat fee of €17.75 that you can always see before you send.

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Quicker than you think

Faster, Simpler

Everything about TransferWise is streamlined, and creating your first transfer only takes a couple of taps. 90% of the transfers from Ireland to South Africa are completed within 2 business days, and you’ll always get delivery updates throughout. With no minimum deposit and a maximum deposit of 1,000,000,000 ZAR we have the perfect solution to your personal or business needs.

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TransferWise makes sending money to South Africa as easy as transferring money to a friend, or buying something online.

Depending on your transfer, you’ll have a multitude of payment options - whether it’s local bank transfer, card payment or direct debit.

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TransferWise is easy

Transfers to South Africa costs as little as 0.7% of the amount that's converted + €15.97 with a flat fee of €17.75 You always get the mid-market exchange rate. And since we use local bank accounts on both ends, there are no additional fees and your recipients always get what they were promised. See our complete price list.

It will depend on where you would like to send money.

TransferWise can deliver 95% of payments to Europe and India by the end of the next business day. That’s as standard. Also, payments to the US, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the Philippines and more arrive within 2-3 business days.

After we receive your money, the amount will be converted to the desired currency and will then be transferred from our local bank account to the recipient's bank account in the destination country. This happens online, there is no need to collect the money at a specific location. The money will appear in the recipient's bank account.

TransferWise has support staff located all over the world. Read our complete FAQ or see the different ways to contact us here.

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