Simplify sending money to and from South Africa

If you’re looking for excellent exchange rates, swift, secure transfers and expert support, look no further.

We are specialists in South African currency transfers.

We’ve been helping individuals and businesses move money in and out of South Africa since 2004.

From the very beginning we’ve been committed to simplifying the process and helping our customers save time and money.

To us, giving you the best value doesn’t just mean offering a great exchange rate.

Our expert team will monitor the market on your behalf, help you pick the best transfer solution for your requirements and take care of all the red tape.

That means everything from queuing up at the local SARS office to completing and sending your exchange control submission – and all for no extra cost.

  • One-stop-shop solution for all your foreign exchange needs
  • Great exchange rates
  • Free SARS tax clearances
  • No commission
  • No hidden costs
  • No standing in long queues
  • Assistance through the entire process
  • Full SARS, SARB and exchange control compliance

If you’d like to find out how much you could save,

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How it works

Open a free, no obligation account and talk to our expert team about your requirements

We’ll take care of all the red tape (including SARB tax clearances and exchange control approvals)

Secure your exchange rate and send us your funds

We'll do the rest!

Our exchange rates

We purchase foreign currency from our banking partners, an avenue not available to consumers, and apply a margin before selling that currency to you.

Because of the volume of currency we purchase we’re able to secure preferential exchange rates and pass those savings on to our customers.


The live exchange rate we quote is the price you pay for your transfer. We have no hidden costs, commissions or fees for personal transfers above R100 000. Please note, given the volatility of the foreign exchange market, we’re only able to hold the exchange rate quoted for a short period of time.

*Transfers under R100K will incur a small fee of R375


What else do you need to know?

Exchange control limits the amount that can be transferred offshore by a private individual on their foreign investment allowance to R10 million, plus a R1 million Discretionary Allowance per calendar year.

There is no maximum amount that we can transfer (subject to exchange control limitations). Please get in touch for more information.

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Billions transferred, thousands of happy customers

We have an ‘Excellent’ Trustscore on Trustpilot and thousands of 5* reviews.

Tracey Qualters
Quick easy and reliable
Quick easy and reliable... Will use all the time for my currency transfers
Superb customer service
Superb customer service. They listen, explain clearly and act on instructions quickly.
Richard Gornall
Currencies Direct are excellent
Currencies Direct are excellent, there is always someone on the end of the phone to help with transfers.

Transfers are done quickly and very efficiently, we will definitely use again when we have another transfer to do and also recommend to anyone, as they were recommended to us by a friend.

Many thanks to their very helpful and efficient staff.
Brian Johnson
Very efficient service
Very efficient service, continual communication regarding the whole process, always there to assist with any question or problems. Everything was dealt with in a swift, calm and pleasant manner.
I'm very satisfied with Currencies...
I'm very satisfied with Currencies Direct. All transactions had been smooth all the time and my Account Manager has always been there whenever I needed help or clarification. I highly recommend this company!