Please note on your third failed attempt your profile will be blocked. The Society for Worldwide Inter-bank Financial Telecommunication SWIFT is an electronic communication method used by banks all over the world to correspond with each other in a secure and standardised way. SWIFT transfers are secure, standardised, relatively inexpensive and extremely quick.
You will require one of the below before you can send funds. This is used in most European countries, the Middle East and Caribbean. It consists of up to 34 alphanumerical characters:. Account number and branch code. This is the beneficiary account number. The account number and branch code of the selected bank would need to be completed.
For USA remittances please ask the beneficiary for one of the below branch codes:. This is the beneficiary branch code that is required for all payments to the USA. If you still cannot find the specific branch or city required, simply select the example that displays xxx in the last 3 characters of that SWIFT code and the payment will be sent to the beneficiary's bank.
If the SWIFT code is 8 characters, simply add xxx at the end of the code to ensure it meets the 11 character criteria. A charge option lets you choose which party will be paying for the banking transaction charges on your Global Payment.
Should a sort code be requested, your 6-digit branch code can be used. If you will be receiving these funds on a regular basis, you can provide FNB with direct authorisation to convert these funds on your behalf at a competitive rate immediately; this is known as a Standing Instruction.
In addition, you will earn eBucks back on the transaction charges for a standing instruction payment received in foreign currency. While in branch, you need to add recipients as beneficiaries once, which will ensure that the person you are sending money to receives it in cash. After that, it is very quick and simple to send and receive money. A MoneyGramTM reference number may only be used by the original sender or the intended receiver.
If a customer wants to cancel or amend a transaction, or if a recipient wants to collect funds, it is important to validate that the FNB customer submitting the reference number is the original sender or the intended beneficiary. Sending a portion of a salary cross-border BoP category is available to foreign nationals only. This is most often used by migrant workers who send a portion of their salary to family in their country of origin.
Transactions done to Nigeria can be done via branch and ATM, but cellphone transactions cannot be done to Nigeria. When cancelling the transaction on the same day that it was processed, the system is able to automatically reverse the charges.
If not cancelled the same day, the transaction charges are not systematically reversed and client will be liable for these charges. Remember that even if the charges are reversed on a same day transaction, there will still be differences in the exchange rates used buy rate and sell rate and the customer may be refunded less than the amount they were sending.
If using the Annual Discretionary Allowance for investment purposes to fund your FNB Global Account, please note the Discretionary Allowance also covers matters such as travel, gifts, etc. This account provides the convenience of opening the account as well as viewing the account, balances and transaction history via FNB Online Banking.
Funding of the accounts, transfers between the accounts, and payments from the accounts can be done via FNB Online Banking. A PayPal account is not a bank account. It is a virtual wallet that can be used to securely and conveniently pay for goods and services online. To view your PayPal account balance, you will need to login to your PayPal account at www.
For more information on how to shop securely with PayPal, visit www. If you would like to earn interest on your funds, rather transfer them out of your PayPal account into your qualifying FNB account. Remember that according to South African Reserve Bank exchange control regulations, all funds received into your PayPal account must be withdrawn within 30 days using the FNB Withdraw service.
Then you're losing out, as FNB customers with qualifying accounts and access to Online Banking have exclusive access to Top up and withdraw with PayPal. FNB also offers a selection of financial service products to suit your needs. PayPal offers the ability to send funds and make payments in many currencies.
PayPal offers the ability to receive payments in many currencies. If you have non-US Dollars e. If you have multiple non-US Dollar currencies in your PayPal wallet, funds will be withdrawn and converted into US Dollars in order of the primary currency held. A Top Up can take between one and four days to reflect in your PayPal wallet.
A withdrawal can take between three and six days to reflect in your FNB account. Your PayPal account balance and transaction history can be tracked by logging onto your PayPal account at www. Once you have completed a Top Up or Withdraw transaction, you will receive a unique reference number that can be used to monitor the progress of your transaction.
Please remember that if you have a PayPal specific transaction query, you will need to visit www. There is no daily limit on either Top Up or Withdraw transactions, however you annual Reserve Bank discretionary allowance applies. All you need to do is link your credit card to your PayPal account and shop with the added benefit of not exposing your credit card details and you can earn eBucks if you are shopping with a FNB credit card. Please note that you cannot use a credit card account for Top Up or Withdraw transactions.
The proof of travel must indicate that the journey commences from South Africa. A South African resident over the age of 18 is entitled to a discretionary allowance of up to R1 million per calendar year 1 January - 31 December.
This discretionary allowance can be utilised for any one or more of the following: Travel, gifts, study, donations, alimony, maintenance and investment. Children under the age of 18 years qualify for a travel allowance of R per calendar year.
The costs of land arrangements hotels, cruises, tours, etc. Any unutilised portion of a travel allowance must be resold to an Authorised Dealer within 30 days of your return. You may however, reapply for the unused portion of your discretionary allowance at any time during the calendar year. In this instance, the format or size of the documents may not be suitable to be uploaded. Simply email the documents with the application reference number to one of the following email addresses:.
Any resident who has departed from South Africa to any country outside the Common Monetary Area, with no intention of taking up permanent residence in another country. An FNB consultant will take care of all aspects relating to the banking needs. This ranges from opening resident accounts, cross border transactions as well as any exchange control compliance issues. We can open accounts for you prior to your return to South Africa.
When applying for an FNB account, a Consultant will send you full application forms which you will need to complete and send back. As a South African who is temporarily abroad, you qualify for the following products:. An FNB Homecomer consultant will take care of all aspects relating to the banking needs of a Homecomer. The Homecoming Revolution is an independent non-profit organisation sponsored by First National Bank. It encourages and helps South Africans around the world to return home.
Read more about the Homecoming Revolution on their helpful website. A Foreign National is a natural person who is a temporary resident in South Africa or the Common Monetary Area with a work or study permit, it excludes those purely on holiday and on business visits. The norm applied by Exchange Control is that contract workers should, while they are in South Africa, be treated like residents for banking purposes.
That means, for example, that a Foreign National can keep bank accounts or obtain funds from financial institutions for the purchase of a house in the same way as a resident.
When a Foreign National takes up temporary residence in South Africa, you will be required to declare to your bankers whether you are in possession of any foreign assets and if so, provide an undertaking to the effect that you will not place such assets at the disposal of a third party normally resident in South Africa. You will also need to declare that you have not applied for similar facilities through another bank. You will also be required to provide the bank with an original and valid South African temporary residence permit issued by the Department of Home Affairs.
As a Foreign National you are entitled to deal with your foreign assets in any manner and transfer abroad accumulated funds during your stay in South Africa. A natural person who has changed residency from a country outside South Africa or the Common Monetary Area and has taken up permanent residency in South Africa or the Common Monetary Area.
Once you are a permanent resident of South Africa or the Common Monetary Area you will be entitled to resident banking products. If you are interested in Foreign Banking and the ins and outs of South African regulations and rules, that pertain to this sector including tax laws , or seek more information on returning to South Africa after having left our shores, have a look at the following websites:.
How to take money in and out. Non-residents and emigrants only: Non-resident accounts may only be funded from the following: To formalise emigration you will be required to complete form M. You will be interviewed by one of our consultants who will help you with the completion of the form and inform you of any required documentation. Please bring the following with you: Any liabilities borrowings need to be expunged paid off before you leave South Africa. Prior to departure all issue access mechanisms must be cancelled and destroyed, such as: Please update any contact details abroad if available with your FNB branch, such as: Within South Africa there are certain limitations on the amount of foreign exchange allowed to be taken out of the country for vacation or business purposes.
Have alook at the following link: Non-Residents and emigrants only: Non-Resident accounts may only be funded from the following: Important information and websites to support you when visiting South Africa, emigrating, returning home or whilst in South Africa on a temporary basis.
If you don't use the IBAN when it is available on the invoice or banking details I have for the beneficiary, your transfer could be delayed or refused - and you might have to pay an extra fee. Clients need to apply for CCN from Customs. With older CCNs; the number might only be 5 digits in length. When this occurs, simply add zeros at the beginning of the number to make up the 8 digits required.
If the beneficiary is not comfortable with the perceived risk associated with the issuing bank or the country in which the issuing bank is situated - they may ask for the Letter of Credit to be confirmed by the advising bank, in their country or another bank who has the required risk appetite.More...