Send Money from Canada to Absa bank account in Kenya

Absa Bank, Kenya

Formerly referred to as the Barclays Africa Group Limited, and founded under the name Amalgamated Banks of South Africa, Absa Group limited is a South African-based financial services group. The company offers several services including: business and personal banking, investment and corporate banking, credit cards, bank assurance, and wealth and investment management. Absa bank is also located in Europe and North America, with an office in London, and another office in New York City.

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How to Send Money to Absa bank in Kenya

Transfers to Absa bank accounts in Kenya can take place easily with Remitbee. It only takes 5 steps that you can do from home:

  • Register for a Remitbee account. This is step is completely free, and you can do it anywhere you’d like. This account gives you access to the best CAD to KES transfers in Canada.

  • Provide us with your full name, address and occupation. An extra security step includes providing a photo of your ID to keep your funds and accounts safe.

  • Select Kenya as a destination for your money transfer, then enter the amount you want to transfer.

  • Tell us about your recipient. We need to know their full name (exactly as it appears on their bank statements), phone number, and bank account number.

  • Make sure all details of your transaction are correct and click Confirm! We’ve got the rest covered. Just keep an eye on the transfer through the Remitbee app and watch your recipient gets your support.

What are the benefits of sending directly to Absa bank?

Remitbee customer get a lot of advantages when sending money to Kenyan bank accounts from Canada. Here are just a few:

  • Instant transfer speed. Your money lands in a Absa bank account within 1 business day with no extra charge.

  • All transfers over $500 CAD are Fee-free! If you’re transferring less, all other transfers come at a low cost of $2.99.

  • Your friends & family can access their funds right away through their bank account.

  • Track or create all your transfers using a smartphone or laptop; your convenience is a top priority. Skip the lines, commute, and hidden charges.

What information you’ll need to complete the transfer

To help your transfer to the Absa bank by wire transfer go smoothly without delays and difficulties, we recommend that you have your recipient’s information prepared. Here are some details you’ll need to have ready:

  • The full legal name of a recipient and mobile number.

  • Name of recipient's bank (Absa bank).

  • Name of bank's branch.

  • Absa bank account number.

    We also have a cash pick up option available. Our pickup services are available for hundreds of locations all over Kenya! If this is the most convenient way for you, the information needed is a little different than that of a wiretransfer. We’ll need:

  • Full name of the recipient, phone number and address.

  • Select a pickup location in Kenya that works best for your beneficiary from our list.

    When money is available for pickup, make sure your recipient can provide a piece of a government-issued ID and the transaction number to receive the funds.

How Remitbee calculates the CAD to KES exchange rate

Remitbee tries to offer the best rates because we know that your family and friends abroad rely on your help. We also know that banks and other companies may have high fees and low rates that might cost you even more money - we believe that you shouldn’t be penalized with costs when helping someone in need. That's why we offer the best CAD to KES rate in Canada and free transfers over 500$.

We are completely transparent about any fees or charges, so you know your cost and final amount before sending money to Kenya.

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How international money transfers work

International wire transfers work through the SWIFT network. Instructions for the transfer are sent from the sender’s bank to the recipient’s bank. Any fees applicable are communicated before the transfer is approved, so you’re aware of where every penny is going. One of the banks will calculate the exchange rate CAD to KES, and the money is moved between accounts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Of course! Remitbee’s completely online service is easy to integrate with digital bank platforms like Absa bank’s.

You can choose to fund the transaction using Interac e-Transfer, Interac Online, Bill payment, Electronic Funds Transfer or Visa or Mastercard Debit.

Transfers usually take up to a day, but some can happen instantly! Remitbee gives you the fastest service possible without charging additional fees.

With a full verification of your identity on our platform, you can send up to 9,000 CAD per day, with a monthly limit of 50,000 CAD.

Any transfer over 500 CAD is free. Transfers below 500 CAD are subject to the following fees:

  • Interac Online - $2.99
  • Visa or Mastercard Debit - $2.99+
  • E-transfer - Free
  • Bill Payment - Free
  • Electronic funds Transfer - Free

The CAD to KES exchange rate is currently 1 CAD for {{KES}} KES.

The maximum amount of money you can send as CAD to KES depends on the verification level you’ve completed. Here is a quick run down of our process:

Our basic verification, Level 1, allows customers to send only 50 CAD daily or 500 CAD per month.

Level 2 verification is our recommended stage. This level increases the daily limit to $3 000 CAD per day and up to 25,000 CAD per month.

Level 3 is a perfect for customers transferring larger amounts of money to Absa bank accounts. This level allows you to send 9,000 CAD daily and up to 50,000 CAD monthly.

Level 4 is currently in progress, to make our transfer limit even higher!

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