Send Money from Canada to Equity Bank account in Kenya

Equity Bank, Kenya

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Equity Bank Kenya Limited is a financial services provider. Licensed as a commercial bank by the Central Bank of Kenya (the central bank and national banking regulator of Kenya), Equity Bank currently holds over $3.83 billion USD in assets.

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How to Send Money to Equity Bank in Kenya

Remitbee provides a safe, easy, and efficient method for sending money to Equity Bank bank accounts in Kenya. There are only six steps:

  • The first step is to create a free Remitbee account. This is completely online and gives customers access to a private Remitbee Wallet and a secure account in our system.

  • Provide us with some information, including your address, full name, and occupation. Verify your email and phone number.

  • Provide us with the transfer location and the recipient’s bank details. We require the recipient’s bank name and account number. Another option is to designate whether the recipient is picking up the money or it is going straight into their account.

  • Confirm the CAD to KES rate. Once you confirm that you are satisfied with the exchange, enter the amount you want to send, select your payment method and confirm your transfer. These rates change daily, but the fees for each payment method are fixed and permanent.

  • Track your money. At this point, you’ve done everything you need to do! Remitbee will send your money, so all you need to do is watch as it arrives in Kenya.

  • Be a Hero! Anyone who sends money online to Kenya to support their family is a hero. Our job is to help provide a service fit for a hero.

What are the benefits of sending directly to Equity Bank?

There are many benefits to sending directly to Equity Bank with Remitbee. Here’s a quick overview:

  • It’s more secure than doing it offline.

  • It’s faster. Remitbee can have the money delivered almost instantly at no additional cost.

  • Customers can do it from the comfort of their homes. Equity Bank and Remitbee both have online platforms to make banking and sending money easy from anywhere with an internet connection.

  • Money can be accessed as soon as the transfer is complete. This could be instant!

What information you’ll need to complete the transfer

To complete a transfer through Remitbee, there are two separate delivery methods that have different requirements:

Wire transfer to bank accounts -

  • Recipient’s name – This must be the same name exactly as it appears on bank statements on the account being transferred to. This helps to prevent delays in your transfer.

  • The address of the branch the money will be sent to. Please remember to include the city.

  • Bank name – The name of the bank in Kenya of the recipient.

  • The recipient’s account number.

    Cash Pickup

  • Recipient’s name – Make sure you have the full name of the person that will be picking up the money exactly as it appears on their bank statements.

  • The recipient’s phone number.

  • Pickup Location – Remitbee needs the name of the bank or other financial institution where the recipient will be picking up the money.

How Remitbee calculates the CAD to KES Exchange Rate

Remitbee tries to keep fees as low as possible and recalculates rates daily to ensure that customers have the most competitive Kenyan shilling exchange rates on the market. Small fees will apply if the transfer is funded by bill, Interact or debit card payment methods. This will be along with any Equity Bank IMPS charges. However, Remitbee’s fees can be waived by using the Remitbee Wallet. Remitbee is always transparent about any fees, and the total cost of the transaction can be seen before the money is sent.

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How international money transfers work

The SWIFT network helps International wire transfers take place. Instructions for the transfer are sent from the sender’s bank to the recipient’s bank. Any fees that may apply are revealed before the transfer is approved. The exchange rate, CAD to KES, will be calculated by one of the banks, then, the money is moved between accounts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Both financial institutions are completely accessible online.

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

The two methods are wire transfer and cash pick-up. The transfers typically take between 1 and 2 days, but some can happen instantly.

Once the customer’s identity is verified on Remitbee, they can send up to 9,000 CAD per day. The monthly limit is $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. This changes daily.

The maximum amount of money you can send with Remitbee in KES depends on your account’s verification level. At times, Equity Bank has its own transaction limits per day. Equity Bank’s current transfer limit is set at $10 000 USD per day or the equivalent in Kenyan shillings.
With Remitbee, the minimal Verification (Level 1) allows customers to only send 50 CAD daily, and up to 500 CAD monthly.
Verification of Level 2 is recommended. This level will allow users to send up to 3,000 CAD daily, and up to 25,000 CAD per month.
A good option for larger transfers is Verification Level 3. This step allows customers to send 9,000 CAD daily, and up to 50,000 CAD monthly.
Verification Level 4 is currently in progress to provide customers with even higher sending limits.
Remember, verification is a one-time process. Once you have been verified, there is no need to provide any other documents.

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