Send Money from Canada to Family Bank of Kenya account in Kenya

Family Bank, Kenya

Officially founded in 1984 as Family Finance Building Society Limited (FFBSL) and now referred to as Family Bank Limited, is a commercial bank located in Kenya. In 2007, the bank received a banking license to operate by the Central Bank of Kenya. Since converting to a commercial bank, Family bank has continuously been pursuing an expansion of its branch network and now holds an approximate US$696 million in total assets, with shareholders' equity of approximately US$118.3 million.

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How to Send Money to Kenya with Family Bank

Sending money to Family Bank accounts in Kenya is easy with Remitbee. It just takes five easy steps.

  • Easily create a free Remitbee account. This will give you exclusive access to a private Remitbee Wallet and a secure account in our system.

  • Tell us about yourself! Include your full name, address and occupation. Double-check your email and phone number to make sure your information is accurate and correct.

  • Let us know the destination of your transfer. Provide the bank details of your recipient’s account. Include their bank name and account number. You also have the ability to choose whether the recipient is picking up the money or if it is going straight into their account.

  • Make sure you’re satisfied with the exchange rate that we provide you with. Once the exchange rate for CAD to KES is satisfactory, enter the amount you want to send, select your payment method and confirm your transfer. The conversion rates change daily, but the fees for each payment method are fixed and permanent.

  • You’re all done! At this point, we’ll take care of the rest. Just keep an eye on your money through the Remitbee app and watch as it arrives in Kenya.

What are the benefits of sending directly to Family Bank?

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

  • You can do it anywhere and anytime - even from the comfort of your own home

  • It’s more secure than sending money offline

  • We’re faster than most competitors and we’ll never charge you a fee for giving you the fastest service we can provide.

  • The recipient can access their money as soon as the transfer goes through

What information you’ll need to complete the transfer

Here is the information that you’ll need to complete the transfer through Remitbee. There are two separate delivery methods that have different requirements:

Wire transfer to a bank account

  • Recipient’s name – Make sure you have the name on the account you are transferring exactly as it appears on bank statements. This will prevent delays in your transfer.

  • Address – We need the address of the branch you are sending the money to so we get it to the recipient’s city.

  • Bank name – Make sure to put down Family Bank as your bank!

  • Account Number – This ensures it gets to your recipient’s account.

    Cash Pickup

  • Name – Again, make sure you have the full name of the person that will be picking up the money.

  • Phone number – Enter the number of the recipient.

  • Pickup Location – We need 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

We try to keep our fees as low as possible and assess rates daily to bring you the most competitive KES exchange rates on the market. There are small fees when you choose to use bill, Interact or debit card payment methods, but you can also use the Remitbee Wallet without paying fees at any time. We are upfront about any fees, and you can see them in the application before you send money to Kenya.

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How international money transfers work

International wire transfers take place using the SWIFT network. Transfer instructions are sent from the sender’s bank to the recipient’s bank and any fees are assessed before the transfer is approved. 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

Yes, you can!

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

The transfers typically take between 1 and 2 days, but some transfers happen instantly.

If you verify your identity on our platform, you can send up to 9,000 CAD per day, with a maximum of 50,000 CAD per month.

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

Although the rate changes daily, the current CAD to KES exchange rate is 1 CAD for {{KES}} KES.

The maximum amount of money you can send in KES is dependent on the verification level. Here is a breakdown of the levels:

  • Level 1 of verification allows you to send only 50 CAD daily or up to 500 CAD monthly.

  • Level 2 of verification allows you to send up to 3,000 CAD daily, and up to 25,000 CAD monthly.

  • Level 3 of verification allows you to send 9,000 CAD daily, and up to 50,000 CAD monthly.

    We are also working on Verification Level 4 to provide our customers with even higher sending limits. Remember, that verification is a one-time process. Once you have been verified, there is no need to provide any other documents.

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