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Ways to receive money in Africa
Ways to send money to Africa
Send money from France to Africa directly to your receiver’s mobile wallet2 and it will be available for them in minutes or after a few days to spend as they need.Get more details
Send and receive money directly to bank accounts to selected countries in Africa.Send to a bank account
If your receiver needs cash quickly, they can pick up the money transfer you make to Africa in cash by walking into their closest agent location.Browse agent locations
Make a money transfer to Africa from the office or the cafe with our app. Your loved one can receive the money in minutes1 with cash pickup.Download the app to send
Visit one of our agent locations in France to send money to Africa in person. Our agents are ready and waiting to help.Find a location near you
With a credit3 or debit card
Via Apple Pay®
Using your bank details
Transfer money to Africa at any time and from any location.
Set up money transfers directly via the app.
Track your money transfers across continents in real time.
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Send money to African bank accounts
Depending on your receiver’s location, they might have the option to receive money direct into their bank accounts for easy access.Send now
Choose from thousands of agent locations
Make in-person money transfers to Africa using the cash in your pocket. Find an agent location near you and we’ll do the rest.Browse agent locations
Choose how you want to send money to your friends and family in Africa and it could arrive in minutes1.
There’s no need to type in the same details every time. We’ll take care of the admin so you can send money to Africa again with ease.
Our one-tap re-send function allows you to quickly and easily repeat a money transfer to a loved one.
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You have options. Send money to Africa online, via the app, or make an in-person money transfer.
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We operate in over 200 countries and territories around the world, making it easy for you to move your money.
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Depending on where you are sending money to in Africa, you could find that the amounts vary. As an example, when sending money to Senegal, these are your maximum send amounts:
You can select the African country you want to send money to here and find out the exact maximum amounts.
Send money to Africa online by logging into your existing profile or registering for free to get started. Select Send Now, the destination country, and amount you want to send. Then choose the way you want to pay and how your receiver wants to pick up the money transfer and simply follow the steps from there.
To send money to Africa online, register a free profile to get started. You’ll need the following:
Choose one of our agent locations conveniently located throughout France. Then follow these steps:
The costs involved for sending money to Africa vary according to the country you send to, the payment method you use, and the receiving method. Use this free estimation tool to get an accurate estimate of costs before you make a transfer to your African country of choice.
The time it takes will depend on the country you are sending money to, the payment method, and the receiving method you choose. As an example, these are the estimated times when sending money to Senegal:
1 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.
2 Additional charges, including SMS and account cash-out fees, may be applied to the receiver’s mobile wallet account by the mobile network operator and/or wallet service provider.
3 Some card issuers may charge additional fees for using our services. Please contact your card issuer for more information.