Your aunt in Durban. Your business partner in Cape Town.

Whatever the reason – if you need to send money to South Africa, making the transfer through Starling’s mobile current account will get you...

Two app screens showing sending a payment to rand.

About our fees

When you make an international money transfer to South Africa through our app, we’ll apply a 0.4% fee to the transaction. That fee is included and taken from the conversion amount, so you’ll always know exactly how much your payment will cost and then you’ll be able to choose from one of the delivery options below. All fees are clearly displayed within the app, so you’ll always know exactly what you’ve paid.

Priority delivery with SWIFT

£5.50

See how we compare when you send £1000 to ZAR

Fee

Starling BankStarling
Western UnionWestern Union

£ 14.90

TransferwiseTransferwise

£ 13.67

MoneyGramMoneyGram

£ 14.99*

RBSRBS

£ 22.00

NatWestNatWest

£ 22.00

SantanderSantander

£ 25.00

Total GBP converted

Starling BankStarling
Western UnionWestern Union

£ 985.10

TransferwiseTransferwise

£ 986.33

MoneyGramMoneyGram

£ 985.01

RBSRBS

£ 978.00

NatWestNatWest

£ 978.00

SantanderSantander

£ 1,000.00

Exchange rate

Starling BankStarling
Western UnionWestern Union

1.1941

TransferwiseTransferwise

17.6228

MoneyGramMoneyGram

16.2331

RBSRBS

16.57

NatWestNatWest

16.5717

SantanderSantander

17.18

Amount received

Starling BankStarling
Western UnionWestern Union

$ 1,194.15*

TransferwiseTransferwise

R 17,381.90

MoneyGramMoneyGram

R 16,233.11

RBSRBS

R 16,205.46

NatWestNatWest

R 16,207.12

SantanderSantander

R 17,178.32

Starling

Starling

Western Union

Western Union

Transferwise

Transferwise

MoneyGram

MoneyGram

RBS

RBS

NatWest

NatWest

Santander

Santander

Fee

£ 9.46

£ 14.90

£ 13.67

£ 14.99*

£ 22.00

£ 22.00

£ 25.00

Total GBP converted

£ 990.54

£ 985.10

£ 986.33

£ 985.01

£ 978.00

£ 978.00

£ 1,000.00

Exchange rate

17.658

1.1941

17.6228

16.2331

16.57

16.5717

17.18

Amount received

R 17,490.98

$ 1,194.15*

R 17,381.90

R 16,233.11

R 16,205.46

R 16,207.12

R 17,178.32

* Moneygram fee is added after conversion.
* Western Union can only send to South Africa in USD.

Currencies correct as of 9 July 2019.
Rates quoted are the generally available rates available at the date shown to members of the public. It does not reflect any discounts, promotions or other incentives offered.

Three, easy steps to get started

Download the app from Google Play Store or the App Store.

Enter your personal details and verify who you are by sending a short video and your identification documents.

We’ll carry out some quick checks at a UK Credit Reference Agency, and if you’re approved for a current account, start sending money abroad straightaway.