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International money transfers to South Africa

Make fast international transfers to South Africa at great rates. We’ll make sure your funds clear within three working days. If you’re in a rush, you can use our speed transfer service and your funds will be cleared in one working day.

Where are you transferring from?

Registered and regulated

We are licensed and registered with all the relevant regulatory institutions. 1st Contact Forex is registered with HM Revenue & Customs in the UK as a Money Services Business (MSB registration number 12148630) and we also hold an MLR number (12585156).

We're registered and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (previously known as the Financial Services Authority or FSA) as an Authorised Payment Institution (authorisation number 517570).

We're also licenced for Australia and South Africa. In South Africa, we have an FSB licence (FSP licence number 41900). Our Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL number 335126) was issued by ASIC.

In Hong Kong we trade through our sister company, Sable FX (Hong Kong) Limited, which is incorporated in Hong Kong under the Companies Ordinance (registration number 2207355).

We fulfil all of the capital and liquidity requirements set out by prudential regulation. We also stand under the financial controls and KYC (Know Your Customer) policies and procedures of our corporate bankers and regulatory institutions.

All our client funds are held in designated client money bank accounts with our corporate bankers.


Sensational service = Happy clients

Dear 1st Contact, Thank you so much, the transfer was a success and is already in my NZ account!!! A big special thanks to Courtneigh for all your patience and help! What an amazing service, I am a very happy customer and will definitely use you again, as well as recommend you to all my friends! Thank you so much!!!

- Kirsten Clay, UK

Hi 1st Contact Forex, “Thank you so much, I really appreciate it, thank you for everything you guys do for our families on a monthly basis, we love you guys.

- Michael Matysik, United Kingdom

Hi Herman, I am continually surprised at what a pleasure it is to do business with you. Your customer service is the best I have ever experienced. Thank you.

- Mary Smith, United Kingdom

Again you guys have done a grand job and I have recommended so many folk to you to do transfers, so I hope they have taken my advice!!!

- Caroline Bawden

There was no way that the quality of the service provided by Lizelle could be improved. She was polite, professional, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. I felt very valued as a customer.

- Jennifer

This is the easiest and safest way I have ever found to transfer money abroad. Thank you.

- Michele

I really enjoy the speed and professionalism in your company, something which is missing in most of your competitors.

- Dimitar

I am exceptionally happy with every aspect of your service. Great rates, professional service and knowledgeable staff.

- Amanda

I have been with 1st Contact for 6 years and have never had any problems and find the website very easy, well done guys. I have recommended you to a number of people, even just standing in the bank once, a lady wanted to send money so sat with her in Barclays on her iPad and she registered. Keep it up.

- Rosslynne

Have used your services for a few years now and very happy with it. Would not use any other company. Keep up the good work. Thank you!

- Jacinta

I think your service is great - I've been using your services for a couple of years and would continue for a lot more years :). Well done - keep up the good work :).

- Simone


Why thousands 1st Contact Forex

exchange rates
Every fifth
transfer is free
and regulated
UK debit
cards accepted
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