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Foreign notes for your business

Foreign notes for your business

If you’re travelling abroad for business, you’ll need foreign currency notes for certain expenses. Exchange Control Regulations allow us to issue forex for travel purposes to business clients under the Omnibus facility.

 

 

Some of the benefits

Order via email

Send us an email and we’ll prepare and deliver your foreign currency notes

Deliver or collect

We’ll deliver your forex to you at work if you live in one of SA’s major metros

Competitive exchange rates

Buy your foreign notes in the currency you need and enjoy competitive rates

24-Hour turnaround

Get your foreign notes delivered to you within 24 hours*
*T&Cs apply.
How to order
  • Complete the Omnibus Facility Letter once a year.
  • This facility enables businesses to apply for forex for up to R20 million for each calendar year.
  • With each application, your business must complete a letter on a business letterhead requesting forex. The letter must include the details of each traveller.
  • An application form must be completed and submitted with a copy of the traveller’s passport and proof of travel (air ticket).  
  • If your business banks with us and is situated in a major metro, you can order forex via email and have it delivered to your business premises within 24 - 48 hours through our Direct Delivery service**.
  • As a UCount Rewards for Business member, you can earn 50 Tiering Points when purchasing R7 500 worth of foreign notes in a 12-month period***.

*See forex rules

**Direct Delivery is offered to Standard Bank Business Accountholders.

***See UCount T&Cs

How to collect
  • You can collect major currencies from us immediately at any forex outlet. Other currencies are available within 24 hours if your business has ordered before 2pm.
  • We’ll need to see your ID, passport and travel ticket.
  • If you’re travelling beyond the common monetary area of South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho or Swaziland, you’ll need to confirm which border posts you’ll be using and the vehicle registration number(s).
Available currencies

We can assist your business by converting rands into any of these foreign notes:

Euro (EUR) Namibian Dollar (NAD)
British Pound Sterling (GBP) New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
United States Dollar (USD) Singapore Dollar (SGD)
Australian Dollar (AUD) Swaziland Lilange (SZL)
Botswana Pula (BWP) Swiss Franc (CHF)
Canadian Dollar (CAD) Thai Baht (THB)
Chinese Yuan (CNY)  
Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)  
Israeli Shekel (ILS)  
Japanese Yen (JPY)  
Lesotho Loti (LSL)  
Mauritian Rupee (MUR)  
What it costs

All currencies*

  • 2.3% fee (minimum R 100.80)
  • R 74.55 admin fee

See 2022 pricing guide

*Excluding common monetary area currencies (Lesotho, Swaziland and Nambia)

  • How to order
  • How to collect
  • Available currencies
  • What it costs
  • Complete the Omnibus Facility Letter once a year.
  • This facility enables businesses to apply for forex for up to R20 million for each calendar year.
  • With each application, your business must complete a letter on a business letterhead requesting forex. The letter must include the details of each traveller.
  • An application form must be completed and submitted with a copy of the traveller’s passport and proof of travel (air ticket).  
  • If your business banks with us and is situated in a major metro, you can order forex via email and have it delivered to your business premises within 24 - 48 hours through our Direct Delivery service**.
  • As a UCount Rewards for Business member, you can earn 50 Tiering Points when purchasing R7 500 worth of foreign notes in a 12-month period***.

*See forex rules

**Direct Delivery is offered to Standard Bank Business Accountholders.

***See UCount T&Cs

  • You can collect major currencies from us immediately at any forex outlet. Other currencies are available within 24 hours if your business has ordered before 2pm.
  • We’ll need to see your ID, passport and travel ticket.
  • If you’re travelling beyond the common monetary area of South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho or Swaziland, you’ll need to confirm which border posts you’ll be using and the vehicle registration number(s).

We can assist your business by converting rands into any of these foreign notes:

Euro (EUR) Namibian Dollar (NAD)
British Pound Sterling (GBP) New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
United States Dollar (USD) Singapore Dollar (SGD)
Australian Dollar (AUD) Swaziland Lilange (SZL)
Botswana Pula (BWP) Swiss Franc (CHF)
Canadian Dollar (CAD) Thai Baht (THB)
Chinese Yuan (CNY)  
Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)  
Israeli Shekel (ILS)  
Japanese Yen (JPY)  
Lesotho Loti (LSL)  
Mauritian Rupee (MUR)  

All currencies*

  • 2.3% fee (minimum R 100.80)
  • R 74.55 admin fee

See 2022 pricing guide

*Excluding common monetary area currencies (Lesotho, Swaziland and Nambia)