Buying South African Rand (ZAR)

Are you moving to South Africa or are you considering buying a holiday home in South Africa? If so we will be able to help you buy South African Rand at commercial exchange rates which could make a big difference on how much your Sterling can buy for you. Each of our currency brokers are well trained in helping clients understand the currency market and also how to help clients get access to some of the best South African Rand exchange rates. Our experienced currency brokers will be on hand to discuss your currency requirements and all the options available to you helping you make an informed decision as to when to buy South African Rand. If you deal with us you can get access to exceptional South African exchange rates which can be better than the banks and better than other brokers.

We make life incredibly simple. When you sign up with us, we keep track of the South African exchange rate and give you information to help you decide when to buy South African Rand. Our simple 6-step process makes the transaction a lot less time consuming than making endless phone calls and filling in complex forms at the bank.

4 good reasons to use Foreign Currency Direct plc to buy South African Rand

  • Leading exchange rates: up to 4% better than high street banks
  • No commission and no hidden fees
  • Security of your money comes first
  • Customer care is a top priority


Why use to convert your Pounds to South African Rand (ZAR)?

  • Exchange rates that can beat the banks

    Save £400 on every £10,000 you transfer. Our rates can beat high street banks by up to 4%. That’s a significant saving when you’re moving abroad or transferring large sums of money. We’ve been recognised in the national press as providing highly competitive exchange rates compared to high street banks and other brokers.

  • No Commission or Hidden Fees

    We’re totally transparent in all our transactions. With us, there are no hidden fees. We don’t charge commission either. We make our money on the margins at which we buy and sell currency – not by charging our customers.

  • Secure Trading

    Our stringent security measures give customers confidence that their money is safe. Your payments are lodged in separate Lloyds Bank plc accounts designated for client funds. We are registered with the Financial Conduct Authority and have a top credit rating from Dun & Bradstreet.

  • A Dedicated Account Manager

    Fast efficient service is critical when you’re changing money, so we don’t have call centres or automated phone systems. Your call goes straight through to the Dealing Floor. You always talk to the same person, someone who knows your situation and who you trust to give you expert assistance with your Pounds to South African Rand transfer.

  • Free Market Reports

    You can get up-to-date news on factors likely to affect the South African exchange rate from our daily commentary. That way, you can keep a constant eye on the market and make timely decisions on your currency.

  • IPD (Irrevocable Payment Document)

    Our IPD (Irrevocable Payment Document) is internationally recognised proof of transfer of your Pounds to South African Rand. It’s clear and comprehensive and it gives you complete assurance that your transaction has gone through safely and smoothly.

Buying South African Rand with us is easier than with your local bank

Find out about our simple 6-step currency exchange process or go to our sign up area and get started.

Want to talk to one of our dealers before making a decision about buying South African Rand?

UK freephone: 0800 328 5884

International: +44 1494 725353

Incorporated in England no. 5082565.    Foreign Currency Direct plc is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Service Regulations 2009 [FRN 538392] for the provision of payment services.