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  • Sending money to Nigeria

    Why can’t I transfer to a Naira bank account?
    Central Bank of Nigeria rules mean that payments can only arrive with recipients in USD. As soon as the situation changes, we’ll let you know by email.
    In the meantime, Azimo remains one of the safest and most reliable ways to send money to Nigeria.


    What currencies can I send?
    You can still send money to USD or EUR bank accounts in Nigeria by choosing the SWIFT delivery method on the Azimo website or app.
    Mobile top-up transfers are also available as usual. With mobile top-up you can add credit to your recipient’s local mobile number – the money cannot be withdrawn.


    Does the recipient’s account have to be in USD?
    Central Bank of Nigeria rules mean that your recipient’s account must be held in USD or EUR. We’re also not able to process For Further Credit (FFC) payments.
    If either of these requirements are not met, the receiving bank will usually reject the transfer and return the money to Azimo. This process can take up to four weeks, so it’s important the recipient’s account matches your sending currency (USD/EUR).
    Note, correspondent banks, also known as intermediary banks, may deduct a handling fee from the total amount.

     

    How much does it cost to send money via SWIFT?
    You’ll find more information about our fee here
    Please note, receiving banks may charge an additional fee to send or receive a SWIFT transfer. In which case, your transfer amount may vary.
    When your transfer is in progress, correspondent banks, also known as intermediary banks, can deduct a handling fee. The amount depends on the currency, country and bank.

     

    How long until my transfer is delivered?
    SWIFT payments usually take one working day to be delivered
    Please note, transfers may take longer during public holidays.

     

    What are the transfer limits?
    SWIFT:
    Minimum amount: 200 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)
    Maximum amount: 250,000 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)
    Some banks have individual limits on how much they can receive, so please double check with them before you send.

     

    What details do I need to send a SWIFT payment?
    You will need your recipient’s SWIFT-BIC code. This code is unique to your recipient’s bank branch, so please ask them before you set-up a transfer.
    Read more: How do I find my SWIFT/BIC code?

     

    Can I transfer money to a company?
    Yes, you can make a SWIFT transfer to company accounts in USD or EUR.
    Please remember to select the correct account type when creating your new recipient.

     

    What if I made a mistake in the details?
    Contact our Customer Support team as soon as possible.
    If the transfer has been sent already with incorrect details, the receiving bank will usually reject the transfer and return the money to Azimo. This process can take up to four weeks.

     

    Can I send a mobile top-up?
    With mobile top-up you can add credit to your recipient’s local mobile number – the money cannot be withdrawn.
    Mobile top-ups are processed within minutes but they can only be sent from the Azimo app, and rates differ slightly from our usual rates.

    To complete a mobile top-up transfer, simply select ‘Mobile top-up’ as your delivery method and enter your recipient’s mobile number.
    Note, the money can be used by the recipient to carry out calls and SMSs – it cannot be transferred to the bank account.

  • Sending money to Nigeria (Cash pick-up)

     

    You can send a cash pick-up to Nigeria with Azimo in three simple steps. 

     

    1. Set up a transfer to Nigeria

    • Choose your sending country
    • Choose your receiving currency (USD)
    • Choose your delivery method (cash pick-up)
    • Select your pick-up location (FCMB/Fidelity Bank/Zenith Bank)

     

    2. Enter your recipient’s details

    • Full name (must match the name on their ID)
    • Phone number 
    • Email (optional)

    If you enter your recipient’s email, they will receive an email with pick-up instructions when the transfer is ready for collection. If not, you will need to share the pick-up instructions with them yourself. 

    Please check all details are 100% accurate. Your recipient will not be able to receive the money if the details you’ve provided do not match their ID.

     

    3. Pay for your transfer 

    Payment methods include:

    • Debit or credit card (Azimo card limit is 12,000 GBP/13,500 EUR)
    • Bank transfer via online banking (not available if you’re sending from Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden or Australia)
    • SOFORT if you’re sending from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy or Netherlands

    Please note that you can only use your own card to pay. If you’re using online banking to pay for your transfer, always send money from an account in your name and remember to include the reference number.

     

    Can I send Naira to Nigeria via cash pick-up?

    No, recent changes to Central Bank of Nigeria rules mean Naira transfers are not available at the moment. As soon as the situation changes, we’ll notify you via email.

    In the meantime, your recipient can collect USD from a Nigerian bank branch in minutes when you send money with Azimo.

    Please note, the money will be rounded to the nearest USD at the pick-up location. 

     

    How long will it take to process my transfer to Nigeria?

    To process your transfer, we must first receive your payment. Card payments reach our account in minutes whereas bank transfers can take 4 hours in GBP or 2 business days in EUR. 

    Once we’ve received your payment, we will immediately process your transfer and notify you via email and push notification. Cash pick-ups are mostly available within 30 minutes.

    Please note, payments will only be processed on business days, during UK business hours.

     

    Will my recipient be notified when the cash pick-up is available?

    Once the cash is available for collection, we will notify you and your recipient via email. Note, your recipient will only receive an email if you included it in your recipient’s details.

    For this reason, please make sure the email you’ve provided is 100% accurate

     

    What will my recipient need to provide for cash pick-up?

    Once we’ve notified you via email that the transfer is available for pick-up, your recipient will need to provide the following at the pick-up location:

    • Matching photo ID (valid forms include national ID, passport, driver’s license or Nigerian Bank Verification Number/BVN)
    • Pick-up reference number (which you will receive via email – as will your recipient if you included their email in your recipient’s details) 

    Your recipient may be asked to provide the name of our local partner, Cashpot, at the pick-up location.

     

    How long does my recipient have to collect a cash pick-up?

    Please instruct your recipient to collect the cash within 60 days. Any longer and the money will be returned to sender.

     

    Can my recipient exchange USD for Naira at the cash pick-up location?

    Currency exchange is not a service Azimo provides. However, if your recipient would like to exchange USD for Naira once they’ve collected the cash, they can inquire at the pick-up location. 

    Please note, not all bank branches will offer a currency exchange service.

     

    Why is my transfer rounded to the nearest USD?

    Regardless of the sending currency, recent changes to Central Bank of Nigeria rules mean that recipients can only collect USD. For this reason, the sending amount will be rounded to the nearest dollar at the pick-up location. 

    For example, $100.30 will be rounded down to $100, while $100.90 will be rounded up to $101. 

    Please make your recipient aware of this to avoid any confusion at the pick-up location. 

     

    Are there limits on how much I can send to Nigeria?

    There are no limits on the number of transfers you can send. However, there are limits on how much you can send in a single transfer:

    Minimum amount: 10 GBP (or currency equivalent)
    Maximum amount: 9999 USD (or currency equivalent)

    If you need to send high amounts to Nigeria, we may request additional details from you to process the transfer. This is a standard security check, in accordance with the Know Your Customer (KYC) policy, which is used across the EU and UK to ensure the safety of all money transfers.

     

    What is the Naira 4 Dollar Scheme?

    The Central Bank of Nigeria’s new ‘Naira 4 Dollar Scheme’ is simple. For every US dollar you send between now and May 8th, your recipient will receive a 5 naira bonus.

    For example, if you send 100USD to Nigeria with Azimo, your recipient will receive the 100 USD plus a 500 naira bonus.

    Set up a transfer as usual and the bonus will be available for collection at your chosen pick-up location. 

    Please ask your recipient to mention the Naira4Dollar Scheme at the branch. And if they have any trouble collecting the bonus, kindly ask them to contact the bank directly.

    You’ll find that the bonus won’t appear in your transfer history as the money is paid by the bank and not by Azimo. 

     

    Which banks support Azimo cash pick-up in Nigeria?

    You can send money to the following:

  • Sending money to Poland

    What do I need to make a transfer?

    You can complete a bank deposit to Poland quickly and easily. All you need to do is:

    1. Enter recipient’s details
      • First name
      • Last name
      • Account number (26 digits)
      Recipient’s name must match the name on their bank account/ID.
    2. Pay for your transfer
        You can easily pay for your transfer with the following:
      • Debit or credit card (maximum amount 12,000 GBP/13,500 EUR)
      • Bank transfer by logging into your online banking
      • SOFORT payments when sending from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands
      • iDEAL when sending from The Netherlands
        Please note that:
      • You can only use your own card to pay
      • If using online banking to pay for your transfer, always send money from an account in your name and include the reference number

    Transfer limits

    Minimum amount: 10 GBP
    Maximum amount: No limit

    Please note that although there is no maximum sending amount, some recipient’s banks have a limit set on how much they can receive, so double check with your recipient before sending.

    If you need to send higher amounts to Poland, we might request additional details from you to process the transfer.

    Delivery times

    Once we have received your payment, we will immediately process your transfer.

    Transfers sent before 3PM GMT are delivered on the same day. If you send money after 3PM, the transfer will be available the next day.

    Transfers to mBank are instant.

    Please note that it can sometimes take a few hours to appear in your recipient bank account.

    Supported banks

    You can send money to any bank in Poland, including:

    • Sygma Banque Societe Anonyme (SA) Oddział w Polsce
    • Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski SA
    • INVEST – BANK SA
    • ING Bank Śląski SA
    • Société Générale SA Oddział w Polsce
    • Allianz Bank SA
    • Bank Polska Kasa Opieki SA
    • Bank BPH SA
    • Volkswagen Bank Polska SA
    • Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
    • Rabobank Polska SA
    • Bank Millennium SA
    • Raiffeisen Bank Polska SA
    • HSBC Bank Polska SA
    • Bank Współpracy Europejskiej SA
    • GE Money Bank SA
    • Bank Inicjatyw Społeczno – Ekonomicznych SA
    • GMAC Bank Polska SA
    • Bank Rozwoju Cukrownictwa SA
    • Kredyt Bank SA
    • NOBLE Bank SA (formerly Wschodni Bank Cukrownictwa SA)
    • Euro Bank SA
    • Getin Bank SA
    • Bank Ochrony Środowiska SA
    • Bank Pocztowy SA
    • DaimlerChrysler Bank Polska SA
    • FORTIS BANK POLSKA SA
    • Mazowiecki Bank Regionalny SA
    • ABN AMRO Bank (Polska) SA
    • Narodowy Bank Polski
    • DOMINET BANK SA
    • Bank Handlowy w Warszawie SA (part of Citigroup)
    • DZ BANK Polska SA
    • Alior Bank SA
    • Calyon Bank Polska SA
    • mBank SA
    • BNP Paribas Bank Polska SA
    • WestLB Bank Polska SA
    • Toyota Bank Polska SA
    • BPH Bank Hipoteczny SA
    • Deutsche Bank PBC SA
    • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SA) – Oddział w Polsce
    • LUKAS Bank SA
    • Bank Zachodni WBK SA
    • AIG Bank Polska SA
    • Gospodarczy Bank Wielkopolski SA
    • Bank Gospodarki Żywnościowej SA
    • BANK POLSKIEJ SPÓŁDZIELCZOŚCI SA
    • FCE Bank Polska SA
    • Santander Consumer Bank SA, subsidiary of Banco Santander
    • Polbank EFG
    • Fiat Bank Polska SA
    • BRE Bank Hipoteczny SA
    • NORDEA BANK POLSKA SA
    • Śląski Bank Hipoteczny SA
    • Bank DnB NORD Polska SA
    • Banque PSA Finance SA Oddział w Polsce
    • Cetelem Bank SA
    • Deutsche Bank Polska SA
    • Svenska Handelsbanken AB SA Oddział w Polsce
    • RCI Bank Polska SA
    • Bank Rozwoju Budownictwa Mieszkaniowego SA
    • Jyske Bank A/S SA Oddział w Polsce
    • Nykredit Realkredit A/S SA – Oddział w Polsce
    • ABN AMRO Bank N.V.SA Oddział w Polsce
    • Dresdner Bank AG SA Oddział w Polsce
    • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Polska) SA
    • Calyon SA Oddział w Polsce
    • EFG Eurobank Ergasias S.A. SA Oddział w Polsce
    • BNP PARIBAS SA Odd

    Transfering to a company

    You can send money to a company account in Poland.

    Please remember to select the correct type of account when creating your new recipient.

  • Sending money to the Philippines (Cash pick-up)

    What do I need to make a transfer?

    You can complete a cash pick-up transfer to the Philippines quickly and easily. All you need to do is:

    1. Enter recipient’s details
      • First name
      • Last name
      • Phone number
      • Recipient’s city of residence
      Recipient’s name must match the name on their ID.
    2. Pick a pick-up partner
        Your recipient can pick up the money from more than 12,000 locations:
      • BDO & Palawan Pawnshop (PHP & USD)
      • Cebuana (PHP)
      • M Lhuillier (PHP & USD)
    3. Pay for your transfer
        You can easily pay for your transfer with the following:
      • Debit or credit card (maximum amount 12,000 GBP/13,500 EUR)
      • Bank transfer by logging into your online banking
      • SOFORT payments when sending from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands
      • iDEAL when sending from The Netherlands
        Please note that:
      • You can only use your own card to pay
      • If using online banking to pay for your transfer, always send money from an account in your name and include the reference number

    Transfer limits

    Minimum amount: 10 GBP
    Maximum amount: BDO: 800 GBP, M Lhuillier: 800 GBP, Cebuana: 400 GBP

    Please note that although there is no maximum sending amount, some recipient’s banks have a limit set on how much they can receive, so double check with your recipient before sending.

    If you need to send higher amounts to Nigeria, we might request additional details from you to process the transfer.

    Delivery times

    Once we have received your payment, we will immediately process your transfer.

    Transfers to the Philippines are processed 24/7.
    Transfers to BDO and Palawan Pawnshop are delivered within minutes. Transfers to M Lhuillier and Cebuana should be available to pick up within an hour.

    Picking-up the the transfer

    Your recipient can pick up the money at any branch of a pick-up partner you selected. In the Philippines, you can choose to pick up the money from: BDO & Palawan Pawnshop, Cebuana, M Lhuillier.

      You’ll be notified when the transfer is available to pick up. Your recipient will need the following:
    • Valid photo ID that shows their full name and matches the details you entered
    • Pick-up reference number that will be provided once you make a transfer

    Your recipient might also need to provide the name of our local partner – BDO Remit – even when picking up via Cebuana or M Lhuillier.

    Sending to a company

    Cash pick-up transfers are not available when sending to a company in the Philippines.

    If you need to transfer to a company, please use “Bank deposit” transfer.

  • Sending money to the Philippines (Bank deposit)

    What do I need to make a transfer?

    1. Enter recipient’s details
      • First name
      • Last name
      • Phone number
      • Recipient’s bank name
      • Recipient’s bank account number
      Recipient’s name must match the name on their bank account/ID.

      The account number length depends on the bank where the account is held
      E.g: Philippine National Bank (PNB): 12 digits
      Land Bank: 10 or 16 digits
      Banco de Oro (BDO): 12 digits
      Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI): 10 digits

    2. Pay for your transfer
        You can easily pay for your transfer with the following:
      • Debit or credit card (maximum amount 12,000 GBP/13,500 EUR)
      • Bank transfer by logging into your online banking
      • SOFORT payments when sending from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands
      • iDEAL when sending from The Netherlands
        Please note that:
      • You can only use your own card to pay
      • If using online banking to pay for your transfer, always send money from an account in your name and include the reference number

    Transfer limits

    Minimum amount: 23 GBP
    Maximum amount: 700,000 PHP

    If you need to send higher amounts to the Philippines, we might request additional details from you to process the transfer.

    Delivery times

    Once we have received your payment, we will immediately process your transfer.

    Most transfers are delivered within 2 hours to your recipient’s bank in the Philippines. Please note that it can sometimes take a few hours to appear in your recipient’s bank account.

    Supported banks

    You can send money to any major bank in the Philippines.

    • Yuanta Bank
    • Asia United Bank
    • Bank of Commerce
    • Banco de Oro (BDO)
    • BDO Network Bank
    • Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
    • PI Family Savings Bank
    • China Bank
    • China Bank Savings
    • Chinatrust Bank
    • Citibank
    • Citystate Savings Bank
    • City Savings Bank
    • Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)
    • Deutsche Bank
    • Equicom Savings Bank
    • EastWest Bank
    • HSBC
    • HSBC Savings Bank
    • Land Bank of the Philippines
    • Malayan Bank
    • Maybank
    • Metrobank
    • Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCOM)
    • Philippine Business Bank
    • Philtrust Bank
    • Philippine National Bank (PNB)
    • Postal Bank
    • Philippine Savings Bank (PS BANK)
    • RCBC
    • RCBC Savings Bank
    • Robinsons Bank
    • Sterling Bank
    • Security Bank
    • Security Bank Savings
    • UnionBank of the Philippines
    • United Coconut Planters Bank (UCBP)
    • UCPB Savings Bank
    • Veterans Bank

    Sending to a company

    You can send money to a company account in the Philippines, both with local Bank deposit transfer, or with a SWIFT payment to accounts in either EUR or USD.

    Please remember to select the correct type of account when creating your new recipient.

  • Sending money to Bangladesh

    How long will the transfer take?

    If you pay by card and no document verification is required:

    • Cash pick-up transfers to Bangladesh are usually delivered within one hour.
    • Bank transfers to Bangladesh are usually delivered within one working day. 
    • SWIFT transfers are usually delivered within one working day.

    If you pay by bank transfer, we cannot start your Azimo transfer until the money reaches our account. This takes up to one working day in the UK and up to two working days in other European countries. 

    How much can I send in a single transfer?

    The minimum sending amount is 10 GBP or sending currency equivalent. 

    The maximum amount for cash pick-up is 800 GBP or sending currency equivalent. 

    The maximum amount for bank transfers is 5600 GBP or sending currency equivalent. 

    Larger transfers may require additional document verification. This security measure helps us to keep your money safe.

    Where can my recipient collect a cash pick-up transfer?

    Your recipient can collect a cash pick-up transfer at any branch of the following companies:

    AGRANI BANK

    BANGLADESH KRISHI BANK

    BANK ASIA BANK

    BRAC BANK

    BRAC BDP NGO

    BURO MICROFINANCE NGO

    CDIP MICROFINANCE NGO

    DESHA MICROFINANCE NGO

    DUTCH BANGLA BANK

    GUK MICROFINANCE NGO

    ISLAMI BANK

    JAGARONI MICROFINANCE NGO

    JANATA BANK

    PUBALI BANK

    RRF MICROFINANCE NGO

    SONALI BANK

    THE CITY BANK

    Which banks in Bangladesh do you send money to?

    We currently send money to all banks in Bangladesh.

    What should I check before sending?

    When sending money to a bank account in Bangladesh, please make sure that:

    • The account is able to receive Taka, or USD/EUR if sending via SWIFT. 
    • The account is not closed/frozen/suspended.
    • There are no restrictions on the amount that the account can receive.

Other countries

  • How do I send money to Pakistan (cash pickup)?

    You can send money to Pakistan with Azimo in three simple steps.

    1. Set up a transfer to Pakistan

    • Select cash pick-up as your delivery method and PKR as your delivery currency

    Please note that cash pick-up transfers can only be collected by native Pakistani residents with a valid Pakistani ID.

    You can also send money to Pakistan via bank deposit, SWIFT or mobile top-up.

    2. Enter your recipient’s details

    • Full name
    • Phone number

    The recipient’s name must match the name on their bank account/ID.

    3. Choose a pick-up location

    Your recipient can collect from any branch of:

    • Allied Bank
    • Askari Bank
    • Bank of Punjab
    • Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan (DIBP)
    • HBL
    • MCB 
    • Meezan Bank
    • UBL (United Bank Limited)
    • National Bank of Pakistan

    4. Pay for your transfer

    Payment methods include:

    Please note that you can only use your own card to pay. If you’re using online banking to pay for your transfer, always send money from an account in your name and remember to include the reference number.

     

    How long will it take to send my transfer to Pakistan?

    Once we’ve received your payment, we will immediately process your transfer and notify you via email and push notification.

    Transfers are available for pick-up at any HBL branch in minutes or 6,500 other locations within an hour.

     

    Are there limits on how much I can send to Pakistan?

    Minimum amount: 10 GBP

    Maximum amount for cash pick-up: 1,500 GBP

    If you need to send higher amounts to Pakistan, we may request additional details from you to process the transfer. This is a standard security check, in accordance with the Know Your Customer (KYC) policy, which is used across the EU and UK to ensure the safety of all money transfers. 

    There may be additional monthly/annual limits depending on your pick-up location. Please check with the bank. 

     

    What will my recipient need for cash pick-up?

    Once we’ve notified you via email that the transfer is available for pick-up, your recipient will need to provide the following:

    • Valid photo ID (with matching name)
    • Pick-up reference number, which we’ll provide once you’ve set up the transfer

    Your recipient may be asked to provide the name of our local partner, Uremit.

     

    How much does it cost to send money to Pakistan?

    Your first two Azimo transfers are fee-free and after that can be as low as £1. 

    The exact amount can vary based on:

    • Where you are sending money to and from
    • Your payment method (online bank transfer or debit/credit card)
    • The amount that you want to send

    No matter what, we'll always offer you the lowest rates - in most cases up to 90% lower than other transfer companies and banks! There are no hidden costs or confusing prices.

     

    What is the best app to send money to Pakistan?

    With the Azimo app you can send money to Pakistan from home or on the go in just a few taps.

    Features include currency alerts for the Pakistani rupee, so you always know the best time to send money abroad, while email and push notifications tell you when your money transfer will be delivered.

    There are no complicated forms to fill and no hidden fees. In less than 5 minutes you can transfer to a bank account, mobile wallet or one of 300,000+ secure cash pick-up locations and track your money every step of the way. It’s that simple.

    Download the award-winning Azimo app on your Apple or Android device and enjoy your first two transfers fee-free.

     

    How do I transfer to a company in Pakistan?

    Cash pick-up transfers are not available when sending to a company in Pakistan. 

    If you’d like to transfer to a company, please select SWIFT as your delivery method.

    Read more: What are SWIFT and BIC codes?

     

    Is it safe to send money online to Pakistan?

    When you send money to Pakistan with Azimo your payments are safe and your bank details and personal data are protected. Below are just some of the steps we’ve taken to protect your money:

    FCA regulated

    We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as an Electronic Money Institution.

    HMRC registered
    We are registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs as a Money Transmitter to help prevent money laundering.

    3D Secure authentication
    We use 3D Secure authentication to give your card payments an extra layer of security.

    Fraud detection
    Our technology detects and monitors unusual activity to protect you from fraud.

    Data protection
    We are certified by German TÜV for data protection and IT security.

    Encryption
    Encrypted communication on our website and apps protects your account against unauthorised access.

  • How do I send money to Pakistan (bank deposit)?

    You can send money to Pakistan with Azimo in three simple steps.

    1. Set up a transfer to Pakistan

    • Select direct to bank as your delivery method

    Please note, cash pick-up transfers can only be collected by native Pakistani residents with a valid Pakistani ID.

    You can also send money to Pakistan via cash pick-up, SWIFT or mobile top-up.

    2. Enter your recipient’s details

    • First name
    • Last name
    • Account number (IBAN) 

    Your recipient will find their IBAN on their bank statement or by logging into online banking. Every country’s IBAN structure is different, but every one starts with a 2-digit country code. Pakistan’s code is PK

    The recipient’s name must match the name on their bank account/ID. Banks in Pakistan won’t check the account number against the bank account, so please make sure all details are 100% accurate before setting up a money transfer.

    3. Pay for your transfer 

    Choose how much you want to send and select your payment method:

    Please note that you can only use your own card to pay. If you’re using online banking to pay for your transfer, always send money from an account in your name and remember to include the reference number.

     

    How long will it take to send my transfer to Pakistan?

    To process your transfer, we must first receive your payment. Card payments reach our account in minutes whereas bank transfers can take 4 hours in GBP or 2 business days in EUR. 

    Once we have received your payment, we will immediately process your transfer and notify you via email and push notification. 

    Direct to bank transfers are usually processed within 30 minutes.

    It may take longer to process the transfer on the weekend and public holidays.

    Note, your money will only be credited during bank opening hours.

    Are there limits on how much I can send to Pakistan?

    Minimum amount: 10 GBP

    Maximum amount for bank transfer: No limit

    If you need to send high amounts to Pakistan, it can take longer due and we may request additional details from you to process the transfer. This is a standard security check, in accordance with the Know Your Customer (KYC) policy, which is used across the EU and UK to ensure the safety of all money transfers.

    How much does it cost to send money to Pakistan?

    Your first two Azimo transfers are fee-free and after that can be as low as £1. 

    The exact amount can vary based on:

    • Where you are sending money to and from
    • Your payment method (online bank transfer or debit/credit card)
    • The amount that you want to send

    No matter what, we'll always offer you the lowest rates - in most cases up to 90% lower than other transfer companies and banks! There are no hidden costs or confusing pricing structures.

     

    What is the best app to send money to Pakistan?

    With the Azimo app you can send money to Pakistan from home or on the go in just a few taps.

    Features include currency alerts for the Pakistani rupee, so you always know the best time to send money abroad, while email and push notifications tell you when your money transfer will be delivered.

    There are no complicated forms to fill and no hidden fees. In less than 5 minutes you can transfer to a bank account, mobile wallet or one of 300,000+ secure cash pick-up locations and track your money every step of the way. It’s that simple.

    Download the award-winning Azimo app on your Apple or Android device and enjoy your first two transfers fee-free.

     

    How do I transfer to a company in Pakistan?

    You can send money to a company account in Pakistan with a SWIFT payment to an account held in USD or EUR.

    Please remember to select the correct type of account when creating your new recipient.

    Read more: What are SWIFT and BIC codes?

     

    Is it safe to send money online to Pakistan?

    When you send money to Pakistan with Azimo your payments are safe and your bank details and personal data are protected. Below are just some of the steps we’ve taken to protect your money:

    FCA regulated

    We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as an Electronic Money Institution.

    HMRC registered

    We are registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs as a Money Transmitter to help prevent money laundering.

    3D Secure authentication

    We use 3D Secure authentication to give your card payments an extra layer of security.

    Fraud detection

    Our technology detects and monitors unusual activity to protect you from fraud.

    Data protection

    We are certified by German TÜV for data protection and IT security.

    Encryption

    Encrypted communication on our website and apps protects your account against unauthorised access

     

    Which banks in Pakistan does Azimo support?

    You can transfer to any major bank in Pakistan. The full list of banks includes:

    • AL BARAKA BANK PAKISTAN LIMITED
    • ALLIED BANK LIMITED
    • ASKARI BANK LIMITED
    • BANK ALFALAH LIMITED
    • BANK ALHABIB
    • BANK ISLAMI PAKISTAN LIMITED
    • BANK OF AZAD JAMMU KASHMIR
    • BANK OF KHYBER
    • BANK OF PUNJAB
    • BARCLAYS BANK LIMITED
    • BURJ BANK
    • DEUTSHE BANK AG
    • DUBAI ISLAMIC BANK LIMITED
    • FAYSAL BANK LIMITED
    • FINCA MICROFINANCE BANK LIMITED
    • FIRST MICRO FINANCE BANK LIMITED
    • FIRST WOMEN BANK LIMITED
    • HABIB BANK LTD
    • HABIB METROPOLITAN BANK
    • INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK OF PAKISTAN
    • JAHANGIR SIDDIQUI BANK LTD
    • KASB BANK LIMITED
    • KHUSHALI BANK
    • MEEZAN BANK LIMITED
    • MUSLIM COMMERCIAL BANK
    • NATIONAL BANK OF PAKISTAN
    • NIB BANK LIMITED
    • NRSP MICROFINANCE BANK LIMITED
    • OMAN INTERNATIONAL BANK SADG
    • SAMBA BANK LIMITED
    • SILK BANK LIMITED
    • SINDH BANK
    • SME BANK LIMITED
    • SONERI BANK LIMITED
    • STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
    • SUMMIT BANK
    • TAMEER MICROFINANCE BANK LIMITED
    • THE PUNJAB PROVENCIAL COOPERATIVE BANK LTD
    • U MICROFINANCE BANK LIMITED
    • UNITED BANK LIMITED
    • WASEELA MICROFINANCE BANK LIMITED
    • ZARAI TARAQIATI BANK LIMITED
  • Sending money to Moldova

    What do I need to make a transfer?

    1. Enter recipient’s details
      • Full name (including all given names and surnames)
      • Last name
      • Phone number
      • Recipient’s city of residence
      Recipient’s name must match the name on their ID.
    2. Pay for your transfer
        You can easily pay for your transfer with the following:
      • Debit or credit card (maximum amount 12,000 GBP/13,500 EUR)
      • Bank transfer by logging into your online banking
      • SOFORT payments when sending from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands
      • iDEAL when sending from The Netherlands
        Please note that:
      • When paying for the transfer, always use your own card or bank account.

    Picking up the the transfer

    Your recipient can pick up the money in:

    EUR: From any branch of Smith & Smith and Victoriabank
    USD: From any branch of Victoriabank, Moldindconbank, Fincombank, Moldova-Agroindbank, Comertbank, Eurocreditbank and Posta Moldovei*

    *When picking up from Posta Moldovei, the USD amount will be converted to Moldovan leu.

    You’ll be notified when the transfer is available for pick-up. Your recipient will need the following:

    • Valid photo ID that shows their full name and matches the details you entered
    • Pick-up reference number that will be provided once you make a transfer
    • Your recipient might also need to provide the name of our local partner:
      • EUR transfer: Smith & Smith
      • USD transfer: Contact System

    Transfer limits

    Sending EUR

    Minimum amount: 10 GBP
    Maximum amount: 800 GBP

    Monthly limit for recipient: 3,000 EUR

    Sending USD

    Minimum amount: 10 GBP
    Maximum amount: 3,000 GBP

    If you need to send higher amounts to Moldova, we might request additional details from you to process the transfer.

    Delivery times

    Once we have received your payment, we will immediately process your transfer.

    Most transfers are available for pick-up within an hour of making a transfer.

    Transfering money to a company

    Cash pick-up transfers are not available when sending to a company in Moldova.

    If you need to transfer to a company, please use “SWIFT” transfer.

  • Send money to Colombia (Bank deposit)

    How do I set up a transfer?

    You can arrange a direct to bank transfer in a few simple steps:

    1. Enter your recipient’s details

      If you’re sending to Bancolombia bank:

      • Full name
      • Bank name
      • Account type (saving/checking) 
      • Account number

      The recipient’s name must match the name on their bank account. Banks in Colombia won’t check the account number against the bank account, so please make sure all details are 100% accurate before setting up a money transfer.

      If you’re sending to a bank other than Bancolombia:

      • Full name
      • Bank name
      • Account type (saving/checking) 
      • Account number

      The recipient’s name must match the name on their bank account. Banks in Colombia won’t check the account number against the bank account, so please make sure all details are 100% accurate before setting up a money transfer.

      Recipient’s ID type and number: 

      We accept the following ID types: 

      • CC/Cédula de ciudadanía (6-10 digits)
      • CE/Cédula de extranjería
      • NIT/Número de Identificación Tributaria (10 digits)
      • PASS/Pasaporte

      The recipient’s name must match the name on their bank account/ID. 

       

    2. Pay for your transfer 

      Payment methods include:

      • Debit/credit card (maximum amount 12,000 GBP/13,500 EUR)
      • Bank transfer via online banking
      • SOFORT if you’re sending from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy or Netherlands

      Please note that you can only use your own card to pay. If you’re using online banking to pay for your transfer, always send money from an account in your name and remember to include the reference number.

     

    How does my recipient enable international transfers? - Bancolombia bank

    By law, all recipients must complete a form before they can receive international payments. This only needs to be done once, but your recipient must enable international transfers before you set up a transfer. 



        - Bancolombia customers can use an online service called “Abono Automático

    Please remind your recipient to do this through their online banking before you set up a transfer. That way your money will be delivered to Colombia without delay. 

     

    What are the transfer limits?

    Bancolombia

    Minimum amount: 10 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)

    Maximum amount: 5,300 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)

    Accumulated monthly/yearly limit: 6,999 USD/ 28,000 USD

    All other banks: 

    Minimum amount: 10 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)

    Maximum amount: 5,900 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)

     

    Accumulated monthly limit: 8,000 USD per recipient’s bank (or equivalent in sending currency)

    If you need to send higher amounts to Colombia, we may request additional details from you to process the transfer. This is a standard security check to ensure the safety of all money transfers. 

     

    How long until my transfer is delivered?

    Once we’ve received your payment, we will immediately process your transfer and notify you via email and push notification.

    If the transfer is submitted by 1 PM UK time, most transfers are delivered on the same day

    Note, it can sometimes take a few hours for the money to appear in your recipient’s bank account and delivery time may depend on the receiving bank. Your transfer can also take longer than usual if your recipient hasn’t enabled international payments.

    Note, your money will only be credited during bank opening hours.

     

    Which banks in Colombia does Azimo support? 

    Azimo supports all banks in Colombia.

    Alternatively, with Azimo’s cash pick-up service your recipient can collect from any branch of the following:  

    • Bancolombia 
    • Davivienda 
    • Financiera Pagos
    • SuperGIROS

     

    Can I transfer money to a company?

    Yes, but please remember to select the correct account type when creating your new recipient.

     

    Is it safe to send money online to Colombia?

    When you send money to Colombia with Azimo your payments are safe and your bank details and personal data are protected. Below are just some of the steps we’ve taken to protect your money: 

    FCA regulated

    We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as an Electronic Money Institution.

    HMRC registered

    We are registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs as a Money Transmitter to help prevent money laundering.

    3D Secure authentication

    We use 3D Secure authentication to give your card payments an extra layer of security.

    Fraud detection

    Our technology detects and monitors unusual activity to protect you from fraud.

    Data protection

    We are certified by German TÜV for data protection and IT security.

    Encryption

    Encrypted communication on our website and apps protects your account against unauthorised access

  • Send money to Colombia (Cash pick-up)

    How do I set up a transfer?

    You can arrange a cash pick-up to Colombia in a few simple steps:

    1. Enter your recipient’s details

      • Full name
      • Phone number 
      • Full address (please do not include special characters e.g. #, -)

      The recipient’s name must match the name on their bank account. Banks in Colombia won’t check the account number against the bank account, so please make sure all details are 100% accurate before setting up a money transfer.

    2. Choose a pick-up location

      Your recipient can collect from any branch of the following: 

      • Bancolombia 
      • Davivienda 
      • Financiera Pagos
      • SuperGIROS
    3. Pay for your transfer 

      Payment methods include:

      • Debit/credit card (maximum amount 12,000 GBP/13,500 EUR)
      • Bank transfer via online banking 
      • SOFORT if you’re sending from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy or Netherlands

      Please note that you can only use your own card to pay. If you’re using online banking to pay for your transfer, always send money from an account in your name and remember to include the reference number.

    What are the transfer limits?

    Bancolombia

    Minimum amount: 10 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)

    Maximum amount: 2,200 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)

    Davivienda

    Minimum amount: 10 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)

    Maximum amount: 800 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)

    Financiera Pagos

    Minimum amount: 20 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)

    Maximum amount: 2,200 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)

    SuperGIROS

    Minimum amount: 20 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)

    Maximum amount: 1,200 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)

     

    There may be additional monthly/annual limits depending on your pick-up location. Please check with the bank. 

    Note, Colombian regulations mean any payments over the monthly cumulative total of COP 1,989,000 will be subject to the 4x1000 tax. In this instance, 4 pesos out of every 1000 over the limit will be collected in taxes at the payout location.

     

    How long until my transfer is delivered?

    Once we’ve received your payment, we will immediately process your transfer and notify you via email and push notification.

    Most transfers are available for pick-up within minutes.

     

    What will my recipient need for cash pick-up?

    Your recipient can collect from: 

    • Bancolombia
    • Davivienda
    • Financiera Pagos
    • SuperGIROS.

    Once we’ve notified you via email that the transfer is available for pick-up, your recipient will need to provide the following:

    • Valid photo ID (with matching name and address)
    • Pick-up reference number, which we’ll provide once you’ve set up the transfer
    • Your recipient may be asked to provide the name of our local partner, BTS System

    The recipient may need to complete a Formulario de Vinculación at the pick-up location

     

    Can I transfer money to a company?

    Cash pick-up transfers are not available when sending to a company in Colombia. 

    If you’d like to transfer to a company, please select ‘Direct to bank’ as your delivery method.

     

    Is it safe to send money online to Colombia?

    When you send money to Colombia with Azimo your payments are safe and your bank details and personal data are protected. Below are just some of the steps we’ve taken to protect your money:

    FCA regulated

    We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as an Electronic Money Institution.

    HMRC registered

    We are registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs as a Money Transmitter to help prevent money laundering.

    3D Secure authentication

    We use 3D Secure authentication to give your card payments an extra layer of security.

    Fraud detection

    Our technology detects and monitors unusual activity to protect you from fraud.

    Data protection

    We are certified by German TÜV for data protection and IT security.

    Encryption

    Encrypted communication on our website and apps protects your account against unauthorised access

  • Send money to Mexico (Bank deposit)

    How do I set up a transfer?

    You can arrange a direct to bank transfer in a few simple steps:

    1. Enter your recipient’s details
      • Full name
      • Bank name
      • Account number (11 digits)

      The recipient’s name must match the name on their bank account. Banks in Mexico won’t check the account number against the bank account, so please make sure all details are 100% accurate before setting up a money transfer.

    2. Pay for your transfer 

      Payment methods include:

      • Debit/credit card (maximum amount 12,000 GBP/13,500 EUR)
      • Bank transfer via online banking 
      • SOFORT if you’re sending from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy or Netherlands

      Please note that you can only use your own card to pay. If you’re using online banking to pay for your transfer, always send money from an account in your name and remember to include the reference number.

     

    What is a CLABE?

    A CLABE (Clave Bancaria Estandarizada) is an 18 digit number used to identify Mexican bank accounts. Account holders must provide this number for all domestic bank transfers.

    The 18 digits represent the following information:

    1-3: bank

    4-6: branch

    7-17: account number

    18: check digit

    To send money with Azimo, we need just the 11 digit account number (7-17). 

     

    What are the transfer limits?

    For Bancoppel, BBVA Bancomer, Chedraui and BANCO AUTOFIN customers:

    Minimum amount: 10 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)\
    Maximum amount: 800 GBP (or equivalent in sending currency)

    Accumulated monthly limit:

    BBVA Bancomer: 15,000 USD

    Chedraul: 5,000 USD

    If you need to send higher amounts to Mexico, we may request additional details from you to process the transfer. This is a standard security check to ensure the safety of all money transfers.  

     

    How long until my transfer is delivered?

    Once we’ve received your payment, we will immediately process your transfer and notify you via email and push notification.

    Most transfers are delivered on the same day. Note, it can sometimes take a few hours for the money to appear in your recipient’s bank account.

     

    Which banks in Mexico does Azimo support? 

    • Bancoppel
    • BBVA Bancomer
    • Chedraul
    • Autofin Mex

    Alternatively, you can use our cash pick-up service and deliver to any branch of:

    • ALMACENES SOL
    • BANCOPPEL
    • CHEDRAUI
    • FARMACIAS AHORRO
    • FUNDACION
    • PAGOS INTERMEX
    • TELECOMM

     

    Can I transfer money to a company?

    You can send money to a company account in Mexico with a SWIFT payment. Accounts must be in USD.

     

    Is it safe to send money online to Mexico?

    When you send money to Mexico with Azimo your payments are safe and your bank details and personal data are protected. Below are just some of the steps we’ve taken to protect your money:

    FCA regulated

    We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as an Electronic Money Institution.

    HMRC registered

    We are registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs as a Money Transmitter to help prevent money laundering.

    3D Secure authentication

    We use 3D Secure authentication to give your card payments an extra layer of security.

    Fraud detection

    Our technology detects and monitors unusual activity to protect you from fraud.

    Data protection

    We are certified by German TÜV for data protection and IT security.

    Encryption

    Encrypted communication on our website and apps protects your account against unauthorised access

SWIFT transfers

  • What is a SWIFT transfer?

    SWIFT transfer is a transfer that is sent via the SWIFT international payment network. With Azimo you can make SWIFT transfers to more than 100 countries around the world, in major currencies including GBP, USD and EUR.

    You’ll need a SWIFT-BIC code as it allows us to identify your recipient’s local bank.

    Important information to note
    • The receiving bank might charge a handling fee to receive a SWIFT transfer
    • Most transfers are delivered within 24 hours
    • The receiving account has to be held in the chosen currency
  • How can I find my recipient’s SWIFT-BIC code?
    A SWIFT-BIC code is unique to your recipient’s bank branch, so in order to find their SWIFT code, please ask your recipient to get it from them and provide it to you.
  • Making a SWIFT transfer

    What are the delivery times?

    SWIFT transfers usually take one working day.

    Please note that it may take longer to process the transfer on public holidays.

     

    What are the minimum and maximum amounts per transfer?

    The minimum amount for a SWIFT transfer is 200 GBP and the maximum amount is 250,000 GBP.

    Please note that some recipient’s banks have a limit set on how much they can receive, so double check with them before sending.

     

    Can I make a transfer to a company?

    Yes, you can make a SWIFT transfer to company accounts in either USD or EUR.

    Please remember to select the correct type of account when creating your new recipient on your Azimo account.