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Find the best way to send money to Swaziland

Learn how to send money to Swaziland from Canada in our step-by-step guide.

Looking for the best way to send money from Canada to family, friends or businesses in Swaziland (or even to your own overseas bank account)?

Don't head straight to your Canadian bank – compare specialist money transfer services instead. They nearly always offer better SZL exchange rates and lower fees, so for the same amount of Canadian dollars you send, your recipient will receive more Swazi lilangenis.

Of the companies we've compared, Xe Money Transfers is among the cheapest, with competitive exchange rates and fees starting from $0. Need a really fast transfer? Xe Money Transfers can get money to your recipient in Swaziland within minutes.

Best ways to send money to Swaziland from Canada

The best way to send money to Swaziland depends on your payment method, how you want your money to be received and how fast you need it to arrive.
  • Online money transfer provider. When buying Canadian dollars or Swazi lilangenis , money transfer specialists typically offer better rates and cheaper fees than a local bank.
  • Bank transfer. Bank transfers are an easy way to send money to Swaziland, but they charge extra for the convenience and are often slower than other methods.

Compare the best money transfer companies to send money to Swaziland

Use our table to compare the best money transfer companies to send money to Swaziland. You can compare deposit and receiving options, fees and transfer speeds, then click the "Go to site" button when you've found the best one to get your money to Swaziland.
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Name Product Offer Filter Values Fastest Transfer Speed Fees (Pay by Bank Transfer)
Xe Money Transfers
Within minutes
$0
Xe has fast transfers with low fees and a range of foreign currency tools.
Loop
Within an hour
$0
Loop has 1 day transfers and low FX rates.
Xe Money Transfers
Within minutes
$0
Xe has fast transfers with low fees and a range of foreign currency tools.
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Cheapest way to send money to Swaziland

Bank transfers are typically the cheapest way to get your money to Swaziland. Xe Money Transfers and have some of the lowest bank transfer fees of the brands we've compared.

When you're hunting down the cheapest ways to send money to Swaziland, it's more important to look at the overall cost of your transfer. This has a couple of elements:

  • Transfer fees. While still cheaper than your Canadian bank, some money transfer services charge either a fixed or percentage-based fee for making your transfer.
  • Exchange rates. Another way money transfer providers make money is to add a margin to the mid-market CAD/SZL exchange rate.

Some providers may charge the mid-market rate but add fees on top. Others may have very low fees but apply a markup on the exchange rate. This means it is important to compare exactly how many Swazi lilangenis your recipient will end up with.

Fastest way to send money to Swaziland

Many online providers can offer transfers to Swaziland within minutes, although you're likely to pay a premium for the convenience.

Here are some of the fastest average transfer speeds to Swaziland:
  • Xe Money Transfers — within minutes

Actual transfer times from Canada to Swaziland can depend on several several factors including transfer amount, payment method and currency.

Safest way to send money to Swaziland

The safest way to get your money to Swaziland is to use a provider registered with Canada's industry regulator, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. All the companies we've compared in our table are overseen by a local regulator and comply with the relevant laws and regulations in both Canada and Swaziland.

A great way to dive deeper is by reading our extended reviews of each transfer service and researching first-hand customer feedback on Trustpilot and similar platforms.

Large money transfers to Swaziland

If you need to make a sizable money transfer to Swaziland, consider using a provider such as Xe Money Transfers to benefit from its expertise in handling larger transfer amounts.

Using a large transfer specialist can have the following advantages:
  • Tax guidance. Large transfers to Swaziland may have tax implications for you or your recipient. A transfer specialist can help get you up to speed on the CRA's latest advice.
  • Foreign exchange (forex) tools. Advanced tools such as forward contracts, limit orders and stop-loss orders can help you lock in the SZL exchange rate you want.
  • Account manager. Some money transfer providers assign a personal account manager who can help and advise you on your transfer needs.
  • Phone service. If you want to talk your transfer through with someone, providers such as Xe Money Transfers and Xe Money Transfers can give you support over the phone.

How to send money to Swaziland from Canada

To send money to Swaziland, you'll need the necessary documentation, your recipient's details and a way to pay.

  1. Compare your options.
    Use our table to find a money transfer provider that sends funds to Swaziland. One may be better for cash pickups, while another may suit a bank transfer. Once you've found the best one for your requirements, click "Go to site".
  2. Create an account.
    You'll need to give your name, address, contact details, proof of ID and method of payment.
  3. Provide your recipient's details.
    Enter your recipient's name and contact information. If you're sending straight to their Emaswati bank account, you'll need the account number, SWIFT or IBAN plus their bank branch's address.
  4. Enter your transfer amount.
    Make sure you're happy with the fees, exchange rates and transfer speed, then enter the amount you wish to send. Double-check the total Swazi lilangenis your recipient gets.
  5. Complete your transfer.
    Send your money transfer to Swaziland. Keep your transaction reference number safe so you can track your transfer. Your recipient may need it, too.

How to choose the best money transfer companies to send money to Swaziland

When choosing a money transfer provider to send money from Canada to Swaziland, it's important to consider the cost, how you want your recipient to receive the funds and the turnaround time. Here are other features to review:

  • Exchange rates. Banks and transfer services use the mid-market rate to trade with one another. It is the best rate you can get. However, not all money transfer providers offer you this mid-market rate so compare the SZL you're offered to the mid-market rate and look for the smallest difference.
  • Transfer fees. Are you being charged a flat fee or a percentage of your transfer amount? For example, a provider offering to transfer your money to Swaziland for a flat or low fee might work out better if you plan to send a large amount.
  • Transfer type. Does your recipient have an Emaswati bank account or is cash or cell phone top-up a better option? Each transfer type has different fees. For example, instant cash pickups tend to be more expensive than bank transfers .
  • Transfer speed. If you need your transfer to arrive quickly, you can pay for an express delivery. Some companies offer instant cash pickups but may charge more. If you're not in a rush, online money transfer services offer the best value and get your money to Swaziland faster and cheaper than banks.
  • Transfer limits. Find out how much you can send with each service. For example, Xe Money Transfers allows transfers up to $750,000 online (no max offline) .
  • Discounts. Some providers may offer you a free transfer simply for signing up. Others may offer a discount if you transfer more than a specific amount of Swazi lilangenis.

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