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Looking for the best way to send money from Canada to family, friends or businesses in Kenya (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 KES exchange rates and lower fees, so for the same amount of Canadian dollars you send, your recipient will receive more Kenyan shillings.
Of the companies we've compared, Africhange 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 Kenya within minutes.
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
Bank transfers are typically the cheapest way to get your money to Kenya. Africhange and Xe Money Transfers 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 Kenya, it's more important to look at the overall cost of your transfer. This has a couple of elements:
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 Kenyan shillings your recipient will end up with.
Many online providers can offer transfers to Kenya within minutes, although you're likely to pay a premium for the convenience.Here are some of the fastest average transfer speeds to Kenya:
Actual transfer times from Canada to Kenya can depend on several different factors including transfer amount, payment method and currency.
The safest way to get your money to Kenya is to use a provider registered with Canada's industry regulator, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. All of 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 Kenya.
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.
If you need to make a sizable money transfer to Kenya, consider using a provider such as TorFX or Xe Money Transfers to benefit from its expertise in handling larger transfer amounts.Using a large transfer specialist can have the following advantages:
To send money to Kenya, you'll need the necessary documentation, your recipient's details and a way to pay.
When choosing a money transfer provider to send money from Canada to Kenya, 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:
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