Azimo’s exchange rates are updated live in line with changes on global foreign exchange markets. Compare Azimo’s rates with those offered by high street banks and you’ll find that Azimo’s rates generally compare quite favourably.
To receive a quote from Azimo you don’t even need to sign up for an account. All you have to do is select your transfer destination of choice on the Azimo homepage to see the exchange rate and fee that will apply to your transfer.
How much does it cost to transfer money with Azimo?
There are several factors that influence how much your Azimo international money transfer will cost, including:
How much money you are sending.
Where you are sending your money.
How you would like your funds to be delivered.
For example, sending £100 (SEK1,150) to an Australian bank account will incur a transaction fee of £1 (SEK11.50), while sending £1,000 (SEK11,505) to Sri Lanka for a cash pickup attracts a fee of £2.99 (SEK34.40).
You can use the price calculator tool on the Azimo website to work out exactly how much your transaction will cost.
Minimum transfer amount and available countries
The minimum amount you can transfer overseas with Azimo is £5 (SEK115). While no upper transfer limit applies, if you’re sending more than £899 (SEK10,345) in one go or if you’ll be exceeding a total transfer amount of £899 (SEK10,345) in a 30-day period, you’ll need to provide some extra identification.
Azimo allows you to send funds to more than 190 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas and Europe. You can see a full list of possible transfer destinations, as well as the receiving options available in each country, by visiting the Azimo website. Popular transfer destinations include:
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BAM)
Costa Rica (CRC)
Côte d’Ivoire (XOF)
Czech Republic (CZK)
Dominican Republic (DOP)
El Salvador (USD)
French Polynesia (XPF)
Hong Kong (HKD)
Kyrgz Republic (KGS)
Macedonia FYR (MKD)
New Caledonia (CFP)
New Zealand (NZD)
Papua New Guinea (PGK)
Puerto Rico (USD)
Saudi Arabia (SAR)
Sierra Leone (SLL)
Slovak Republic (EUR)
Solomon Islands (SBD)
South Africa (ZAR)
Sri Lanka (LKR)
United Arab Emirates UAE (AED)
United Kingdom (GBP)
What types of transfers can you carry out with Azimo?
Azimo offers the following transfer options, though not all options are available in every country it allows you to send funds to:
Bank account transfers
Cash pickup transfers to more than 200,000 pickup locations
Mobile airtime top-ups allowing you to purchase minutes on your recipient’s mobile
Mobile wallet transfers
You can send a transfer online or using the Azimo mobile app, while you can pay for your transaction using a bank transfer or your debit card. If you ever require assistance with a transfer or have a question about Azimo’s service, a useful online support centre is offered with a large selection of frequently asked questions. Email and multilingual phone customer support are also available if needed.
The registration and transfer process
You’ll need to register for an account before you can send money overseas with Azimo, but this can be done quickly and easily online or through the mobile app. You’ll only need to provide basic details such as your name and contact information, but extra identification may be required if you wish to send larger transfer amounts. You will need to supply all the relevant details of the transaction you wish to send, including:
The amount of money you wish to send and in which currency you would like to send it
How the money will be transferred and received
Where the money is going
Details of your recipient, such as their name, address and bank account information
How you will pay for the transfer
At this stage you will be able to review the details of your transfer, including the exchange rate and fee that apply. If you’re happy with what you see, you can pay for your transfer using your debit card or a bank account transfer. Transactions can be tracked in your Azimo account dashboard.
What are the pros and cons of using Azimo?
Worldwide access. Azimo offers transfers to almost 200 countries, making it possible to send money to loved ones all around the world.
Transfer options. From bank account transfers and cash pickups to mobile wallet top-ups and a range of other options, Azimo allows you to choose the transfer method that is most convenient for you.
Affordable. Compare Azimo’s fees and exchange rates with those you receive from banks and other money transfer providers – you’ll soon see that Azimo offers a competitive money transfer solution.
Not all transfer options are available to all countries. You’ll need to visit the Azimo website to determine which transfer methods are available for your destination.
What other products and services does Azimo offer?
Azimo is a specialist money transfer company and does not offer any other products or services to its customers.
Frequently asked questions
At time of writing, this service is only available for transfers to the Philippines.
In the majority of cases, transfers take approximately one working day to be completed. However, check the details of your transfer destination on the Azimo website to get an accurate idea of how long it will take for your funds to arrive.
Yes. Azimo is regulated as a payment institution by the Financial Conduct Authority. It is also licensed and regulated by HMRC in the UK and certified by German TÜV for data protection.
You will receive a confirmation email from the email address linked to your Azimo account, while the status of the transfer will also change on your Azimo dashboard.
Your recipient will need to take along a valid form of photo ID and a pick-up reference number when they go to collect the funds. The name on their photo ID will also need to exactly match the name the sender supplies when placing the transfer.
The range of transfer options and affordable transactions available from Azimo make it well worth considering when you need to send money overseas.
Roger Wilsher was a senior writer for finder.com, covering a range of personal finance subjects.
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