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When you need to get money to a loved one overseas, the last thing you want to have to deal with is navigating a potentially complicated and expensive process. Sending money from the United Kingdom to Rwanda doesn’t have to be expensive. Compare the transfer fees and exchange rates of the many options available to you to get the most Rwandan francs for your money.
An international money transfer allows you to send money to a recipient overseas. Generally, a transfer involves you providing funds to a bank or an independent transfer provider, which then sends the money to your recipient in another country — in this case, Rwanda. This can be done in person or oftentimes online. You can use cash or transfer funds from your bank account, which will then either be deposited into your recipient’s bank account are made available as cash for them to pick up at a location in their country.
Celia and her family immigrated to the UK from Rwanda in the early 1990s. She was a young girl at the time and finished her education in England, but has now been working for a couple of years. Now that she is earning money, she would like to send £500 back home to the remaining family members there. She has drawn up the table below to compare her options.
|Money transfer company A||Money transfer company B|
|Exchange rate||$1 USD = $1,008.295 RWF||$1 USD = $992.940 RWF|
|Amount of RWF received in Rwanda for £500||$504,147.5 RWF||$496,470 RWF|
|Transfer time||2 to 4 days||10 minutes|
|Transfer options||Phone, online account, mobile app||Phone, online, agent location|
|Difference in RWF||7,677.5 RWF|
When comparing your options, pay attention to these factors:
When sending funds to Rwanda, you’ll be asked to provide the following information:
Once you have completed your transaction, you will be given a tracking number. Make a note of this number so you can monitor the progress of your money transfer.
In the case of an emergency, you can send money to Rwanda through companies like Moneygram, Western Union and Xpress Money. Some of the agent locations are listed below.
When picking up cash in a foreign country, always have government-issued photo ID. Have the tracking or reference number handy.
Travel in groups and avoid traveling at night. Like its neighbouring country Burundi, Rwanda is prone to severe civil unrest. Crime and violence are currently at high rates, and public demonstrations should be avoided at all costs.
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