Find the best way to send money to Sudan
Learn how to send money to Sudan from the UK in our step-by-step guide.
Looking for the best way to send money from the United Kingdom to family, friends or businesses in Sudan (or even to your own overseas bank account)?
Unfortunately, Finder doesn't have any providers that can help you send money to Sudan from the United Kingdom. Transferring money to countries like Sudan is challenging but potentially services such as Western Union and WorldRemit are worth exploring.
Best ways to send money to Sudan from the UKThe best way to send money to Sudan 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 pounds or Sudanese pounds money transfer specialists typically offer better rates and cheaper fees than a local bank.
Compare other the UK money transfer companies
Although we don't have any options for you to transfer money to Sudan, here are some other money transfer companies that send from the United Kingdom you can check out in the meantime.
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
Cheapest way to send money to SudanWhen you're hunting down the cheapest ways to send money to Sudan, 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 British 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 GBP/SDG 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 Sudanese pounds your recipient will end up with.
Safest way to send money to Sudan
The safest way to get your money to Sudan is to use a provider registered with the United Kingdom's industry regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 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 the United Kingdom and Sudan.
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 Sudan
If you need to make a sizable money transfer to Sudan, consider using a provider such as Wise (TransferWise) or CurrencyTransfer 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 Sudan may have tax implications for you or your recipient. A transfer specialist can help get you up to speed on HMRC'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 SDG 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 Wise (TransferWise) and CurrencyTransfer can give you support over the phone.
How to send money to Sudan from the UK
To send money to Sudan, you'll need the necessary documentation, your recipient's details and a way to pay.
- Compare your options.
Use our table to find a money transfer provider that sends funds to Sudan. 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".
- Create an account.
You'll need to give your name, address, contact details, proof of ID and method of payment.
- Provide your recipient's details.
Enter your recipient's name and contact information. If you're sending straight to their Sudanese bank account, you'll need the account number, SWIFT or IBAN plus their bank branch's address.
- Enter your transfer amount.
Check you're happy with the fees, exchange rates and transfer speed, then enter the amount you wish to send. Double-check the total Sudanese pounds your recipient gets.
- Complete your transfer.
Send your money transfer to Sudan. 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 Sudan
Although we currently have any active deals to help you transfer money to Sudan from the United Kingdom, below we cover the most features to consider when researching providers.
- 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 SDG 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 Sudan for a flat or low fee might work out better if you plan to send a large amount.
- Transfer type. Does your recipient have a Sudanese bank account or is cash or cell phone top-up a better option? Each transfer type will have 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 Sudan faster and cheaper than banks.
- Transfer limits. Find out how much you can send with each service.
- 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 Sudanese pounds.
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Ask an Expert
Hi, Please help. Is it true that a Sudanese national can transfer foreign exchange to Sudan (I think via the Central Bank of Sudan) and receive a much more favourable exchange rate? I read an article in Reuters suggesting CBOS had offered this incentive late last year (wanting to boost its foreign currency reserves) but I can’t find anything on their web site or elsewhere to confirm nor instructions on how it can be done. All help gratefully received. Many thanks.
Thanks for your inquiry
There are two options for sending money in Sudan.
Banks. Find out if your bank lets you transfer funds to a Sudanese bank account. If it does, you may be able to initiate the process by visiting a branch, through online banking or over the phone. If you account comes with a chequebook, you can write a cheque and send it via mail. Purchasing a money order from your bank and mailing it is also an option.
Non-banks. You can use the services of a money transfer company such as Western Union to send money to Sudan from Australia. You can also send money via PayPal, provided both you and the recipient have PayPal accounts. Opening a PayPal account when in Sudan may not be easy.
I would suggest trying out one of these options to transfer money.
Hope this information helps