Cheapest way to send money to Botswana - Fees and Charge Rates

FCA Regualted: FCA Regulated
Margin Rate: 0.7%
100,000 gets you: 1,339,160 BWP
Currencies Direct
FCA Regualted: FCA Regulated
Margin Rate: 0.7%
100,000 gets you: 1,339,160 BWP
Online FX
FCA Regualted: Not FCA Regulated
Margin Rate: 2%
100,000 gets you: 1,321,628 BWP
Santander Bank
FCA Regualted: FCA Regulated
Margin Rate: 5%
100,000 gets you: 1,281,170 BWP
Bank of America
FCA Regualted: FCA Regulated
Margin Rate: 5%
100,000 gets you: 1,281,170 BWP

Send money to Botswana from London

CMT Money Transfer to Botswana? Transferring money from one country to another is rarely a topic of conversation, but you can never know when you will need to do it. Before you send money anywhere there are a couple of things you need to know.

Types of options to send money

When you need to send money to Botswana, it's useful to know a little bit about the country and the money. Botswana or the Republic of Botswana is a desert country located in Africa. The currency in Botswana is the Botswana Pula. Pula is a name for rain, which is quite funny because it is a desert country.

The exchange rate varies from day to day but most companies offer a transfer that happens within minutes. It is important to remember that different companies will also take different commissions, so check out different options before making the decision. Most companies offer in the region between 0.2% and 5%.

Have a look at the exchange rate and transfer your money when it is very good because then it will go a much longer way for the recipient.

There is an option of using travellers cheques but it is not the fastest or the safest option. It can be very time to consume for the recipient, so it's better to just do a bank transfer. 

Main bank

There are several banks in Botswana, but the biggest one is Bank of Botswana. It is safe to do a money transfer from any American or British bank, but the rates are different from bank to bank.

However, many people don't have an easy access to a bank, so that needs to be taken into account.


At the moment there are no restrictions on sending and receiving money to and from the country as the investments are encouraged and regulated by the Ministry of Finance.

Remember, make sure that the company you're using has a good reputation so your money can reach its target and you don't have to worry.


Transfer from Botswana to UK

What is the currency of Botswana? Obviously before you can transfer money to Botswana you need to know which foreign currency you will be sending. Botswana uses the Botswana Pula as its only unit of currency. The name Pula means rain which is quite ironic when you consider that Botswana is in the middle of a desert.

Can I check the latest currency rate in Botswana?
As well as being able to arrange a currency transfer to Botswana within minutes you can also take a look at the currency rate Botswana money is being exchanged for at any one time. Like any foreign currency the Botswana Pula’s rate of exchange will vary on a day-to-day basis. Sometimes this variation can be quite high so it really does pay to take a look at the exchange rate and tried to transfer your money when it is very good. Do this and your recipient will get much more money at their end of the transfer.

Where can money be exchanged in Botswana?
Should you wish to send travellers cheques to your recipient, and this is not really recommended as it is not as fast as a money transfer to Botswana, they will need to know where they can exchange them. Traveller’s cheques can be exchanged for money in either banks or at a bureau de change. As you would think getting to a bank or bureau de change can be very time consuming for your recipient so it is better to transfer the money directly to them.