Exchange Control Services

The South African Reserve Bank governs the amount of money that you as an individual are allowed to transfer out of the country. The Exchange Control Regulations and Rulings control the flow of money in and out of the country and are applicable to all transactions, no matter the amount.

Changes to Reserve Bank Regulations

The South African Reserve Bank recently changed its regulations with regard to South Africans using their debit cards while overseas.


  • Use their South African debit cards up to the current maximum (R1 million) of the annual Single Discretionary Allowance (SDA)
  • If under the age of 18, spend up to the current maximum (R200 000) of the annual Travel Allowance on their South African debit cards

How Exchange Control Regulations Affect South African Citizens

When you need to make any type of payment overseas, Bidvest Bank is an authorised dealer and can help with administering exchange control and applying for prior approval. We understand the exchange control regulations and can help ensure that you abide by them. See how Exchange Control can affect South African citizens.

Dynamic Hedging

Dynamic hedging is a strategy that involves rebalancing hedge positions as market conditions change. With our innovative forex hedging facilities we can actively manage your foreign currency exposure by anticipated foreign commitments like dividends and tenders without lodging the supporting paperwork immediately with the authorities.

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