A beginners guide to sending money to Zimbabwe with Access Forex

Sending money home might be intimidating, especially for those who have just moved to the diaspora but in today’s connected world its easier and convenient than ever before. In this tutorial we’ll walk you through each step on how to send money to Zimbabwe from South Africa and the United Kingdom using the secure and simple Access Forex.

STEP 1:  Register

Download our mobile app by clicking the link https://app.accessforex.com. If you are in South Africa there is also a USSD code simply dial *134*3042# for free registration.

STEP 2:  Get Verified

To protect your information, you will be required to verify your identity by submitting your identification documents online by uploading a copy of any of the following documents; passport, licence, national ID, before sending money. This is done to comply with anti-money laundering scheme and to know our customers better.

STEP 3: Enter beneficiary details

Upon verification of your personal details, you enter the correct recipient’s details, including their full name, address, id number, contact information. All information entered should be clear and correct to avoid any errors. You then enter the amount you want to send along with the currency you are sending and the currency you want the recipient to receive.

STEP 4: Review and Confirm

Carefully review the transaction details, including the transfer amount, exchange rate, fees, and recipient information, to ensure everything is accurate. Access forex adheres to the RBZ transfer limits which cannot be exceeded. Once you’re satisfied, confirm the transaction to initiate the money transfer process. You’ll receive a notification message after the processing is complete.

STEP 5: South Africa Payments

For South African transactions, you create an order on the app by following the above steps and complete your payment at PEP, Ackermans, Kazang, Pick n Pay, Checkers, Usave or Shoprite.

STEP 6: Payment Notification

Once the transfer is completed, an automated sms is sent to the receiver which they will use for collection.

STEP 7: Collection

Access Forex has over 250 collection points across Zimbabwe. The beneficiary can collect at any location within their preferred area of radius. To collect the payment, the beneficiary needs to bring any one of their original national ID, license or valid passport, as well as their payment notification message for identification purposes.

STEP 8: Support

If you encounter any issues or have questions, you can contact our customer support who are readily available to assist on +263776302424.

Remember to prioritize security and reliability and always double-check the transaction details to avoid any errors.

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In a world where being in business sometimes means moving mountains, Access Forex can make a difference by being the bridge that links an idea, with the means to make it happen. Entrepreneurs are very dear to the Access Forex business model, mainly because it was started by people with the exact same mindset.


Entrepreneurship is not just about starting a business, it is about overcoming hurdles and creating value in opportunities. The steepest hurdles that most entrepreneurs face is access to reliable and timely cash flow and access to funds coming into and out of their business ventures. Money transfers play an important role here by providing a seamless and efficient way for entrepreneurs to access their earnings.


Enock Mawere, a carpenter in the city of Bulawayo can attest to this. He receives orders from clients all over Zimbabwe via WhatsApp and after quoting them, asks them to send a deposit using Access Forex. He picks up the cash at the Access Forex parkade centre branch situated along fifth street and nineth avenue in Bulawayo which is just a stone throw from his workshop. He uses the same platform to order wood from Nyanga.


In the last year he has saved almost enough to purchase an edge-banding and wood lathe machine from South Africa and once he has the full amount, he will use Access Forex Zim2SA platform to send money to his cousin in Johannesburg who will purchase the machine on his behalf. His cousin Ephraim, has also been slowly investing in Enock’s business and uses the Access Forex mobile App in South Africa to send R1000 regularly to Enock in Zimbabwe. Together they have modernized their operations, increased stock purchases and reached new customers.


Enock’s story is one of many that have used the Access Forex remittances platforms in South Africa, Zimbabwe and the UK to succeed in business. By empowering entrepreneurs with the means to turn their dreams into reality, Access Forex is not just facilitating transactions; it’s building a legacy of empowerment that will endure for generations to come.

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Global Money Week


Global Money Week
Global Money Week

In an interconnected world where borders blur and distances shrink, the need for efficient and secure money transfer solutions has never been greater. One thing remains constant: the importance of security. As we navigate through the digital era, where convenience often goes hand in hand with vulnerability, it’s crucial to find trustworthy allies who prioritize the safeguarding of our hard-earned money. Access Forex has risen to the occasion as a light of reliability offering not just a service but a promise of security for all financial transfers.

Access Forex doesn’t just handle transactions; but nurture relationships built on a foundation of reliability and integrity. Every transfer, every transaction is a testament of dedication to safeguarding the financial well-being of customers no matter where they are in the world. In the heart of this movement lies the digital wallet, a digital sentinel, tirelessly guarding our assets, and nurturing our dreams. Through the digital wallet a shield to potential threats and vulnerabilities, Access Forex does not only seek to protect your money but to foster financial inclusion on a global scale, ensuring no one is left behind in the pursuit of financial prosperity. So, whether you’re sending funds to a loved one halfway across the globe or engaging in cross-border commerce, you can rest easy knowing that your finances are in safe hands with Access Forex.

The digital wallet allows all users to send and receive money across borders quickly and securely, leveraging technology to streamline the remittance process. Additionally, Access Forex’s digital wallet offers features such as multi-currency support, mobile top-up services, cash in and cash out services and bill payments to promote financial inclusion on a global scale. To use the digital wallet to send money from South Africa to Zimbabwe, you simply dial *134*3042#. It also offers enhanced transparency by providing users with real-time tracking and notifications, allowing them to monitor the status of their transfers from initiation to completion. Furthermore, the built-in security features such as encryption and biometric authentication ensure that sensitive financial information remains protected, instilling confidence in users and stakeholders alike.

For in the realm of the digital wallet and global finance, lies the promise of a tomorrow that is as secure as it is boundless. With each transaction, with each digital exchange, we are not merely transferring funds; we are sowing the seeds of progress, nurturing the soil of prosperity, and building a future that is as secure as it is promising.

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International Day of Family Remittances

International Remittance Day

It’s that time of year again when the world celebrates International Remittance Day, a day dedicated to acknowledging the impact of cross-border money transfers on economies and communities worldwide. Access Forex, a global money transfer company, is proud to celebrate this day and the vital role that remittances play in transforming lives for millions of people.

At Access Forex, we understand that sending money abroad can be a daunting and expensive experience. That’s why our mission has always been to provide a simple, efficient, and cost-effective way for customers to send money from the diaspora and within Zimbabwe. Our platform provides a fast and reliable way to transfer money between countries and cities, helping maintain their relationships and strengthen bonds. We offer competitive rates, no hidden fees, and a user-friendly online platform accessible from anywhere and at any time.

International Remittance Day is an essential day for Access Forex as it helps us to reflect on the impact we’ve been making on the world, one transaction at a time. Remittances mean different things to different people. “From putting food on the table to providing access to education and healthcare, remittances have been a lifeline for families around the world. Access Forex has made it easy for people living and working in the diaspora to connect with their families back home.

As we celebrate International Remittance Day, we would like to recognize the significant milestones that we have achieved in the past years, including expanding our network coverage and optimizing our delivery channels. We have prioritized the customer experience by simplifying our processes ensuring that we have collection points in every village of each province across the nation.
The RBZ Governor Dr. John Mangudya stated in his 2023 Monetary Policy Statement that the growth in diaspora remittances by 14% to US$1.66 billion in 2022 contributed to enhanced revenue for our country through legitimate channels.

The impact of remittances cannot be overstated – Access Forex appreciates the confidence placed in us by every one of our clients. We cordially encourage you to use our services and assist us in spreading the word about our dependable and affordable money transfer options. Let us continue to connect individuals and communities worldwide through our services.

#Family Remittances
Access Forex bringing you closer to home.

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2022 Graduate Programme

2022 Graduate Programme

The Access Finance International Group invites applications from dynamic and super-driven graduates to join its exciting graduate programme over a period of 24 months. If you pride yourself in customer-orientedness, integrity, innovation, teamwork, and execution, then check the programme requirements below;


To be considered, candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications and traits:

1. A first degree from a reputable university, passed at upper second level or better.
2. ‘A’ level passes in at least 2 subjects at B or better.
3. ‘O’ Level passes in Mathematics and English at B or better.
4. Excellent computer literacy and proficiency in Ms Word and Ms Excel
5. An incisive, analytical mind coupled with relentless ambition, energy, and passion for learning and excellence. Candidates must be highly competitive team players.
6. Candidates must be aged 26 years and below.

Application procedure:

Send a motivational letter clearly headed “Graduate Programme”, attaching a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of educational and professional certificates, transcripts and birth certificate to careers@accessfinance.co.zw

Applications must be received by Monday 20 June 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

2022 Graduate Programme


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Access Forex Mobile App

New Access Forex App takes the sting out of sending money home.

Join the DIY revolution!

Ever wanted to send money to a loved one but unsure where they could collect it? or wanted to find out how much it will cost before you got to the agent? All that and more is now possible with the newly launched Access Forex Money Transfer mobile app which can be used in South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe.

You need only 30MB to download the app from either Google Play or the App Store and once on your phone, it uses relatively little data.

Download here
Access Forex Mobile App
Access Forex mobile app for Android
Access Forex mobile app for iOS
Access Forex mobile app for iOS




At a private launch event for the new app, Access Forex Head of Marketing, Shingai J Koti, described the convenience of the new app, “the hardest thing about sending money is often the long tedious queues but this is now a thing of the past if you send using Access Forex. In a few easy steps, you can register, add recipients and initiate a payment all while sitting at home or where you work. For those who don’t have a bank account linked to online payments, a visit to a PEP or Ackermans store in South Africa or any one of over 200 agents in Zimbabwe will be needed to pay-in the hard cash.

The SA-based former Generations-The Legacy actress and director, Chi Mhende, demonstrated just how easy it was when she used the app to send money to her Zimbabwe-based fashion designer during the NAMAs last week.

Access Forex has incorporated a unique tracking feature that allows one to monitor the remittance right up to the point your receiver collects the money and you the sender gets an SMS notification. The app also features transaction reports, pending transactions, the ability to change, add, and remove beneficiary names, and a direct link to the 24hr support team. According to Access Forex, this app puts the movement of money back in the hands and control of the sender and is a DIY revolution when it comes to the remittance space.

“We have been waiting a long time to release this app because we wanted it to truly change the way our clients view remittances. Money transfers are often referred to as grudge purchases because of how tedious the process can be, especially when added to the existing pressure of taking care of a family from the diaspora. The app takes the sting out of the remittance process”, added Koti.

Early last year the money transfer company launched a KYC Lite registration process for the UK, giving senders the ability to register with just a cellphone number. This product was ideal for those who were just starting to send money home and did not perhaps want to bother with the paperwork for full registration. Using the app, one can now upgrade to the next package with higher limits by simply attaching the requested documents. All this can happen in the comfort of your home or place of work.

Even though the app is DIY-ready, there is still a support team waiting to assist. Mobile app users can select a communication channel that best suits them to reach the support team. If you are in a no-noise environment, you can even select a live webchat with one of the agents. Why wait?, download the app and join other DIYers enjoying stress-free sending.

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USSD *134*3042#

Introducing paperless remitting for South Africa

USSD *134*3042#

30.11.2021. The launch of a new USSD based remittance service for clients in South Africa by Access Forex could not be better timed.

Christmas time is when many Zimbabweans living in South Africa go home to spend time with their loved ones, usually returning to South Africa just after New Years to resume work and fend for their families. Following the detection of the Omicron variant, Ndumiso Chuma, like many other Zimbabweans is weighing up his options; “I work as a gardener in Wynberg, and my biggest fear is that if they decide to do a lockdown, I won’t be able to go back to Cape town and then what happens to my son’s school fees needed in January? I can’t risk it, better to stay.”

Using *134*3042#, it is now possible to send money to Zimbabwe from a cellphone. All you need is a South African line and network. The USSD uses zero data.

You can register, select beneficiaries, and initiate the transaction all without leaving your home or place of work. For those without bank accounts yet, the USSD allows them to complete the transaction by paying in the cash amount at any PEP, Shoprite, Game, USave, House & Home, Ackermans, Checkers, PicknPay, SPAR, Boxers or Makro. It makes remittance completely paperless and works with any type of handset. Effectively this means that you avoid queues and paperwork normally associated with cash pay-ins. The system will generate a code known as an SCode, and you simply proceed with this to any of the partner stores, submit the SCode to a teller there, together with the cash amount and your receiver gets their money in Zimbabwe, instantly.

To this end, the new channel of distribution will be launched today in a bid to make remittance products and services available and affordable to a larger number of Zimbabweans living anywhere in South Africa.

The head of sales & marketing for Access Forex, Shingai J. Koti, explained that the technological addition from the company is geared towards enhancing customers’ experience and ease of remittance transactions under the stable of Access Forex. She further added that the company will constantly look for ways in delighting its customers both in the diaspora and at home.

#omicron #PEP #Shoprite #Game, #USave, #House & Home, #Ackermans, #Checkers, #Pick nPay, #SPAR, #Boxers or #Makro #christmas #zimbabwe #diaspora #remittances

For more information call the Access Forex Call Centre +27678352591

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Christmas On Access Forex

It’s a Mheee-rry Christmas with Access Forex

As far as Access Forex is concerned, this festive season is a G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time). This is a huge claim for a fluffy animal, but Access Forex has positioned this little 4-legged creature to “change the way we Christmas”.
Through an exciting new Campaign it has called “Mheee-rry Christmas”. Clients sending $30 or more with the well-known money transfer company stand a chance to win a live goat. While Access is encouraging winners to feast and have a braai, this promotion also presents a very clear opportunity for those with an entrepreneurial spirit.
“Many of our clients have families who depend on them not just for a Christmas feast but also the school fees and bills that follow in January, so this promotion means that if you plan your remittances well, your family will have a sustainable way of taking care of themselves and supplementing the hard-earned money sent from the diaspora”, said Access Forex Head of Sales & Marketing, Shingai Koti.

The demand for goat meat is increasing. People want to try a different type of meat other than beef, chicken or pork. Since goats eat a variety of foods, they are easy to keep and are very profitable. The feed costs for goats are also low. All you need to start a goat business is land, reliable source of clean water and good housing with proper ventilation. The local market for goats has grown considerable. One can supply goat meat goats to companies, individuals, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, abattoirs and butcheries. As a country Zimbabwe is not yet producing enough goats that fully utilise the export market. Apart from the local market one can also export goats to other countries such as United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Angola and Kuwait.
The Access Forex promotion is running for clients in South Africa, Zimbabwe and the UK from the 15th of November 2021 to the 31st of December 2021 with winners announced weekly. The more one sends, the more chances of winning.
Whether you win one GOAT or several, Access Forex has you covered this festive season, and beyond.

Click here to view the Ts & Cs

Festive Season Promotion Terms & Conditions

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Access Forex loyalty club

Access Forex unveils cash back loyalty club for the UK

Top 150 receive free points

Zimbabwean headquartered money transfer and remittance company, Access Forex has launched a loyalty club for the UK. Within a year, clients sending money from the UK to Zimbabwe can get up to £60 (USD 85) of their money back.

This loyalty program is like many others, in the sense that customers can earn points with each transfer. Access Forex’s Loyalty Club is wholly unique, however, in its attitude and understanding of exactly who its customers are. This club is for people who want to get the most out of every Pound they earn. Clients can redeem points on their next transaction or even cash out when they move from one level to the next. The club will also give members access to free investment and retirement advisory services. The brochure for the program also mentions that there are “surprises” in-store when clients move up the various levels.

“For a company as young as we are to be launching a loyalty program says a lot about how passionate and reliable our clients have been from the beginning.  We wanted to reward that.” Said Richard Stocks, UK country manager. “The program’s tagline ‘Sharing is Caring’ is meant to make members know that we understand how much they sacrifice to send money home and we want to share that responsibility. Any savings we are enjoying by them giving us repeat business, we pass on to our clients. It’s a double bonus for them because we are really rewarding them for something they are doing already.”

The rules of the program are simple, clients earn 10 points every time they send money to Zimbabwe. For every 100 points, customers will receive a cashback of between £3 and £10 and a small gift. The program also has holiday and birthday rewards for customers throughout the life of their membership.

 Access Forex will alert the member to points and rewards through a concierge service operating out of its Customer Call Centre. No need to keep checking to see which level you are on and how many points you have. A statement will be sent to you each month.

 The loyalty club is largely driven by customer feedback, which included analysis of remittance trends and calls to the remittance company’s customer service line, explained head of sales & marketing, Shingai J Koti. “A lot of what we’re working for is to create a personalized experience,” she added.

 To celebrate the launch of the Loyalty Club, 150 of Access Forex’s most loyal customers have been given 100 free points to enjoy.

 The launch of this club follows the ‘Breakfast on Us’ campaign which the company launched at the beginning of the month where it will give over 50000 loaves of bread to beneficiaries of clients transacting with Access Forex for the first time. These initiatives are a sign of things to come for Access Forex customers as the money transfer company continues to disrupt the market. 



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