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Import and export solutions for international businesses

Our clients include companies that import and export, and incur cross-border payments or receipts. We can assist with both spot payments and forward contract facilities, foreign direct investment applications, and other South African Reserve Bank applications.

Who are our typical clients?

  • Importers paying overseas suppliers
  • Exporters receiving payments from overseas clients
  • Companies making or receiving payments for foreign services
  • Companies making foreign direct investments overseas

We are not limited to these categories, so if you’re company doesn’t sit within one of these categories, but you have a need for international remittance services, send our team an email.

Why businesses use our services

  • Excellent exchange rates and low transfer fees
  • Currency risk management and hedging strategies
  • Forward contract facilities
  • Direct dealing facility
  • Trade finance and margin funding solutions

We are able to offer excellent exchange rates and very low transaction fees which represent significant savings for our clients, in addition to a friendly, professional and personalised service. Our aggregated trade volume exceeds R2 billion per annum, which enables us to have direct dealing facilities with leading partner banks and subsequently offer excellent exchange rates to our clients.

What’s more, our offices around the world, in Australia, London and Hong Kong, will make it even easier and more efficient to pay and receive payments from international suppliers and clients.


Imports and Exports

Whether you are importing or exporting, you either have to purchase foreign currency to make payments to your overseas suppliers, or sell foreign currency received as payment from your overseas clients. This can be a significant cost to your business, as both the spreads and bank charges can add up.

Let us review your processes for buying and/or selling foreign currency and assist you with your currency risk management at the same time. We can also arrange or provide forward cover facilities for hedging and managing currency risk. A free assessment of your processes and facilities could end up saving your business time and money. Our services to companies include:

Hedging and currency risk management

Exchange rates are volatile by their very nature, and a large move in the exchange rate can have a significant impact on the cost of your goods imported or revenue from export proceeds.

If your company is making payments or receiving payments into the future, and you want to secure the exchange rate now whilst having certainty about the future exchange rate, you may want to consider a hedging strategy to manage your currency risk. This will require a forward exchange facility to enable your business to secure exchange rates into the future.

We can assist you with setting up the facility and developing a strategy to manage your currency risk and any exposure to your business.

Read more about our currency risk management services.

South Africa

Cape Town

Regent Square
Doncaster Road
Kenilworth 7708 +27 (0) 21 657 2120


201 The Annex
Ridgeside Office Park
Umhlanga +27 (0) 31 536 8843

United Kingdom


Castlewood House
77/91 New Oxford Street
WC1A 1DG +44 (0) 20 7759 7514


5-7 Selsdon Road
South Croydon
CR2 6PU +44 (0) 20 7759 7581



9 Yarra Street
South Yarra
VIC 3141 +613 (0) 8651 4500

Sable International is a trading name of 1st Contact Money Limited (company number 7070528) registered in England and Wales. Sable International is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK (FCA no. 517570), the Financial Services Conduct Authority in South Africa (FSP no. 41900) and holds an Australian Financial Services License issued by ASIC to deal in foreign exchange (AFS License number 335 126).

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