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Financial emigration

What our comprehensive service offers


Our financial emigration division specialises in:

  • Financial emigration from South Africa
  • Transferring South African RAs and other pensions abroad
  • Transferring South African inheritances offshore
  • Setting up non-resident Rand bank accounts
  • International financial planning

In 2008, legislation changed to allow South Africans who have financially emigrated to access and transfer their retirement annuity capital before it matures. The extracted funds can then be transferred offshore to a destination of their choice.

At Sable International, we have offered financial and migration solutions to South Africans abroad and at home for more than two decades. This makes us uniquely equipped to help you navigate through the complex and time-consuming processes that are financial emigration and pension recovery.

The key benefits of our service include:

  • Trusted

    We are registered with the FSB (South Africa), HMRC (UK) and the FCA (Australia).

  • Experienced

    We are an established player in the financial services and immigration industries.

  • Individual service

    You will have a dedicated specialist who will take care of you throughout the process.

  • Tax services

    Experienced tax experts will ensure that we find the most tax-efficient solution possible.

  • Easy withdrawals

    Our good relationship with insurance houses will ensure a hassle-free fund withdrawal.

  • Forex experts

    You will have access to great currency rates when you transfer your funds abroad.

  • Investment advice

    Our wealth division can help you invest your funds in the UK or anywhere else.

  • Free report

    Receive a report on your position with regard to financial emigration and pension recovery.

What people say about our financial emigration service


There is no improvement needed. The service I received was 5-star and I would highly recommend Sable International. The staff involved with the whole process are a credit to the company.

- Sue Davidson (UK)

Thank you for excellent service! You continue to amaze as individuals and a company! Everything has been brilliant!

- Grove Du Toit (UK)

The service has been absolutely superb. Every member of the team that I have dealt with have been friendly, professional and extremely helpful.

This is without a doubt the best customer service that I have ever received.

- Marc North (UK)

I would absolutely suggest that I would have given up a long time ago on the financial emigration process if it was not for Ashleigh. You have a customer service star in Ashleigh.

- Ryan Letley (UK)

The service received from Ashleigh was fantastic. I am most impressed and have already referred her to my sister. Thanks so much!

- Janine Jarratt (UK)

I would just like to thank you all very much for the work you have all done over the months, the professional service and attention to detail that have been demonstrated by everyone during the process is greatly appreciated. You have all made this arduous task seem effortless which has assisted us greatly.

Thanks once again and will talk to you all soon!

- Graham Perrior (Australia)


The latest financial emigration news from our blog

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    Saying goodbye to South Africa? Financial emigration can give you access to your RA before you turn 55
    Apr 13, 2018  |  by Niel Pretorius
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    Financial emigration: Transfer your retirement annuities out of South Africa
    Oct 20, 2017  |  by Niel Pretorius
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    South Africans working abroad: Protect your earnings from proposed SARS tax rules
    Mar 27, 2017  |  by Niel Pretorius
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    Our guide to getting your retirement savings out of South Africa
    Mar 08, 2017  |  by Lucy Smith
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    Feb 21, 2017  |  by Lucy Smith
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    Transferring your South African RA overseas: Three things you need to know
    Nov 30, 2016  |  by Lucy Smith
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    We answer your questions about financial emigration
    Sep 20, 2016  |  by Lucy Smith
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    South African Treasury clears up rules around transferring retirement annuities offshore
    Sep 15, 2016  |  by Lucy Smith
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    What South Africans need to know about financial emigration
    Sep 09, 2016  |  by Lucy Smith
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    Financial emigration: What does this mean?
    Mar 30, 2015  |  by Sable International

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

We provide financial emigration solutions to South Africans living abroad. Many South African expatriates don't know that they can cash in and transfer their South African retirement annuities (RAs), pensions and provident funds out of the country. We can help you complete your migration quickly and at the best possible rate.

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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