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Bidvest Bank


  • Unlimited banking
  • A global network
  • Flexible investments

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About Bidvest Bank

Bidvest Bank is dominating the market with their service delivery in many markets globally.

Our services exceed client expectations in foreign exchange services for individuals as well as for business requirements.

We put our clients first

Clients have the satisfaction of knowing their needs are taken care of when it comes to their banking services. Bidvest Bank is part of the Bidvest Group Limited with international trading services and JSE listed companies which reach as far as 5 continents. We take your business very seriously, reaching for excellence and top quality service when it comes to your money.

We master the way banking should be done

With over 150 years’ experience as the leading foreign exchange company in Southern Africa, our expertise provides nothing less than the best for our customers. We specialise in the selling of traveller cheques, foreign bank notes and world currency cards, which can be obtained at any of our branches nationwide. Our focus areas have been identified and developed to ensure that the implementation is simple, uncomplicated, achievable and measurable and in turn, forms part of our wider transformation strategy.

Bidvest Bank Services

Bidvest Bank offers clients a personal solution for all their banking needs.

Our services include personal banking, forex, vehicle finance, business banking, business forex, and internet banking. Have all your banking needs covered under one roof, and thrive on the benefits you or your business will value from being part of our passionate and enthusiastic team of experts.

Forex Services

Bidvest Bank’s World Currency Card™ is a suite of pre-paid travel cards that give you access to your funds in the local currency of your travel destination. It’s more cost-effective than using your credit card because you transact at a fixed exchange rate and there is no Point-of-Sale (merchant) transaction fee.

Get these benefits:

  • It’s pre-loaded so there’s no need to worry about fluctuating exchange rates
  • You determine your spending limit upfront
  • Takes the risk out of carrying cash and is reloadable at any time
  • Immediate card activation
  • Withdraw cash at over one million international ATMs at anytime
  • Track spending with instant text or email notification as well as online statements
  • PIN and signature protected
  • FREE secondary card
  • 24-hour replacement of lost cards

Bidvest Bank – Online banking

  • Loan Type Online Banking

Benefits of Bidvest Bank

  • Savings and Investments
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Banking Services

Get the best value for money when you partner with Bidvest Bank.

Bidvest Bank has the ability to provide foreign exchange after normal banking hours. In addition, Bidvest Bank provides a 24-hour back-up service by means of the Bank Call Centre.

Bidvest Bank will source, purchase, service, repair, insure, license, and sell your vehicle and offer a number of finance options that will cover your every need.

Vehicle finance

Get a range of car finance options with convenient online calculators, allowing you to determine how much you can spend and afford to pay back. Get our perks tax guide and additional services with your finance option.

Personal banking

We offer personal savings and investment account for those looking to have a fixed deposit account, to use for something later down the line. Invest overseas and enjoy the interest in that product.

We also offer:

  • Bidvest Bank accounts – unlimited banking at a minimal monthly fee
  • Notice accounts – Flexible investment for a 41-day term
  • Call Accounts – Save and earn interest on your account and still have access to the cash when you need it
  • Fixed deposit account – Offers a higher interest rate on your investment which offers a longer-term of between 1 to 12 months.

Get the best value for money

Bidvest Bank is owned by The Bidvest Group Limited and provides services worldwide as well as being listed on the JSE operating across three continents. With associations over the last 150 years, our foreign exchanges services have left their mark across the world.

We offer specialised uncomplicated banking

We uphold our mission to maintain an uncompromisingly high level of specialised Forex products for personal and business needs, delivering entrepreneurial banking products through our expert customer care. We are not big on talk, but rather concentrate on our delivery, and ensuring our customers get what they expect and more. We are the money management specialist, and ensure your money is always in safe responsible hands.

As a fully-fledged reputable banking firm, we are the market leaders in foreign exchange and asset finance in the country. Leveraging off two of the largest leading brands, Bidvest Group and Rennie’s Foreign exchange, our forte is our expertise in the forex market.

We pride our services to our clients through exceptional knowledge of the industry as well as the ability to understand our client’s business needs, providing the right service to them.

A global network

Through a global network, we can offer all major currencies as well as traveller checks and foreign banknotes for business travellers, including our unique world currency card option. With 60 currencies worldwide, we have you covered.

Bidvest Bank, in an agreement with Visa, offers automatic Visa Platinum status to clients who buy a Bidvest Bank World Currency Card, giving cardholders access to privileges, savings and upgrades. Visa Platinum privileges include VIP treatment by 12 Visa partner companies worldwide, including in the hospitality, car-rental and other travel sectors.

It also includes benefits like purchase protection, insurance cover and extended warranty on all goods bought with the card.

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Bidvest Bank is a trusted & reliable provider of online banking

In our review, Bidvest Bank adheres to the compliance criteria in accordance with the National Credit Act, where the granting the loan will not cause financial distress to the consumer.

Bidvest Bank is a registered credit provider in South Africa: NCRCP17

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

April 2019

With Bidvest they are all about benefits; they offer a great service and a whole bunch of additional perks that will put a smile on your face. I know that they made me smile!

Jessica D
— Cape Town —

June 2019

Bidvest are the guys you want on your side.

Stephen S
— Welkom —

Bidvest Bank Contact

Physical Address

  • Shop 102, Lower Mall Main Entrance, V & A Shopping Centre, Victoria Wharf, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, V & A Waterfront Cape Town Cape Town City Center 8001 South Africa
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Postal Address

  • PO Box 185, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa

Opening Hours

  • Monday 09:00 – 21:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 – 21:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 – 21:00
  • Thursday 09:00 – 21:00
  • Friday 09:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday 09:00 – 21:00
  • Sunday 10:00 – 21:00