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trusted by >70.000 people

Pay anywhere, withdraw anywhere

the card you can count on

Get your Abela Mastercard and spend the money in your Abela account anywhere Mastercard is accepted.

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Shop online & in-store

Tap/Swipe or pay online

Low Monthly Fees

No Fees to Low additional fees

Withdraw Cash

At any ATM

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*You must be at least 18 years old

How to Get Abela
Get verified with Selfie & SA ID, Foreign Passport or Asylum Document

All you need is your valid document and a selfie. No work permit, visa or proof of address needed.

How to get verified
Get your card for the full experience

Your Mastercard is delivered to your closest pickup location with in 2-3 business days.

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money in, money out it's as simple as that

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top up however you want

Top up your account with cash, through a bank transfer or mobile wallet

Top Up Options
request money with a single tap

With the world of payment options

How to request
split the bill without the fuss

From restaurant tabs to rent, split bills with anyone, even if they’re not on Abela.

How we take care of bills
airtime, electricity & water

Pay your airtime, electricity, water and DSTV all from the app.

See what you can buy
send money home

Pay your airtime, electricity, water and DSTV all from the app.

See what you can buy

Pay anywhere, withdraw anywhere

security built in

We protect your money with multiple security systems and trusted global partners

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end-to-end encryption

All communication is encrypted and protected by firewalls

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in-app card control

Control your card instantly and directly from the app no matter where you are

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real-time notifications

Get notified when your money moves

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protection by regulated banks

Your money is safe within a purpose-built account at a global bank

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how to ensure your security

Make sure you follow these steps to ensure your account security

How to Secure my Account

Don’t reuse your password across accounts

Don't share your passwords with anyone

Avoid clicking on suspicious links on email or SMS

we have helped >70.000 people level up

Get abela and join a community of 70.000 people who’ve taken their finances to the next level

The money transfer app for the next generation

Abela has been really helpful, I didn't think transacting could be so easy and I can do them from the comfort of my own home!

Pamella V.

Abela has been treating me well and has helped me to receive my money from PayPal.

Nobuhle T.

Its fast and secure to tranfer money and buy airtime and electricity

Zakhele T.

Very fast verification. Very convenient

Siyabonga S.

Good and effective

Chauke V.

It's the best and convenient when you have a problem they resolve it with immediate effect everything is transparent im happy with Abela!

Boniswa P.

SA's first all-in-one money app

everything you need from a bank, without the bank

Abela gives you the freedom to receive and spend your money where you want, when you want.

Available to everyone

No or low fees

Everything on your phone