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Money transfer to Morocco
Minniemouse [ PM ] [ ]
January 28, 2008 03:51PM
Hey buddies. Haven't been here for a while so hope those of you i haven't been in touch with are all ok!

Does anyone know the best way to send money to Morocco from the UK?? i mean anyway excluding western union and Moneygram as these guys try to rip you off before allowing you to transfer money!

I came across a company called Chequepoint which deals with Morocco but i couldn't find their offices in Morocco. Anyone knows if and which banks have a deal with them? otherwise any other alternative??

thanks in advance

Minnie



There is no sincerer love than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw
Interprete [ PM ] [ ]
January 29, 2008 11:11AM
The best and safe way is tu wiretransferthe money from a bank where you are to a bank where you want it to go in Morocco with the recipient name
good luck.
Minniemouse [ PM ] [ ]
January 29, 2008 11:48AM
Hi and thanks for you reply! i thought of that but it takes an average of 3 weeks for the money to be credited...bloody moroccan banks! i need to send the money pretty quickly i'm afraid sad smiley

thanks anyway for your help



There is no sincerer love than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw
Ilhem2 [ PM ] [ ]
January 29, 2008 01:38PM
Hi Minniemouse,

I’ve been in the same situation many times and believe me I’ve tried many ways including sending cheques,which takes about 1 week to arrive....the best and effective way is Western Union!... in 1 hour the intended recipient gets the money and nearly in all Moroccan cities….of course it’s expensive to compare but the most sure and the quickest …unfortunately for this good service you get to pay more …I use it only in emergency situation……

good luck...
felfela [ PM ] [ ]
January 31, 2008 02:09PM
Using your own bank to transfer money is the worst way of doing it, it will cost you 20 to 30 pounds and the exchange rate will be very bad.

you will be better off using an online fx broker like Moneybooker (there are many others).

The best way however, is to use Nationwide building society. Open an account with them and give the debit card to the person you want to transfer the money to. (if you trust him), he will be able to withdraw 300 pound/day.

Nationwide dont charge anything for using debit cards abroad, no commision and no fixed fee, other banks charge 3% and a fixed commission of 3pound/ withrawal. I myself use this method and it's great, you get the best exchange rate possible.

hope it helps.
atlasmagic [ PM ] [ ]
January 31, 2008 03:18PM
Hi Minniemouse

It depends on the amount if you are sending under £1500 the best way i found is to your Morrocan bank account attijariwafa bank if you have one from Barclay bank & its free of charge ( if you do not have an account its worth it to open one with the bank representative in the UK Mr Chami = 07956118864) he will supply you with account No ect to pay in in any Barclays in the long run it the best option to have a couple of hundreds saved back home in case of the urgent need ...

Checkpoint are not bad & there is one in Queesway i used a couple of times you send money to a bank account in Morrocco [www.chequepoint.com]
El Gitano [ PM ] [ ]
February 01, 2008 04:00PM
If you want to send a large amount you will get a better deal and exchange rate with a money transfer company - eg Moneycorp. You can look it up on the internet.
Minniemouse [ PM ] [ ]
February 07, 2008 02:00PM
Hi all and thank you for your replies and advice..I have unfortunately made a mistake and sent the money via chequepoint, it never got there and now they don't want to give me my money back!! i have been going everyday to their agency and calling their stupid head office which is based in india or god knows where but they find all sorts of rubbish excuses and up till now i dont know where my money is...They are the worst company ever and i would strongly recommend never to use them!!

Atlas,your suggestion about the bank account sounds good to me. Is there attijari branch in London? sorry i didn't get the connection with the barclay bank, what do i need to do? how much do they charge per transaction and how long does it take to get to Morocco?



There is no sincerer love than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw
atlasmagic [ PM ] [ ]
February 07, 2008 02:41PM
Hi Minniemouse

Sorry to hear about your problem with chequepoint
attijari do not have a branch in London ,but they work from an office in Abbey in Queensway , the man in charge is very good & i highly recommend opening an account & leave some money there any time you need it you could take a swift action

Barclay the only connection is you pay in Money into attijari account who transfer it to your account home its take about 5 working days & with a good exchange rate
For more infos call Mr Chami on 07956118864.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you need further details
Minniemouse [ PM ] [ ]
February 07, 2008 04:38PM
Thanks Atlas for your explanation. So do i need to open an account with Attijari here or in Morocco?? and if i open the account in morocco, can i just ask my bank here (i.e. Natwest) to transfer money straight to my bank account in morocco?



There is no sincerer love than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw
felfela [ PM ] [ ]
February 07, 2008 08:04PM
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Minniemouse
Hi all and thank you for your replies and advice..I have unfortunately made a mistake and sent the money via chequepoint, it never got there and now they don't want to give me my money back!! i have been going everyday to their agency and calling their stupid head office which is based in india or god knows where but they find all sorts of rubbish excuses and up till now i dont know where my money is...They are the worst company ever and i would strongly recommend never to use them!!

Atlas,your suggestion about the bank account sounds good to me. Is there attijari branch in London? sorry i didn't get the connection with the barclay bank, what do i need to do? how much do they charge per transaction and how long does it take to get to Morocco?

waw, that's really harsh. If they don't refund you, you should take them to the financial ombudsman and then to court.

Have you thought of Nationwide? they are the best for this, unbeatable!
Minniemouse [ PM ] [ ]
February 08, 2008 10:18AM
felfela, that's exactly what i was planning to do this morning when i went back to see them. I used a really threatening tone and promised to ruin their reputation in the papers so they got scared and refunded me immediately...it was a terrible experience.

Yes i have thought of Nationwide but how can i give the person in Morocco the debit card (which would be in my name right?) isn't this illegal?



There is no sincerer love than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw
felfela [ PM ] [ ]
February 08, 2008 10:31AM
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Minniemouse
felfela, that's exactly what i was planning to do this morning when i went back to see them. I used a really threatening tone and promised to ruin their reputation in the papers so they got scared and refunded me immediately...it was a terrible experience.

Yes i have thought of Nationwide but how can i give the person in Morocco the debit card (which would be in my name right?) isn't this illegal?


The card will be in your name indeed, but it's definitely not illegal.

The thing with this method is that you have to trust the other person.

The other problem is that ATMs in Morocco are not very reliable, sometimes it's doesn't give you cash but still charges you. It happened to my father twice over the last 2 year, but Nationwide refunded me on both occasions no question asked, even when I told them that it was my father who used the card. (i had to tell them because i didn't have the card with me when I complained, they even gave me the card number to put in the complaint form smiling smiley)
Minniemouse [ PM ] [ ]
February 08, 2008 10:36AM
That's excellent! i will definitely explore this option.., Now i'll find out if all those adverts involving Mark Benton were worth it smiling smiley)

thanks so much for your help



There is no sincerer love than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw
coolmaf [ PM ] [ ]
March 24, 2008 12:25PM
An alternative to the bank is to transfer money easily via online services if you have a credit card like Visa or Mastercard. I have tried money transfer service from www.xoom.com to Morocco, it is fast, secure, and you do it from anywhere home/office/internet-cafe.

Also consider a friend who owns a credit card to do the transaction for you and you pay him the amount charged.

I hope this info is useful to you, regards.
gliwice [ PM ] [ ]
March 24, 2008 12:48PM
SALAM everyone
I think the best and quickest way to transfer sme money to many countries around the word is to go to the first Somalian cafe internet and ask for the DAHABSHIL system and u will be pleasantly surprized( it costs u only 5 Quid), cause I use it my self about 4 month ago.
all the best
Salam
winking smiley
adds [ PM ] [ ]
March 24, 2008 07:49PM
Hi
I go often to Morocco almost every tow to three months Mainly to Marrakech or Casablanca, in an emergency and only the money I am willing to take to your relatives a small amount (no more than 1K) as I take my own too at no cost to you.
My mum new a guy from Meknes with a van very reliable; he goes regularly from London I think he charges £2.50 per kilo and not sure how much for the money. He just brought her the olives and olive oil, gas3a and other items for £80.
Last news she told me he wasn’t going to do it any longer as he was returning back home with his family for good. The Moroccans (her close ring) are trying to find someone new to bring/take parcels back home. When I learn of a new contact I will be happy to share his info as most people they use are very reliable and trust worthy.

Best regards to you all

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Minniemouse [ PM ] [ ]
March 25, 2008 10:49AM
Hi adds, thanks for your very kind offer smiling smiley

You go to Morocco every 3 months?? wow you're so lucky!!! may i ask why? is it part of your job or do you run a business over there? sorry for being nosy it's just that i might be going often next year if my company signs a deal so i'm just curious to know if you enjoy it or not...

You know i was just about to ask if anyone here knows someone who takes and brings stuff from Morocco? it's a real pity the man your mum knew has stopped his business. £2.50 per kilo that's really cheap! please if you find someone else do let me know i'll be very interested. I don't want to send money but heavy items such as a TV and maybe beds etc..

By the way, have you contacted Mr Chami from Attijari bank? how did it go?



There is no sincerer love than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw
adds [ PM ] [ ]
March 27, 2008 05:31PM
Good day

I visit often Morocco, as over ten years before last year I didn't go back; also I have found that I knew very little about my own country. I can say now I have visited East, West, North and south I loved every part of it. I am considering buying a place in Casablanca as a base when I visit and to use later on when I am old and retired.
To answer your other question, no it’s purely for pleasure.
I can’t live there for good, purely due to too many bad memories over ( the reason I left in the first place.
Yes I have spoken with Mr Chami he was very helpful and courteous as one would expect. He even sent me an introductory leaflet I need to go down to London on a working day to meet up with him (May I already know him from forums ha-ha)

Regards

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momon121 [ PM ] [ ]
July 28, 2011 10:07PM
Salam

I hope you are well. I noticed that you know somebody that can bring goods into the UK and only charges £2.50 per kilo. I would like to learn more about about the individual if you are still in contact.

Would you be kind enough to share his name and number please?

I await for your response

Jazak Allah

Muhammad Hussain
August 18, 2011 12:53PM
western union is the best and secure way to send money to Morocco , unfortunately there is a high fee but it s worth it less hassle and give you peace of mind

sounds like an advert to WU but it is the truth smiling smiley
lina.374 [ PM ] [ ]
August 25, 2011 06:56PM
salamo alikom,

yes there is someone who can bring staff from morocco for 2.5 pound, and you can send money as well with this agency, i have been dealing with them for the past 4 years, they are based in baker street,they don`t charge much for sending money, 2pound for 200 pound or less, they send the money to BMCE bank where the receiver has to go and pick it up, they are so reliable, so this their contact details:

money remittance worldwide ltd
head office: unit 219 elephant &castle shoping centre
london SE1 6TE
02077036412

you can call them and ask for the nearest one to you

Good luck
rachab1 [ PM ] [ ]
January 23, 2012 01:20PM
Hi,
I called the agency number that you mentioned above, and they said they only send money.
I would like to send some a parcel to Morocco, Could you please let me know if there is any van driver or any one else who is delivering staff to any city in morocco, or could you give the contact details of the guy in baker street or where can I find him.
I appreciate in advance your help.
Sam man [ PM ] [ ]
February 27, 2012 01:48PM
Hey,
the best way I've found of transferring money to Morocco is the card JISR. If i need to send some one from my family money I just top up their card one the phone, almost like an oyster card, lol.
BMCE bank, a (good) moroccan bank in London provide this service.

Their address is 26 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7QE
Tel. 0207629 0596

Hope this helps.
Sam man [ PM ] [ ]
February 27, 2012 02:05PM
Also BMCE bank have Ria services in Baker Street where you can transfer money. Quite easy to do for a Moroccan bank.
leilan [ PM ] [ ]
March 06, 2012 01:52PM
Hi

Ria Money is the best and quickest way to send money to Morocco, recipients can collect from either BMCE, Barid AlMaghrib and another 3rd option which I cant seem to remember. They charge £3 for each 100 pounds. Sometimes they have discount codes to send money free.

They have many agents.

You can find your nearest agent here: [www.riafinancial.com]

Good luck
millou [ PM ] [ ]
November 19, 2012 02:29PM
hallo


milly
so i went to know how i can send money from moroco to uk easy and safety way

i dont went abnk system it takes too much time and adminstration prosess

thx for reply
Vistor [ PM ] [ ]
January 08, 2013 06:03PM
Hi folks!

I just don't understand why Western Union is so expensive in sending money from the UK to Morocco?
I used to send money from the UAE to Morrocco. For sending 5000 DHM, I used to pay around 6 to 7 pounds in commission. Here, for the same amount I'm being charged more than 30 pounds!!! It's really a rip off. Even phone calls to Morocco (Algerai) mobiles are not cheap either! Just I don't understand why?

Regards,

Visitor
January 24, 2013 02:44AM
salam all, plzzzz tell me that a morocco citizen ,how to can send money morocco to india if reciver is a indian??? It is possible or not?? Plz send me answer in my email- ansariimamudin01@gmail.com
nguemradi [ PM ] [ ]
April 19, 2013 04:59PM
Moroccan banks are a rip off. Just transferred a big amount of money from Malaysia to Morocco, and I got the shock of my life when I found out that Attijariwafa Bank took 350 EUR commission. Now I agree with the individuals who said that Moroccans banks get fat on foreign wire transfers.
No matter what never transfer your money to Morocco using your bank account. They will shaft you!
 

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