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If you’re a Capitec customer and you need to do international transactions, there’s good news – you can now do this on the Capitec app!

Here’s a quick guide on how to enable international transactions on the app.

How to enable international transactions on the Capitec app

If you want to enable international transactions on your Capitec app, there are a few things you need to do first. Firstly, you’ll need to have a compatible smartphone – iOS 8 or higher for Apple devices, or Android 4.4 or higher for Android devices.

Once you’ve checked that your phone is compatible, you’ll need to make sure that you have the latest version of the Capitec app installed.

Once you’ve done all of that, open up the Capitec app and sign in with your usual PIN. Then, go to the ‘Transactions’ menu and select ‘Cards’.

Here, you’ll see an option called ‘International Transactions’. Toggle this on and enter your secret code – this will enable international transactions on your card.

Now, when you use your card overseas, you’ll be able to make payments in the local currency. Just remember to check the exchange rate before you make any purchases!

The benefits of enabling international transactions on your capitec app

There are many benefits of enabling international transactions on the Capitec app. Perhaps the most obvious benefit is that it allows users to make purchases in other countries.

This can be extremely helpful for users who travel frequently or who have family or friends overseas. Additionally, it can help users take advantage of lower prices in other countries for goods and services.

Finally, it also provides an additional layer of security as users can now conduct all their financial transactions in one place.

How to use your card overseas

If you’re traveling overseas, you’ll need to let us know so we can make sure your card is ready to use. You can do this in the app by going to Settings > International Travel. Just toggle the switch to ‘On’ and enter the dates you’ll be gone.

That’s it! Your card will now work in over 200 countries.

If you have any questions about using your card overseas, the team will help. You can reach them 24/7 through the in-app chat or by calling +27 21 941 0500.

Some things to keep in mind when using your card internationally:

  • Always keep your card in a safe place and keep track of where you use it.
  • Check your account regularly to make sure there are no unauthorized transactions.
  • When making a purchase, always check the exchange rate and ensure that you are getting the best possible deal.
  • Be aware of local customs and laws regarding the use of credit cards.
  • Keep your receipts so that you can track your expenses.

Related: How to Send Money Using Capitec App


We hope this article has helped you figure out how to enable international transactions on the Capitec app.