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Barclays Pingit international payments. Send payments to family and friends in selected countries, securely and free of charge.

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Sending an international payment to Botswana

You can send money using Barclays Pingit the same way as when paying someone in the UK.

Sender requirements

  • You must be registered for Barclays Pingit to make international payments
  • You will need to have the recipient’s phone number (beginning with +267)

Recipient requirements

  • The recipient does not need a smartphone, but will require a phone that can receive text messages
  • The recipient will need to be registered for Hello Money in Botswana


Processing times for payments to Botswana

Payments sent before 4pm UK time on a UK working day should arrive the next working day.

Possible delays

Payments sent after 4pm UK time or on a non working day should arrive after 2 working days.

The stated times are estimates and may differ in some cases.

Fees and charges

We won't charge you for this service. An exchange rate will be applied when funds are converted from sterling to the local currency.

Learn more about the app

  • No need to share bank details, all you need is the recipient’s phone number
  • Just register with your sort code and account number, verify your details and you’re ready to go
  • You’re automatically protected in the event of fraud
  • You can use the app whether you bank with us or not

Get Barclays Pingit

To get the app, you’ll need an iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android device or Windows Phone 8 handset.

To download the app you must be 16 or over, have a UK current account and have a UK-registered mobile number.



Barclays Pingit – our award-winning mobile-payments service

Send money instantly to friends and family, or pay businesses with our smartphone app. Receive payments as well – paid straight into your account.

To get the app, you’ll need an iPhone, BlackBerry or Android device or Windows 8 phone.

Download the app

Don't have a smartphone? You can still register to receive payments without the app . You just need a UK mobile phone that can receive texts.


  • You must be 16 or over
  • You must have a UK current account
  • You must have a UK-registered mobile number


Register without the app

You can register for Barclays Pingit without downloading the app if you just want to receive payments but don’t want to pay people.

Barclays Bank PLC. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register number: 122702). Barclays Bank PLC subscribes to the Lending Code which is monitored and enforced by the Lending Standards Board. Further details can be found at Barclays Insurance Services Company Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number: 312078).

Barclays Bank PLC. Registered in England. Registered no. 1026167. Barclays Insurance Services Company Limited. Registered in England. Registered no. 973765. Registered office for both: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP. ‘The Woolwich’ and ‘Woolwich’ are trademarks and trading names of Barclays Bank PLC. Barclays Business is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC.


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