Foreign Exchange Guide to Sierra Leone
In this guide we review :
- Sierra Leonean leone info - general info about the Sierra Leonean leone
- Buying Sierra Leonean leone cash online - travel money for Sierra Leone
- Sending money to Sierra Leone - save on Sierra Leonean leone bank transfers to Sierra Leone
- Sierra Leonean leone exchange rates - latest info & charts.
Sierra Leonean leone (SLL) general currency information
Sierra Leone Trip Checklist
Travel money for Sierra Leone
Save money and time by Ordering your Sierra Leonean leone online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the SLL cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.
Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.
For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Sierra Leonean leone otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.
Sending money to Sierra Leone
When sending money to Sierra Leone it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 3 simple steps :
- Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
- You specify the local or Sierra Leonean leone amount you want to transfer
- Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
- Once your funds are received by the provider the converted SLL amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Sierra Leone.
By comparing the rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Sierra Leonean leone deposited into the recipient bank account in Sierra Leone and less margins and fees kept by the banks!