If you’re working abroad and sending money to Turkey to help support your loved ones, you’re far from alone. According to Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, more than 6.5 million Turkish people live in countries across the world, with the vast majority settled in Western Europe.

We know that remittances can be vitally important to the comfort, wellbeing and livelihoods of your family members back home. We’re also aware that high transfer fees and unfair exchange rates can make sending Turkish lira an expensive, frustrating process.   

This is where Remitly can help. Our money transfer service is designed to be clear, convenient and cost-effective. You can send remittances to be picked up in cash at designated locations in Turkey, or simply send directly to one of our banking partners – including Ziraat Bankası. Here’s how.

Send Money to Ziraat Bankası in 5 Easy Steps

Remitly makes the whole remittance process straightforward. Just follow these steps.

  1. For first-time users, download the Remitly app and create a profile. Then select Turkey as your destination country.
  2. Enter the amount you wish to send.
  3. Choose Bank Deposit as your delivery method and Ziraat Bankası as your location.
  4. Enter your recipient’s IBAN number.
  5. Enter your payment details.

After checking all the details are correct (paying particular attention to that very long IBAN number), you can proceed with the TRY transfer. For extra peace of mind, you can choose to have your recipient kept informed of the process through SMS updates. That way, they’ll be notified when the Turkish lira remittance is complete.

Why Should I Use Remitly to Send Money to Ziraat Bankası?

Making a new life in a new country can bring challenges, but sending money to Turkey shouldn’t be one of them. By using the Remitly website or app, you can look forward to a stress-free and transparent process, with low fees and great exchange rates. Don’t worry if there’s a change in circumstances and you need to cancel the transfer before it is successfully completed – we’ll simply send the funds right back to you.

How Quickly Will My Money Arrive at Ziraat Bankası?

We know that it can sometimes be vital to have Turkish lira in the hands of your loved ones as soon as possible. This is why we have a swift remittance system in place. On average, transferring funds to Turkey takes around 24 hours to complete. Bear in mind that the exact time frame does depend on your payment method and the delivery speed you select. 

How Much Money Can I Send to Ziraat Bankası with Remitly?

You can send large or small amounts of Turkish lira using Remitly. That said, in order to keep your details and money secure, and to adhere to international remittance regulations, we do apply sending limits. For example, if you’ve provided us with the minimum personal information required, you can send the following amounts:

  • US$2,999/€5,000/AUD$2,999/£5,000 within 24 hours
  • US$10,000/€15,000/AUD$10,000/£15,000 within 30 days
  • US$18,000/€50,000/AUD$18,000/£50,000 within 180 days

That’s not the extent of what you can send, however. If you need to transfer a bigger TRY amount, you can easily increase your remittance limit by providing us with some extra verification details. 

Is it Safe to Send Money to Habib Bank with Remitly?

We feel privileged that millions of hard-working migrants worldwide use our service to send funds back to the people who matter most in their lives. Having industry-standard security measures in place is key to maintaining our customers’ trust. We also have implemented personal data encryption to keep your details from prying eyes. Remember, too, that you can keep a close watch on every Turkish lira transfer with our SMS/text notifications. If there are ever any issues with your transfer before it is successfully completed, you’ll have your money refunded.

Discover more here about security measures at Remitly.

More about Ziraat Bankası  

With roots going back to 1863, Ziraat Bankası is a household name in Turkey, playing a central role in millions of customers’ lives. Its services go far beyond the country’s borders, with its international network of branches providing financial services in more than 18 countries. It even has its very own museum which showcases the history of banking in Turkey across the centuries.

As Ziraat Bankası is one of the most widely-used banks in Turkey, our partnership will ensure that many Turkish people living abroad will be able to easily support their loved ones back home. Simply tap the Remitly app to send directly to your recipient’s Ziraat Bankası account whenever you need to, 24/7. 

About Remitly

In times of global uncertainty, feeling comfortable about international money transfers is more important than ever. By accessing the Remitly app or website on your mobile device or computer, sending money to Turkey is as simple as it is affordable.  

Read on here about Remitly and download the app right now.

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