Originally Posted by travelling-man
Until relatively recently, SA banks were about as much use as one legged man at an arse kicking contest when it came to international banking but in the last 2 years or so have got considerably better.
I use FNB (First National Bank) and they're pretty effecient. They gave me a non residents account AND a residents account so I can have the best of both worlds when it comes to online banking etc.
However, if you plan on sending money from an SA bank to an account overseas, you need to be aware it might be a slowish process because larger amounts need clearance from the reserve bank.
Hope that helps.
Thanks T-M, that's the type of info I needed. Will look into FNB.