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Secure Escrow

Escrow Services in Several Easy Steps

Commercial Escrow – world class Escrow services for corporate clients and qualified high net worth individuals giving you the peace of mind that your payments are secure and will be affected in terms of the agreed Escrow arrangement.

Agreement of terms

The Buyer and Seller will need to agree on the terms of sale and on which payments may be made.

KYC and account opening

The Buyer and Seller will need to submit the necessary KYC and FICA forms for an account to be opened in the name of the buyer.

Buyer deposits funds

Once the terms have been accepted by both parties, the buyer deposits the funds in a bank account in the name of the Buyer with Nedbank Limited (with our intermediary services partner, Ravensberg Advisory and Consulting and Services (Pty) Ltd, under the Ravensberg Intermediary umbrella). Ravensberg will issue a signed letter of receipt to the Seller.

This Nedbank Corporate Saver account allows transactions in a secure online environment and is a savings account within a high interest rate coupled with the functionality and convenience of a current account.

Foreign exchange services

If the funds are being remitted from outside of South Africa, the same account can be used to receive the necessary funds.

The Group has traded over R2 billion in foreign currency since inception that offers fast, reliable banking services, all in compliance with the relevant South African Exchange Control Board requirements, thus ensuring the easy flow of your funds in and out of SA, whilst beating most exchange rate conversions either into South African Rands (ZAR) or purchase of foreign currency for outward transfers.

South African Reserve Bank requirements

Secure Escrow Services (Pty) Ltd will arrange the necessary approvals with the South African Exchange Control to ensure the inward funds can be cleared timeously and the buyer can repatriate future profits hassle free.

Close out payments

Upon written confirmation to Secure Escrow Services by the Buyer and the Seller, pursuant to the agreement, Secure Escrow Services will make payment into the nominated bank accounts.

How we safeguard your funds

The escrow funds are held in the name of the Buyer in a secure Nedbank Bank account. The Group holds Professional Indemnity insurance with Lombard Insurance Company Limited against theft of the funds.


Unless the seller has delivered all the closing documents, they will not be paid, and the funds will be retained until delivery of the closing document or returned to the buyer. The seller will also have visibility that the funds have been remitted and cleared by the buyer.

Agents & multiple beneficiaries

You may add multiple parties to the deal such as an agent, consultant or other approved parties.

Milestone & drawdown payments

The transaction can be split into separate milestones. The seller can also drawdown varied amounts from the escrow account on the buyer’s approval.

Safety and Security

All payments are done via EFT to a secure bank account. There is no handling of cash.


There are no charges for foreign exchange services. The escrow service will be billed at a rate of between 0.25% - 0.5% of the escrow amount, depending on the deal size.

Contact us for a free quote



Chirag Lakhani

Chief Executive Officer

Alison Tyler

Product Manager

Marlize Schneider

Project Manager


Our Address

3 Ravensberg Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town

Call Us

+27 (0) 87 470 0118