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cooncat2 Dec 9th, 2005 01:41 PM

Urgent for Rocco, Dennis or Tigerpaw!
Or anyone who has wired money to Lusaka. My bank needs the street address for the bank in Lusaka - anyone happen to have it? I'm going to do a google search, but we did one at the bank and came up empty. Thanks! (I've got a message in to LRL, but it's late there.) I'd like to get this going. All the paperwork is done. Just need that addy. Thanks in advance!

sandi Dec 9th, 2005 01:53 PM

Sharon -

Ran into the same problem with one or two of my wires. We found if they enter just a single digit or alpha in the "address" area, it will be accepted. That is, as long as you have the city/country entered, i.e, Nairobi, Kenya or Arusha, Tanzania.

I presume your outfitter sent the info for their bank with PO or other address and the Swift code. Give it a try... worked for me.

Nyamera Dec 9th, 2005 01:56 PM

What's the name of the bank?

cooncat2 Dec 9th, 2005 02:04 PM

Sandi, my bank seems to need the address to ensure that if anything goes amiss they'll know.

Nyamera - the bank is Zambia National Commercial Bank.

Thanks everyone!

cooncat2 Dec 9th, 2005 02:05 PM

Sandi - that sentence was supposed to end with so they'll know..where exactly it was supposed to go. I've never wired $$ before so it's all new to me!

Nyamera Dec 9th, 2005 02:18 PM

I've found P.O. Box 33611 Lusaka, but not the street where the head office is.

cooncat2 Dec 9th, 2005 02:19 PM

Hi Nyamera - So nice of you to do that! We already had that, but for some reason they want the street address. Hmmmm...

matnikstym Dec 9th, 2005 02:26 PM

all i have on my wire is the swift code, the bank name, the mfuwe branch, barry's account number, company name. no address was required from my bank. sorry can't help with that..:(

matnikstym Dec 9th, 2005 02:38 PM

the bank is at mfuwe airport, not sure they even have addresses there. in looking at my wire paper, there's not even a place for an address, just bank name and country.

Nyamera Dec 9th, 2005 02:45 PM

Here I found out that the head office is on Cairo Road. I think “Mfuwe airport” should be a sufficient address for the Mfuwe branch.

sandi Dec 9th, 2005 02:45 PM

Sharon -

It seems from the responses, different banks different requirement, so if it's an address, it's an address. However, many (not all) African outfitters use POB and rather than actual street addresses. Do you have any earlier paper work from them with their address... usually found with their signature line. I'd send an email requesting what you need, the office maybe open Saturday morning. Otherwise, they're going to have to wait for your wire until they provide the information you need.

cooncat2 Dec 9th, 2005 02:46 PM

Ah ha! So it's not in Lusaka? Thanks for the detective work. Dennis!


cooncat2 Dec 9th, 2005 02:49 PM

Thanks again everyone! I'm waiting for my bank to call me back. I've also got a message in to Barry. IT'll be fine, I'm sure. Can you guys see anything wrong with me sending the entire amount all at once? (Other than having to be a MAJOR Grinch this Christmas) ;-)


Roccco Dec 9th, 2005 03:07 PM


If you are able to send it all at once, go ahead and do it in order to save the $40 wire transfer or whatever it is that your bank charges.

Sorry I don't have a physical address for you, but, like Dennis, all my bank requires is a SWIFT code.

cooncat2 Dec 9th, 2005 03:11 PM

Rocco - $45 at my bank- that's my thinking. It's only $45 but at this point, it all counts! :-)

I talked to my banker just now. She's going to wait to push the button til tomorrow to see if I hear from Barry.

Thanks once again!

matnikstym Dec 9th, 2005 03:26 PM

((@)) send it all!! then you know it's paid off and you're set...hate to see you get tempted by a new driveway between now and them...GO FOR IT!!!

cooncat2 Dec 9th, 2005 03:58 PM

No worries, Dennis. My driveway currently is under three inches of snow!

matnikstym Dec 9th, 2005 04:40 PM

if it's any consolation ((@)) it was 62 degrees here last night and I did have to put on my sweats and put a blanket on the bed....seriously! :)

Roccco Dec 9th, 2005 05:03 PM

So much for living in Southern has been in the 40's each night lately and for the fight that I covered in Central California last weekend, it was 35 degrees by the time we left the casino at around 11PM.

This kind of weather is what is normally expected in January/February but I never expected it so early, otherwise I may have booked Tanzania for late January/early February.

Speaking of Tanzania, with a March 03rd arrival in the Ngorongoro Crater Area (NCA) / Serengeti, will I be too late to witness any of the calving?

tigerpaw Dec 9th, 2005 07:05 PM

Sorry to be so slow responding, but just signed on for the first time today and saw your message.
I just wired my deposit yesterday and had the same problem. My bank also requested an address. So I told them I would have to contact Barry and then call them with the information. I came home and sent an email to Barry, but before he could reply (as you said, it was the middle of the night in Zambia), the bank called me and said that they could go ahead and process the transfer without an address. So I sent another email to Barry. He will let me know when he receives the funds. Should take a couple of days. This is my first experience of wiring funds also. So maybe your bank can also proceed without the address.

cooncat2 Dec 9th, 2005 07:11 PM

Hi Star! Thanks for responding. I'm going to call her back tomorrow and tell her to go ahead. She's willing to give it a go, she just said let's wait to see if I hear from Barry in the morning.

As always, thanks you all!

Dennis - I'm trying to work up a big cry for you, but 60-degree temps happen to be about my favorite. Sorry, pal! ;-)

sundowner Dec 9th, 2005 07:33 PM

My bank insists on having a street address also. They told me they will wire it without a street address but they will not guarantee the funds if the money ends up lost or at the wrong bank. If I furnish a street address, they guarantee my money. I'm not much of a gambler with my safari money so I will go to the trouble of getting the bank's address. (This only applies to foreign wires with my bank. Wires within the US don't need street addresses.)

cary999 Dec 9th, 2005 11:01 PM

If you haven't worked it out in day or so I can refer you to a world bank representative in Nygeria. He is actually a Prince of the Nigerian Royal Family but is now living in Malaysia. He has a very large fortune with him from Nygeria but can not himself cash it in nor deposit it since he is in Malaysia. He can however cash in bank services like bank cashier checks. This allows him to recover more than 300% of that amount tied up in the fortune he has. All you have to do is send him your banks cashier check and he will return to you that amount PLUS another 100% of that amount. Yes, you double your money. He will then wire that amount you sent him on to the bank in Lusaka. Lusaka gets their money, you get the same amount back and the Prince sells off some of the fortune. Let me know if you want more details.
Regards - Cary999
ps - I have not personally tried his services

cybor Dec 10th, 2005 04:50 AM

Hmmm. Sounds familiar albiet the last one was a princess and not a prince -maybe they're related and both in the same pickle.

cooncat2 Dec 10th, 2005 06:51 AM

Everything is taken care of. Thanks everybody!!!

Roccco Dec 10th, 2005 09:37 AM


You are talking small potatos...I am currently in e-mail correspondence with a member of some Nigerian government official or other that is going to split a $100 million fortune with me, just so that I step forward and claim to be the next of kin. No matter that I am not Nigerian, I have been promised my $50 million fortune! Along with all the other Nigerian e-mails in my collection, I do hope that I will be able to appear on the Forbes 400 list by this time next year, although, unfortunately you may not recognize me up there since I will have adopted a Nigerian name! ;)

ddgattina Dec 13th, 2005 08:09 AM

Actually the requirement for a physical (street) address is part of the new anti-terrorist/Homeland Security laws. Before this, no bank ever asked for a street address, or implied that your payment would go lost if you didn't supply a street address. It is a wire/computer based system after all!!

However, the bank could get in serious trouble with the government if they don't have this address. that is why they are refusing to send without one. However in Zambia, they don't actually have street addresses in many towns! (In Lusaka they do.) I'd use the street name of the main office of the bank, and just tell your bank that they don't use numbers in Zambia. But Sandi is right-- in most cases your bank just wants something, anything, to fill in on that line.

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