The financial system was not built for us. We're changing that.

imagine what it could look like if...

Immigrants could use one service
for all of our financial needs

No exchange rate markup

We don't hide transfer fees by marking up our exchange rate. The rate we get is the rate you get.

Everyone can apply

Non-US citizens can sign up - no SSN or ITIN required. You just need a passport & U.S. address.

No monthly fees

No minimum account balance, no maintenance fees, no overdraft fees.

No fee transfers

We know that you have loved ones depending on you. Your money should get where it's needed, not spent paying for sending it.

Built for & by immigrants

We’re here to support immigrant communities to ensure we all thrive together.

Tell us how to improve

Over 100 people have told us what they want to see from Simba. What about you? Email to tell us what what we can do differently or better.


Paying it forward

Simba was founded by Simon Tiemtore – a West African immigrant from Burkina Faso. He came to the U.S. in 1998 to pursue higher education and greater opportunities for himself, his family, and his community. He experienced first hand the many challenges immigrants face on their journey and vowed to one day find better ways of providing financial services to truly meet the needs of immigrants (rather than taking advantage of them & their circumstances).

Supported by a group of passionate individuals, community organizations and partners who all shared his vision, Simba was formed in 2019. Together with our future customers, we've been developing Simba, a company determined to ensure financial services become a pathway towards making the world a more fruitful place – not only for you and your family, but for the communities that have supported your journey both here in the U.S. and abroad.

My family back home counts on me for monthly support, with Simba we have a secure lifeline. A few clicks & I know my transfers arrive when and where they're needed.


Global citizen living in NYC

I'm excited for Simba because it was made by the diaspora for the diaspora. It really is a company made by people like us for people like us.


Burkinabe living in Wisconsin

Simba is a dream for me. They have all the banking services I need. They are helping to make my life easier here in U.S.


Burkinabe living in NYC

I worked with the amazing teams at Simba. It's been great to share my thoughts and I'm positive you'll be pleased with the product.


Nigerian living in NYC