Send money to the UK

What is the best Pound Sterling exchange rate today?

Send money internationally to the UK (GBP) using the mid-market exchange rate.
Check and compare the rates from the major money transfer providers.

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How much does it cost to send money to the UK?

  • International money transfers shouldn't be expensive.
  • Make sure your provider doesn't add hidden fees or bad exchange rates to your money transfer.
  • You should choose a provider that uses the mid-market exchange rate to convert your money.

What are the payments methods to send money to the UK?

The available payment methods for your international transfer may vary. Most of the times these should be:

  • Debit Card.
  • Credit Card.
  • Bank Transfer.

How long does it take to send money to the UK?

How long does an international transfer take? It mostly depends on:

  • Countries you send from and to.
  • Public holidays or weekends.
  • Payment methods.
  • Potential security checks.

How to arrange a bank transfer online?

  • Log into your bank's online banking service – you may need to verify your identity for security
  • Navigate to the payment option which may be under 'bank to bank transfers' or 'personal payments' for example
  • Follow the prompts to enter your recipient's details including their name, the bank name and account number. You'll also usually need a routing number, SWIFT code, sort code or similar, to help guide the payment to the right account
  • Add the payment amount and double check all details
  • Confirm the transfer, and your money is on its way

Send money to the UK - FAQs

Over $20 billion is sent from the UK to other countries every year, with nearly half of this amount going to Nigeria, India, France, Pakistan and Germany. If you plan to send money to or from the UK, read on.

How to send money to UK - easy steps:

Send money to the UK easily:

  • Choose a payment provider with low fees and a good exchange rate
  • Arrange your transfer online or in person
  • Pay and track your transfer online

What information would you need to send money to the UK?

  • Recipient's full name as shown on their bank account
  • Bank details including account number or IBAN and SWIFT/BIC number
  • Depending on the country you are transferring money from and to and the amount, you may be asked for additional information.

What are the best ways to send money to the UK?

There are plenty of ways to send money to the UK, including your regular bank, money transfer services like Western Union or Moneygram, and modern online alternatives, like Wise

Traditional banks don't always offer the best deal for international payments. A specialist service may give you a better exchange rate and lower fee - and your money could arrive faster, too. Check out online options which are convenient and also often have the lowest charges.

What is the best exchange rate to transfer money to the UK?

Before you decide on a money transfer service, compare the exchange rate offered to the mid-market exchange rate which you can find on Google. 

The mid-market rate is the one the bank or transfer service will receive when they buy currency. However, it's common to add a markup - effectively an extra fee - to the rate that is used for customers. This can mean your transfer costs more than you expect.Look for a service which uses the mid-market exchange rate to save money.

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