Send money to the USA

What is the best USD exchange rate today?

Send money internationally to the USA (USD) using the mid-market exchange rate. Check and compare the rates from the major financial providers.

The true cost of sending GBP to USD

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

  • 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 USA?

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 USA?

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.

Sending money to the US

The American dollar is the currency the most exchanged on the market. The best corridor with the USD is to send your money from EUR to USD. The US dollar is present into 87% of the money transfer.

Send money to USA is regulated by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. Most of bank, financials services and money transfer companies have a lot of solution to send your money to the United states. The USD is the currency the most negotiated in the world.

The solutions are more or less expensive according to the options that you choose but you have a lot of possibility to send your money to USA:

Bank services

Send your money through to your bank is the solution that use a lot of people. Easy and more comfortable, the client enjoys the fact to be helped by an adviser. However, it’s important to know that bank services are in general more expensive because they add hidden fees on the real exchange rate. The bank fixes the exchange rate that it wants. In the United States, the famous banks are:

  • Bank of America
  • Citigroup
  • US Bank
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Wells Fargo
  • PNC Financial service
  • Capital one
  • Bank of New-York
  • Bank of Texas
  • Bank of West
  • Union bank of California

If you have to open a bank account, we suggest you to open it in international bank. It’s better for you to follow your money transfer.

Tools without bank services

After the economic crisis of 2008, a lot of money transfer services were created to give again trust in financial world but without banks services.

MoneyGram and Western Union the famous brand which allow you to send your money abroad. But in a lot of case, they are more expensive than news services because they add hidden fees, they fix their own exchange rate.

To be face on the hidden fees, news services like Transferwise, Azimo, WorldRemit, TransferGo, Transfermate… are created. They are cheap than bank service and MoneyGram or WesternUnion. With them, you can pay by different means, receive the money quickly and choose your mean of reception.

The best services to send money from:* Canada to USA: Worldremit, torfx and Transfast

  • UK to USA: WorldRemit, Transferwise and Worldfirst
  • Europe to USA: Transferwise, Azimo and TransferGo
  • Australia to USA: Worldremit, transferwise, torfx
  • New Zealand to USA: Worldremit, Transferwise and Torfx
  • Japan to USA: Transferwise is the best one

In general, to send your money to USA, the time transfer can take between less than one day and 7 days. Excepted for the japan it’s 11 days with Transferwise.

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