|ALPHA BANK||MIN. TRANSFER||SPEED||FX MARGIN RATE||*GUIDE RATES||MORE DETAILS|
|GBP £ - to EUR||NO MINIMUM||5/7 DAYS||2.0%||€1.127|
|EUR € - to GBP||NO MINIMUM||5/7 DAYS||2.0%||£0.852|
|BROKER RATES||MIN. TRANSFER||SPEED||FX MARGIN RATE||*GUIDE RATES||MORE DETAILS|
|GBP £ - to EUR||From £100||From 1 DAY||From 0.7%||€1.142|
|EUR € - to GBP||From £100||From 1 DAY||From 0.7%||£0.863|
Table *GUIDE RATES are updated daily (Monday to Friday) at 09:00 GMT.
Answer: Using Alpha Bank services, the exchange rates shown are typical. All banks have individual rates and commission structures for international currency transfers. Find the latest exchange rates for an overseas bank using our Bank Rate Comparison below:
Save on the exchange rate conversion when transferring money or making regular payments overseas from your Alpha Bank account in euros, the UK pound and other currencies. Alpha Bank international money transfers to or from Greece have higher transaction charges, due to a less competitive exchange rate offered by Alpha Bank. Skip to: Greece Money Transfer Specialists
Typically, sending funds to or from your Alpha Bank account in euros, the UK pound or US dollar overseas bank account will involve a margin rate of 2.0% – much higher than most currency broker rates (typically 0.7 to 1.0%).
Sending foreign currency to or from your Alpha Bank account in Greece needn’t be a complex matter, moreover, you can save time and money when you use a specialist currency broker instead.
Specialist foreign exchange companies including our recommended providers here can save you money and time on the transaction. Our recommendations are based on international coverage and office locations together with the lowest foreign exchange margin rates offered.
Example: A typical overseas currency transfer of 100,000 euro (EUR) using Alpha Bank services would have a transaction exchange rate margin of around 2.0% – or 2,000 EUR. Using a specialist broker, in this example TorFX – the exchange rate margin would work out at 0.7% – or only 700 EUR in total, which is a large saving over the bank service.
International money transfers from Alpha Bank could take longer to arrive than using a private currency exchange provider and you will also need to be an existing Alpha Bank account holder to use their services. Alpha Bank may additionally charge a flat rate commission fee when sending money abroad into another currency and bank transfer commission fees vary depending on the amount you need to transfer. Private brokers offer commission free currency transfers, typically over a value of £5000 (or 5,000 EUR).
Unless you pay a premium, Alpha Bank’s service will take from 5 to 7 days for your funds to arrive at the destination bank. Private foreign exchange companies typically complete the transaction either same day, or next day.
Alpha Bank was created in 1879 and today is the fourth largest bank in Greece serving locals with nearly 500 Greek banking branches and internationally via branches throughout South eastern Europe. Alpha Bank also has a subsidiary and branch in London (UK).