Beat your bank’s foreign exchange rates when making a currency transfer to or from the United Kingdom (UK) & secure a faster completion time by using a specialist money transfer broker – recommendations below:
|BROKERS||MIN. TRANSFER||SPEED||FX MARGIN RATE||*GUIDE RATE: GBP/EUR||MORE DETAILS|
|CURRENCIES DIRECT||£100||1 DAY||0.7 to 1.0%||€1.162 to €1.166||INFO|
|GLOBAL REACH||£3000||1 DAY||0.8%||€1.163||INFO|
|CURRENCY SOLUTIONS||£1000||1 DAY||1.0%||€1.162||INFO|
|BROKERS||MIN. TRANSFER||SPEED||FX MARGIN RATE||*GUIDE RATE: EUR/GBP||MORE DETAILS|
|CURRENCIES DIRECT||€100||1 DAY||0.7 to 1.0%||£0.844 to £0.847||INFO|
|GLOBAL REACH||€3000||1 DAY||0.8%||£0.845||INFO|
|CURRENCY SOLUTIONS||€1000||1 DAY||1.0%||£0.844||INFO|
Table *GUIDE RATES are updated daily (Monday to Friday) at 09:00 GMT.
Are you looking to send money to the UK? Beat bank exchange rates when making an overseas UK pound or euro money transfer to a British bank account. Specialist foreign exchange companies can save you time and money over a traditional bank transfer service.
There are several million Europeans and internationals who reside in the UK as expats, most choosing one of the larger cities to reside with London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham being popular choices. Britain still retains the UK pound as it’s currency and foreign expats who live in Britain may need to transfer money to or from the UK at some point.
Transfer Supermarket recommended foreign exchange companies in the above tables are calculated using the lowest foreign exchange margin rates offered. Further details below:
Compare the latest UK pound (GBP) and euro (EUR) foreign exchange rates offered by major British high street banks. Skip to: UK Pound / Euro Bank Transfers
Pz360, St Mary’s Terrace, Penzance TR18 4DZ, United Kingdom
1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AA, United Kingdom
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4QP, United Kingdom
2 Jacob Street, London SE1 2BG, United Kingdom
1st Floor 85 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0AA, United Kingdom
Woolgate Exchange, 25 Basinghall St, London EC2V 5HA, United Kingdom
Sending money to or from the UK? Find answers with Transfer Supermarket to frequently asked questions regarding international money transfers and related technical jargon.
An international currency transfer is typically a financial “bank account to bank account” transaction where funds are sent overseas, to another country, currency and bank account.
Interbank foreign exchange rates are wholesale rates that banks use, also known as live foreign exchange rates.
An FX margin rate is the amount the bank, broker or foreign exchange bureau adds onto the interbank foreign exchange rate when they quote the rate for a money transfer. The smaller the margin rate, the less it will cost you.
Typically, for private transactions, brokers offer the best exchange rates for overseas money transfers into other currencies. Brokers offer much lower margin rates than banks, meaning that you’ll receive a better overall deal.
Getting the best deal on your money transfer is as simple as finding out what your local bank will offer, and then comparing the deal to what you would receive by using a broker. Try and negotiate a fixed FX margin rate from the interbank rate with your broker, as generally, high street banks are unlikely to offer this type of agreement unless you are a corporate customer making regular money transfers abroad.
If you’ve had a quotation for a money transfer and now you’ve decided to make a trade, only to see that the deal no longer looks as good, it’s the fluctuation in the exchange rate that has made the difference.
Most brokers now offer instant bank to bank money transfers for clients who are trading in major currencies, otherwise the time scale is typically 1 to 3 days. Banks will normally complete money transfer transactions in around 5 to 7 working days.
Of course. All brokers that are listed on Transfer Supermarket are authorised by the UK FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), which means that your money is safe as all client funds are safeguarded and held in segregated accounts.