Sending money overseas
Whether you're looking to purchase a car from abroad, pay bills on an overseas property or send money to relatives abroad, our range of International Payment Services can provide you with the most suitable method of sending money overseas.
Electronic Funds Transfer
The quickest and most secure way of sending money overseas.
Payments can be made in a wide number of currencies
Funds can be electronically transferred to most bank accounts across the world
No maximum transfer balance.
- Our fee for this service is £19.50*
* When you make an International Payment you'll pay our fee, and the person receiving the payment pays all other charges. This may result in the person receiving the payment receiving a lesser amount than you have sent, or these charges may be debited from their account separately.
The table below tells you the maximum time the payment will take to reach the other person’s bank provided you have given us the instruction on a working day before the cut off time.
|Currency and destination
||Maximum delivery times
|Euros to the EU, EEA, Monaco or Switzerland
||Next working day
|Sterling, Swiss Francs and any other EEA currency to any EU or EEA country
||4 working days
|Any other currency to non EU and EEA European countries, North America, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East and the Far East
||4 working days
|Any currency to any other countries
||12 working days
How to send funds electronically
To make sure funds are received as quickly as possible you will need the following information:
The recipient's Bank Identifier Code (BIC). This is a code by which the beneficiary bank is identified throughout the world
The recipient's International Bank Account Number (IBAN). This is a code by which the recipient's account details are recognisable and is used for transfers between member countries in the EU and EEA and certain other countries such as Andorra, Bahrain, Georgia, Greenland, Kuwait1, Lebanon, Moldova, Monaco, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar1, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates.
- You'll also need the beneficiary's name, and their bank name and address if you are sending it to any other country
Once you have this information give us a call on 0345 609 4343 to arrange sending the funds overseas.
1Mandatory from 1st January 2014 for Kuwait and Qatar.
Foreign Drafts are cheques payable in the local currency and can be paid into bank accounts abroad in the same way as any other local cheque.
Available in a wide number of currencies
Maximum amount is the equivalent of £5,000 sterling
The foreign draft will be sent to your home address by first class post.
Our fee for this service is as follows – up to £50 - £6 fee, between £50.01 and £5,000 - £15 fee
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