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International Money Transfer

In the past, arranging an international money transfer was often an expensive and time-consuming process. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be like this anymore. This is especially true if you take the time to look around at the different options available to you before you make the transfer. There are reputable banks and third parties who can make an international money transfer convenient and affordable for you.

We have took the time to narrow this down for you.

Most Popular Money Transfer Companies

  • Wise
  • XE
  • Currency Fair

Wise

Using peer-to-peer technology, and without any hidden charges, Wise (formerly TransferWise) offers an affordable and effective way of transferring money across borders.

Wise makes transferring money to the United Kingdom a breeze, just tap in how much, and where to. Then make a local payment to Wise, whether it’s with a bank transfer, swift or your debit or credit card and that’s it.

Wise converts your money at the ‘inter-bank’ rate – the real rate – so you save big time (even versus the guys saying there’s ‘zero’ commission). On Wise, there’s no room for sneaky bank surcharges or creeping hidden charges.

XE

Send money online fast, secure and easy with XE. Live tracking and notifications + flexible delivery and payment options.

XE rates are consistently some of the best in the business and trusted by millions:

Create an account, It takes just a few minutes, and all you need is an email address.

Add recipient (you’ll need their address, bank account/IBAN, swift/BIC) and payment information.

Check the currencies and amount are correct, get the expected delivery date, and send your money transfer.

Perfect if you want to send large bank transfers from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

XE supports bank-to-bank and card-to-bank transfers from these countries to 220 countries worldwide in 139 currencies.

Their wide receiving base makes XE one of the most popular services for large transfers.

Currency Fair

The only platform that lets you trade in two ways. You can exchange currency immediately at bank beating rates or select your own rate and wait for a match on the Currency Fair Exchange.

Users can send and receive money to and from 150+ countries in 20+ currencies and get same-day transfers on most major currencies:

Set up your transaction, Enter the amount and currency you will transfer into be exchanged.

Add recipient details, Fill in the bank details for new or historic recipients.

Choose your deposit method, Select how you will transfer money to your Currency Fair account.

Exchange your money at rates up to 8x cheaper and transfer out to your recipient.

Wise converts your money at the ‘inter-bank’ rate – the real rate – so you save big time (even versus the guys saying there’s ‘zero’ commission). On Wise, there’s no room for sneaky bank surcharges or creeping hidden charges.

The benefit of moving to the UK with Emigrate to the UK is we have several money transfer firms that we have partnered with. We will search the market for the best deal at the time of your application to get this in place, we are not just a service for you arriving here, but for the entire duration until permanent residency.

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