Best Exchange Rates

Select where your money is...

Full country list (A-Z)


TransferWise Reviewed


TransferWise have been making waves in the global money transfer market since they came on the scene back in 2011.

TransferWise – Reviewed by Best Exchange Rates

They are the latest venture from some ex Skype engineers and have expanded from the London HQ to an increasing number of overseas locations including Australia and the USA.

Their publicity is famous for both bank-bashing and showing scantily clad devotees to represent their stated desire for transparency when it comes to fees and exchange rates…well that’s the excuse anyhow!
TransferWise is a private, peer-to-peer online money transfer company, which launched in 2011. Headquartered in London, the firm offers money transfer services to and from 17 countries, with the ability to send money to an additional nine countries.

Exchange Rates {
Customer Service 4
Ease of Use ;

Transferwise Foreign Transfer Rates & Fees - Compared

The below live Foreign Transfer comparison table shows how much you could save on your next foreign transfer by using a broker such as Transferwise rather than your bank. Note the margins are compared to the current mid-rate. You can change the currencies and send or receive amount with our full Foreign Transfer calculator.

Sending a LARGER international money transfer? Request a Free Multi-Vendor Quote

TransferWise - Compare Foreign Transfers

Sending GBP 5,000 to USD

TransferWise logo TransferWise
$6505.81 USD (1.2%)
TransferWise always aims to converts money at the real mid-market exchange rate. There’s just a small, fair service fee and it’s all shown up-front. Rate shown here with the minimum 0.5% rate volatility limit. Exchange guaranteed within 2 business days - Pay via Bank Transfer or VISA/Mastercard debit cards.
Price Details
Receive: $6505.81 USD
Exchange Rate: 1.3077
(Inverse 1USD=GBP 0.7647)
Fees: GBP 25 (0.5%)
Total Cost : 1.2% (from mid-rate: 1.3169)
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate GBP/USD=1.3077 and inclusive of the fee of GBP 25 (0.5%).
Bank Rates - Average
$6282.60 USD (4.59%)
This is the average GBP to USD International Transfer exchange rate and fees from multiple banks for FX rates available over the counter and also via Internet Banking.

Price Details
Receive: $6282.60 USD
Exchange Rate: 1.2603
(Inverse 1USD=GBP 0.7935)
Fees: GBP 15
Total Cost : 4.59% (from mid-rate: 1.3169)
Receive USD $223 less than with  TransferWise logo TransferWise
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate GBP/USD=1.2603 and inclusive of the fee of GBP 15.

Exchange Rates

TransferWise makes reasonable efforts to match transactions at exchange rates aligned to the mid-market rate at the global currency markets.

Unless the exchange rate is locked-in pursuant to the section below, TransferWise converts your transaction amount by matching it with a number of different counterparties.

TransferWise Smart Global Transfers

Visit TransferWise and Save

Transferwise changes Eurozone fee structure

In late June 2018, Transferwise introduced a new fee structure for Eurozone foreign transfers (from EUR) … and as always with Transferwise its complicated so we will break it down for you! More expensive for Card payments In most European countries your bank takes 0.20% from your payment as debit card interchange. Add scheme fees […]

2 Jul, 2018 by BER Team

Transferwise changes UK fee structure

In October 2017, Transferwise introduced a new fee structure for foreign transfers from the UK … its complicated so we will break it down for you! Percentage fee The first part of your fee is expressed as a percentage of the amount you’re sending. Transferwise has cut this percentage fee on all but three routes […]

2 Jul, 2018 by BER Team

Related Posts

Reviews - Average Rating: 4.5

4 Reviews for “TransferWise Reviewed”

  1. Estefania Diaz Clavijo says:

    5 star customer service and service. Thanks for revolutionizing worldwide bank transfers! 😀

    Exchange Rates 5
    Customer Service 4
    Ease of Use 5
  2. gg says:

    Great experience !! Quick and easy to use !!!

    Exchange Rates 5
    Customer Service 4
    Ease of Use 4
  3. Sue S says:

    If you want to transfer funds from one country to another, this service is great – and much easier and much better value than having a normal bank do it. And when I have needed help the staff on the Chat function and on the phone have been super-helpful.

    Exchange Rates 4
    Customer Service 4
    Ease of Use 4
  4. BER Team says:

    Quick, easy and straightforward . Great for sending smaller amounts quickly

Leave your own Review & Ratings:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Filed under - Category: Reviews & Ratings Tags: , , ,

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.