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Foreign Transfers from the United Kingdom

Use our comparison table to find the best exchange rates for foreign transfers from the United Kingdom versus the Banks.

When you are thinking about sending money abroad, an international money transfer provider is a great option. They can help you with the whole process, provide useful online tools and most importantly bank-beating exchange rates and low or zero fees.

 
 

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£GBP
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Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive USD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
TorFX logo
6,406.5 USD
Best Overall
1.281301.39%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
OFX logo
6,413 USD
6.5 USD
1.2826£0^1.29%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
HSBC logo
6,278.07 USD
128 USD
1.2575£7.53.36%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Natwest Bank logo
6,243.21 USD
163 USD
1.2524153.9%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
6,215.05 USD
191 USD
1.246124.33%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
6,215 USD
191 USD
1.2467154.33%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Santander International Money Transfers
 
Santander logo
6,179.18 USD
227 USD
1.2408204.88%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Lloyds TSB logo
6,160.26 USD
246 USD
1.237205.18%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.2813 (1.39% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,406.5 USD
Total Cost:1.39%
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.2826 (1.29% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,413 USD
Total Cost:1.29%
Difference:
6.5 USD more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Apr 18 2019 22:09:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.2575 (3.22% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,278.07 USD
Total Cost:3.36%
Difference:
128 USD less than using TorFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logoNatwest Bank

Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.2524 (3.61% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,243.21 USD
Total Cost:3.9%
Difference:
163 USD less than using TorFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.2460 (4.1% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,215.05 USD
Total Cost:4.33%
Difference:
191 USD less than using TorFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.2370 (4.79% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,215 USD
Total Cost:4.33%
Difference:
191 USD less than using TorFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Santander logoSantander

Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.2408 (4.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,179.18 USD
Total Cost:4.88%
Difference:
227 USD less than using TorFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Lloyds TSB logoLloyds TSB

Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→USD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.2370 (4.79% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,160.26 USD
Total Cost:5.18%
Difference:
246 USD less than using TorFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
3 Month Chart
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This is a chart showing the change in the GBP-USD mid-market exchange rate over the last week. The Total Cost of each foreign transfer in the above table is calculated as the sum of all fees and the exchange rate margin, which is the difference between the provider's exchange rate and the mid-market GBP-USD exchange rate.