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    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 19th Jan 17, 5:53 PM
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    grumbler
    http://www.mycurrencytransfer.com/money-transfer-to-Ireland/70000-GBP

    For smaller amounts check Transferwise and Currencyfair: http://www.mycurrencytransfer.com/money-transfer-to-Ireland/7000-GBP
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
    • dok_champa
    • By dok_champa 24th Feb 17, 11:46 AM
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    Anybody tried the £20 amazon voucher deal for a transfer with Azimo as currently listed on the article?

    To get the £20 Amazon voucher, you need to transfer the equivalent of £500+ via SWIFT or bank transfer before 11.59pm on Tue 28 Feb using the code JANSALE. You'll need to enter the code in the 'promo code' box on the payment page, before you confirm the transfer and pay.
    I have entered the code JANSALE which it accepts and provides a description of the code as "Fee free" and nothing about an Amazon voucher. Anybody else tried it and got the voucher? As if the code is wrong I'd rather try for the quidco cashback.

    Thanks

    EDITED TO ADD
    I contacted Azimo customer services and they confirmed the code will give the £20 amazon voucher.
    Last edited by dok_champa; 24-02-2017 at 3:16 PM. Reason: Additional info
    • rkbabs
    • By rkbabs 27th Feb 17, 4:03 PM
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    I am trying to use it now, the JANSALE code didn't work for me (somethings about only on new transactions even though i haven't made any transactions, i think its because the first transaction I tried to make got cancelled)... so I contacted customer services and they gave me a new code - but The haven't specified if it will give me their £20 amazon voucher, I am still waiting for a reply- super annoying.

    EDIT:
    The JANSALE didn't work because my first attempt of transferring money was cancelled- this is seen as a first transaction even though I didn't put any payment details or confirm the transaction- it just went to awaiting funds (one aspect of the process I do not like). I was given a new code but it was to get my fee free (which is already valid for new customers so It made no difference to me)...

    As I was only using azimo because of the promo, and how complicated the process is I am going to stick to my usual way of sending money.
    Last edited by rkbabs; 27-02-2017 at 4:13 PM. Reason: update
    • rudeword
    • By rudeword 12th Mar 17, 4:51 PM
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    Anyone used OFX (used to be UKForex)?
    We have used several different transfer companies to send funds to Switzerland, usually when they have some kind of promotion. We used to use Transferwise which is Peer2Peer but would now have to pay the transfer fee. We were wondering about UKForex which was fee free and Peer2Peer according to the MSE article until recently, but it has now dropped off the list.

    On investigation, it is now called OFX. It claims to be fee free but doesn't say if it is still Peer2Peer. Any info?

    We have had problems in the past with a couple of firms claiming to be fee free, but who use an intermediary bank which does charge a fee. We are currently in negotiation with FC Exchange (used because of the MSE offer) who don't understand why we are being charged a fee, but have promised to refund it.

    Thanks for any information.
    • Consumerist
    • By Consumerist 12th Mar 17, 7:08 PM
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    Consumerist
    . . . Thanks for any information.
    Originally posted by rudeword
    Can only really suggest using <Monito comparison site> to find the best deal for the amount involved.
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    • rudeword
    • By rudeword 14th Mar 17, 11:38 AM
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    Monito link
    Thanks, Consumerist. Very useful. I hadn't seen that one before.
    • Carol103
    • By Carol103 1st Apr 17, 1:08 PM
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    Hi
    I have booked a villa and need to use my credit card for payment I know I can use PayPal but when I calculated (pounds to euros) the charge was £147 I am sending € 2700 is there any other way I can do this that would cost less?
    Any help appreciated
    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 1st Apr 17, 1:28 PM
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    grumbler
    Well, if you pay by a card and this card charges for currency conversion (2.5-3% typically), you can't avoid the charge. There are cards that don't charge: Top Travel Spending Cards

    However, how on earth can it be £147?: 147/2340=6.3% (!)
    How did you calculate this? And why Paypal if you pay by a credit card? If you mean using a CC to load PP account and then trasfer the money, do you realise that you don't have any protection if it's some conman on the other end?
    Last edited by grumbler; 01-04-2017 at 6:13 PM.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
    • Consumerist
    • By Consumerist 1st Apr 17, 3:20 PM
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    Consumerist
    I assume the charge you quote is from PayPal. The answer is - don't use PayPal; they seem to be notoriously expensive.

    You can use the Monito comparison site (see link above) to see who does the transfer most cheaply. The Top Travel Spending Cards are those best for spending whilst abroad and may not necessarily be best for international transfers - so be careful.
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    • winter100
    • By winter100 1st Apr 17, 4:26 PM
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    winter100
    I have been looking at leaving some savings in National Savings before moving abroad, they have an international payments service with no fee. I know their interest rates are not the best but has anyone used this service? and can you make a deposit then use that to transfer overseas. I am assuming as the service is government backed so I assume that your money should be safe. Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on this and if so do the exchange rates compare.
    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 1st Apr 17, 6:20 PM
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    jonesMUFCforever
    I have been looking at leaving some savings in National Savings before moving abroad, they have an international payments service with no fee. I know their interest rates are not the best but has anyone used this service? and can you make a deposit then use that to transfer overseas. I am assuming as the service is government backed so I assume that your money should be safe. Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on this and if so do the exchange rates compare.
    Originally posted by winter100
    I would have thought that depositing money into a National savings account and then immediately asking them to transfer them abroad would ring alarm bells in their compliance security team and they might block the account?
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always receive lots
    • winter100
    • By winter100 1st Apr 17, 11:35 PM
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    winter100
    I would have thought that depositing money into a National savings account and then immediately asking them to transfer them abroad would ring alarm bells in their compliance security team and they might block the account?
    Originally posted by jonesMUFCforever
    I wasn't thinking of depositing and immediately transferring the money would remain there for a period of time and it is coming from a local government pension.
    I was looking at if anyone had used this service before and what their experience was and were the exchange rates competitive with currency exchange services such as moneycorp or xe.com. I was also interested as I assume as it is National Savings you would have far greater protection than the commercial alternatives.
    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 1st Apr 17, 11:51 PM
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    grumbler
    ...I was looking at ...were the exchange rates competitive with currency exchange services such as moneycorp or xe.com.
    Originally posted by winter100
    I would guess that they make the transfer in ££, and it's the recipient bank that makes the conversion.
    For UK banks it's typical to charge 2.5-3% for this.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
    • colsten
    • By colsten 2nd Apr 17, 10:04 AM
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    colsten
    I have been looking at leaving some savings in National Savings before moving abroad, they have an international payments service with no fee.
    Originally posted by winter100
    They won't charge you for making the transfer but how does their exchange rate compare with that of currency transfer specialists, such as Transferwise?

    I was also interested as I assume as it is National Savings you would have far greater protection than the commercial alternatives
    Originally posted by winter100
    Whilst your money is in your UK banks account, it's guaranteed up to £85K. NS&I doesn't have an upper limit. Neither a bank nor NS&I, nor a transfer service, will protect you from falling for a scammer. If the recipient does a runner with your money, you are on your own.

    If you pay the money to yourself, or if you know the recipient is reliable, money transfers are fine. I would never use them to e.g. pay for a holiday villa a private person is advertising as the risk is too great.
    • tim119
    • By tim119 28th Jun 17, 7:41 AM
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    please be so kind
    Any Expat any experience of sending money from Saudi Arabia back to the UK?
    I can either send SAR, Dollars. or Euros, these are my only options.
    I am currently using transferwise, and was wondering if i could save money again by using a different company?
    appox send could be around £25,000 every 6 months.
    • Consumerist
    • By Consumerist 28th Jun 17, 12:16 PM
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    Consumerist
    . . . I am currently using transferwise, and was wondering if i could save money again by using a different company?
    appox send could be around £25,000 every 6 months.
    Originally posted by tim119
    You could try the <monito> comparison site to compare costs.
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    • 53balham
    • By 53balham 4th Jul 17, 11:14 AM
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    I have a Pockit account and they have been offering international transfers for about two weeks now. Their fees for all their services are 99p and it is the same for international transfers. The rates have also been competitive so would recommend using it. Anyone else used them?
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 4th Jul 17, 1:23 PM
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    eDicky
    I have a Pockit account and they have been offering international transfers for about two weeks now. Their fees for all their services are 99p and it is the same for international transfers. The rates have also been competitive so would recommend using it. Anyone else used them?
    Originally posted by 53balham
    Please give an example of the 'competitive' rate to euros today, as it is not revealed until a transfer is made.
    • 53balham
    • By 53balham 7th Jul 17, 5:16 PM
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    53balham
    Please give an example of the 'competitive' rate to euros today, as it is not revealed until a transfer is made.
    Originally posted by eDicky
    I tried money gram before using pockit just to compare and they charged 3% on the euro rate but pockit was half a percent
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 7th Jul 17, 7:14 PM
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    eDicky
    I tried money gram before using pockit just to compare and they charged 3% on the euro rate but pockit was half a percent
    Originally posted by 53balham
    That's meaningless. Please give Pockit's exchange rate in figures, with the time and date, in order to make a real assessment.
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