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bednobs | 21:23 Tue 26th Sep 2023 | Business & Finance
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what's the best way to do this - paypal? wiring?



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I did this once to Canada - bank arranged to send to person's account over there.

You could do it via your bank or set up a Revolut account and do it yourself

I hope you aren't being scammed 

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are you saying curencies direct is a scam?

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lookig at it WU might be better than currencies direct as the person the other end doesnt want to set up an account

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Hopkirk is probably making sure that you def know who you're paying the money to and that you're not being scammed by someone??

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it's nice of people to be worried but its a transfer i'm instigating to my sister

Do you not have mobile banking, as in an app on your phone?

I transferred money to Eire via my online banking.  It cost me about £25.

We use Wise for all our transfers - cheap, quick and honest charges/rates.

Wise (formally Transferwise) is 100% reliable, I use them regularly; 

Currencies Direct isn't a scam! Do you honestly think I'd have recommended it if it were?

I don't think the suggestion was that Currencies Direct was a scam, only that there might be something dodgy about the actual transaction. But if bednobs is satisfied that the recipient is indeed her sister and not an incel in a basement in Kansas, it ought to be okay,

Most (all?) major banks make no charge for sending international payments via online banking.  Barclays definitely doesn't, for a start.

^^ I think you might need to check that out further Chris.

I make quite a saving by using Wise - less than £10 on a thousand, all banks charge much more.

I have been charged by Natwest for wanting to pay a holiday payment in Euro before.

Starling do not charge anything for payments abroad

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Would that be a transfer direct to her bank account (from mine or from wise or from currencies direct etc)?

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Ps obviously it's not a high stakes international transfer, its a one off some I'm (and she ) not all that bothered about 25 quid here and there or the most estate favourable rate and so on. 2750 is quite a lot of money in one go for both of us though!

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