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    does anybody know what bank has the best rate and cheapest to send money abroad? i used HSBC last year and it cost me £17 + charges from the recipient bank. I heard haifax charge £9.50, but read a reveiw wasn't that good.

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    Halifax is £9.50 if you do it online, £19.50 over the phone - Think you need to have an account with them also...otherwise not sure how you'd transfer the money.

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    MunkiMadz

    Halifax is £9.50 if you do it online, £19.50 over the phone - Think you n … Halifax is £9.50 if you do it online, £19.50 over the phone - Think you need to have an account with them also...otherwise not sure how you'd transfer the money.


    i do have an account with them, but from the review, it was quite bad., just wondering, what other way is the best and cheapest to send money abroad

    Last week I sent £500 to son in Australia....and Firstdirect charged me £20 He was charged at the other end too, although I'm not sure how much

    Have you thought about via Paypal? I'm unsure of the charges but might be worth looking at.

    And yeah the reviews are bad, but nobody will ever go online and say how great an international money transfer was...well not many anyway.

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    has anybody ever sent money abroad from halifax? is it any good?

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    MunkiMadz

    Have you thought about via Paypal? I'm unsure of the charges but might be … Have you thought about via Paypal? I'm unsure of the charges but might be worth looking at.And yeah the reviews are bad, but nobody will ever go online and say how great an international money transfer was...well not many anyway.




    recipient doesn't have a paypal account. internet is not an easy access in that country.

    Which country is the money going to?

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    Indonesia

    halifax.co.uk/ban…ts/

    will only cost you £7.50 if you follow that - by adding the code when you set the payment up.

    I can't really comment on the service as I've personally not used it, but it seems fairly straightforward. Just check the rate etc before you send so that you are clear on how much will be sent across - also take into account that the receiving bank may charge a fee also - aslong as you are clear on these there shouldn't really be a problem.
    Edited by: "MunkiMadz" 11th Apr 2011

    Original Poster

    I'm going to sent to a GBP account, so rate shouldn't be a problem. as the recipient would receive it in GBP as well.

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    MunkiMadz

    http://www.halifax.co.uk/bankaccounts/help-guidance/managing-your-accounts/receiving-sending-money/international-payments/will only cost you £7.50 if you follow that - by adding the code when you set the payment up.I can't really comment on the service as I've personally not used it, but it seems fairly straightforward. Just check the rate etc before you send so that you are clear on how much will be sent across - also take into account that the receiving bank may charge a fee also - aslong as you are clear on these there shouldn't really be a problem.




    thanks. considering that too, but from the review, their service was so bad, they actually delayed the transfer for so long. that's my concern..as it needs to get there this week.

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    hmm...i think i'll use hsbc..can;t take risk with halifax..loads of review said that it took them a long time. some even took 3 weeks.

    I use Paypal every Christmas for my neice and nephew. It's quick and easy.

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    my hubby has sent the money over via hsbc. cost £17 + £13 charges on the other side
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