BEST WAY TO SEND MONEY TO SPAIN FROM THE UK

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BEST WAY TO SEND MONEY TO SPAIN FROM THE UK

Postby patricia » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:50 am

I have looked in the search engine, but I cannot find anything on what is the best way to send money from the UK to Spain or can they just send it via their bank to mine.

Just to say they do not use the internet so would need to either send it through their bank or contact a company who would send it to me. :thumbup:
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Postby gerryh » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:10 pm

If they don't have access to the internet then, probably, the only way is to post you a cheque or do a transfer from their bank to your bank.
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Postby patricia » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:43 pm

gerryh wrote:If they don't have access to the internet then, probably, the only way is to post you a cheque or do a transfer from their bank to your bank.
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Hello Gerry thanks for that. A cheque would expensive I think, they would charge a lot to cash a cheque in pounds to sterling!

I think we are looking at about a £1000. A gift for Christmas!! Lucky me :thumbup:
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Postby elusive » Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:54 pm

Look at agents like currencies direct etc and whether they have branches near the sender or open an account and do the transfer over the phone? Spend you gift money quickly as the tax man might come sniffing if they see it in your bank account!

My uk bank used to charge about 20 quid for an overseas transfer.thats prob your safest bet

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Postby patricia » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:31 pm

Currencies direct. that is interesting. The best bet though I think is transfer from their bank to mine.

Thanks for all you help. :thumbup:
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Postby gerryh » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:43 pm

I've never tried it but I believe the sender can go into a Western Union agent in the UK, and set up a transfer either in cash or from their bank account and send it to your bank account or to Western Union where you can go to a local Western Union agent and collect the transfer in cash.
I believe the transfer fee is only a few pounds.
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Postby patricia » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:57 pm

That sounds good Gerry. Thanks I will look into that :thumbup:
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Postby Mobylette63 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:11 pm

Try TransferWise

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Postby patricia » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:06 pm

I will have a look at that. Thank you
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Postby maureenscot » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:04 am

I used TransferWise a couple of months ago. Cheaper than my UK bank

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Postby patricia » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:39 am

Ok great.

How does it work! bearing in my friends do not use the internet. Are they offices somewhere!
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Postby Mobylette63 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:15 am

You will need internet or phone app, easy to use you can even get a debit card account for multiple currencies, usually the best or top 3 exchange rates and easily better than banks

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Postby fyfin » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:48 am

It's a question of trust, but an easy way (and I've done it for a friend) is to find someone you trust, who uses Transferwise, and get them to transfer (by going into a bank branch) £1,000 into the friend's account. Then if the friend has your iban number for the Spanish bank, they can use Transferwise to send euros to your Spanish bank. I did this yesterday, strangely enough for exactly £1,000. The people with the Spanish bank got €1,193 and it took 9 seconds to get from my UK account to Transferwise and 11 secs to get into the Spanish account and that was on a Saturday.
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Postby patricia » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:49 am

Mobylette63 wrote:You will need internet or phone app, easy to use you can even get a debit card account for multiple currencies, usually the best or top 3 exchange rates and easily better than banks


They do not have the internet or a smart phone, but thanks anyway. :thumbup:
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Postby patricia » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:52 am

My friends do not use the internet or have a smart phone. Has to be some other way other then that option.
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Postby Lyric » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:26 pm

They must know someone, a child, grandchild, neighbour.
The easy and cheap ways are all internet based.

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Postby patricia » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:31 pm

That is a point. Their daughter has the internet. They could ask her :thumbup:
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Re: BEST WAY TO SEND MONEY TO SPAIN FROM THE UK

Postby Lyric » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:46 pm

PM sent Patricia

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Postby patricia » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:06 pm

Have not received that yet Lyric!
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Re: BEST WAY TO SEND MONEY TO SPAIN FROM THE UK

Postby Lyric » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:16 pm

Lost it,
just doing Sunday ritual Bacon Buttie, I'll send it after.


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