Send Money to Slovenia with Low Fees

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Here’s how to find the best exchange rate and lowest transfer fees when you need to send money to Slovenia.

With more than 35,000 Canadians of Slovenian origin living across the nation, there’s no shortage of reasons why you might need to send money to Slovenia from Canada.

While most Canadian banks allow transfers between Slovenia and Canada, using the services of a specialist transfer money company generally help you save cash. Before you commit to a transfer, shop around for the best exchange rates and lowest fees for your transaction. Keep reading our guide to learn more about how to affordably and quickly send money between Canada and Slovenia.


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Rates last updated July 17th, 2018
Name Product Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Services Description Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received
TorFX International Money Transfers
USD 150
1 day
Online, Phone, Agent
TorFX guarantee to beat any competitor's exchange rate for a transaction. Conditions apply.

Send money overseas in 45 currencies.
Exclusive: OFX (Ozforex) International Money Transfers
USD 150
1 day
Online, Phone, Agent
Exclusive offer: Discounted exchange rates for your first and ongoing transactions. $0 transfer fee.
A higher exchange rate applies to non-finder customers. Send money in 45 currencies.
WorldRemit International Money Transfers
CAD 0.51
Within an hour
Online, Bank Account to Bank Account, Cash Transfer
An online money transfer service with cash pickup, bank account to bank account and airtime transfers available.
Exclusive: World First International Money Transfers
CAD 250
1 day
Online, Phone
Exclusive offer: $0 transfer fee and discounted exchange rates for your first trade only.
A higher exchange rate applies to non-finder customers. Send money in more than 130 currencies.
TransferWise International Money Transfers
CAD 2.50
1 - 2 days
Online
Make online transfers with transparent exchange rates, low fees and low minimum amounts.
XE International Money Transfers
$0
1 day
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
Send money in more than 60 currencies. Fee-free international money transfers with a global brand.
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Banks versus money transfer companies

Banks are the first option many people think of when they need to send money overseas, and this can be a costly mistake. Banks offer poor exchange rates and charge high fees on international money transfers, so you can end up paying a lot more than you need to in order to get your money where it needs to go.

You can usually find a much better deal if you use the services of a company that specializes in handling international money transfers, for example WorldRemit or CurrencyFair. These companies offer significantly better exchange rates and usually charge much lower fees than the banks. Most of these providers offer the ease and convenience of online transfers.

Case study: Sue sends money to Slovenia

Sue wants to send $1,000 Canadian dollars to her friend Michael in Slovenia to repay an old loan. She considers using the services of her bank to send the funds, but when she sees the poor exchange rates on offer, she decides to shop around for a better deal. Sue compares her bank’s exchange rates and fees with those offered by a specialist online money transfer company. You can see the results of the comparison below.

As the table below shows, Sue can send more than €20 extra by using the specialist money transfer company. She can also save $16 in transfer fees and have the money sent much faster. This clearly demonstrates the benefits of comparing your options before you send money to Slovenia.

BankMoney transfer company
Exchange rateCAD$1 = 0.62 EURCAD$1 = O.64 EUR
Fee$20$4
Transfer methodWire transferOnline transfer
Transfer timeThree to five daysOne to two days
Amount received (in EUR)€620.01€640.40

How do I compare transfer companies when transferring and receiving money via Slovenia?

  • Exchange rates. Getting the best exchange rate for your transaction is crucial to ensure that more money arrives to your recipient. Even the difference of a few cents can make a big difference if you are sending a large sum of money.
  • Transfer fees. You should also examine the transfer fees a company charges in conjunction with its exchange rates, since a great exchange rate may also come with a large fee attached. Some companies will completely waive transfer fees if you send over a certain amount of money, however this is usually over the $5,000 or $10,000 mark.
  • Transfer methods. Can you place transfers online, over the phone, through a mobile app and/or in a branch? Check to see the transfer methods offered and ensure they work for both you and your recipient.
  • Available options. Some companies specialize in offering one-off transfers only, but others will offer flexible options such as recurring transfers, limit orders and forward contracts.
  • Transfer time. Will your recipient be able to access the money you send within minutes, or will it be several business days before the funds arrive in their account? Some specialist transfer companies can send money in just minutes or a few days, while it typically take three to five days for the money to arrive when sent by a bank.
  • Minimum or maximum limits. Some transfer providers will impose minimum and maximum limits on the amount of funds you can transfer, so check to see if those limits will restrict your transaction.
  • Pickup options. Some companies offer cash pickup from branches in Slovenia and around the world, while others offer bank account transfers only. Coordinate with your recipient to select a method that works for both of you.
  • Customer service availability. Check to see whether quick and easy access to customer support will be available if you ever have a question regarding a transaction. Reliable customer service is an important factor to research and consider.

How do I send money to Slovenia from Canada?

  • Specialist transfer companies. These companies focus solely on sending money internationally and can offer better exchange rates than the banks. Examples include WorldRemit, TransferWise and TorFX.
  • Cash pickup transfer companies. Companies such as Western Union and MoneyGram operate extensive money transfer networks, allowing your recipient to collect the funds from agent locations across Slovenia. You can send money online using Western Union, while you must visit a MoneyGram branch in Canada to send funds.
  • Bank transfers. Your bank can easily help you transfer funds around the world, but high transaction fees and low exchange rates can be costly.
  • PayPal. You can use your PayPal account to send money to Slovenia from Canada. Both you and your recipient will need PayPal accounts. These can be created for free online within a few minutes.
  • International cheques. You can obtain an international cheque from your bank and post it to Slovenia, but this time-consuming method can also be quite expensive. Also known as “snail mail”, it is the slowest way to send money overseas.

How do I receive money from Slovenia in Canada?

  • Specialist transfer companies. There are many specialist transfer companies who can help you convert Euros to Canadian Dollars.
  • Cash pickup transfer companies. Western Union and MoneyGram are two transfer services that offer cash pickup locations across Canada.
  • Bank transfers. Bank transfers between Slovenia and Canada are simple to complete but can be costly, with high transfer fees and poor exchange rates.
  • PayPal. PayPal’s international money transfer service allows you to receive funds from overseas. As mentioned above, both you and your recipient must have PayPal accounts in order to send and receive money via the online service.
  • International cheques. You can cash an international guaranteed cheque you receive with your Canadian bank, however it may take a while to receive the cheque since this is the slowest way to send and receive funds.

Emergency cash transfers in Slovenia

If you ever need to send money between Canada and Slovenia as quickly as possible, for example to send urgent funds to a relative who is travelling the nation, make sure you know the full details of the transaction before you commit to it. Banks and other money transfer providers will usually charge more for urgent transactions, charging higher fees and providing lower exchange rates. It is important to make sure you know exactly how much the transfer will cost before you hit the send button.

Cash pickup locations in Slovenia/ Western Union / MoneyGram branches in Slovenia

With hundreds of thousands of locations around the world, Western Union and MoneyGram offer fast and easy cash transfers. Your recipient can collect the cash in person within minutes, but they’ll need to take along a transaction reference number and photo ID to do so. You can find the details of some popular cash pickup locations below.

Western Union

Ljubljana

  • Nova Ljubljanska Banka
    Bratovseva Pl. 14 Ljubljana,
    +386-01-5634610
    Open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm
  • Nova Ljubljanska Banka
    Tavcarjeva 7 Ljubljana,
    +386-01-3000511
    Open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

Maribor

  • Nova Ljubljanska Banka
    Vetrinjska 2 Maribor, 2000
    +386-02-2344600
    Open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
  • Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor
    Pobreska C. 18
    Poslv.europark Maribor, 2000
    +386-2-3207450
    Open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday

MoneyGram

Ljubljana

  • Abanka Vipa D D
    Slovenska Ulica 50
    Ljubljana, 1000
    13001500
    Open 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday
  • Abanka Vipa D D
    Kolodvorska Ulica 9
    Ljubljana, 1000
    14380880
    Open 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Maribor

  • Abanka Vipa D D
    Prvomajska Ulica 26
    Maribor, 2000
    24622717
    Open 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday
  • Abanka Vipa D D
    Cankarjeva Ulica 6B
    Maribor, 2000
    22504870
    Open 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Tips for picking up cash in Slovenia

The Government of Canada classifies Slovenia as a safe country for Canadian tourists to visit, however you should still take care when picking up cash. If possible, take a friend along with you and make sure to avoid any areas which are deemed unsafe. Don’t carry a large sum of cash around for any longer than necessary and deposit the funds with your bank as soon as you can. Avoid using public transportation with large sums of money.

What are the steps to send money to Slovenia?

If you choose to send money via a specialist money transfer company to Slovenia, you will generally have to follow these steps:

  1. Register for an account. This is usually free to do and will require you to provide your name, contact details and payment information. Account registration generally only takes a few minutes to complete.
  2. Provide transaction details. After creating an account, it’s time to enter the details of your transaction, including how much money you’re sending, where you’re sending it and in which currency you wish to send. You’ll also need to supply your recipient’s name and their pickup location or bank account information.
  3. Complete your transfer. Once you submit and pay for your transaction, hold onto any reference number or receipt you receive so that you can track the progress of your funds. You will need to refer to this reference number if you have any problems with your transaction and must reach out to the customer service team.
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