Send money to Sweden

Shop around for the best money transfer service for sending money to Sweden.

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So you want to send money to Sweden, but aren’t sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. At Finder Canada, we understand that you want to find the most convenient and affordable money transfer services to send money across the pond – the real trick lies in figuring out how to find the best deal. We’ve compiled this handy guide to help you do just that.

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    Compare your options to send money to Sweden

    Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
    CAD 0 Within an hour CAD 3.99 7.183 SEK
    Use code FINDERCA and pay zero fees on your first transfer. Conditions apply.
    An online money transfer service with cash pick-up, bank account to bank account and airtime transfers available.
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    CAD 1 1 - 2 days CAD 40.00 7.208 SEK
    Make online transfers with transparent exchange rates, low fees and low minimum amounts. Go to site Show details
    CAD 2,000 1 day CAD 0.00 7.071 SEK
    Send 60+ currencies at competitive rates with $0 transfer fees for Finder customers. WorldFirst will beat any eligible quote from another provider. Go to site Show details
    CAD 0 1 day CAD 0.00 7.1 SEK
    Send money in more than 60 currencies. Fee-free international money transfers with a global brand. Go to site Show details
    USD 150 1 day CAD 0.00 7.136 SEK
    TorFX guarantee to beat any competitor's exchange rate for a transaction. Conditions apply.
    Send money overseas in 45 currencies.
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    USD 150 1 day CAD 15.00 7.093 SEK
    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.
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    CAD 5 1 - 2 days EUR 3.00 7.1 SEK
    Special offer: Pay zero fees on your first 5 transfers.
    Get bank-beating exchange rates and fast transfer times on 15+ popular currencies.
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    The “Rate” and “Amount Received” displayed are indicative rates that have been supplied by each brand or gathered by Finder.

    Exchange rates are volatile and change often. As a result, the exchange rate listed on Finder may vary to the actual exchange rate quoted for the brand. Please confirm the actual exchange rate and mention “Finder” before you commit to a brand.

    Banks versus money transfer companies

    Sending money to Sweden doesn’t have to be a painful process, provided you know how to get started. Two notable ways to send money overseas include your bank or an online money transfer company. Banks tend to overcharge on exchange rates and fees, typically adding an additional $20 to $100 on top of international transfers. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, you might like to consider the services of an online money transfer provider like OFX or XE Money Transfer.

    Case study: Robin sends money to Sweden

    Robin has been working and living in Ottawa for over a year, but stays in touch regularly with his mum and dad back in Sweden. Robin knows that his parents will be celebrating 25 years of marriage while he’s overseas and wants to send them $1,000 for their anniversary. He decides to compare his bank against a dedicated money transfer service to find the cheapest option. The comparison below is based on exchange rates in the spring of 2018, so check current rates before making your choice.

    Canadian bankMoney Transfer Service 2
    Exchange rates
    CAD$1 = SEK 6.3
    CAD$1 =SEK 6.5
    Transfer fees
    Amount received (for $1,000)
    SEK 6,300
    SEK 6,500
    Transfer speed
    2 – 5 days
    1 – 2 days
    Options available
    Bank-to-bank transfer
    Bank-to-bank tranfer
    or cash pick-up

    Robin realizes that he can save SEK 200 (around $29) if he chooses to use the money transfer service over his bank, in addition to $35 in fees.

    Compare these factors when choosing a money transfer service

    • Exchange rates. Look for the best exchange rate available to make sure that as much of your money as possible makes it to your recipient. Also remember that some companies may offer a less competitive exchange rate in return for lower fees while other companies might charge high fees but offer a more competitive exchange rate.
    • Fees. The majority of money transfer providers will charge a fee for their services, but your best bet is to find a company that offers a combination of low to no fees in addition to competitive exchange rates. You can also look for companies that waive their fees when you transfer a larger amount (usually around $10,000).
    • Pick-up methods. If your recipient has a bank account, feel free to send a bank-to-bank transfer with minimal fees. If your recipient needs cash delivered in minutes, it’s best to use a cash transfer service.
    • Speed of transfer. Certain money transfer services can get your money to your recipient in a matter of minutes while others take a couple of days. Make sure the provider you choose will work for your timeline. Keep in mind that faster transfers usually come paired with high transfer fees and mediocre exchange rates.
    • Customer service. Look to see if your chosen provider offers phone, email, in person and/or live chat support. It’s best to find a company with 24/7 customer service in case you need assistance with an urgent transfer or encounter any issues with your transaction. Always choose a reputable company to handle your money.

    Send money to Sweden from Canada with these options

    Consider the following options when you need to send money to Sweden:

    • Bank transfers. The majority of Canadian banks will make it easy for you to send money to Sweden, but they will typically offer poor exchange rates and charge high fees for the service.
    • Money transfer companies. Online transfer services like TorFX and TransferWise offer attractive exchange rates and minimal fees on international money transfers.
    • Cash pickup money transfer providers. Other companies allow you to quickly transfer funds which can be picked up in person within minutes from agent locations in Sweden. Western Union and MoneyGram are two companies that offer this service.
    • PayPal. If you and your recipient both have PayPal accounts, you can use this online payment service to transfer your funds to Sweden. Accounts are free and easy to setup online.
    • International money order. If you don’t mind your transfer taking a little longer, you can obtain an international guaranteed cheque from your bank or local post office. Also known as “snail mail”, this is the slowest way to send money overseas.

    Send emergency cash to Sweden

    If you find yourself in a situation where you need to send cash to a friend or loved one in a matter of minutes, you can book a cash transfer to Sweden with a service like Western Union or MoneyGram. These companies can be incredibly helpful in case of an emergency, but they can also cost an arm and a leg. It pays to use a bank-to-bank transfer with an online money transfer company if you have a flexible timeline and want to save money.

    Tips for picking up cash

    If you’re looking to head to Sweden in the near future, the Government of Canada recommends that you exercise a normal degree of caution (as of 16 September 2018). Petty crime such as pickpocketing and purse snatching occurs in areas frequented by tourists, particularly in urban areas during the summer months. If you need to collect cash, be sure to visit an agent location during daylight hours in the company of a trusted friend. Avoid displaying signs of affluence or carrying large sums of cash and be cautious when withdrawing money from ATMs.

    Be prepared before you send money to Sweden

    As you can see from the list above, there are plenty of options to choose from when you want to send money to Sweden. The exact process for sending funds varies depending on the method and provider you choose, but you’ll usually need to open an account online before you can send your funds. This typically involves registering your name, address, date of birth, banking details and photo identification. You will also need to input similar details for your recipient. Keep your receipt or tracking number so that you can monitor the progress of your funds. You will need to give the transaction reference number to your recipient if they will be collecting cash in person.

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