Min. Transfer Amount
Max. Transfer Amount
|Product Name||Central FX International Money Transfers|
|Min. Transfer Amount||GBP 2,500|
|Max. Transfer Amount||No limit|
|Transfer Methods||Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account|
|Transfer Options||Regular payments, One off payments, Market orders, Forward contracts|
Minimum transfer time
|Customer Service||Phone, Chat, Email, Branch|
|Available Currencies||AED, AUD, BBD, BGN, BHD, BRL, BWP, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, GHS, GMD, HKD, HNL, HRK, HUF, IDR, ILS, JOD, JPY, KES, KWD, KYD, LSL, MAD, MUR, MXN, NOK, NZD, OMR, QAR, RON, RSD, RUB, SAR, SEK, SGD, SZL, THB, TND, TRY, UGX, USD, ZAR, ZMW|
|Online Transfer Fee||$0|
|Branch Transfer Fee||$0|
|Phone Transfer Fee||$0|
What's in this guide?
- Central FX exchange rates and fees
- Available currencies
- What types of transfers can you make with Central FX?
- What payment methods does Central FX accept?
- Is Central FX safe to use?
- How to register an account
- What is Central FX?
- In a nutshell
- How does Central FX compare to other services?
- Frequently asked questions
Central FX exchange rates and fees
Rather than charging any fees, Central FX adds a margin to the mid-market exchange rate. This means its exchange rate won’t be as good as the ones you can see on Google or websites like XE.
Central FX’s margin generally ranges between 0.3% and 1.5% per transfer. The more money you send, the lower the margin will be.
Use our table below to see real-time exchange rates and fees from Central FX.
Central FX sends money to more than 80 countries worldwide, although the transfer types vary depending on the country. You can check out the full list of currencies here, but some of the more popular ones that Central FX lets you send to are:
- EUR Euro
- USD US dollar
- AUD Australian dollar
- ZAR South African rand
- SGD Singapore dollar
- INR Indian rupee
- NZD New Zealand dollar
- CHF Swiss franc
What types of transfers can you make with Central FX?
Central FX offers various types of transfers to help you get the most out of your transaction:
- Spot contracts. Make a one-time transfer at the time of payment. The transaction can be settled either on the day of the trade or over the coming days depending on your requirements.
- Regular transfers. Set up automated payments online or over the phone.
- Market order. Set a target exchange rate, and if it’s reached overnight in either New York or Hong Kong trading, the money transfer is carried out.
- Forward contracts. Lock in today’s exchange rate and schedule a transfer now for up to 12 months (or in some cases even longer).
What payment methods does Central FX accept?
From the UK you can transfer money online using the secure online portal, over the phone with an adviser and from bank account to bank account.
Central FX has a minimum transfer amount of £2,500 and no maximum transfer amount.
Is Central FX safe to use?
- Security: All clients’ funds are held separately from the company’s own.
- Regulation: Central FX is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.
- Established: December 2009.
- Reviews: Rated “Excellent” from around 36 reviews*.
How does Central FX make money?
Central FX makes its money through the exchange rate margin, meaning that it adds on a small margin to the interbank rate to cover its own costs. You may have noticed that the exchange rate you see on Google or XE is different to the one being quoted to you, and this margin is the reason why.
Exchange rate margins vary from company to company. Central FX’s margin generally ranges between 0.3% and 1.5% per transfer, depending on market volatility and the specific currencies you’re buying or selling.
How to register an account
How do I make an international money transfer?
Once you’re set up it’s simple to transfer money. The easiest way to do this is online using the secure trading platform. You can also do it from bank account to bank account, or if you prefer, you can arrange it over the phone with a member of the private client team.
What is Central FX?
Central FX was set up more than 10 years ago in the heart of London’s financial district. It prides itself on managing currency risk, securing the best rates to buy and sell, and its bespoke client services.
Its account managers say that they prefer to meet people face-to-face rather than over the screen, but you can also easily arrange transfers online and instantly track them using its secure online trading platform.
In a nutshell
- Make and track payments 24/7 through online trading platform
- Immediate access to more than 50 live FX rates
- Make multiple international payments in one go
- Extra security of funds through ring-fencing
- Live chat
- One-to-one support from the private client team
- No fees
- Not great if you only want to transfer a small amount
- Can’t transfer via a branch
- Can only transfer to a bank account
How does Central FX compare to other services?
The table below shows the fees and exchange rates you can expect from other money transfer specialists. Compare Central FX to the other providers below to see if it’s the best option for you.