Review: Funcik international money transfers

Funcik offers fast and competitively priced transfers from the UK to Poland with straightforward registration.

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MUST READ: The Funcik website is only available in Polish. It’s a good idea to get a Polish speaker to check the terms, conditions and finer details for you.
  • Good for sending money quickly and cheaply to Poland
  • Not so good if you do not speak Polish

Funcik exchange rates and fees

Funcik charges transfer fees of 1.99% of the amount sent. Priority transfers, which let you send money to Poland in 10 minutes, cost an extra £5. It also adds a margin to the mid-market exchange rate.

Available currencies

Funcik exclusively sends money between the UK and Poland.

What types of transfers can you make with Funcik?

Funcik lets you transfer money to zloty bank accounts in Poland.

How long does a transfer with Funcik take?

You can choose either a standard or priority transfer to Poland. Standard transfers will arrive in the recipient’s bank account on the next working day. Funcik claims priority transfers will take just 10 minutes.

What payment methods does Funcik accept?

You can pay for the transfer using Visa Debit, Electron, Maestro or Debit Mastercard. The daily online transaction limit is £10,000.

Transfers typically takeClock icon for transfer speed

1 day

Is Funcik safe to use?

  • Regulation: Regulated by the FCA
  • Security: Encryption, Verified by Visa (3D Secure)
  • Established: 2013

How does Funcik make money?

Funcik makes money by charging transfer fees and adding a small margin to the interbank exchange rate, which is why the exchange rate you might see on Google is slightly different from the one Funcik is quoting.

How to register an account

How do I make an international money transfer with Funcik?

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Choose the type of transfer and the amount you want to send to Poland.
  3. Enter the recipient’s bank details.
  4. Pay for the transfer using Visa Debit, Electron, Maestro or Debit Mastercard.

What is Funcik?

Funcik was created for Polish people living and working in Great Britain who need to pay bills in Poland or want to send money to friends and family back home. It’s based in London.

In a nutshell

Pros

  • Transparent fees. Funcik charges set fees that depend on the transfer you choose.
  • Fast transfers. Send money to Poland in 10 minutes or by the next working day.
  • No documents required. Most people just need to register and they can automatically send money.
  • Good customer service. The support team is available every day of the week.

Cons

  • No cash pick-up. You can only make a bank transfer.
  • Poland/UK only. It’s only for sending money between the two countries and nowhere else.
  • No branches. You can’t get face-to-face support.
  • Polish-only website. Google Translate works well, but it might be a good idea to get a Polish speaker to check the terms, conditions and finer details for you.
  • Limited independent verification. At the time of writing (11 February 2020), Funcik wasn’t registered on Trustpilot, and it’s also hard to find additional information about its security.

How does Funcik compare to other services?

Table: sorted by a combination of service offering and the amount your recipient will receive

The table below shows the fees and exchange rates you can expect from other money transfer specialists compared with Funcik. Compare it with the other providers to see if it’s the best option for you to send money to Poland.

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
GBP 1 Same day GBP 0.00 1.101 EUR
1,101
Whatever amount you transfer, XE will not charge you a fee for using their service. Go to site Show details
GBP 1 1 - 2 days GBP 1.99 1.092 EUR
1,090
Special offers like free transfers and better exchange rates available for new customers.
Quick, affordable transfers around the world with both express and economy options.
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GBP 5 2 days EUR 3.00 1.101 EUR
1,101
Special offer: Zero fees on your first 10 transfers.
Get bank-beating exchange rates and fast transfer times on 15+ popular currencies.
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GBP 10 Within an hour GBP 2.00 1.101 EUR
1,098
First two transfers free for new customers.
Instant or 1 hour transfers to over 50 countries, send money directly to bank accounts or over 280,000 cash pickup points.
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GBP 50 Same day GBP 2.99 1.095 EUR
1,092
Use promo code 3FREE to send your first 3 transfers with no fee. Conditions apply.
An online money transfer service with cash pick-up, bank account to bank account and airtime transfers available.
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Disclaimer: Exchange rates change often. Confirm the total cost with the provider before transferring money.

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