Compare international business money transfers

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Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
GBP 1 Same day GBP 0.00 1.105 EUR
XE Money Transfer can help your business unlock international transfers. Forward contract and limit order options available. Go to site Show details
GBP 2,500 1 day GBP 0.00 1.106 EUR
OFX is the new UKForex. Same savings, new name Go to site Show details
GBP 5,000 1 day GBP 0.00 1.102 EUR
Award winning business foreign exchange platform supported by dedicated business specialists. Go to site Show details
GBP 50 1 day GBP 0.00 1.082 EUR
TorFX guarantee to beat any competitor's exchange rate for a transaction
Conditions apply
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GBP 5,000 Same day GBP 0.00 1.099 EUR
Universal Partners FX offers competitive exchange rates and same-day transfers for 100+ currencies. Go to site Show details
GBP 2,500 1 day GBP 0.00 1.106 EUR
£0 online transfer fee that you can access 24/7. Go to site Show details
GBP 2.50 2 days GBP 3.00 1.106 EUR
Get complete control over your international money transfer with the world's first P2P currency exchange. Go to site Show details

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Disclaimer: Exchange rates change often. Confirm the total cost with the provider before transferring money.

Why compare business transfer providers?

From expanding into foreign markets to sourcing unique products from overseas suppliers, there are many reasons why a business might need to send money internationally.

There are also plenty of different transfer providers and banks who can help you send money overseas, but it’s important that you compare all your options so that you find the best value for money on offer.

While many people simply opt to send international money transfers via the bank that handles all their other business transactions, they’re often unaware that they’re not getting a very good deal. Banks offer some of the worst exchange rates on the international money transfer market, plus they regularly charge high fees – the end result being a significant hit to your bank balance.

But the disappointing money transfer services offered by the banks has led to the emergence in recent years of several reputable online money transfer companies. These providers offer online transfers from your UK bank account to accounts all over the world, but because they specialise in international transactions and can purchase foreign currency at wholesale rates, the exchange rates they offer are much better. And when you’re sending thousands of pounds overseas at a time, even a couple of cents’ difference in the exchange rate works out to be a whole lot of money that could still be in your business account.

These online transfer companies also offer lower fees than the banks in many cases, as well as options such as limit orders and forward contracts to allow you to target the exchange rate you want. Even setting up a payment plan for your regular transactions is an option.

Case study: banks vs money transfer companies

Brian runs a small business importing French kitchen accessories into Britain. For the past 10 years he’s been making intermittent payments to his supplier in Paris through a major UK bank, but Brian has fallen on tough financial times and is looking to cut costs wherever possible. Instead of paying the £20 transfer fee and accepting the dismal exchange rate on offer from his bank, Brian decides to compare two online money transfer companies to see which one offers the best value for money on a £1,000 transfer.

Money transfer company 1Money transfer company 2
Exchange rate1 GBP = 1.3355 EUR1 GBP = 1.3180
Transfer fee£2.50£5
Transfer methodOnline account transferOnline account transfer
Processing time1 day1 day
Amount received (in EUR)1,335.501,310.80

As you can see, if he uses the first transfer company Brian can save £2.50 in transfer fees and also send an extra €25 or so to his supplier by paying the same amount of Pounds Sterling.

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Which companies send international business transfers?

Any major financial institution in the UK can send an international money transfer, including HSBC, Lloyd’s, Santander and Barclays. However, when you consider the cost of sending funds via your bank you may need to send an international transfer using an online money transfer provider. Some of the companies that offer this service include Global Reach, Currency Fair, Azimo, MoneyCorp and OzForex. Start comparing their services today to see which one offers the best deal for your business transfers.

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How do I compare international money transfer services?

To save time when comparing transfer providers, keep the following features in mind:

  • Exchange rates. Try to find a company that regularly offers some of the best exchange rates around; however, be warned that some companies that offer great rates may also charge higher fees than the competition.
  • Fees. Consider how much you’ll need to pay each time you send money overseas? Will you be able to avoid the company’s fee by transferring a larger amount? Will you need to pay an extra commission if you place a special transfer request such as a limit order?
  • Transfer methods. Some companies offer online transfers only, while others will also offer transfers over the phone, in person at a branch, or even by using a free mobile app.
  • Forward contracts. Check to see if the company offers this option, which allows you to lock in an exchange rate today for a transaction that will be sent up to two or three years into the future.
  • Limit orders. Does the company offer limit orders, which allow you to specify your target exchange rate? Such transfers will then be automatically executed when the exchange rate you want becomes available.
  • Regular payments. From rent and mortgage payment to salaries and supplier invoices, there are plenty of reasons why you might need to set up a regular payment plan – check to see whether this is an option with each company.
  • Transfer processing times. How long will it take for the funds you send to arrive to their destination?
  • Currencies available. Does the company offer support for the currency or currencies you wish to send, or will you have to send Pounds, US Dollars or another major currency which your recipient will then have to convert?
  • Receiving options. Most providers offer transfers directly to the bank account you nominate overseas, but some also offer mobile wallet deposits or transfers that can be made available for cash pickup from a transfer provider branch.
  • Customer support. Fast and convenient access to customer support is essential if something ever goes wrong with a transaction, so check to see if phone, email and live chat support are offered and during what hours you can access them.
  • Reputation and reviews. It pays to research a company’s standing within the money transfer community and read any reviews from previous customers. Making sure the company is properly registered and regulated is also a good idea.

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    KadekOctober 5, 2018

    Can I not confirm today the money entered in my account, because I really need today’s money, sir?

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      JoshuaOctober 8, 2018Staff

      Hi Kadek,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      May I know which provider you are with? What you can do is go to their website. Most providers allow you to create an account with them. You can then sign in to your account and then check the status of your transaction.

      Of course, you can also visit your provider’s contact us page. From there, you can ask them directly regarding your transaction status.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!


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    IainMarch 5, 2017

    i have agreed a deal between two businesses for one of them to purchase goods from an EEC supplier to a buyer in China. The good will be paid for on an irrevocable LC when the good arrive in China.

    I will be paid my commission as soon as the LC payment hits the suppliers account.

    How can i protect my payments to make sure they happen as soon as the LC Payment clears in the suppliers account?

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      noirotsteinMarch 6, 2017Staff

      You could try Halo Financial.

      They do international money transfers for businesses as well as individuals. If you create a Halo Financial account, you’ll be assigned an expert foreign exchange consultant free of charge. Since you have quite a particular need, it may be the best option, as they will be able to find a solution tailored for your requirements.

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