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If you have family or friends in Bahrain that you want to transfer money to, complications and unexpected expenses can make it a frustrating process. But it doesn’t have to be. Sending money from the United Kingdom to Bahrain can be quick, straightforward and inexpensive when you can compare the transfer fees and exchange rates of all your options.
Whether you use bank transfers, online transactions or services that allow recipients to collect your funds within minutes, with a little research and comparison shopping you can find a great deal for transferring money to Bahrain.
Yasmeen has recently moved to Glasgow from Bahrain with the goal of becoming an avid sheep farmer. His wife and children are still in Bahrain and he likes to occasionally send them monetary gifts to cover some of their living expenses, and as birthday gifts. Yasmeen has a bank account with one of the top four banks and is doing some research to find out how much they would receive if £1,000 is sent over.
|UK bank||Money transfer service|
|Exchange rate||1 GBP = 0.438 BHD||1 GBP = 0.447 BHD|
|Transfer fee (minimum)||£15||£10|
|Amount received for £1,000||BHD 438||BHD 447|
|Transfer time||3–5 business days||1–4 days|
|Transfer options||Cellphone app and online||Online, by phone, at local branch or foreign exchange centre|
Moneygram, Western Union and Xpress Money offer cash pickup services with same-day delivery (most times within minutes) which is a good option for emergencies.Back to top
Bahrain is often in civil distress with the threat of terrorist attacks constantly looming. There are regular protests and demonstrations. Despite this, when it comes to the issue of carrying cash with you, the country is reasonably safe and has a low crime rate. Traveller’s cheques are always a safe option, but not accepted everywhere. When you carry cash, follow these simple rules:
If you decide to make use of a bank account method to receive transferred cash you will require a bank account to receive money in Bahrain. To open a bank account in Bahrain you will go through the following:
If you will receive money due to a company position, it is advisable to open an account at the same bank as your employer. This can offer favourable terms which might lead to quicker access to your salary.
For cash pickups and to send money via services like Moneygram, Western Union and Xpress Money, senders need to:
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