Send money to Bangladesh

Find the best way to transfer money from the United Kingdom to Bangladesh.

Looking for the best way to send money from the United Kingdom to family, friends or businesses in Bangladesh (or even to your own bank account)? Don't head straight to your British bank - turn to online money transfer services instead. They nearly always offer better exchange rates and lower fees - which means for the same amount of pounds you send, the recipient will receive more takas.

Compare ways of sending money to Bangladesh

Use our table below to compare services that send money from the UK to Bangladesh. Compare the money transfer providers' fees and speeds, then click "Go to site" when you've found the best one to send your Pounds to Bangladesh.

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Name Product Filter Values Pay By Fastest transfer Fee (Pay by Bank Transfer) Key benefits
OFFER
Xe
Credit card, Bank transfer
Within minutes
£2
Refer a friend and you'll each get a £25 Amazon voucher when they transfer over £1,000
OFFER
TorFX
Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
Get a £50 Amazon voucher for each friend you refer who transfers £5,000 or more
Wise (TransferWise)
Credit card, Debit card, Bank transfer
4 hours
From £3.75
OFFER
Revolut
Credit card, Debit card, Bank transfer
Within minutes
From £0
Sign up and get a free £10 top-up plus 1 month of Revolut Premium
DISCOUNT
PassTo
Credit card, Debit card, Bank transfer
Within minutes
From £0.99
No fees on your first 2 transfers
DISCOUNT
Remitly
Credit card, Debit card, Bank transfer
Within minutes
From £1.49
Get £10 off your first transfer over £100 with code FINDER
OFX
Credit card, Debit card, Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
CurrencyTransfer
Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
Airwallex
Bank transfer
Within minutes
£0
OFFER
VertoFX Business
Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
New customers get $100 trade credit after their first transaction. T&Cs apply.
OFFER
Currencies Direct
Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
Get a £50 Amazon voucher for each friend you refer who transfers £5,000 or more
OFFER
WorldRemit
Credit card, Debit card, Bank transfer
Within minutes
From £1.99
Use promo code 3FREE to send your first 3 transfers with no fee. Conditions apply.
CurrencyTransfer Business
Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
OFX Business
Credit card, Debit card, Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
DISCOUNT
Skrill
Cash, Credit card, Debit card
Within minutes
From £0
Get £5 off your first transfer
Currencies Direct Business
Debit card, Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
TorFX Business
Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
XE Business
Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
Special offer: £25 Amazon voucher when you refer a friend
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How to send money to Bangladesh from the United Kingdom

Here's our simple process for sending a money transfer to Bangladesh as a cash pickup or bank transfer - the two options are similar:

  1. Compare your options. Use our table above to find a money transfer provider that sends GBP to Bangladesh. One may be better for cash pickups while another might be better suited to a bank transfer. Once you've found the best one for your requirements, click Go to site.
  2. Register for an account. You'll need to give your name, address, contact details, proof of ID and method of payment.
  3. Provide recipient details. Enter your recipient's name and contact information. If you're sending straight to their Bangladeshi bank account, you'll need the account number, SWIFT or IBAN plus their bank branch's address.
  4. Enter the transfer amount. Check you're happy with the fees, exchange rates and transfer speed, then enter the amount you wish to send. Many services give the amount of Taka your recipient should receive, so double check this.
  5. Complete your transfer. Send your money transfer to Bangladesh. Keep any reference number safe so you can track your transfer - your recipient may need it too.

If you send to a Bangladeshi bank account, your recipient will need to wait for the funds to arrive. For a cash pick up, your Bangladeshi recipient will need to show some form of photo ID in order to pick up the funds. It's also important that you give them the transaction reference number to streamline the process.

For larger transfer amounts, you may need to phone the agent location to ensure it has enough cash available.

Ways to send and receive money

How to decide which option is best for you to send money to Bangladesh.

  • Bank deposit. Most major banks in the UK let you wire money to banks in Bangladesh. However, you might get weaker exchange rates and pay higher fees all for the privilege of a slower transfer.
  • Online money transfer services. Online companies like make international money transfers to Bangladesh easy with bank transfers or cell phone top ups often offered as easy delivery options.
  • Transfer agents across the UK. Many transfer providers have locations dotted all across the UK, making it easy for you to send money that can be easily picked up in similar agent locations in Bangladesh.
  • Cheques and money orders. If speed is not an issue, you can always pick up an international cheque from your bank or the Royal Mail to send to Bangladesh.
  • Cash pick-up. you to collect cash, even if you don't have a bank account in Bangladesh.
  • Bank deposit. If you have a Bangladeshi bank account, you can have money transferred directly into this without having to make any trips to a money transfer agent location.
  • Cheques and money orders. Both personal cheques and money orders can be sent directly to you where you live but these tend to be the slower options.

What documents do I need to transfer money to Bangladesh?

To send money from the United Kingdom to Bangladesh, you'll need the following:

1. Photo identification

Most providers require a driver's licence, passport or other British government-issued ID. You can send transfers without the above but may need to give alternate ID instead.

2. Payment method

Your options depend on the provider's services. Popular methods include cash, debit or credit card payments, bank account transfers and personal cheques.

3. Recipient information

You'll need their name (matching their ID) plus contact details. If sending to a Bangladeshi bank account, you'll need the a/c number, SWIFT and branch details.

What documents do I need to receive money in Bangladesh?

To collect money in person in Bangladesh, the recipient will need:

1. Transfer number

The reference number - sometimes called a PIN, MTCN or tracking number.

2. Government-issued ID

A official ID, such as a Bangladeshi passport or driving licence.

3. The transfer amount

To know how much has been sent, usually to within 10% of the total.

4. Sender information

The sender's name and address and the country from where the money was sent.

How much does it cost to send money to Bangladesh from the UK?

The cost of sending money to Bangladesh from the United Kingdom depends on the exchange rate between GBP to BDT, the fees, how you want your recipient to receive your transfer and the turnaround time:

  • Exchange rates. The mid-market rate is the rate banks and transfer services use to trade between one another. It is the best rate that you can get. But not all money transfer providers offer you this mid-market rat so compare the exchange rate you're offered to the mid-market rate and look for the smallest difference.
  • Transfer fees. Are you being charged a flat fee or a percentage of your transfer amount? For example, a provider offering to transfer your money to Bangladesh for a flat or low fee might work out better if you plan to send a large amount.
  • Transfer speed. If you need your transfer to arrive quickly, you can pay for a quick delivery. Companies such as offer instant cash pickups but may charge more. If you're not in a rush, online money transfer services can offer the best value, usually getting your money to Bangladesh faster and cheaper than banks.
  • Transfer limits. Find out how much you can send with each service. For example, one provider may have a send limit of £10,000 while another may allow you to transfer up to £1 million. For smaller transfers, check the fees. For large transfers, look harder at the exchange rate. Some providers encourage large transfers with low fees.
  • Transfer type. Does your recipient have a Bangladeshi bank account or is cash or cell phone top up the better option? Each transfer type will have different fees. For example, instant cash pickups tend to be more expensive than bank transfers.
  • Discounts. Some providers may offer you a free transfer simply for signing up while others may offer you a discount if you transfer more than a certain amount.
Looking for the best exchange rate? Discover the GBP/BDT exchange rate rates and historical changes.

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    TanjinaMarch 2, 2019

    I am from Bangladesh. I am still a student. I have some student account, but no business or personal account. One friend of mine from the UK wants to send me some money. How to do this? Is it possible to transfer money from the UK to Bangladesh by bKash? I have a bKash account under mom’s name. But most importantly, my friend is a UK citizen, a native English. Please, give me some suggestion.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JoshuaMarch 5, 2019Staff

      Hi Tanjina,

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

      It is possible for your friend in the UK to send money to your bKash account provided that the money transfer service company he/she uses an authorized or partner company of bKash. As of this time, we don’t have a list of specific companies that are partnered with bKash. However, you can still ask your friend to use any of the companies listed above such as TransferWise and Azimo. Simply click on the “Go to site” green button and from there, your friend will know whether these companies can send through bKash.

      Of course, you also have the option to use other means of receiving the money. That way, your sender would have other options when sending you money.

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

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    JonyMarch 15, 2017

    I have A Bangladeshi local Bank account And Have SWIFT code But not have IBAN number,When i go to Bank and tell them to generate this IBAN number they told me,Its not possible to generate IBAN number in Bangladesh Bank account and also tell me that, no need to received money to abroad an IBAN number,They give me My Account number And Bank name adress and Bank SWIFT code.So Is it possible to received money in my that bank account to international wire transfer.Thank you.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      MillieMarch 16, 2017Staff

      If you are transferring funds to a Bangladeshi bank account, you’ll need to provide the recipient’s name, account number, the bank’s name and SWIFT code. If you refer to our page on sending money to Bangladesh you can get in touch with RationalFX or Azimo, who offer wire transfers to Bangladesh, to find out if you would need to provide an IBAN number or any further information.

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    MahiFebruary 14, 2017

    I don’t bank account or VISA/ MASTER/ DBBL Nexus/ AMEX Card.Can i pay by cash or mobile phone?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      MillieMarch 3, 2017Staff

      Yes some providers allow you to make cash transfers. We would recommend you use either Western Union or MoneyGram to transfer cash to Bangladesh. Both these providers have cash pickup locations in Dhaka and Chittagong.

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