Send money to Belgium

Find the best way to transfer money from the UK to Belgium.

Compare quotes for sending money to Belgium

Use this table to compare quotes from transfer specialists that send money from the UK to Belgium. Check out what your recipient would receive in Euros with each, then click “Go to site” when you’ve found the best one.

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Name Product Fastest transfer Fee Key benefits Amount received
OFFER
Xe
Within minutes
From £0
Refer a friend and you'll each get a £25 Amazon voucher when they transfer over £1,000
€3,435.58
OFFER
CurrencyFair
24 hours
£2.50
New customers get unlimited fee-free transfers for their first 3 months. T&Cs apply.
€3,463.81
OFFER
Revolut
Within minutes
From £0
Sign up and get a free £10 top-up plus 1 month of Revolut Premium
€3,468.96
OFFER
TorFX
24 hours
£0
Get a £50 Amazon voucher for each friend you refer who transfers £5,000 or more
€3,426.11
OFFER
Currencies Direct
24 hours
£0
Get a £50 Amazon voucher for each friend you refer who transfers £5,000 or more
€3,435.92
Wise (TransferWise)
4 hours
£0.20
N/A
OFX
24 hours
£0
€3,459.13
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Please note: You should always refer to quotes you receive from transfer services themselves directly for exact amounts as they may vary from our estimates.

Looking for the best way to send money from the United Kingdom to family, friends or businesses in Belgium (or even to your own bank account)? Don’t head straight to your bank without taking a look at online money transfer services. 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 euros

How to send money to Belgium from the United Kingdom

Here’s our simple process for sending a money transfer to Belgium 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 Belgium. 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 Belgian 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 Euro your recipient should receive, so double check this.
  5. Complete your transfer. Send your money transfer to Belgium. Keep any reference number safe so you can track your transfer – your recipient may need it too.

If you send to a Belgian bank account, your recipient will need to wait for the funds to arrive. For a cash pick up, your Belgian 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.

Case Study: Alice sends money to Belgium

Alice is spending two years working in the UK for a marketing company, but she stays in regular contact with her elderly parents back home in Gent. Her parents need some funds to help pay off a debt to a previous landlord, so Alice plans to send them £1,000 from the UK.

Rather than approach her bank, she compares two money transfer companies to see which one can save her the most money on her transaction.

Money transfer firm 1 Money transfer firm 2
Exchange rate 1 GBP = 1.14 EUR 1 GBP = 1.15 EUR
Transfer fee £1.99 £2.50
Transfer method Bank account deposit Bank account deposit
Processing time Same day Next day
Amount received 1,140.82 EUR 1,151.81 EUR

As you can see, while the transfer fee is slightly higher for the second company, it allows Alice to send an extra 10.99 EUR, which is transferred straight to her parents' Dexia Bank account.

Ways to send and receive money

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

Sending money to Belgium

  • Bank deposit. Most major banks in the UK let you wire money to banks in Belgium. 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 Belgium 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 Belgium.
  • 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 Belgium.

Receiving money in Belgium

  • Bank deposit. If you have a Belgian bank account, you can have money transferred directly into this without having to make any trips to a money transfer agent location.
  • Cash pick-up. you to collect cash, even if you don’t have a bank account in Belgium.
  • 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 Belgium?

To send money from the United Kingdom to Belgium, you’ll need the following:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Recipient information. You’ll need their name (matching their ID) plus contact details. If sending to a Belgian bank account, you’ll need the account number, SWIFT|IBAN and branch details.

What documents do I need to receive money in Belgium?

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

  • Transfer number. The reference number – sometimes called a PIN, MTCN or tracking number.
  • Government-issued ID. A official ID, such as a Belgian passport or driving licence.
  • The transfer amount. To know how much has been sent, usually to within 10% of the total.
  • 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 Belgium from the UK?

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

  • Exchange rates. The “mid-market” or “interbank” rate is the rate banks and transfer services use to trade between one another. It’s the best rate going, but many money transfer providers use a slightly less preferential rate and the difference covers their costs.
  • 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 Belgium 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 often pay for a faster delivery. Companies offering instant cash pickups may charge more. If you’re not in a rush, online money transfer services can offer the best value, usually getting your money to Belgium faster and cheaper than banks. Many also let you set rate targets at which a transfer can be actioned.
  • 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.

Bear in mind also that each service will have its own minimum and maximum transfer amount.

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