Use this table to compare quotes from transfer specialists that send money from the UK to Germany. 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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Looking for the best way to send money from the United Kingdom to family, friends or businesses in Germany (or even to your own bank account)? Considering a dedicated online money transfer service could well save you money over just using your regular bank. 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.
Here’s our simple process for sending a money transfer to Germany as a cash pickup or bank transfer – the two options are similar:
The whole process can take as little as 1 hour and all you'll need is a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence, your recipient's account details and a means of payment.
If you send to a German bank account, your recipient will need to wait for the funds to arrive. For a cash pick up, your German recipient might be able to pick it up as soon as payment has cleared (they’ll need to show some form of photo ID in order to pick up the funds and potentially a reference number too).
Lukas is spending two years working in the UK for a restaurant, but he stays in regular contact with his elderly parents back home in Germany. His parents need some funds to help pay off a debt to a previous landlord, so Lukas plans to send them £3,000 from the UK.
Lukas decides to check out an online money transfer specialist to see if it works out any cheaper than his bank
|Bank||Money transfer firm|
|Exchange rate||1 GBP = 1.12 EUR||1 GBP = 1.16 EUR|
|Transfer method||Bank account deposit||Bank account deposit|
|Processing time||2-5 working days||Next day|
|Amount received||3,353.84 EUR||3,462.40 EUR|
As you can see, while the transfer fee is slightly higher for the online money transfer company, it allows Lukas to send an extra 108.56 EUR, which is transferred straight to his parents' Commerzbank account.
To send money from the United Kingdom to Germany, you’ll need the following:
To collect money in person in Germany, the recipient will need:
The cost of sending money to Germany 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.
Compared to the start of 2022, the pound is weaker against the Euro. Currently £2,000 is equivalent to €2,321.80, whereas at the start of 2022, £2,000 was equivalent to €2,377.40. That's a decrease of 2.34%.
Similarly, compared to mid-2021, the pound is again a little weaker against the Euro. In mid-2021, £2,000 was equivalent to €2,332.40. That's a decrease of 0.45%.
What's more important, however, is where the strength of the pound against the Euro goes from here – which is harder to call. Based on those two quick glances back, your pounds might not go as far as they would have, so shopping around for the best deal on your transfer is key.
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