Send money to Pakistan

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

Using a dedicated money transfer service could let you send money to Pakistan more cheaply than with your bank. Use the table below to compare quotes from a range of popular transfer providers to see which could get you more rupees for your pounds.

Compare quotes for sending money to Pakistan

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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
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
Central FX
Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
OFX
Credit card, Debit card, Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
Airwallex
Bank transfer
Within minutes
£0
CurrencyTransfer
Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
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
Currencies Direct Business
Debit card, Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
TorFX Business
Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
DISCOUNT
Skrill
Cash, Credit card, Debit card
Within minutes
From £0
Get £5 off your first transfer
XE Business
Bank transfer
24 hours
£0
Special offer: £25 Amazon voucher when you refer a friend
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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.

Here’s our simple process for sending a money transfer to Pakistan as a cash pickup or bank transfer – the two options are similar:

How to send money to Pakistan from the UK

  1. Compare transfer services. Use our table above to compare quotes for sending GBP to Pakistan.
  2. Register for an account. You'll need to give your name, address, contact details and confirm your ID (which typically involves submitting a selfie along with a photo of the page in your passport which has your headshot).
  3. Provide recipient details. Enter your recipient's name and contact information. If you're sending straight to their Pakistani bank account, you'll need their account details – namely their "IBAN" and their bank's "SWIFT" code.
  4. Enter the transfer amount. Double-check you're happy with the fees, exchange rates, transfer speed and the amount of rupees your recipient will receive.
  5. Complete your transfer. Add your payment details and action your transfer to Pakistan! Keep any reference safe so you can track your transfer (your recipient may need this).

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 Pakistani bank account, your recipient will need to wait for the funds to arrive. For a cash pick up, your recipient in Pakistan 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 may additionaly require a reference number and details of the sender and amount.

Case Study: Sarah sends money to Pakistan

Sarah is spending two years working in the UK for a hospital, but she stays in regular contact with her elderly parents back home in Pakistan. Her parents need some funds to help pay off a debt to a previous landlord, so Sarah plans to send them £4,000 from the UK.

Sarah decides to check out an online money transfer specialist to see if it works out any cheaper than her bank

Bank Money transfer firm
Exchange rate 1 GBP = 238.00 PKR 1 GBP = 245.91 PKR
Transfer fee £0 £2.50
Transfer method Bank account deposit Bank account deposit
Processing time 2-5 working days Next day
Amount received 952,019.10 PKR 983,039.43 PKR

As you can see, while the transfer fee is slightly higher for the online money transfer company, it allows Sarah to send an extra 31,020.33 PKR, which is transferred straight to her parents' Meezan Bank account.

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

The cost of sending money to Pakistan from the UK depends on the GBP to PKR exchange rate applied to the transfer, plus any fees incurred.

Exchange rates

The “mid-market” or “interbank” rate is the that banks and transfer services use to trade between one another. It’s the best rate going. To cover costs and make some profit, transfer services either give consumers a slightly less preferential rate or charge a transfer fee. In a few cases, they might do both.

If you’re not in a rush, companies like TorFX let you set “rate targets” so that your transfer can be automatically executed if and when the exchange rate hits a target you set. This can translate into meaningful savings, especially on larger transfers.

Transfer fees

Transfer fees can take the form of a flat fee (e.g. £5) or a percentage fee (e.g. 0.5% of the amount being transferred). As well as varying from brand to brand, the fee at a specific brand might vary according to the service you require (a cash pick-up or a faster transfer could cost more, for example).

Discounts

Some transfer services offer a discount to new customers. Ultimately you just want to look at how may rupees they’re promising you for your pounds. That’s the easiest way to find the best deal.

Is this a good time to send money to Pakistan?

Compared to the start of 2022, the pound is stronger against the rupee. Currently £1,000 is equivalent to ₨247,149.30, whereas at the start of 2022, £1,000 was equivalent to ₨238,637.00. That's a decrease of 3.57%.

Similarly, compared to mid-2021, the pound is again stronger against the rupee. In mid-2021, £1,000 was equivalent to ₨217,828.20. That's an increase of 13.46%.

So based on those two quick glances back, yes, it's a relatively good time to send money to Pakistan, and your pounds will go further than they would have. But what's more important, however, is where the strength of the pound against the rupee goes from here – which is harder to call.

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    ranaJuly 25, 2018

    how much money i send to pakistan in usd???

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      joelmarceloJuly 26, 2018Staff

      Hi Rana,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      There is no limit when sending money to Pakistan from the US. You can compare from money transfer services we have detailed here in sending money specifically to Pakistan.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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