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When you need to get money to a loved one overseas, the last thing you want to have to deal with is navigating a potentially complicated and expensive process. Sending money from the United Kingdom to Tonga doesn’t have to be expensive. Compare the transfer fees and exchange rates of the many options available to you to get the most Tongan paʻangas for your money.
Any major UK bank will happily send an international wire transfer for you, but they won’t do it for cheap. Expect high fees and poor exchange rates when you send money via your bank, which of course results in you spending more money than you have to.
A much better option to consider is using a money transfer service provider. These companies, such as Western Union and WorldRemit, provide better exchange rates and charge minimal fees compared to banks. They offer secure transfers and large worldwide networks, meaning you can get more value for money when you send money to Tonga or anywhere else around the world.
Tommy wants to buy a hand-made surfboard from a Tongan craftsman for £750. He considers using his bank to send the money to his contact in Tonga, but when confronted by his bank’s £40 transfer fee he decides to look elsewhere. Tommy compares two well-known money transfer companies to see which one comes out on top from a financial point of view.
|Money transfer company 1||Money transfer company 2|
|Exchange rate||$1 USD = $2.758 TOP||$1 USD = $2.716 TOP|
|Transfer method||Cash pickup||Cash pickup|
|Processing time||10 minutes||10 minutes|
|Amount received (in TOP)||$2,068.50 TOP||$2,037.00 TOP|
As you can see, Tommy can pay a cheaper transfer fee and send an extra $31.50 TOP if he uses the first transfer company, and save £5 on the transfer fee.
You’ve just had a call from a panicked relative in Tonga who needs cash fast — don’t worry: you shouldn’t have any trouble sending a rapid transfer to Tonga. However, don’t be surprised if you have to pay extra in order to get funds to your beneficiary as quickly as possible. You can expect high fees and low exchange rates for quick transfers, so you should always make sure to check the fine print and determine exactly how much a transfer will cost before you commit to it.Back to top
You’ll need to provide certain information when you want to send money to Tonga. This includes:
You can then pay for your transaction and hold onto any receipt you are given – this should contain the information you need to track your transfer.
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