Apps like WorldRemit

Find sites like WorldRemit with more features or wider coverage.

WorldRemit is a trusted go-to for sending money overseas from the UK. But it does have some unusual limitations, such as not supporting transfers within the EU for example. Here are some popular alternatives to WorldRemit.

A closer look at these services

TorFX logo

1. TorFX

TorFX (visit site) is a broker, so it scours popular forex providers to find the best rate it can for your transfer. TorFX supports transfers in euros to countries within the EU. Both apps let you pay by debit card or bank transfer but WorldRemit additionally supports credit card payment. With WorldRemit your recipient can pick up cash, so no bank account is needed, but that facility's not available through TorFX. Like WorldRemit, TorFX has an app you can use to arrange and track your international transfers or to set up recurring payments. TorFX also offers "forward contracts" (locking in a rate today for a transfer in the future) and "limit orders" (setting a target exchange rate at which your transfer is triggered).

Transfers to a bank account take a similar amount of time with TorFX or WorldRemit but the transfer speed will depend on the country you're sending to.

TorFX is running a special offer – Rate improver guarantee: TorFX will match and beat any rate you're offered by a competitor. T&Cs apply. Get a £50 Amazon voucher for each friend you refer who transfers £5,000 or more. T&Cs apply.

Xe logo

2. Xe

Next up, Xe (visit site) has been around for 17 years longer and supports transfers to 13 more currencies than WorldRemit (including Serbian dinar, for example). Both apps let you pay by debit/credit card or bank transfer. With both services your recipient can pick up cash, so no bank account is needed. Like WorldRemit, Xe has an app you can use to arrange and track your international transfers or to set up recurring payments. Xe also offers "forward contracts" (locking in a rate today for a transfer in the future) and "limit orders" (setting a target exchange rate at which your transfer is triggered).

Transfers to a bank account take a similar amount of time with Xe or WorldRemit but again, this varies by destination.

Xe is running a special offer – Refer a friend and you'll each get a £25 Amazon voucher when they transfer over £1,000. T&Cs apply.

Remitly logo

3. Remitly

Remitly (visit site) supports transfers to 3 fewer currencies than WorldRemit, but it can send within Europe. Both apps let you pay by debit/credit card or bank transfer. With both services your recipient can pick up cash, so no bank account is needed. Like WorldRemit, Remitly has an app you can use to arrange and track your international transfers.

Transfers to a bank account take a similar amount of time with Remitly or WorldRemit.

Revolut logo

4. Revolut

The multi-purpose banking app Revolut (visit site) supports transfers to 22 fewer currencies than WorldRemit, but it can send within Europe. With Revolut your transfer is simply paid for out of the balance you hold in your Revolut account, while WorldRemit lets you pay by credit card, debit card or bank transfer. With WorldRemit your recipient can pick up cash, so no bank account is needed, but that facility's not available through Revolut. Like WorldRemit, Revolut has an app you can use to arrange and track your international transfers or to set up recurring payments.

Transfers to a bank account take a similar amount of time with Revolut or WorldRemit.

Revolut is running a special offer – Sign up and get 3 months of Revolut Premium for free. T&Cs apply.

Wise logo

5. Wise

Wise (visit site) supports transfers to 9 fewer currencies than WorldRemit, but it can send within Europe. Both apps let you pay by debit/credit card or bank transfer. With WorldRemit your recipient can pick up cash, so no bank account is needed, but that facility's not available through Wise. Like WorldRemit, Wise has an app you can use to arrange and track your international transfers or to set up recurring payments.

Transfers to a bank account take a similar amount of time with Wise or WorldRemit.

Wise is running a special offer – Refer 3 friends to receive up to £50 referral bonus.

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6. PassTo

PassTo (visit site) supports transfers to 38 fewer currencies than WorldRemit, but it can send within Europe. Both apps let you pay by debit/credit card or bank transfer. With both services your recipient can pick up cash, so no bank account is needed. Like WorldRemit, PassTo has an app you can use to arrange and track your international transfers.

Transfers to a bank account take a similar amount of time with PassTo or WorldRemit.

PassTo is running a special offer – No fees on your first 2 transfers. Refer PassTo to 3 friends to earn £50 once they each make a transfer of £200 or more. They'll earn £5 too. T&Cs apply.

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7. Atlantic Money

Newcomer Atlantic Money (visit site) supports transfers to 56 fewer currencies than WorldRemit (notably missing Indian rupees), but it can send within Europe. With WorldRemit your recipient can pick up cash, so no bank account is needed, but that facility's not available through Atlantic Money. Like WorldRemit, Atlantic Money has an app you can use to arrange and track your international transfers, but Atlantic Money's is only available for iPhone.

Transfers to a bank account take a similar amount of time with Atlantic Money or WorldRemit.

Atlantic Money is running a special offer – Pay no fees on your first Atlantic Money transaction with this link.

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8. Western Union

Western Union (read review) has been around for 159 years longer and supports transfers to 80 more currencies than WorldRemit (including Namibian dollars, for example). Both apps let you pay by debit/credit card or bank transfer. With both services your recipient can pick up cash, so no bank account is needed. Like WorldRemit, Western Union has an app you can use to arrange and track your international transfers or to set up recurring payments.

Transfers to a bank account take a similar amount of time with Western Union or WorldRemit. Western Union generally doesn't have market-leading fees. Instead it trades on its status as a household name with a massive global network.

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9. Paysend

Finally, Paysend (read review) supports transfers to 51 more currencies than WorldRemit (including Namibian dollars, for example). Both apps let you pay by debit/credit card or bank transfer. With both services your recipient can pick up cash, so no bank account is needed. Like WorldRemit, Paysend has an app you can use to arrange and track your international transfers.

Transfers to a bank account take a similar amount of time with Paysend or WorldRemit.

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Table: sorted by promoted deals first
Our table below lets you compare services you can use to send money abroad. Compare fees, exchange rates and discounts from different money transfer services, and when you have made your choice, click Go to site.
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Name Product Filter values Ratings Pay by Receiving options Fastest transfer Fee (pay by bank transfer) Key benefits
OFFER
TorFX
Finder rating
★★★★★
Debit card, Bank transfer
Bank account
24 hours
£0
Rate improver guarantee: TorFX will match and beat any rate you're offered by a competitor. T&Cs apply. Get a £50 Amazon voucher for each friend you refer who transfers £5,000 or more. T&Cs apply.
Key Currency
Not rated yet
Bank transfer
Bank account
24 hours
£0
OFFER
Wise (TransferWise)
Finder rating
★★★★★
Credit card, Debit card, Bank transfer
Bank account
4 hours
From £3.75
Refer 3 friends to receive up to £50 referral bonus
OFX
Finder rating
★★★★★
Credit card, Debit card, Bank transfer
Bank account, Mobile wallet
24 hours
£0
CurrencyTransfer
Not rated yet
Bank transfer
Bank account
24 hours
£0
OFFER
Currencies Direct
Finder rating
★★★★★
Bank transfer
Bank account, Mobile wallet
24 hours
£0
Get a £50 Amazon voucher for each friend you refer who transfers £5,000 or more. T&Cs apply.
OFFER
Xe
Finder rating
★★★★★
Credit card, Debit card, Bank transfer
Cash pickup location, Bank account
Within minutes
£2
Refer a friend and you'll each get a £25 Amazon voucher when they transfer over £1,000. T&Cs apply.
DISCOUNT
PassTo
Finder rating
★★★★★
Credit card, Debit card, Bank transfer
Cash pickup location, Bank account, Mobile wallet
Within minutes
From £0.99
No fees on your first 2 transfers. Refer PassTo to 3 friends to earn £50 once they each make a transfer of £200 or more. They'll earn £5 too. T&Cs apply.
OFFER
Atlantic Money (iPhone only)
Not rated yet
Bank transfer
Bank account
Within minutes
£3
Pay no fees on your first Atlantic Money transaction with this link.
Remitly
Finder rating
★★★★★
Credit card, Debit card, Bank transfer
Cash pickup location, Bank account, Mobile wallet, Home delivery
Within minutes
From £1.49
OFFER
CurrencyFair
Finder rating
★★★★★
Bank transfer
Bank account
24 hours
£2.50
New customers get unlimited fee-free transfers for their first 3 months. T&Cs apply.
OFFER
Revolut
Not rated yet
Bank transfer
Bank account
Within minutes
From £0
Sign up and get 3 months of Revolut Premium for free. T&Cs apply.
OFFER
WorldRemit
Finder rating
★★★★★
Credit card, Debit card, Bank transfer
Cash pickup location, Bank account, Mobile wallet, Prepaid phone credit
Within minutes
From £1.99
Use promo code 4FREEFINDER to send your first 4 transfers with no fee. T&Cs apply.
OFFER
Airwallex multi-currency business account
Not rated yet
Bank transfer
Bank account
Within minutes
£0
Connect your Airwallex account to Xero at no additional cost. Plus, generate Airwallex payment links to share with your customers anywhere in the world so they can pay in the currency and payment method of their choice. T&Cs apply.
OFFER
TorFX Business
Finder rating
★★★★★
Bank transfer
Bank account
24 hours
£0
Rate improver guarantee: TorFX will match and beat any rate you're offered by a competitor. T&Cs apply.
Currencies Direct Business
Finder rating
★★★★★
Debit card, Bank transfer
Bank account, Mobile wallet
24 hours
£0
OFX Business
Not rated yet
Credit card, Debit card, Bank transfer
Bank account, Mobile wallet
24 hours
£0
CurrencyFair Business
Not rated yet
Bank transfer
Bank account
24 hours
£2.50
Zero fees on your first 10 transfers. T&Cs apply.
WorldFirst Business
Not rated yet
Debit card, Bank transfer
Bank account, Mobile wallet
24 hours
£0
Lloyds Bank International Transfers
Not rated yet
Bank transfer
Bank account
24 hours
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