Review: TorFX international money transfers

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Get bank-beating exchange rates and no fees when you transfer with TorFX.

  • Good for getting a fair exchange rate with its price-match guarantee and for personalised help with your own account manager.
  • Not so great for transfers under £2,000, where you’ll get a less competitive exchange rate, and for popular remittance currencies like INR and CNY.

GBP 2,000

Min. Transfer Amount

No limit

Max. Transfer Amount

1 day

Transfer Speed

Details

Product NameTorFX International Money Transfers
Min. Transfer AmountGBP 2,000
Max. Transfer AmountNo limit
Transfer MethodsOnline, Phone
Transfer Speed
Minimum transfer time
1 day
Customer ServicePhone, Email
Available CurrenciesAED, AUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HRK, HUF, ILS, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, USD, ZAR
Online Transfer FeeGBP 0
Exchange Rate UpdatesReal time

Pros

  • No maximum limit
  • No transfer fees or commissions
  • Price match guarantee

Cons

  • Not available for more exotic countries including Indonesia and Bangladesh

TorFX exchange rates and fees

TorFX offers both competitive exchange rates and a price-match guarantee, but if you’re transferring less than £2,000, you’ll probably find a better deal elsewhere.

Price-match guarantee

TorFX will match any competitor’s rate to make sure you get the most competitive rate in the market. You just need to:

  • Register with TorFX.
  • Show TorFX a screenshot or written quote of the better rate, including the date and time you received it.

Conditions do apply:

  • You have to have an account with the provider you get the other quote from.
  • TorFX can’t beat the rate if it’s better than the mid-market rate.
  • This guarantee doesn’t apply to transactions you’ve already agreed upon with TorFX.

Use our tool below to calculate how much sending money overseas would cost with TorFX. You can also check out the real-time exchange rate TorFX offers and if there are any additional fees.

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
GBP 2,000 1 day GBP 0.00 1.162 EUR
5,809
TorFX guarantee to beat any competitor's exchange rate for a transaction (conditions apply)
(Conditions apply)
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Disclaimer: Exchange rates change often. Confirm the total cost with the provider before transferring money.

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Available currencies

TorFX lets you send money to over 40 currencies around the world. You can find a full list here, but some of the more popular ones include:

  • EUR Euro
  • AUD Australian dollar
  • USD US dollar
  • LKR Sri Lankan rupee
  • JPY Japanese yen
  • NZD New Zealand dollar
  • HUF Hungarian forint
  • HRK Croatian kuna

What types of transfers can you make?

TorFX only supports bank-to-bank transfers, meaning you won’t be able to send to a mobile wallet or to a cash pick-up location. In saying this, TorFX does have a range of features to help when you make a transfer, including:

  • Spot contracts. Make an on-the-spot transfer.
  • Forward contracts. Lock in a favourable exchange rate now and send your money up to two years into the future.
  • Limit orders. Target a specific exchange rate, then TorFX makes the transfer when that rate is met.
  • Stop-loss orders. Wait for a better rate, but lock in a worst-case rate should the market move against you.
  • Business transfers. Experts can help your business control forex risks and protect your profits. Services include risk management as well as overseeing any regular overseas payments for your business invoices.

How long does a money transfer take?

A transfer with TorFX should reach your recipient on the same day. With some of the less-popular currencies, transfers can take up to two days.

What payment methods does TorFX accept?

You can pay for your TorFX money transfer through a bank transfer. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to pay with cash or card. Once you’ve confirmed your transfer with TorFX, you’ll be given the bank account details to transfer your money into.

Transfers typically takeClock icon for transfer speed

1 day

Is TorFX safe to use?

  • Security and regulation: Government regulated.
  • Established: 2004.
  • Number of customers: More than 50,000 private clients and over 4,000 corporate clients.
  • Reviews: Trustpilot gives TorFX a score of 4.8* out of 5, based on around 3,200 reviews.
*According to TorFX and Trustpilot on 8 January 2020.

How does TorFX make money?

TorFX doesn’t charge fees, so makes its money off the margin. The margin refers to the difference between the mid-market rate you’ll see on XE or Google and the exchange rate a provider quotes you.

Because of this, remember to compare both exchange rates and fees when looking at a money transfer company.

How to register an account

What is TorFX?

TorFX is a foreign exchange service provider largely located in Europe, with offices in the US, Australia, Europe and South Africa. TorFX provides business and personal services for transferring money overseas, with a range of transfer options. You’ll even be provided with an account manager to help you navigate the process and offer guidance.

In a nutshell

Pros:
  • No fees. TorFX makes its money off the margin so you won’t be charged any fees. Keep an eye on the exchange rate, though.
  • Dedicated currency expert. TorFX assigns an account manager to you, which can help the transfer process and questions you might have.
  • Price-match guarantee. TorFX will beat any price that you’ve been quoted by another company.
  • Forex tools. You can use forward contracts, limit orders and stop-loss orders to get the best deal possible.

Cons:

  • Limited currencies. Popular remittance currencies like the Indian rupee or Chinese yuan aren’t available.
  • Only supports bank transfers. You can only send to bank accounts and can’t pay for the transfer with cash or card.
  • Not as good for transfers under £2,000. For smaller transfers, you’ll often get a more competitive rate elsewhere. Although TorFX does allow transfers as small as £250, you’re not likely to be contacted to activate your account.

How does TorFX compare to other providers?

Table: sorted by a combination of service offering and the amount your recipient will receive

Calculate what fees and exchange rate other money transfer services are providing below.

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
GBP 2,000 1 day GBP 0.00 1.162 EUR
5,809
TorFX guarantee to beat any competitor's exchange rate for a transaction (conditions apply)
(Conditions apply)
Go to site Show details
GBP 3,000 1 day GBP 0.00 1.162 EUR
5,809
Get no fees as a Finder customer when you transfer your money overseas with Global Reach. Go to site Show details
GBP 1 1 - 2 days GBP 0.00 1.162 EUR
5,809
Whatever amount you transfer, XE will not charge you a fee for using their service. Go to site Show details
GBP 2,500 Same day GBP 0.00 1.169 EUR
5,844
Central FX’s dedicated private client team will guide you through the money transfer process from first call to final payment. Go to site Show details

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Disclaimer: Exchange rates change often. Confirm the total cost with the provider before transferring money.

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6 Comments

  1. Default Gravatar
    Chappy
    September 14, 2017

    How does transfers from Singapore to UK take place? What are the options of transferring to your acct in Singapore. Thanks

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      Arnold
      September 14, 2017

      Hi Chappy,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      Please visit this page to compare affordable and secure money transfers to Singapore.

      Also On this page are information on:
      How do international money transfers work
      Banks versus money transfer companies

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    Rudolph
    August 6, 2017

    I would like to send some money to Jamaica

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      Anndy
      August 6, 2017

      Hi Rudolph,

      Thanks for your question.

      If you are sending money to Jamaica, you may compare money transfer service companies here.

      To proceed with your transaction, simply click the “go to site” button on our page to register and send money through the provider’s website.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    denise
    March 21, 2017

    what is torfx address in penzance

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      Millie
      March 23, 2017

      Torfx’s address and opening hours are:
      TorFX
      Pz360
      St Mary’s Terrace
      Penzance
      Cornwall
      TR18 4DZ

      Monday – Thursday, 8.30am – 7pm
      Friday, 8.30am – 5:30pm
      Saturday, 10am – 2pm

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