Transferring money to the USA can be easier with these companies. Compare their rates to find the one that charges the least for quick, secure currency transfers.
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Use the table below to explore and compare our best money transfer rates to find the account that’s right for you.
Open an account
Open an account with your chosen company in under five minutes by entering a few personal details, such as name and address.
Make a transfer
Enter the destination account and the amount of money you want to transfer, then let the company do the rest.
Use this comparison to find companies that offer quotes for transferring your money from the UK to the USA. You need to consider:
The exchange rate: how much your money is worth in the transferred currency – for example, a rate of 1.23 for pounds to US dollars gives you $1.23 for each £1 you transfer
How much you want to transfer: most companies offer better exchange rates for larger transfers, such as £5,000 or more, while some set minimum transfer limits, such as £100
Whether there are any restrictions: some companies do not let you send money if the receiving account is not in your name
You can make international money transfers in the following ways:
over the phone
in-branch, through an agent
You need to open an account with your chosen transfer company before you can send money abroad. You can do this on their website when you get a quote.
Most travel money companies take between three and five working days to send your money abroad, but some can take up to two weeks.
If you want a quicker transfer, some companies offer a same-day service at an extra cost. Take this into consideration when comparing companies to find the best deal.
Yes, but most companies use the exchange rate they offer to offset their costs, so you do not see any charges in your quote. These costs can include:
Commission: this covers the administration costs to transfer money abroad
Transfer fees: most companies do not charge for transferring money, but some charge between £1 and £12 per transfer
Most take three to five working days, although they can take up to two weeks. Check with the transfer company before you send your money.
It depends. Some transfer companies only let you send money to an account in your own name. Check before sending your money to avoid any delays.
They deduct their costs from the interbank rate (the rate banks use to exchange currencies with one another) to give you a personalised rate.
Yes, your money is kept separate from a transfer company’s operational capital, so you have a better chance of getting your money back if the company goes bust.
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Last updated: 7 May 2022