Choose to transact face to face or complete your money transfer online
As mentioned earlier, there are many different ways you can send an international payment. Nevertheless, to narrow down your choices you should decide whether you prefer to transact face to face or complete your money transfer online . There are a lot of benefits to be had via using the internet, however, if you prefer to deal with a person then face to face options are available.
One of the main advantages associated with the internet is the fact that it is a lot more convenient. If you need to transfer money quickly then this is the best way to do so. You can make your money transfer from the comfort of your own home with only a few integral pieces of information – such as your personal information and bank details, as well as the recipient’s details.
Sometimes you may find that better exchange rates are offered online.
If you prefer to deal face to face then make sure that you shop around as exchange rates and fees can vary dramatically. Deal with businesses that you trust and have more than a few branches and most importantly check that the company you chose are registered with the Financial Conduct Authority.
A credible and secure money transfer company
When searching for the best online money transfer company you need to take a lot more into account than the points already mentioned. Finding a good deal is one thing, but you need to make sure that the website is genuine and that the company is credible. After all, the last thing you want is for your money to be lost altogether.
The best way to check the worth of the business is to make sure that they have a substantial level of experience, check how long they have been trading – most companies will say this somewhere on their website. If you have their FCA registration number you can check that they are registered on the FCA.Gov.uk website.
Finding the best exchange rates for your money transfer
And last but not least, you obviously need to make sure that the company you opt for offers good exchange rates. After all, let’s say you are sending money abroad to pay a maintenance company for work they have done on your holiday home. They charge $500 for their service. It does not matter to them whether your exchange rate is good or not; $500 is what has been agreed. If you look for a good exchange rate you won’t lose too much money. However, if the exchange rate is poor then in reality you are going to end up paying a lot more than $500.