The UK’s First Direct Bank charges around 5.0% margin or exchange rate for bank money transfers from UK pounds to the euro, private brokers offer a much better deal. Making a transfer to or from euros using the First Direct Bank service could potentially lose thousands of pounds due to the poor FX margin rate offered. Example:
|BANK NAME / FX BROKER||EXCHANGE RATE||GBP/EUR & EUR/GBP||MORE DETAILS|
|FIRST DIRECT BANK||5.0%||€1.125||contact bank|
|CURRENCIES DIRECT||0.7 to 1.0%||€1.172 to €1.176||FREE QUOTE|
|0.7 to 1.0%||£0.836 to £0.839||FREE QUOTE|
Euro Transfer currency exchange rates are automatically updated daily (Monday to Friday) at 09:00 GMT.
*Note: A lower FX Rate will give a better exchange rate when transferring money to/from euro. The recommended foreign exchange companies listed on our website can save you money and time with your international currency transfer requirements.
If you are transferring funds from a European bank to your First Direct bank account in the UK, you can easily find the overseas bank foreign exchange rates by entering the bank name in the search box below:
1: High street banks will charge an additional commission fee when sending money abroad into another currency. Private brokers offer commission free currency transfers for all transactions that meet their minimum transfer amount.
2: International money transfers sent via First Direct Bank could take longer to arrive than using a private broker, and unless you pay a premium, most high street banks will take from 3 to 7 days for your funds to arrive at the destination bank. Private foreign exchange companies typically complete the transaction between 1 to 3 days.
● Barclays Bank – GBP/EUR
● Cater Allen Bank – GBP/EUR
● Clydesdale Bank – GBP/EUR
● CO-OP Bank – GBP/EUR
● First Direct Bank – GBP/EUR
● Halifax Bank – GBP/EUR
● HSBC Bank – GBP/EUR
● Lloyds Bank – GBP/EUR
● M&S Bank – GBP/EUR
● Metro Bank – GBP/EUR
● Nationwide – GBP/EUR
● Natwest Bank – GBP/EUR
● RBS Bank – GBP/EUR
● Santander Bank – GBP/EUR
● TSB Bank – GBP/EUR
● Yorkshire Bank – GBP/EUR