Beating the banks

Here's all the information you need about getting a better rate than a high street bank. It's a little bit daunting if you haven't got all the info you need, so we've laid it all out for you here, updated with the most up-to-date rates we have so you know you've got the market covered!  

Currency rates last updated: 15 February 2017

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Currency comparison

Check out an example, based on transferring £100,000 into euros

Currencies Direct Average bank
Rate 1.1763 1.1427
Fee £0.00 £35.00
You receive €117,630 €114,270
*Fees and exchange rate data for banks taken from the International money transfer index™ (imti™)