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Simple, secure currency transfers

Send and spend money abroad. Great rates, no transfer fees and exceptional service.

From the once in a lifetime to the everyday.

We help thousands of customers save time and money on international payments of all sizes.


Large transfers

Property, investments or luxury goods. Tailored support from a personal account manager.

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Regular transfers

Studying, working or retiring abroad. Send money 24/7 using our online platform or app.

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One card for home and away. Spend like a local with our multi-currency Mastercard debit card.

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Global business. Personal service.

Trusted experts

Established in 1996, we have served more than 500,000 customers and received multiple awards for our expertise and outstanding service.

Global network

We manage more than £10 billion of international payments each year to over 120 countries and have offices and currency specialists across the world.

Personalised service

While our reach is global, we believe in local expertise and a personal approach. We provide dedicated account managers and 24/7 support.

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Your money. Your way.

24/7 transfers online, in app or talk to one of our experts.


Log in to your account to check rates and make transfers 24/7.

In app

Check rates, make transfers, order a card and get spend notifications.

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Call us to discuss your requirements.

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Great rates. Perfect timing.

Exchange rates move every second, so timing is everything. Having a personal account manager help you choose the right time to make your transfer could save you thousands.

And with great rates and no transfer fees, we’re here to help you get more for your money. 

Expert insights

Receive updates from your account manager or sign up to our emails.

Rate alerts

When a rate hits your target, we’ll send you an SMS or email to let you know. 

Target or fix rates

Set transfers to trigger automatically when the exchange rate reaches the target rate or fix the rate in advance.

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Safe and secure.

When you’re moving money abroad, knowing it’s in safe hands is everything.

We’re authorised by local regulators across the world and operate to stringent compliance and security standards. We work with Tier 1 banking partners, and have the highest credit rating from Dun and Bradstreet.

The security of your money is our priority. We safeguard client funds in accordance with FCA E-Money and Payment Services regulations, and have put in place processes to help you protect yourself from fraud. 

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How we can help you.

We’ve helped people with everything from buying property abroad to emigration.

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Customer stories

Starting a new life on the Costa Brava.

“I needed to pass on a banker's draft after the sale of a property in Spain. The team did everything possible to assure me the transaction was safe and legitimate and I received prompt follow up from the dealers with helpful guidance as to when to exchange. I cannot think on how the service could be improved as my experienced was excellent.”

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Frequently asked questions.

You can register for free online in a couple of minutes, or over the phone with one of our team on +44 (0) 20 7847 9400

You may be asked to provide proof of identity and/or proof of address documentation when you register, but we’ll store your data securely and never share it with anyone.

Occasionally we may ask for further details, but we'll let you know as soon as possible if that's the case. 

Whatever works for you – app, online, or talking to one of our experts over the phone. And you can pay for your transfer by bank transfer or debit card. 

The rate you'll typically see when you do a general search is the ‘interbank rate' – the wholesale rate at which banks, and major financial institutions, buy and sell currency. This isn't available to companies or individuals.

At Currencies Direct we buy currency in bulk at wholesale rates and pass the savings to our customers.

The exchange rate changes every few seconds, but once we agree a rate with you that's the rate you'll get. 

For most transfers there are no fees, however there may be fees applied when using our Batchpay service.

We buy currency in bulk at wholesale rates not available to companies or individuals. We add a small margin before selling the currency on at rates that are typically more competitive than the banks. 

You need an account to use our services. It’s free and only takes a few minutes to set up. Log in to check live exchange rates, set rate alerts, get regular market updates and support from currency experts.

You don’t have to use us to transfer money, but if you ever want to we’ll be ready to help – 24/7.

There are regulations in the UK that help protect your money and keep people, and financial businesses, safe from fraud. As part of these requirements, you may be asked to provide documents that prove your identity and/or your address. We store your date securely and we’ll never share it with anyone.

Occasionally we may ask for further details, but we’ll let you know as soon as possible if that’s the case.

Yes, we’ll send you a confirmation email as soon as the currency has been sent.

No. Our contracts are legally binding. Once you’ve confirmed your transfer (by phone, in branch, online or via our app) it can no longer be cancelled.

Take a look at our terms and conditions for more information.

You’ll agree the exchange rate in the app, online, or with your account manager. You’ll be asked to confirm if you’re happy to go ahead with that rate. Once you’ve committed to that rate it is fixed for you, no matter how much the market changes.

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Mastercard is a registered trademark and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Cards provided to EEA residents are issued by Transact Payments Malta Limited and cards provided to UK residents are issued by Transact Payments Limited pursuant to licences by Mastercard International. Transact Payments Malta Limited is duly authorised and regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority as a Financial Institution under the Financial Institution Act 1994. Registration number C 91879. Transact Payments Limited is authorised and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. In the UK electronic money is issued by Currencies Direct Ltd which is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority as an Electronic Money Institution under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (FRN: 900669). In the EU electronic money is issued by Currencies Direct Spain, E.D.E., S.L. which is authorised by the Bank of Spain as an Electronic Money Institution under Law 21/2011 of 26 July and Royal Decree 778/2012 of 4 May (Registration No: 6716).