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Transferring money to the USA?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Feek, 6 Mar 2006.

  1. Feek


    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 231,392

    Location: In the radio shack

    I need to transfer about $1000 to someone in the USA, apart from Paypal what are the other options and rough costs for doing this?

    I'll call the bank tomorrow to see how much they'd charge to wire it, but I wondered if anyone had an idea.

    Western Union is not an option.

  2. Rotty


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 41,016

    Location: Notts

    I have done a bank wire transfer ( and international money order ) for similar amounts , charge was about £30
  3. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 4 Nov 2002

    Posts: 15,454

    Location: West Berkshire

    Yup, that's about what I'd expect to pay. I did one in the opposite direction a few years ago (for a smaller amount).
  4. mleh


    Joined: 22 Dec 2004

    Posts: 954

    Is it £30 regardless of what sent?
  5. Yas786


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 48,627

    Location: All over the world...

    Yeah HSBC who i bank with charge me around £30 for any amount i transfer over to my canadian bank account...usually i transfer a big lump sum ie about £5k a month....as transferring small amounts wouldnt be viable for me.
  6. Alex_L


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,026

    i remember the last time i did it, the charge was about 25quid. It sounded about the easiest way to do it without messing about with paypal and the like. Only worth it for reasonable sums of money though