We’re making it easier to send money abroad

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Why would I transfer with Starling?

See how we compare when you send £1000

Fee

Starling BankStarling
£ 4.28
Western UnionWestern Union

£ -

TransferwiseTransferwise

£ 4.29

MoneyGramMoneyGram

£ 6.49*

RBSRBS

£ 10.00

NatWestNatWest

£ 10.00

SantanderSantander

£ 15.00

Total GBP converted

Starling BankStarling
£ 995.72
Western UnionWestern Union

£ 1,000.00

TransferwiseTransferwise

£ 995.70

MoneyGramMoneyGram

£ 993.51

RBSRBS

£ 990.00

NatWestNatWest

£ 990.00

SantanderSantander

£ 1,000.00

Exchange rate

Starling BankStarling
1.1118
Western UnionWestern Union

1.1099

TransferwiseTransferwise

1.11179

MoneyGramMoneyGram

1.0789

RBSRBS

1.06

NatWestNatWest

1.0644

SantanderSantander

1.08

Amount received

Starling BankStarling
€ 1,107.06
Western UnionWestern Union

€ 1,109.87

TransferwiseTransferwise

€ 1,107.40

MoneyGramMoneyGram

€ 1,078.91

RBSRBS

€ 1,049.40

NatWestNatWest

€ 1,053.76

SantanderSantander

€ 1,082.45

Starling

Starling

Western Union

Western Union

Transferwise

Transferwise

MoneyGram

MoneyGram

RBS

RBS

NatWest

NatWest

Santander

Santander

Fee

£ 4.28

£ -

£ 4.29

£ 6.49*

£ 10.00

£ 10.00

£ 15.00

Total GBP converted

£ 995.72

£ 1,000.00

£ 995.70

£ 993.51

£ 990.00

£ 990.00

£ 1,000.00

Exchange rate

1.1118

1.1099

1.11179

1.0789

1.06

1.0644

1.08

Amount received

€ 1,107.06

€ 1,109.87

€ 1,107.40

€ 1,078.91

€ 1,049.40

€ 1,053.76

€ 1,082.45

* Moneygram fee is added after conversion.
* Western Union can only send to South Africa in USD.

Currencies correct as of 9 July 2019.
Rates quoted are the generally available rates available at the date shown to members of the public. It does not reflect any discounts, promotions or other incentives offered.

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How do I get started sending money abroad? Download and apply for a current account in minutes.

  • Download the app from Google Play Store or the App Store.
  • Enter your personal details
  • Verify who you are by sending a short video and your identification documents
  • We’ll carry out some quick checks at a UK Credit Reference Agency, and if you’re approved, start setting up your international bank transfers straightaway.
Country list in app

About our fees

When you make an international money transfer through our app, we’ll apply a 0.4% fee to the transaction. That fee is included and taken from the conversion amount, so you’ll always know exactly how much your payment will cost – and then you’ll be able to choose from one of the delivery options below:

Priority delivery with SWIFT

Need to get it there quickly? Make a quick and straightforward bank-to-bank payment with SWIFT for a flat rate fee of £5.50.

Local network payment

Send your payment via a local partner – for some currencies it can take a little longer but prices start at just 30p per transfer.

Our exchange rates explained

We know how important a great exchange rate is when you’re sending money abroad. Here’s how we keep ours competitive:

Summary view international payments

No hidden fees

Banks often add a markup to the good exchange rates they advertise, which means they can add sneaky hidden fees of up to 5%. We don’t – and we never will. The exchange rate you see above is the real market rate, and we’ll use that to make the exchange into your currency of choice. It’s that simple.

A guaranteed rate

We’ll guarantee your exchange rate for 30 seconds, which means you’ll get the exchange rate you’ve been quoted during that time, even if it changes. We think it’s only fair.

It’s worth noting that like most of us, the global currency market takes weekends off – which means for now we’ll only be processing international transfers from 02.00 Monday to 22.00 Friday. Got any questions? Go to our help centre.

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