Send money abroad

Fast and secure money transfers to bank accounts in 37 countries worldwide, directly from your Starling app on Android.

We’re making it easier to send money abroad

Why would I transfer with Starling?

  • It’s easy. You’ll be able to transfer money abroad without leaving your banking app or using an extra transfer service.
  • We’re the competitive type. Our exchange rates and fees beat all the major banks – which means you’ll never pay over the odds to make a money transfer*.
  • It’s fast. In a hurry? Our SWIFT direct bank-to-bank transfer makes sure that your international payment is speedily delivered.
  • What you see is what you get. We’ll always be fair and transparent about our fees and deduct them before conversion – and our in-app currency calculator shows you exactly how much you’re spending.
  • We go the distance. Send money abroad to 37 countries in 19 currencies – and watch this space, because we’ll be adding more soon.

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 of 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 one minute, 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? Read our FAQs

*Based on a comparison of the rates for a £1,000 currency transfer to EUR on date 5th March 2018.