OT: sending euros to euroland

Wrath Rob
Wrath Rob Posts: 2,918
edited May 2013 in Commuting chat
Hey all, a quick question, what's the cheapest/easiest way to send euros over the water? I need to send around €300 to Ireland. Thanks!
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  • rubertoe
    rubertoe Posts: 3,994
    Bank Transfer.

    All the major banks should let you do this (for a fee obv. of around 15-20)

    Papal charge 3.39%

    Shop about for a decent exchange rate.
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  • navt
    navt Posts: 374
    HiFX would be a cheaper option. Plenty of options outside highstreet banks.
  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    rubertoe wrote:
    Bank Transfer.

    All the major banks should let you do this (for a fee obv. of around 15-20)

    Papal charge 3.39%

    Shop about for a decent exchange rate.

    I didn't know the Vatican Bank did money transfers
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  • spasypaddy
    spasypaddy Posts: 5,180
    put money in envelope
    put address and stamp on envelope
    put envelope in post box
    pray
  • sketchley
    sketchley Posts: 4,238
    Not easy but cheap! Buy BitCoins in GBP, send them to person in Europe, they cash out in Euro's.. No commission good exchange rates, untracable, you just have to make sure you don't do just before they drop 50% in value
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  • tgotb
    tgotb Posts: 4,714
    Plenty of internet-based companies will do it (check MoneySavingExpert website), but Paypal easiest (and probably cheapest) if your recipient has it.
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  • rubertoe
    rubertoe Posts: 3,994
    rubertoe wrote:
    Bank Transfer.

    All the major banks should let you do this (for a fee obv. of around 15-20)

    Papal charge 3.39%

    Shop about for a decent exchange rate.

    I didn't know the Vatican Bank did money transfers

    Why do you think that they are so rich?
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  • mtb-idle
    mtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    ask for a SEPA payment to be sent. It's instant but not expensive as the tariff is regulated by Euroland.
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  • Wrath Rob
    Wrath Rob Posts: 2,918
    Thanks guys, will look into the options
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  • Grabeef
    Grabeef Posts: 6
    Post Office international payments.

    Send at least £250 and it is free.
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,062
    spasypaddy wrote:
    put money in envelope
    put address and stamp on envelope
    put envelope in post box to itboffin
    wait
    and wait
    wait some more
    oh!

    FTFY
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    paypal gift is not that good with FX rates, tis the only issue.

    What about some high street FX companies. I would try giving MoneyCorp a call as their rates have always been pretty competitive for my retail FX requirements as well as when working for a small company.
    Travelex are ok, but perhaps a bit more pricey. Your bank can also do it, but for €300, your not gonna be flying around the world with the saving. It will be 10-20 quid here or there, at best.