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My nephew's getting married and I'd like to give him some dosh to pay for the wedding band (Ontario's a bit too far for my lot to travel!)

He doesn't do PayPal and the means he suggested (Interact) doesn't seem accessible from the UK. My bank want to charge £22, which I would rather goes to him. Anyone any experience to share please?

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I'd never heard of Transferwise until a couple of weeks back. Fella in Norway suggested it, Paypal fees and lousy exchange rate were killing him.

After I signed up the money was in my bank couple of hours later,he saved £70.

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You lovely people! Thank you, and Michael I will take up your kind offer.

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Another option is to get a Revolut card.

Me & the Mrs got Revolut for going on holiday, as it's an app & card that works just like a cash card, but there's no fees for exchange from £ to $ (or any currency).  You can transfer money to people by just using the app.

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1 hour ago, xgsjx said:

Another option is to get a Revolut card.

Me & the Mrs got Revolut for going on holiday, as it's an app & card that works just like a cash card, but there's no fees for exchange from £ to $ (or any currency).  You can transfer money to people by just using the app.

I've just got one too for overseas transactions,  they are offering free delivery for the cards at the moment, seems like a good idea.

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On 3/10/2018 at 12:26, xgsjx said:

Another option is to get a Revolut card.

Me & the Mrs got Revolut for going on holiday, as it's an app & card that works just like a cash card, but there's no fees for exchange from £ to $ (or any currency).  You can transfer money to people by just using the app.

Does it work in Scotland too?

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4 hours ago, ead said:

Does it work in Scotland too?

Oddly enough, yes. :D

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On 3/10/2018 at 12:26, xgsjx said:

Another option is to get a Revolut card.

Me & the Mrs got Revolut for going on holiday, as it's an app & card that works just like a cash card, but there's no fees for exchange from £ to $ (or any currency).  You can transfer money to people by just using the app.

Revolut is really good. I use it to send money to my son in Prague. You see real time rates before sending.

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