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Transferring Money To Poland - how easy/complicated is it?


Cardno85 31 | 976  
27 Oct 2008 /  #1
My mum wants to send me my birthday money as a one off to my account in Poland. Is this just a pretty standard, go into the bank with my account number and branch and say "please transfer x amount of money". Or is this going to be as complicated as everything else I have tried to do officially in Poland.
gtd 3 | 639  
27 Oct 2008 /  #2
It's not that tough you just need the right info. I assume she will go into a bank in Scotland and send it yeah?

Needed info:

Your full name and address the account is registered to
Your bank's full name and address/branch information
Your Account number
SWIFT code (which your bank should be able to tell you)
IBAN number (not always needed but better safe than sorry...again ask your bank)

That is all I have ever needed at worst. There may be some other rules based on your bank so best to ask them and have mum ask hers. Will save you headaches later to get it sorted before you try to send it.
polishgirltx  
27 Oct 2008 /  #3
Is this just a pretty standard, go into the bank with my account number and branch and say "please transfer x amount of money". Or is this going to be as complicated as everything else I have tried to do officially in Poland.

just go to the bank and ask...
ukpolska  
27 Oct 2008 /  #4
Bank's are not necessary the cheapest way but if you do not feel confident in searching out another method then gtd's advice is okay.
Wroclaw Boy  
27 Oct 2008 /  #5
Best check your bank can recieve foreign currency first, most do, youll get shafted on the exchange rate. If its a large sum consider using a FX company although beware. There will also be a transfer charge both ends, ask your mum to pay all the charges her end to save percentages being shaved off once it hits your account.
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
28 Oct 2008 /  #6
I might just ask her to Western Union the cash, I know that costs more, but couldbe easier and quicker. Plus I know the guy in the Western Union on Florianśka
Siegfried 1 | 100  
28 Oct 2008 /  #7
if you are in UK (london), I would recommend LCC - flat charges, you just give them the money, bank account nr (no swift etc) plus some kind of proof of address (for the first time) and that's it. Money is there in 2-3 days.
Wroclaw Boy  
28 Oct 2008 /  #8
Paypal or moneybookers are pretty easy for online transfers.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
28 Oct 2008 /  #9
Send it by moneygramme...never had any problem sending or recieving money this way......
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
29 Oct 2008 /  #10
I have sent my mum the link to the moneygram site. It seems prety good. Plus only being 9.99 means it's cheaper than just doing a bank transfer as last time we did that it was almost 30 quid.

Cheers
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
29 Oct 2008 /  #11
The monneygramme thing is instant too....takes only minutes for the dosh to transfer from UK to Poland....you will need the code number that is given to the person paying in the money in the UK , they can text this to you , then you will need your passport to collect it in Poland...works just fine....
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
30 Oct 2008 /  #12
Did it last night, total success...really really easy. Nice bonus considering the hassle I've had with certain other things.
sausage 19 | 777  
30 Oct 2008 /  #13
really really easy

Who did you use?
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
30 Oct 2008 /  #14
The monneygramme thing is instant too....

Did it last night, total success

sausage 19 | 777  
30 Oct 2008 /  #15
Thanks ShelleyS (next time I could try reading the thread!)
groovyg 2 | 66  
30 Nov 2008 /  #16
paypal/moneybookers - count on either big % commissions (mb) or unfair fx rates (pp). plus an occasional 'investigation' by paypal as to the purpose of your funds transfer. pp/mb should be avoided as a method of money transfer. let's just say they do not wish to be used in such a way.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
30 Nov 2008 /  #17
i used this site barclays money transfers it's just £5 to transfer money, works! my friend recommended me this site SLC transfer i haven't tried it yet but she swears by it.

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