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I have money in UK accounts. How to transfer it to Poland?


dnz 17 | 710  
31 Oct 2008 /  #1
I have a really urgent enquiry,

I lost all my debit cards a few weeks ago and am in dire need of cash, I have plenty of money in one of my UK accounts but they won't send it via western union as western union don't have an IBAN and a transfer to my Polish account would take days,

Does anyone have any suggestions as its really urgent,

Thanks in advance.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
31 Oct 2008 /  #2
send it by moneygramme...its instant.....Someone pays the dosh in at an office in the UK..they send you the code number by text , and you can draw the money at any moneygramme office in Poland....You will need your passport as proof of identity....
OP dnz 17 | 710  
31 Oct 2008 /  #3
I'll speak to my bank as it will be them sending it from my account, They seem very reluctant to use any of these money transfer agents for some reason, They asked me for the IBAN for western union and wouldn't believe me when i explained western union don't have an IBAN, its getting ridiculous now.
ParisJazz - | 172  
31 Oct 2008 /  #4
A transfer to your polish account will take 2 days using chaps transfer. In most cases, if they process the transfer in the morning, u get the cash in your polish account the next day.

That is assuming your bank will actually accept to do that for you.

If they don't, my best advice is hop on a plane and go sort yourself out back where u come from.

PJ
ukpolska  
31 Oct 2008 /  #5
They seem very reluctant to use any of these money transfer agents for some reason,

Because they wont make any money on them that's why.
Don't you have anyone in the UK who is looking after your bank account?
If so just ask them to transfer some through the system that wildrover said, it is quite a good service and according to their site supports the IBAN system.
OP dnz 17 | 710  
31 Oct 2008 /  #6
I'll make some enquiries, I have just spoken to them and apparently regulations on money laundering prevent me from transferring the cash overseas and they asked me to pop into my local branch to authorise the transaction, I officially hate Uk banks, Homeless in Poland and no way of accessing my money, Great!
ukpolska  
31 Oct 2008 /  #7
Where are you dnz ???
I have a spare room and a bottle of Brandy or two for the weekend, mind you I am down in Pulawy near Lublin, but you are welcome if you can get down here.
ParisJazz - | 172  
3 Nov 2008 /  #8
I have just spoken to them and apparently regulations on money laundering prevent me from transferring the cash overseas and they asked me to pop into my local branch to authorise the transaction,

I doubt this is true. You can transfer money overseas using online banking or via a simple phone call if u've registered for phone banking.

I do this with citibank all the time. Although I must say I absolutely hate their Indian based call centers.

Which bank are you with?

PJ
tomekcatkins 8 | 130  
3 Nov 2008 /  #9
Well I guess you first need new debit cards then to withdraw money? Most banks have special emergency phone numbers for this sort of cases. Take a look at the website of your bank.
ParisJazz - | 172  
3 Nov 2008 /  #10
Most banks have special emergency phone numbers

Well I guess if he survived the weekend in that harsh and unforgiving polish urban wilderness, he will be just fine by now :-)

Related: Making a one off payment to a Polish account

I have to make a payment of £3000+ to a polish account. Is there any special instructions for this or can I just use my online banking facility as if I making a payment in the UK?

I would suggest using ukforex I have been using their Australian equivalent for a long time; better exchange rates, low, or no fees... You can now do this at Tesco.. they charge you 3 GBP for the transaction but i dont know how much you can transfer at one go.

It's 750 quid apparently. If the receiving bank is PKO BP in Poland, then you can transfer it through London - but I'd recommend a specialist moneyexchanging outfit. moneybookers seems to be highly recommended!

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