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Money Transfer from UK to Poland

jeandarren 6 | 30  
27 May 2008 /  #1
Hi Folks

Really appreciate your help on this one. I have £4150 to transfer to a friend in Poland, which will be going to a polish bank account (trf into polish Złoty). Can anybody tell me the cheapest & most reliable way to make a one off money transfer, also getting the best rate available?

Many Thanks
trump card kid  
27 May 2008 /  #2
I have used and have had no reason to complain
27 May 2008 /  #3
Tell your friend to open an account in British Pounds. He can then get the cash out in British Pounds and the transfer should be free too.
OP jeandarren 6 | 30  
27 May 2008 /  #4
Thanks for taking the time to help :-)
27 May 2008 /  #5
I use Currency Solutions and get very good rates from them (much better than a bank will give me for drawing cash out of an ATM for example), but as it's a reasonable sum of money you should ring round some other currency dealers and do some haggling.
OP jeandarren 6 | 30  
27 May 2008 /  #6
you should ring round some other currency dealers and do some haggling.

Thanks inkrakow :-) do you recommend any i should phone?
27 May 2008 /  #7
If you use your bank you will have a one off charge of approx £30 to do the transfer to a polish bank account if you want the currency exchanged prior to transfer into zloty then you will get charged approx. £22 for that privledge.
27 May 2008 /  #8
You may find that your bank gives you a worse rate than specialists like the two already mentioned, but it's worth checking.
JustysiaS 13 | 2238  
27 May 2008 /  #9
i used [] this little company only costs a fiver to transfer any amount of money you wish (there is probably a limit though ;), very quick and reliable.
beverleydarnell - | 1  
9 Jun 2008 /  #11
Has anybody tried using a Prepaid Mastercard account to transfer money abroad or vice versa?

2 (or more) cards are linked to the same account and enable either person to withdraw cash at ATMs or make normal Mastercard purchases - dead easy.

I have used the facility in Spain and it works well and is so much cheaper than Western Union.

The explanation can be found on

Regards Bev
Michelle1980 - | 2  
15 Sep 2008 /  #12
Thread attached on merging:
How do i send money back to Poland from the UK?


What is the best way to send money back to Poland from UK... i want it to be cheap with no charge and a good interest rate and quick...

how do other people do it?

Thank you

benszymanski 8 | 465  
15 Sep 2008 /  #13
If you use the search box you will see a few threads on this. Partly depends on the amount too. If it's a few thousand pounds or so then normally a currency broker is the way to go.
Borys - | 6  
8 Nov 2009 /  #14
A lot of people using - £5 fee

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