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Lyn 1 | -    
22 May 2012  #1
Guys,

Just wondering in Which way you send money to Poland ? Via Bank or Western Union or is there any other way ? and how often you send ?

Thanks
jasondmzk    
22 May 2012  #2
I always use paypal. I dunno if there's a UK equivalent but I suspect there is. You may have to send it in installments, as anything over 500 bucks here gets a charge. Western Union and Bank Transfers can be a hassle compared to paypal, in my opinion.
Ziutek 9 | 160    
  22 May 2012  #3
Are you converting pounds to zlotys? If so, and you have a bank account in Poland to which you can send the money, you will get a better exchange rate

with an specialist FX broker. Worldfirst.com is the best I've found so far - their rates were the best and there is no transfer fee. (Let me know if you find a better one).
enkidu 7 | 623    
22 May 2012  #4
Yep PayPal is ok.
Also MoneyGram - service available at every PostOffice in the UK and in many banks and financial institutions in Poland.
Hassle - free.
jon357 65 | 14,415    
22 May 2012  #5
Be careful with PayPal in Poland. If you open the account from here it won't have full functionality. Western Union is everywhere here, though they are of course more for emergencies.
cier9    
22 Feb 2014  #6
Hello! I use Transfer24; fee ~1GBP
briodf - | 5    
15 Jul 2014  #7
Merged: How much are you paying in fee to transfer money from UK to Poland?

Hi Folks,

we all know that money transfers are expensive (even more when you look at the hidden conversion fees) and I was wondering what were the percentage applied to your transfer. We have gathered some information to compare the prices on tawipay.com/send-money-from-united-kingdom-to-poland and I am curious if you have found something cheaper.

Cheers!

François
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
  15 Jul 2014  #8
SEPA money transfer is free from German to Polish account. It looks like spam, though. Your website shows the same stuff regardless of country chosen.
briodf - | 5    
  15 Jul 2014  #9
Thanks for your answer Monitor.

Free as in no fixed fees maybe... but in our experience, conversion fees applied by banks are often around 3-5%. You might want to check the conversion fee applied in your last transfer to make sure it is really free.
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
15 Jul 2014  #10
but in our experience, conversion fees applied by banks are often around 3-5%

Why would I want my money to be converted? When I transfer them from Germany to Poland, then it's from EUR account to EUR account.
briodf - | 5    
15 Jul 2014  #11
I supposed that if you want to transfer money in Poland, it's to use it locally (and thus a need to convert it at some point).
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
15 Jul 2014  #12
You're right, that transactions in EUR are not so popular as in PLN in Poland, for currency exchange local Kantor or online one like walutomat.pl have always better rates than any big bank.

What about your website being simple add banner? Nothing works there.
briodf - | 5    
15 Jul 2014  #13
What about your website being simple add banner? Nothing works there.

Not sure if I understand correctly. Are you having any issue? Don't hesitate to drop me a line at francois@ if it's the case.
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
15 Jul 2014  #14
I cannot change the county or anything there. There is no reaction - nearly static list.
jerzyk    
16 Jul 2014  #15
I'm using worldfirst. Exchange rate and fee depends of volume you want to transfer but its much better than any bank.
briodf - | 5    
16 Dec 2014  #16
Merged: Sending money home for Christmas?

You might want to have a look at the deals we negotiated for the Poles living in the UK (free transfers until the end of the week): tawi pay send-money-from-united-kingdom-to-poland

Tell us if it is useful to you or your family, we'd love to hear from you.
David TawiPay    
1 Feb 2016  #17
I am David, also working at TawiPay. If you are interested we just put together a very cool guide called "The Ultimate Guide to send money from UK to Poland". It might really useful for some of you tawipay/en/us/send-money-from-uk-to-poland-guide.
jon357 65 | 14,415    
2 Feb 2016  #18
Exchange rate and fee depends of volume you want to transfer but its much better than any bank.

Agreed 100%. I've used them often and they are good. Very quick too.
adamm19830 10 | 43    
3 Jul 2016  #19
Merged: Transferring your money

Hi Everyone,

I will be moving to Poland soon from the UK.

I'd like to know the most cost effective way of transferring money from my UK bank Account to a new Polish bank Account?

Any info if appreciated. Thanks
jon357 65 | 14,415    
3 Jul 2016  #20
Do you want to do regular transfers or move the lot over as a one-off?
adamm19830 10 | 43    
3 Jul 2016  #21
Move a large amount in a lump sum.
dolnoslask 5 | 2,369    
3 Jul 2016  #22
Use bank Zachodni, I move 10k at a time they will beat any kantor rate for that amount, dont move allot of cash now the rate is bad between 5.25 5.35, wait for brexit fever to subside, i moved two years worth before things went mad.
jon357 65 | 14,415    
  4 Jul 2016  #23
a large amount in a lump sum.

Just do a straight bank transfer. You can do it online or in your brach in the UK. You'll need the account details that you want it sending to. The fee is usually a fixed rate, not much at all.

I move 10k at a time they will beat any kantor rate for that amount,

They usually open a sub account for sterling if you ask, so he can think about currency conversion afterwards.
dolnoslask 5 | 2,369    
4 Jul 2016  #24
Jon you are right about the sterling sub account I forgot to mention it,

It was simple to setup and the online banking is good, we usually move the sterling from the uk to the polish sterling account the wait for a good exchange rate, as and when we see a good deal we go down to he bank and they phone for a spot rate which is always better than what they show on the wall , and is highly competitive against the kantor.
polishinvestor 1 | 362    
4 Jul 2016  #25
Yes you can use a sterling account and convert when you wish. PKOBP do an online dealer service and from memory its about 8 big figures spread so about 4 figures either side of market. Its 100zl/m to keep the service so makes sense if you convert once a month or more and are using larger sums as it keeps things safe and legal. If changing a few grand than a kantor makes most sense and if buying pounds most let you buy at market as it saves them having to send the daily pound collection to the bank.
jon357 65 | 14,415    
4 Jul 2016  #26
A good way to convert is to use a transfer service. I use Poland transfer which is good. There's also Transfer Pay.
adamm19830 10 | 43    
17 Aug 2016  #27
Merged: Large Money Transfer - UK to Poland

Hi,

I'm just researching the best way to transfer large sums of GBP from a UK bank account to a Polish Bank account.

I am moving to Lublin from the UK next month and because of the current poor exchange rate I'm looking into options.

One option that I have found is to open up a Bank account with Danske Bank here in the UK and put all of my money into that. Then open up a Danske Bank account in Poland. This bank offers free transfers between its accounts in different countries. Are there any other banks that both have a presence in UK and Poland?

Any other ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks
Sparks11 - | 337    
17 Aug 2016  #28
Have you checked Citi? HSBC only have corporate here.
adamm19830 10 | 43    
17 Aug 2016  #29
I'll have a look at citi bank. Thanks.
Elhan - | 2    
17 Aug 2016  #30
You should check Poland transfer.


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