What CurrencyFair does well
Supported destination currencies - 21 currencies. AED, AUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, INR, NOK, NZD, PHP, PLN, SEK, SGD, THB, USD, ZAR.
International presence - CurrencyFair local offices can be found in Ireland, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.
Customer support - CurrencyFair’s customer support is very good. Local offices in Ireland and Australia provide 24/5 support.
Foreign language support - CurrencyFair’s website is available in English, French and German.
Where CurrencyFair could improve
USA support - No support for US residents.
Local settlement accounts - Not all currencies support local bank transfer payments to CurrencyFair. This can mean higher fees by intermediary banks. (Read more in the CurrencyFair fees section).
CurrencyFair payment bank accounts - These have changed with some frequency. This can cause customer confusion and time while funds are paid to the wrong banks.
TransferWise’s supported countries vary with different services having different supported customer countries and destination countries. These are detailed in the TransferWise Countries and Currencies article and is summarized below.
Send from - 23 countries plus the Europe SEPA countries
Send to - Over 60 currencies
Borderless account and debit card - Over 6 countries can sign up to their Borderless services.
TransferWise is the clear winner for supported countries. Offering many more customer registration countries support and destination countries. CurrencyFair is growing their list of supported countries every year. iCompareFX will adjust the scoring as this happens. A special note on CurrencyFair’s customer service has been tested and found to be outstanding.