Send Money To Finland

Updated on September 13, 2020
Personal
Business
From
United States Flag
United States
USD
To
Finland Flag
Finland
EUR
1 USD equals
0.845 EUR
09/13/2020 5:19 PM UTC
 
How much to transfer?
$1-1k
$1k-10k
$10k +
Provider
Features
Fees
Score
Speed
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OFX Logo
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    0.4% margin for new customers referred by iCompareFX
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    Fee-free transfers
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    Scheduled transfers
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    Online and phone transfers
$
$
$

low

Fees
87
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medium

2-3 days

Less Information
+

Transfer Options

  • Bank transfer
  • Debit card (UK only)
  • BPAY (Australia only)
  • Direct debit (U.S. only)

Features

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    0.4% margin for new customers referred by iCompareFX
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    Fee-free transfers
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    Scheduled transfers
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    Online and phone transfers

Support

  • Phone
Support
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Phone
$
$
$

low

Fees
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medium

2-3 days

Best For

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    Pay no fees for personal transfers
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    Get competitive exchange rates
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    Lets you schedule transfers with ease
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    Trading in some currencies possible only over the phone
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    Website access only in English

TorFX Logo
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    Fee-free transfers
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    Scheduled transfers
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    Forward contracts
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    Limit and stop loss orders
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    Travel money solutions for UK residents
$
$
$

low

Fees
72
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medium

2-3 days

Less Information
+

Transfer Options

  • Bank transfer
  • CHAPS (UK only)
  • BACS (UK only)
  • Visa debit card (UK only)

Features

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    Fee-free transfers
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    Scheduled transfers
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    Forward contracts
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    Limit and stop loss orders
  • Check Icon
    Travel money solutions for UK residents

Support

  • Phone
Support
Phone Icon
Phone
$
$
$

low

Fees
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medium

2-3 days

Best For

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    Pay no fees for one-off transfers
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    Schedule transfers between £500 and £10,000 per month
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    Use hedging tools to protect yourself against FX fluctuations
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    No multilingual website

XE Money Transfer Logo
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    Fee-free transfers
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    Competitive exchanges rates
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    Limit orders
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    Multilingual website and customer service
$
$
$

low

Fees
74
Speed Icon

medium

2-3 days

Less Information
+

Transfer Options

  • Bank Transfer
  • BPAY (Australia)

Features

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    Fee-free transfers
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    Competitive exchanges rates
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    Limit orders
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    Multilingual website and customer service

Support

  • Phone
Support
Phone Icon
Phone
$
$
$

low

Fees
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medium

2-3 days

Best For

  • Circle Check Icon
    No fees for personal transfers
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    Accepts payments in several currencies
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    Target specific rates using limit orders
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    No debit or credit card payments
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    No scheduled transfers

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    Bank account transfers and cash transfers
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    Mobile airtime and mobile wallets top up
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    Home delivery of transferred funds
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    Multicurrency WorldRemit Wallet
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    Multilingual website
$
$
$

medium

Fees
63
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fast

1-2 days

Less Information
+

Transfer Options

  • Bank Transfer
  • Debit / Credit card
  • Google / Apply Pay
  • POLi (Australia)

Features

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    Bank account transfers and cash transfers
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    Mobile airtime and mobile wallets top up
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    Home delivery of transferred funds
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    Multicurrency WorldRemit Wallet
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    Multilingual website

Support

  • Phone
Support
Phone Icon
Phone
$
$
$

medium

Fees
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fast

1-2 days

Best For

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    Transfers to cash pickup locations
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    Transparent rates and fees
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    Low minimum transfer amount
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    No hedging tools
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    No scheduled transfers

Payoneer Logo
    $
    $
    $

    high

    Fees
    71
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    medium

    2-3 days

    Less Information
    +

    Transfer Options

    • Bank transfer
    • Debit card
    • Credit card
    • Bank debit

    Features

      Support

      • Phone
      Support
      Phone Icon
      Phone
      $
      $
      $

      high

      Fees
      Speed Icon

      medium

      2-3 days

      Best For


      Currencies Direct Logo
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        Forward contracts and limit orders
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        Scheduled transfers
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        Travel money solutions for residents of the UK
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        Multilingual website
      $
      $
      $

      low

      Fees
      84
      Speed Icon

      medium

      2-3 days

      Less Information
      +

      Transfer Options

      • Bank transfer
      • Debit card

      Features

      • Check Icon
        Forward contracts and limit orders
      • Check Icon
        Scheduled transfers
      • Check Icon
        Travel money solutions for residents of the UK
      • Check Icon
        Multilingual website

      Support

      • Phone
      Support
      Phone Icon
      Phone
      $
      $
      $

      low

      Fees
      Speed Icon

      medium

      2-3 days

      Best For

      • Circle Check Icon
        Schedule transfers easily
      • Circle Check Icon
        Make use of hedging tools
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        Accepts customers from most countries
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        Cannot sign up from all states in the U.S.

      TransferWise Logo
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        Transparent fee structure
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        Send money to email addresses
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        Multicurrency account with debit card
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        Multilingual website & app
      $
      $
      $

      low

      Fees
      75
      Speed Icon

      fast

      1-2 days

      Less Information
      +

      Transfer Options

      • Bank Transfer
      • Credit Card
      • Debit Card
      • Country specific alternatives

      Features

      • Check Icon
        Transparent fee structure
      • Check Icon
        Send money to email addresses
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        Multicurrency account with debit card
      • Check Icon
        Multilingual website & app

      Support

      • Phone
      Support
      Phone Icon
      Phone
      $
      $
      $

      low

      Fees
      Speed Icon

      fast

      1-2 days

      Best For

      • Circle Check Icon
        User friendly mobile app
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        Multi-currency account
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        Travel debit card
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        No scheduled transfers
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        No dedicated account manager

      How to send money to Finland

      How To Step Icon
      Step 1
      Study the competition, create an account
      Study the competition, create an account
      If you wish to send money to Finland, either as an individual or a business, you get several options from which to choose.
      Selecting the best one requires that you take a close look at what the top names have to offer, while also accounting for your specific needs.
      Once you make your decision, create a new account.
      This might require that you provide details from a valid ID document such as a passport or a driver's license.
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      Step 2
      Check the exchange rate history, set up your transfer
      Check the exchange rate history, set up your transfer
      Establish if sending money to Finland is a good idea after you look at historical EUR rates, as this gives you an idea of where the market currently stands.
      Tell your service provider how much money you wish to send and request a rate quote to set up your transfer.
      Finalize the transfer by accepting the quote and locking the rate.
      Your service provider will also require the receiver's Finnish bank account details.
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      Step 3
      Going through with the transfer
      Going through with the transfer
      Your service provider is essentially an intermediary that assists you in transferring money to Finland. First, you pay for your transfer.
      Only after receiving your payment will your service provider send money to the recipient's bank account.
      The company should notify you of the estimated turnaround time in advance.
      You might receive email/text notification informing you of the transfer's progress. Using your service provider's website is another way to keep track of your transfer.

      Currency Symbol and Swift Codes

      What kind of money does Finland use? The euro (EUR) is the official currency of Finland. The Finnish markka (FIM) was used as the official currency of Finland from 1860 to February 2002, when it was replaced by the euro. One euro is divided into 100 cents.

      If you plan to send money to a Finnish bank account, you will need the bank’s SWIFT code. The corresponding table lists SWIFT codes of come popular banks in Finland.

      BANKBRANCHSWIFT CODE
      OP Corporate BankHelsinkiOKOYFIHHXXX
      Nordea BankHelsinkiNDEAFIHHISA
      Danske BankHelsinkiDABAFIHHXXX
      Evli BankHelsinkiEVSEFIHHXXX

       

      Case Study

      Emilia relocated from Finland to the U.S. after finding a suitable job there. Her sister was in college in Finland, and hoped to join Emilia in a year or two. During this time, Emilia was to keep sending her some money every month. While Emilia could use the services of various American banks to send money to Finland, she decided to compare them with the top money transfer companies. The corresponding table shows how the best from both realms fared against each other.

       BANKMONEY TRANSFER SERVICE
      Exchange rate$1 = EUR 0.8054$1 = EUR 0.8206
      Transfer fee$25$0
      Amount received for $1,000EUR 785.27EUR 820.60
      Transfer time2 to 4 days1 to 2 days
      Transfer optionsBank accountBank account
      Difference of EUR 35.33

      The money transfer company Emilia selected was more cost effective than then bank, and it also offered a quicker turnaround time. In addition, she could schedule her transfers so she did not have to remember making them each month.

       

      Cash Pickup Locations in Finland

      Sending money to Finland quickly is possible if you turn to a company that has a physical presence in the country. Some of your alternatives include Western Union, MoneyGram, and Ria.

      WESTERN UNION IN FINLAND 
      Helsinki Forex Bank Rautatieasema HelsinkiForex Bank Aleksanterinkatu 52 B Helsinki
      Tampere Forex Bank Stockmann 3 Krs Hameenkatu 4 TampereMatkahuolo Hatanpaeaen Valtatie 5 7 Tampere
      MONEYGRAM IN FINLAND 
      Helsinki R-Kioski Rautatientori 1 HelsinkiR-Kioski Mannerheimintie 20 Helsinki
      Tampere R-Kioski Keskustori 1 TampereR-Kioski Hatanpaan Valtatie 2 Tampere

       

      Safety Tips for Picking Up Cash in Finland

      Crime levels in Finland are low. Instances of petty crime such as bag snatching and pickpocketing are typically reported during the tourist season. Exercise caution when using ATMs. Remain vigilant on trams, at Helsinki’s railway station, on the metro, and in crowded areas.

       

      What Information Do I Need to Transfer Money to Finland?

      You may send money to Finland in different ways, and the information you need to provide depends on the desired transfer method.

      • Sending to a bank account. The information you need to keep close at hand includes the recipient’s complete name and account number as well as the receiving bank’s name and SWIFT code.
      • Sending to a cash pickup center. You might need to provide the location of a desired cash pickup center along with the recipient’s complete name. To collect the cash, the recipient will need to provide a reference number and a valid form of photo ID.

       

      Regulations When Transferring Money To and From Finland

      As part of Eurozone’s single currency system, Finland does not have its own currency controls or regulations in place. Suomen Pankki (the central bank of Finland) is responsible for overseeing the country’s payment systems, and the country follows the single monetary policy set by the European Central Bank (ECB).

      Financial institutions in Finland are required to report transfers that exceed €15,000. Transfers of more than €10,000 are reported to European Union authorities. While you may carry any amount in and out of the country, amounts of over €10,000 need to be reported to relevant authorities.

      Convert USD to EUR

      Check out the historical exchange rates for the last thirty days. Learn how much you can save by using a global money transfer company instead of the big banks.
      USD
      EUR
      Sending money online through specialist money transfer companies.

      Expect to receive between €83.61 and €84.12 when sending money from USD to EUR at today's exchange rate.

      Compare that to sending money overseas through retail banks. Expect to receive approximately €80.23, not including additional banking fees. That is an average saving of €3.63.
      Currency exchange rate in the last 30 days

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