Send Money To France

Updated on September 13, 2020
Personal
Business
From
United Kingdom Flag
United Kingdom
GBP
To
France Flag
France
EUR
1 GBP equals
1.082 EUR
09/13/2020 5:19 PM UTC
 
How much to transfer?
$1-1k
$1k-10k
$10k +
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Features
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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
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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
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    Travel money solutions for UK residents

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 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
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medium

2-3 days

Less Information
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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
CurrencyFair Logo
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    Transparent fees
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    Recurring transfers
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    Rate Alerts
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    Low minimum transfer limit
$
$
$

low

Fees
67
Speed Icon

medium

2-3 days

Less Information
-

Transfer Options

  • Bank transfer
  • SEPA
  • BPAY
  • Debit Card (Ireland)

Features

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    Transparent fees
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    Recurring transfers
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    Rate Alerts
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    Low minimum transfer limit

Support

  • Phone
Support
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Phone
$
$
$

low

Fees
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medium

2-3 days

Best For

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    Set your own rates using Exchange
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    Scheduling transfers is simple
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    Holding funds in multi-currency wallet
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    Supports only major currencies
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    No global debit or credit card payments
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    No support for USA residents
WorldRemit Logo
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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
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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
Global Reach Group Logo
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    Fee-free transfer limit
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    Forward contracts
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    Stop loss orders
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    Limit orders
$
$
$

low

Fees
68
Speed Icon

medium

2-3 days

Less Information
-

Transfer Options

  • Bank transfer

Features

  • Check Icon
    Fee-free transfer limit
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    Forward contracts
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    Stop loss orders
  • Check Icon
    Limit orders

Support

  • Phone
Support
Phone Icon
Phone
$
$
$

low

Fees
Speed Icon

medium

2-3 days

Best For

  • Circle Check Icon
    Pay no fees when you transfer more than £3,000
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    Lock existing rates using forward contracts
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    Safeguard against FX fluctuations using stop loss and limit orders
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    No mobile app
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    No multilingual website
Payoneer Logo
    $
    $
    $

    high

    Fees
    71
    Speed Icon

    medium

    2-3 days

    Less Information
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    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
      WorldFirst Logo
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        Low Transparent fee structure
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        Forward contracts
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        Scheduled transfers
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        Dedicated account manager
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        Live chat support
      $
      $
      $

      low

      Fees
      84
      Speed Icon

      fast

      1-2 days

      Less Information
      -

      Transfer Options

      • Bank Transfer
      • Debit card
      • Direct debit (UK only)
      • CHAPS / BACS (UK only)

      Features

      • Check Icon
        Low Transparent fee structure
      • Check Icon
        Forward contracts
      • Check Icon
        Scheduled transfers
      • Check Icon
        Dedicated account manager
      • Check Icon
        Live chat support

      Support

      • Phone
      Support
      Phone Icon
      Phone
      $
      $
      $

      low

      Fees
      Speed Icon

      fast

      1-2 days

      Best For

      • Circle Check Icon
        Schedule transfers with ease
      • Circle Check Icon
        Hedge funds using forward contracts
      • Circle Check Icon
        No support for USA customers
      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

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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

      Support

      • Phone
      Support
      Phone Icon
      Phone
      $
      $
      $

      low

      Fees
      Speed Icon

      fast

      1-2 days

      Best For

      • Circle Check Icon
        User friendly mobile app
      • Circle Check Icon
        Multi-currency account
      • Circle Check Icon
        Travel debit card
      • Circle Check Icon
        No scheduled transfers
      • Circle Check Icon
        No dedicated account manager
      TransferGo Logo
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        Transparent pricing
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        Accepts card payments
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        No minimum transfer amount
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        Multilingual website
      $
      $
      $

      low

      Fees
      52
      Speed Icon

      medium

      2-3 days

      Less Information
      -

      Transfer Options

      • Bank transfer

      Features

      • Check Icon
        Transparent pricing
      • Check Icon
        Accepts card payments
      • Check Icon
        No minimum transfer amount
      • Check Icon
        Multilingual website

      Support

      • Phone
      Support
      Phone Icon
      Phone
      $
      $
      $

      low

      Fees
      Speed Icon

      medium

      2-3 days

      Best For

      • Circle Check Icon
        Same day and next day transfers
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        Website access in different European languages
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        Make payments using debit or credit cards
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        Accepts customers only from Europe
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        Maximum transfer limit of GBP 2,500 when paying using cards

      How to send money to France

      How To Step Icon
      Step 1
      Comparing alternatives, signing up

      Several leading money transfer companies offer easy and cost-effective means to send money to France. 

      It is therefore important you compare your options. 

      Once you select the best alternative, sign up as an individual or a business. 

      To complete the registration process, verify your identity.

      How To Step Icon
      Step 2
      Checking exchange rates, setting up the Transfer

      Go through the recent history of EUR exchange rates to determine if now is a good time to transfer money to France. 

      If so, inform your service provider about the desired transfer amount and get a rate quote. 

      To set up the transfer, accept the quote. This locks the exchange rate on offer. 

      You also need to provide the recipient's local bank account details.

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      Step 3
      Transferring the Money

      Transferring money to France is basically a two-step process: 

      First, you send the money to your service provider's bank account. 

      Secondly, your service provider transfers the funds to the recipient's French bank account. The turnaround time might vary based on how you pay for the transfer, where you live, and the time the recipient's bank takes to process the transfer. 

      You may receive notifications surrounding your transfer's progress. You can also turn online for updates.

      Currency Symbol and Swift Codes

      The euro (EUR) has been the official currency of France since 1999, when it replaced the French franc (FRF). One euro is divided into 100 cents. While the euro was officially adopted by France in 1999, circulation of euro-denominated banknotes and coins began in 2002. The euro is the second most traded currency in the forex market.

      Carrying out a fund transfer to a French bank account requires that you have the bank’s SWIFT code. The table below lists SWIFT codes of some prominent banks in France.

      BANKBRANCHSWIFT CODE
      Credit AgricoleParisAGRIFRP1ACF
      BNB ParibasParisBNABFRPPXXX
      Societe Generale SFHParisGSFHFRPPXXX
      Caisse d'EpargneParisCEPAFRPP751

       

      Case Study

      Chloe got an opportunity to work in the United States, and she was excited to move to a new country. Only, she was sure she wanted to return to France in the future so she decided not to sell the house she had recently purchased. This meant she would have to keep making repayments toward her existing home loan. Upon getting to the U.S., she decided to compare the services of a leading bank with some of the top money transfer companies. The table below shows you the results of her comparison.

       BANKMONEY TRANSFER SERVICE
      Exchange rate$1 = EUR 0.7809$1 = EUR 0.8037
      Transfer rate$25$0
      Amount received for $3,000EUR 2,322.18EUR 2,411.10
      Transfer time2 to 5 days2 to 3 days
      Transfer optionsBank accountBank account
      Difference of EUR 87.92

      While using the services of the money transfer company turned out to be quicker and more cost effective, Chloe benefited in other ways too. The company she chose let her schedule her transfers so she did not have remember making her repayments each month. In addition, it also let het lock in exchange rates for up to six months.

       

      Cash Pickup Locations in France

      Transferring money to France quickly is possible if you turn to a company that has offices or agent networks in the country. Some of your options include MoneyGram, Western Union, and Ria.

      MONEYGRAM IN FRANCE 
      Paris Tabac De La Reynie, 26 Rue De La Reynie ParisICEF 9 Rue Berger, Metro RER Chatelet-les Halles Paris
      Marseille Tabac A La Civette Ballard 3 Crs Jean Ballard 3 Crs Jean Ballard MarseilleBonne Telecom 66 Boulevard Des Dames Marseille
      WESTERN UNION IN FRANCE 
      Paris L Hay Services 41 B Rue Paul Hockart L Hay Les Roses, Val De Marne, ParisLa Banque Postale 9 Place De L Hotel De Ville, Paris
      Marseille GSM and Service 13 B Rue D Aix MarseilleMultimedia Phone 135 Rue Belle De Mai Marseille

       

      Safety Tips for Picking Up Cash in France

      Take precautions to safeguard yourself against petty crime such as bag snatching and pickpocketing as well as vehicle break-ins. Most crimes are reported from tourist areas, public transportation, bus and train stations, as well as department stores. Criminals operate on foot as well as on motorcycles. Thieves working in groups are not uncommon.

      If using a bag, carry it across your body instead of on your shoulder. Do not leave your belongings in a parked vehicle. When possible, use secure parking areas. The south of France is prone to a surge in crimes during summers, because of an increased number of travelers. Remain watchful when handling credit cards and cash in public and at ATMs.

       

      What Information Do I Need to Transfer Money to France?

      The information you need to provide when transferring money to France depends on the desired transfer method.

      • To a bank account. Along with the recipient’s complete name and bank account number, you will need the receiving bank’s name and SWIFT code.
      • To a cash pickup center. The service provider you select will need the recipient’s complete name as well as the location of a desired cash pickup center. To collect the transferred money, the recipient will need to carry a valid form of ID and a transaction number.

       

      Regulations When Transferring Money To and From France

      France is a member of the eurozone and has no currency controls or regulations in place. Banque de France (the central bank of France) is responsible for overseeing the country’s financial systems, and the European Central Bank (ECB) sets the region’s single monetary policy. The Authorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) watches over the country’s insurance and banking sectors.

      All the transfer regulations that France imposed in the 1970s were done away with in 1989. You may carry out a Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in France without requiring government approval. If you purchase shares in French firms that are publicly traded, you will need to pay a 0.2% tax. Transfers of over EUR 10,000 to and from France are reported to the relevant authorities in France and the European Union.

      Convert GBP 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.
      GBP
      EUR
      Sending money online through specialist money transfer companies.

      Expect to receive between €107.08 and €107.73 when sending money from GBP to EUR at today's exchange rate.

      Compare that to sending money overseas through retail banks. Expect to receive approximately €102.76, not including additional banking fees. That is an average saving of €4.65.
      Currency exchange rate in the last 30 days

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