Send Money To Poland

Updated on September 13, 2020
Personal
Business
From
United Kingdom Flag
United Kingdom
GBP
To
Poland Flag
Poland
PLN
1 GBP equals
4.813 PLN
09/13/2020 5:19 PM UTC
 
How much to transfer?
$1-1k
$1k-10k
$10k +
Provider
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
  • 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
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
Phone Icon
Phone
$
$
$

low

Fees
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medium

2-3 days

Best For

  • Circle Check Icon
    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
-

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

  • Circle Check Icon
    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
  • Check Icon
    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
      • Circle Check Icon
        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

      • Check Icon
        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 Poland

      How To Step Icon
      Step 1
      Make a comparison, register

      Start by comparing your options for sending money to Poland. 

      Make a selection based on your individual needs.  There is no single best alternative.

      Register as a personal or business customer. 

      Provide your contact details and you might also need to verify your identity.

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      Step 2
      Set up your transfer after checking exchange rates

      Check historical PLN exchange rates to get an indication of where the market stands.  Determine if you want to transfer money to Poland now. 

      Inform your service provider about how much money you plan to send to get an exchange rate quote. 

      Lock the exchange rate on offer by accepting the quote. 

      Provide the recipient's Polish bank account details.

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      Step 3
      Make your payment, track the transfer

      Use any of the payment methods offered by your service provider to make the payment. 

      The process of sending money to Poland begins once the company receives your payment. Check the estimated turnaround time in the transfer confirmation. 

      Keep track of your transfer online or via notifications on your phone.

      Currency Symbol and Swift Codes

      What currency do they use in Poland? The Polish zloty (PLN) is the official currency of Poland, and one modern zloty is divided into 100 groszy. The country’s currency underwent re-denomination because of inflation in the early 1990s. In January 1995, the new zloty (PLN) replaced the old złotych (PLZ). The currency has stabilized since then, with its rate fluctuating from three to four zloty for a U.S. dollar.

      Although Poland is part of the European Union (EU), it has not adopted the euro yet. According to terms of the EU’s Treaty of Accession, Poland is obliged to replace the zloty with the euro, although there is not set date of when this might happen.

      Banking institutions in Poland rely on SWIFT codes to facilitate overseas money transfers, and given below are SWIFT codes of some prominent banks in the region.

      BANKBRANCHSWIFT CODE
      PKO Bank PolskiWarsawPBKOPLPWSEC
      Bank PekaoWarsawPKOPPLPWXXX
      BZ WBKPoznanDOMWPLP1XXX
      mBankKrakowBREXPLPWKRA

       

      Case Study

      Bartek moved to the UK because he found a suitable job there, while his parents and younger sister continued living in Poland. His sister was still in school, so he made sure he kept sending her some money regularly. Sending money through the bank he banked with in the UK was an option, but he decided to compare it with the top money transfer companies. This is what he found.

       BANKMONEY TRANSFER SERVICE
      Exchange rateGBP 1 = 4.5394GBp 1 = PLN 4.7618
      Transfer feeGBP 15GBP 0
      Amount received for GBP 1,500PLN 6,741.00PLN 7,142.70
      Transfer time2 to 5 days1 to 2 days
      Transfer optionsBank accountBank account
      Difference of PLN 401.7

      Using the services of the money transfer company instead of the bank resulted in Bartek’s sister getting some extra money each time. In addition, he could lock in exchange rates for up to six months.

       

      Cash Pickup Locations in Poland

      Sending money to a cash pickup location in Poland is easy because several top money transfer companies such as Western Union, MoneyGram, and Ria have a presence in this country.

      WESTERN UNION IN POLAND 
      Warsaw 1 Minute, Niepodleglosci Naruszewicza, Metro Wierzbno 34517, WarszawaPKO Bank Polski, Al Ken 105, Oddzial 34 W Warszawie Warszawa
      Gdansk 1 Minute, Al Grunwaldzka 472 Olivia Business En 54903 GdanskPKO Bank Polski, Stary Rynek Oliwski 21 Oddzial 20 W Gdansku Gdansk
      MONEYGRAM IN POLAND 
      Warsaw Ruch Marszalkowska 84/92 WarszawaUp Nowogrodska 45 Warszawa
      Gdansk Ruch Targ. Weglowy 27 GdanskKantor Union Standard Swietego Ducha 13/17 Gdansk

       

      Safety Tips for Picking Up Cash in Poland

      Instances of violent crime in Poland are few and far in between. However, instances of bag snatching and pickpocketing are common in and around large cities. Thieves operate in organized groups at train stations, on public transportation, around tourist destinations, in busy markets, and near hotels. The Warsaw Chopin Airport tram and bus routes also experience some instances of petty crime.

      Remain particularly vigilant if you are travelling by train at night. When in the cabin, make sure you lock its door from inside. Do not leave your baggage unattended at any time. Most instances of pick-pocketing take place when passengers are boarding or disembarking.

      If you drive in Poland, make sure the doors are locked and the windows are rolled up when you stop at traffic lights. Gangs have been known to trouble foreigners based on race and sexual orientation. Instances of card skimming are not uncommon.

       

      What Information Do I Need to Transfer Money to Poland?

      The information you need when sending money to Poland depends on the desired transfer method.

      • Transfer to a bank account. You will need the recipient’s complete name, a bank account number, the receiving bank’s name, and the receiving bank’s SWIFT code.
      • Transfer to a cash pickup location. You will need to select a location from where the recipient will collect the transferred money and you will have to provide the recipient’s complete name. The recipient may collect the money by presenting a reference number and an acceptable form of ID.

       

      Regulations When Transferring Money To and From Poland

      The Polish zloty is a free-flowing currency and there are no restrictions on its transfer to and from the country. The Narodowy Bank Polski (the central bank of Poland) administers the country’s payment systems. If you transfer more than EUR 15,000 in or out of the country, it is reported to European Central Bank (ECB). When leaving the country, you need to declare any amount over EUR 10,000.

      Convert GBP to PLN

      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
      PLN
      Sending money online through specialist money transfer companies.

      Expect to receive between z476.45 and z479.34 when sending money from GBP to PLN at today's exchange rate.

      Compare that to sending money overseas through retail banks. Expect to receive approximately z457.2, not including additional banking fees. That is an average saving of z20.69.
      Currency exchange rate in the last 30 days

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