Send Money To United States

Updated on September 13, 2020
Personal
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United Kingdom
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United States
USD
1 GBP equals
1.281 USD
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
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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
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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

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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
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    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
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    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
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        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
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      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
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        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
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        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
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      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
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        Multi-currency account
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        Travel debit card
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        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
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        Accepts card payments
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        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 USA

      How To Step Icon
      Step 1
      Sign up after comparing

      Compare the best companies that let you send money to USA. 

      Select one based on whether you wish to register as an individual or a business. 

      You will need to provide ID proof along with your contact details.

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      Step 2
      Initiate process after checking exchange rates

      Take a look at historical USD exchange rates. 

      Get an exchange rate quote from the company based on your transfer amount. 

      Lock the exchange rate and provide the recipient's bank account details.

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      Step 3
      Send money

      Pay the transfer.  Once the payment reaches your service provider, the transfer process begins.

      Companies typically let their customers track these transfers online, via notifications, or via text alerts.

      What you will need to send money to USA

      What you need to send money to USA includes the beneficiary's complete name and bank account details. Keep your driver's license or passport handy because you will need to verify your identity.
       

      Ways to receive money in USA

      There is more than one way to receive money in USA:

      • Local bank account
      • Cash Pick-up
      • Multi-currency receiving account
      • Prepaid mobile credit reload

       

      Local bank account

      Receiving money into a local American bank account is usually the most cost-effective way. Turnaround times of transfers to bank accounts depend on your service provider, the mode of payment, and the recipient's bank. Just about all banks and credit unions in the US accept international money transfers.
       

      Cash pick-up

      You may receive money from overseas in the form of cash, which you need to collect from a physical location. When compared to bank account transfers, cash transfers tend to attract higher fees. Some of the companies that let you transfer money to cash pick-up locations in the US include Ria, Western Union, and MoneyGram.

      Here are addresses of some cash pick-up locations in USA.

      Ria cash pick-up locations in USA 

      New York City:

      HNH Computer Inc

      15, N Eldridge Street

      New York City

      Medilane Pharmacy Corp

      204, Clinton Street

      New York City

      Washington, D.C.:

      Ria Store

      1768, Columbia Road NW

      Washington, D.C.

      Ria Store

      1737, Columbia Road NW

      Washington, D.C.

      Western Union cash pick-up locations in USA 

      New York City:

      Pay-O-Matic

      86, W Broadway

      New York City

      Buy Rite Pharmacy

      11, Chatham Square

      New York City

      Washington, D.C.:

      Ez Cash Depot

      1756, Columbia Road NW

      Washington, D.C.

      Check Cash One

      3433, 14th Street NW

      Washington, D.C.

       

      Multi-currency receiving account

      Multi-currency accounts give account holders access to bank account details in different currencies. International businesses with a presence in USA may benefit by opening  multi-currency accounts that come with USD-denominated bank account details. They can then use their USD accounts to receive payments from American customers. They may also use the same account to pay employees, suppliers, or vendors based out of the US. These accounts can lead to savings through lower currency exchange fees and preferable exchange rates.

      Here are the top money transfer companies that offer local USD banking details through their multi-currency accounts.

      OFXGlobal Currency Account
      WorldFirstWorld Account
      Currencies DIrectMulti-Currency Account
      TransferWiseBorderless Account

       

      Prepaid mobile credit top-up

      You may send money to USA in the form of a prepaid mobile credit reload. WorldRemit provides this service, as does Xoom. Mobile reloads of prepaid plans from most major carriers are supported. Examples include T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, Tracfone, and MetroPCS.

      FAQs

      Best way to send money to USA

      The best way to send money to USA is from your bank account to the recipient's bank account by using the services of a specialist money transfer company. You basically pay through a bank account transfer, and your service provider then transfers the money to the beneficiary's American bank account. This is usually the most affordable way to transfer money to the USA.

      Can XOOM send money to the US?

      You can use XOOM to send money to the US from Canada, countries in the European Union, and the United Kingdom. XOOM can send money to US bank accounts and you may also use it to reload prepaid mobile phones from overseas.

      Can you send money from China to the USA?

      Not many popular international money transfer companies let you send money from China to USA. The WorldFirst World Account gives you access to a CNH (offshore Chinese yuan) bank account. This account lets the company's customers receive payments from China.

      PayPal, Western Union, and MoneyGram allow transfers from China to USA. Residents of China who have UnionPay-branded ECARDs may use the same to send money to USA. Americans in China may apply for this card by providing their social security number. AliPay users in China can also use their accounts to transfer money to USA.

      Can I send US dollars via Western Union?

      Yes, you may send US dollars via Western Union. Recipients in the US may receive money from overseas directly into their bank accounts, or by visiting cash pick-up centers. Depending on where you live, you may pay for your transfer by using your bank account, debit card, credit card, or even cash.

      Can you bank transfer from the UK to USA?

      Yes, you may carry out a bank transfer from the UK to USA. However, the cost of a typical wire transfer between banks of both countries can be steep. If you use a UK-based bank to send money to USA, expect to pay around 5% over the real time exchange rate as well as up to £20 in transfer fees. Using the services of specialist money transfer companies is typically more affordable.

      Can you send money from Nigeria to the US?

      Yes, you may send money from Nigeria to the US. Companies that provide this service include Western Union, MoneyGram, PayPal, and Payoneer.

      Can you send money from the Philippines to the USA?

      Yes, you may send money from the Philippines to USA. Your top alternatives include WorldRemit, Western Union, and MoneyGram.

      Can you transfer money from the UK to USA?

      Transferring money from the UK to USA is easy, as several companies provide this service. Some of the top providers include TorFX, Currencies Direct, and OFX. How you get to pay for your transfer depends on the company you select. For instance, TorFX accepts payments via CHAPS/SWIFT, BACS, Visa debit cards, and GBP-denominated checks.

      Can you send money from Kenya to USA?

      Yes, you can send money from Kenya to USA. You may do so by turning to service providers such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

      How do I transfer money to a US bank account?

      You may transfer money to a US bank account by using the services of specialist money transfer companies such as TransferWise, WorldFirst, OFX, XE, or CurrencyFair. Your service provider will need the recipient's full name, the receiving bank's name, the recipient's bank account number, and the receiving bank's ABA/ACH routing code.

      How much money can you send to USA?

      There is no legal maximum limit on how much money you can send to USA. However, all transfers of over $10,000 are reported to the IRS. In addition, you might be subject to sending limits put in place by your service provider. For instance, TransferWise has an upper limit of $1 million per transaction for transfers to USA.

      What bank details are needed to transfer money to the USA?

      Your service provider will need the recipient's bank account number as well as the receiving bank's name and ABA/ACH routing code.

      Can I send money from Pakistan to the USA?

      Yes, you can send money from Pakistan to USA. Companies that let you do this include Western Union and MoneyGram.

      Convert GBP to USD

      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
      USD
      Sending money online through specialist money transfer companies.

      Expect to receive between $126.79 and $127.56 when sending money from GBP to USD at today's exchange rate.

      Compare that to sending money overseas through retail banks. Expect to receive approximately $121.67, not including additional banking fees. That is an average saving of $5.51.
      Currency exchange rate in the last 30 days

      Need more information?

      Read useful guides on international remittance and more detailed reviews on the best money transfer services.

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