Send money to the United Kingdom from the United States

Fast, low-cost, and secure online money transfers from the United States to the United Kingdom.

The more you send, the more you save

Many banks add 3% or more in hidden fees to the exchange rate — and it quickly adds up on large transfers. Worst of all, this fee is hard to spot unless you know to look.

With TransferWise, the price you see is the price you pay. No hidden fees. We lower our percentage fee on large transfers too — so the more you send, the more you save.

Safeguarded at leading banks.

We keep your money with leading financial institutions like JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, and Barclays.

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Extra secure transactions.

We use two factor authentication to protect your account. That means only you can get to your money.

Compare the best money transfer rates to the United Kingdom from the United States

At TransferWise, we never hide extra fees and charges in the exchange rate. We just use the exchange rate – independently provided by Reuters. That means fair, low-cost transfers, every time.

Compare TransferWise exchange rates and fees with some of the biggest money transfer and remit services, such as Barclays, MoneyGram or WorldRemit.

How to send money to the United Kingdom from the United States in 3 easy steps

Start your transfer.
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Start your transfer.

Pay in USD with your debit card or credit card, or send the money from your online banking.

Get the best rate out there.
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Get the best rate out there.

TransferWise always gives you the real and fair mid-market exchange rate.

Money is locally delivered.
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Money is locally delivered.

The recipient gets money in their currency directly from TransferWise's local bank account.

What you'll need for your online money transfer to the United Kingdom from the United States?

  1. 1. Create your free account.

    1. Create your free account.

    Click 'Sign up', then create your free account. It takes seconds.You can do it on our website or with our app.All you need is an email address, or a Google or Facebook account.

  2. 2. Set up your first transfer.

    2. Set up your first transfer.

    Use our calculator to tell us how much money you want to send, and where you want to send it. You'll see our fees upfront.We'll tell you when your money should get there, too.

  3. 3. Tell us a little about yourself.

    3. Tell us a little about yourself.

    We'll ask you if you're sending money as an individual or business. We'll also need your full name, birthday, phone number, and address. You know, the standard stuff.

  4. 4. Tell us who you're sending to.

    4. Tell us who you're sending to.

    Yourself? Someone else? A business or charity? Pick your answer.Then we'll ask you for some basic information about your recipient, including their bank details. They need a bank account, but they don't need a TransferWise account. (Though we hope they'll want one soon.)

  5. 5. Make sure everything looks good.

    5. Make sure everything looks good.

    We'll show you a summary of your transfer. If everything looks good, click Confirm.You can also make any changes you need to.

  6. 6. Pay for your transfer.

    6. Pay for your transfer.

    Would you like to pay by bank transfer? Debit or credit card?Make your choice, and we'll tell you how to do it. Each payment method has its own steps, but they're all straightforward and should only take a few minutes.

How much does it cost to transfer money to the United Kingdom from the United States?

To send money in USD to the United Kingdom, you pay a small, flat fee of 1.09 USD + 0.45% of the amount that's converted (you'll always see the total cost upfront).

Some payment methods have an added fee, but that's usually tiny too.

No big fees, hidden or otherwise. So it's cheaper than what you're used to.

TransferWise Fees
Fixed fee
% fee for transfers up to 135,000 USD
% fee for amounts over 135,000 USD
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How long will a money transfer to the United Kingdom from the United States take?

On many popular routes, TransferWise can send your money within one day, as a same day transfer, or even an instant money transfer.

Sometimes, different payment methods or routine checks may affect the transfer delivery time. We’ll always keep you updated, and you can track each step in your account.

Your transfer route
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by August 5th

TransferWise is easy

How to send money from the United States to the United Kingdom

  1. Just tap in how much, and where to.
  2. Then make a local payment to TransferWise, whether it's with a bank transfer, swift or your debit or credit card.
  3. And that's it.

TransferWise converts your money at the 'inter-bank' rate – the real rate – so you save big time (even versus the guys saying there's 'zero' commission). On TransferWise, there's no room for sneaky bank surcharges or creeping hidden charges.

Available payment methods
  • Direct Debit
  • Bank Transfer
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card

TransferWise is safe and secure

TransferWise is an authorised Electronic Money Institution independently regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom.

This means we're required by law to keep your money safe by storing it in a low-risk financial institution - in Europe this is in our UK account with Barclays, in the US this is in our US account with Wells Fargo.

We're trusted by 8 million people and counting.

We have a 4.6 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot

It's your money. You can trust us to get it where it needs to be, but don't take our word for it. Read our reviews at Trustpilot.com

My sister recommended this site to me as she lives abroad as does my son and his family. It is fantastic money moved quickly and efficiently with comp...
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Published 16 hours ago

I have been using Tranferwise for years and I highly recommend it for sending money overseas, never had a problem with them.
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Published 16 hours ago

Easy to use.Quick and never had bad experience
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Published 17 hours ago
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