TransferWise is an online account that lets you send money, get paid, and spend money internationally. With a TransferWise account, you can send money abroad, get paid in other currencies, and spend abroad on the TransferWise debit Mastercard.
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Creating a multi-currency account with TransferWise unlocks the full set of features available to our customers. This means you’ll be able to:
To open your multi-currency account, you'll need to get verified, usually with some photo ID, proof of address, and/or a picture of you holding that ID. It usually takes about 2 working days. Log in to your account and follow the steps to get set up.
Since our first transfer, in 2011, we’ve helped over 6 million people send money to more than 70 countries. To do business in all of the countries we operate in, we have to be registered with numerous financial authorities, all over the world.
We use HTTPS encryption, and 2-step login to protect all your transactions and make sure your communications with us are secure. We’ll never misuse or sell your data. And we have real live people who watch over every transaction, and confirm every customer’s identity.
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Banks and other providers often set their own, unfriendly exchange rates. It means that you pay more than you need to, and they pocket the difference.
At TransferWise, we never mark up the exchange rate. You’ll always get the real mid-market exchange rate — like you’d find on independent sources like Google, XE, Yahoo Finance or Reuters.
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