Sending to GBP
|Delivery time||Same working day||
After payout. Please keep in mind that TransferWise can take up to 2 working days to convert your money after receiving it. Please also note that payments sent out after 5pm UK time may not arrive until the following working day, depending on the receiving bank.
If you send more than 250,000 GBP, or if the Faster Payments System isn't available, we'll send your transfer with CHAPS. The receiving bank may charge extra fees to process the payment.
|Countries we can send to||Locally within UK/internationally to some countries outside of UK||Including Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and Gibraltar — providing account IBAN begins with GB. If your Gibraltar IBAN begins with GI, please use sort code and account number instead|
|Additional receiving banking fees||None|
|Recipient full name||Yes||When sending to individuals, please include first name and surname|
|Recipient account number OR IBAN||Yes||Account number 8 numbers long, a UK IBAN should be 22 characters long (letters and numbers) and begin with GB|
|Recipient sort code OR SWIFT/BIC code||Yes||Sort code is 6 numbers, SWIFT/BIC code is 8–11 characters (letters and numbers)|
|Amount lock transfers||Yes||All of our transfers to GBP have a guaranteed rate of at least 24 hours. Please check the currency you are sending from in our Currencies pages for more details|
|Guaranteed rate||Yes||All of our transfers to GBP have a guaranteed rate of at least 24 hours. Please check the currency you are sending from in our Currencies pages for more details|
|Reference||Yes||Up to 18 characters|
Sending from GBP
We can't receive deposits from third party payment providers. Examples include: Monese, Payoneer, Stripe and Paypal.
|Time for deposit to reach TransferWise||Usually in seconds, sometimes up to 2 hours and rarely 1 business day||Deposits from GBP are received 24/7. We are part of the faster payments network, so the majority of transfers are sent that way. However, if you send a large amount, your bank may have to send it by CHAPS|
|Types of transfers||Low cost transfer
Fast and easy transfer
|We offer three types of transfers: Low cost, Fast and easy, and Advanced. Because they all have different benefits, they cost different amounts, too.
Check the pricing calculator to understand the fees for your transfer
|Additional sending fees||No||Providing the funds are sent from a standard (not offshore) UK GBP account|
|Guaranteed rate||Yes||If you're making a transfer you'll get a guaranteed rate of at least 24 hours. If your money doesn't reach us within the specified time, your rate is no longer guaranteed. The rate for your transfer will be the mid-market rate at the time your funds reach us. During the rate guarantee period, we may suspend/refund your transfer in the unlikely event of rate fluctuation of 5% or more.
Please see our guaranteed exchange rate page for more information
|Amount lock transfers||Yes||The currency you're sending to must also be able to receive fixed amounts, although almost all can. Please see our other Currencies articles for more information|
|Debit/credit card payments||Yes||The limit per payment for GBP card payments is 10,000 GBP|
In most cases, GBP bank transfer payments can be automatically refunded upon your request as long as we have your money and your transfer has not yet been completed.
The refund must be sent back to the account it came from. In case we need your refund details, we'll ask for the name on your account, your account number and your sort code. Your money will then be sent back to you and should arrive on the same working day.
Card payment refunds are an automatic process (but not instant). Once you cancel a transfer, your money will be sent back to the card you paid from. It can take up to 10 working days for it to reflect back on your card.