This type of transfer is for customers who want the most from their money.
For most people, these transfers are harder to make. They also take longer to pay for, because you need to send the money to TransferWise as a separate transaction.
You can do this using a manual bank transfer, or by using the money in your balances. Both these methods are inexpensive to process, and TransferWise doesn’t need to do extra work to speed up your transfer. As a result, we can offer Low cost transfers at a cheaper price.
This type of transfer is the most convenient way to send money abroad on TransferWise. It’s also faster to set up — you just need to type in your card details, or use your fingerprint with Apple Pay or Google Pay.
But processing these transactions is more expensive for businesses like TransferWise.
Here's why: firstly, with Fast and easy transfers, your money isn’t sent to TransferWise instantly. As a result, TransferWise needs to do extra work to speed it up.
Secondly, when you use your card — or pay with Apple or Google Pay — you get extra support from TransferWise to keep your money safe if you’re unlucky enough to have your card used fraudulently.
All these things make Fast and easy transfers more expensive. But TransferWise doesn't make any more profit — it simply covers the extra costs associated with this type of transfer.
This type of transfer is for sending money from a GBP bank account that's not in the UK, a EUR bank account that's not in Europe, etc. Advanced transfers use the SWIFT payment network — and your bank will probably charge a fee for that. This makes them an expensive way to send money.