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Transfers to and from British Pounds

TransferWise can send British Pounds (GBP) to bank accounts located within the United Kingdom. We can also receive GBP transfers from the UK. Feel free to read more below! 

A couple of things to keep in mind:

- We can only send GBP to the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and Gibraltar (provided your recipient's IBAN begins with "GB"). If it begins with "GI", please use sort code and account number instead of IBAN. 

For example, in the IBAN GI33XXX01234567888889, please use the account number "78888889" and the sort code "123456"

- We can send and receive Euros, to and from the United Kingdom. This does not include the Isle of Man, Jersey and the Channel Islands. 

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Sending to GBP

Basic Information   Notes
TransferWise Fee 0.5% When sending from currencies with a different fee, the higher charge applies. If you're sending from USD, please see check this page for details on the fee. 
Delivery time* Same working day *After payout. Please keep in mind that TransferWise can take up to two working days to convert your funds from receiving the deposit. Please also note that payments sent out after 5pm UK time may not arrive until the following working day depending on the receiving bank.
Maximum payment £1,000,000  
Countries we can send to UK only** **Including Channel Islands (providing account IBAN begins with GB) and Gibraltar (providing IBAN begins with GB). If your IBAN begins with GI, please use sort code and account number. The account number is the last 8 digits of the IBAN, and the sort code is the 6 digits immediately preceding the account number. For example, in the IBAN GI33XXX012345678888889, the account number would be 78888889 and the sort code would be 123456)
Additional Receiving Banking Fees None  
Required Details    
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 8-11 characters (letters and numbers)
Fixed/specific amount Yes The currency you're sending from must also be able to send fixed amounts. For more information, please click here. When you transfer from USD, we offer a locked exchange rate - more information here
Transfers to an email address Yes Except when transferring from USD. For more information, please click here
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Sending from GBP

Please note that we can't receive deposits from 3rd parties. 
Basic Information   Notes
TransferWise fee 0.5% (or £2 for under £400) Except when sending to SWIFT currencies, where an additional £6 flat fee is charge in addition to the outlined fees
Time for deposit to reach TransferWise 4 working hours We receive deposits from GBP 24/7. As we are part of the faster payments network, there is no need to send us CHAPS payments. 
How to send money Debit card*** or bank transfer ***There is a limit of £2,000 for debit cards. We cannot accept payments from cards issued in Gibraltar.
Additional sending fees No Providing the money is sent from a standard (not offshore) UK GBP account
Fixed exchange rate To all currencies Rather than fixing the exchange rate at the time of conversion as with other currencies, the rate is fixed at the mid-market rate for 24 hours from the time you finish creating the order on payments to all currencies.
Fixed/specific amount Yes The currency you're sending to must also be able to receive fixed amounts, although almost all can. For more information, please click here.
Transfers to an email address Yes Except when transferring to INR and UAH. For more information, please click here
Debit/Credit Card Payments Yes The limit per payment for GBP card payments is 2,000 GBP. There is no fee for paying with debit card, and paying by credit card carries an additional 0.3% fee.


GBP Refunds

Bank Transfer

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 do require your details we will get in touch to ask for the following:

- Account name
- Account number 
- UK sort code 

Once we receive these details, your money will then be sent back to you. It should then arrive on the same working day.

Debit/Credit Card

Card payment refunds are automatic. Once you cancel a payment, your money will be sent back to the card you paid from. You can read about how long these take here.

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