With TransferWise, you can send British pounds (GBP) to bank accounts in countries outside of the UK. You can also now send GBP to bank accounts in the UK that TransferWise otherwise can't support. These are bank accounts that don't accept CHAPS or Faster Payments.
As long as the receiving bank account is denominated in GBP and has an IBAN, you can send GBP there.
We send GBP to bank accounts outside of the UK using the SWIFT payment network. It's different than a regular TransferWise transfer, so it'll take a bit longer to reach the recipient. We'll charge the same fees as for sending a regular transfer, but the receiving bank might charge extra.
Your fee: We charge the regular TransferWise fee, nothing else.
Your recipient’s fee: Your recipient's bank may charge fees to receive payments sent with SWIFT. In addition, the recipient might be charged by any banks that handle the money along the way. We don’t have control over when these fees are charged, or how much they cost.