How TransferWise makes sure your money is safe

TransferWise content team
13.02.17
3 minute read

TransferWise follows a strict set of rules to protect your money and ensure it arrives on time.

Over 1 million people have used TransferWise to send money between 55 countries, now sending over $1 billion a month.

Whether it's for personal money management, supporting loved ones, paying bills or transferring a salary, people trust us to get their money where it needs to be, when it needs to be there.

We’ve been reviewed by Forbes, Bloomberg, Nerdwallet and TechCrunch, among many others, as the low-cost new way for you to send your money. Ensuring it gets where it needs to safely is the most important part of our job.

Here’s how we do it.

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Strict rules, smart tech, and behind-the-scenes experts every step of the way

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We follow a strict set of rules from regulatory agencies in every single country we operate in.

From the U.S. federal and state regulators to the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, we comply with requirements around the globe.

As a result, we have certain rules in place. For example:
* Your money is always protected in a segregated account;
* Customer funds are insured to prevent loss;
* Just like banks and other financial providers, we monitor transactions and verify customers’ identities to prevent fraud.

In the U.S., we’re registered with FinCEN, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. We work with a network of banking partners who are supervised by the the Office of the Comptroller of Currency and insured under the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).


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We use the industry standard HTTPS encryption to protect all your transactions and make sure your communications with us are safe.

We will never ask you to submit or trust sensitive information from a web page that does not have the green location security bar.

For security purposes, there are things we will never do:
* Tell us your TransferWise password (except when logging in);
* Pay in your money to a bank account not listed here);
* We will never sell your data and we won't share it with third parties unless required to do so by law.

On top of this, we have an expert fraud team, which uses industry-leading techniques to verify the identities of our customers and continually monitors for any suspicious activity. Why? To protect your money and prevent misuse of our service.

Behind-the-scenes experts, strict adherence to regulations, and a peerless fraud prevention team power our peer-to-peer technology and keep it safe.

Got more questions? We have people standing by to answer them whenever you’re ready. Get some help.


Great rates and happy customers

You can find more than 35,000 customer reviews on independent review site TrustPilot, with an average rating of 9.5 out of 10.

You can also trust us to give you an exchange rate to make you leap for joy. It's the rate you can see on Google - with no mark-up.

Why does that matter? Here's why:

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That red chunk of the graph is how much you pay your bank in a bad exchange rate. With TransferWise, there's no mark-up - just an upfront transaction fee, at a fraction of the cost.

See how we calculate that comparison here, or discover how much you could save on the calculator below:

TransferWise is the smart, new way to send money abroad.

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