International payments

Easy and secure worldwide payments

We offer a variety of ways to make and receive international payments – into up to 90 countries and in up to 60 currencies.

Features and benefits

Convenience and immediate access

  • You can send up to £100,000 (or currency equivalent) abroad, using our online payment facility - a convenient and secure service available 24/7
  • Alternatively, you can make international payments via the phone, post or by visiting us in selected branches.

Choice of payment options

  • Our International payments service allows you to send money to up to 90 countries in up to 60 different currencies
  • Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Credit Transfer - lets you send payments in euros to EU countries and their territories1
  • Funds should be in the recipient’s account the next working day if they’re sent by 3pm.

Things to consider

  • When entering into FX transactions you can suffer losses
  • Please bear in mind that exchange rates can be affected by factors such as interest rate expectations, inflation, macroeconomic events and natural disasters
  • If you're unsure about a transaction, you should seek independent advice
  • When you make your payment in a foreign currency we’ll use the Barclays exchange rate of the day. If you make your payment in a different currency of the recipient bank account, the exchange rate will be set by the overseas bank
  • International payments fees: letter, fax, standing order, face to face instruction: £40.00; telephone instruction: £35.00; online or mobile payment: £15.00 (£5.00 for SEPA Credit Transfer2).

Enjoy the benefits of International Banking

Find out how we can help you manage your international finances - call us on +44 (0)1624 684316* or chat to us.

New to International Banking? Apply for an account online.3

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