transfer money from france to uk

whatsthis

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Hi
Can anyone tell me the cheapest way to transfer money from a bank in france to a bank in the uk.

Thanks for your help
 

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I dont think that there is any kind of charge at all and even if there is, it aint much.
For exemple I can without any charge transfer money from Belgium to Germany or France, or what ever.
 

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I think you'll find that there is a charge, because you will be going from Euro to Sterling, not sure how much it would be though. :)
 

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Yes there's no such thing as free banking in france. The only way I can see is to get a suitcase full of money and get on the boat. Then find a uk bank to change it. Even the uk banks with branches in france charge just to move the money before exchanging it.

Has anyone used World first UK Ltd ?
 

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I'd be more concerned with the exchange rate Euro ---> Sterling which seems to vary from bank to bank. When you obtain Euros in the UK some banks plus the post office and M&S don't make a charge at all. So paying in should not incur much of a standing charge.
 

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#6
I posted a similar thread recently but from UK to Germany.

UK banks hate the public, cheapest (for UK customers) was Lloyds at £5 charge, Halifax £14, Abbey £25.

How much are we talking? Paypal is convenient and cheapest for small amounts. Failing that a direct bank transfer. More than £4000 one of the places mentioned in my thread were cheaper.
 
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