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Foreign currency accounts

Bank in the currency of your choice

Make and receive foreign payments with our foreign currency accounts.

Currency account details [PDF, 500 KB]

What you get

Reduced exchange rate risk

Your foreign currency account can help you save on exchange fees and avoid potential exchange rate loss.

Manage your money – your way

You can access your UK foreign currency account with Online Banking. You can see your balance and recent transactions, view and download your statements, make international payments and transfer money between your accounts.

Transfers and payments 

You can make international payments or transfer money to and from your foreign currency account using Online Banking or at your local branch.

Cash deposits and withdrawals

You can pay into your currency account in our UK branches. 

You can arrange a cash withdrawal by calling 03459 75 75 751. Orders placed before 1pm should be available for collection next working day after 1pm, but we’ll confirm this when you place your order. 


How to apply

 You’ll need to be aged 18 or over and have had an active  sterling current account with us for at least 6 months.

New to banking with us?

Find out more about our current accounts – you’ll need one before you can apply for a foreign currency account.2

Already bank with us?

To apply for an account, call our International Helpdesk on 03459 75 75 751.