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International payments

Send money to over 200 countries

It’s quick and easy to send money all over the world with Online Banking. And, now, you can send euros and US dollars in Barclays Mobile Banking. Take a look at our foreign exchange rates.

 

Sending money is fee-free1 when you make the payment online. Alternatively, visit us in branch with fees starting from £15. 

  • Sending money to Europe

    Where you can send money

    You can send SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) payments in Online Banking and Barclays Mobile Banking to:

    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK (including Guernsey and the Isle of Man)2.

    You can also send money to European countries outside the SEPA region in Online Banking. These include:

    Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican City State.

    Please refer to our A-Z country list for more details.

     

     

    Payment options and fees

    From 13 January 2018, shared charging is the only option available for payments within the European Union or European Economic Area, irrespective of currency.

    You can send euros in Online Banking, the Barclays Mobile Banking app, or by visiting us in branch.

    SEPA payments work in EU countries, UK Crown Dependencies and EU territories when you’re paying in Euros. They’re fee-free1 if made in Online Banking or Barclays Mobile Banking, and they can arrive the next working day if made before 3pm. They cost £15 if made in a branch, and they’ll arrive 2 days later if sent by 4pm.

    You can make payments to European countries in currencies other than euros in Online Banking. It’s fee-free (to send) and will usually arrive the same day, depending on the time you send the payment (please refer to cut-off times in the A-Z country list). If the payment is in GBP or USD, you can also send it in Barclays Mobile Banking.   

    If you send this type of payment in branch, it’ll cost £25 or £40 – depending on how quickly you want the payment to arrive. If you send the payment before the cut-off time (see the A-Z country list) it can arrive the same working day. Otherwise, and for the lower fee, it can arrive 2 working days later.

    If you have a Barclays Premier account, you can also give us a call to make a payment.

    Some countries allow the bank receiving the payment to charge a fee. This fee will be paid by the person who receives the payment – it’ll be deducted from the amount that reaches them. 

    What you’ll need to make a payment

    • The name on the account you’re sending the money to
    • The recipient’s address
    • The address of the bank you’re sending the money to (for branch or Telephone Banking payments only)
    • The recipient’s IBAN. An IBAN has the information we need to send a payment overseas – please ask the recipient for this
    • SWIFTBIC code (for non SEPA payments only), please ask the recipient for this

    There are sometimes additional requirements depending on the destination country and currency.

  • Sending money to the USA

    Payment options and fees

    You can send USD to America quickly and easily through Online Banking and Barclays Mobile Banking. We won’t charge you anything for sending the money1, but there will be a charge from the recipient’s bank if you send via mobile banking. If you make the payment in USD before 5.30pm, it’ll arrive the same working day.

    You can send other currencies to the USA via Online Banking – also without any fees from us1. If you’re sending GBP to the USA, you’ll need to make the payment before 6pm if you want it to arrive the same working day.

    You can also send USD or GBP to America in a branch. If you want it to arrive 2 working days later, you’ll need to make the payment before 4pm and pay a £25 fee. If you want it to arrive the same day, you’ll need to make the payment before 2pm and pay a £40 fee.

    For currencies other than USD or GBP, the cut-off time may vary, so check beforehand. Please refer to our A-Z country list for further information.

    If you have a Barclays Premier account, you can also give us a call to make a payment.

    The recipient’s bank usually charges a fee to receive payments. This is either paid by the person who receives the payment, or by the sender in the UK. The sender must pay the fee if it’s sent via mobile banking. If you choose to pay this fee at the time you send USD or GBP, it’ll cost £4. Fees for payments in other currencies and to other countries vary (see our A-Z country list).  

     

    What you’ll need to make a payment

    • The name on the account you’re sending the money to
    • The recipient's address
    • The address of the bank you’re sending the money to (branch and Telephone Banking payments only)
    • The recipient banks SWIFTBIC code, please ask the recipient for this
    • Some US banks require an ABA routing code (instead of a SWIFTBIC code), if necessary please ask the recipient for this

    There are sometimes additional requirements depending on the destination country and currency. Please refer to our A-Z country list for further information.

  • Sending money to the rest of the world

    Where you can send money

    You can send money to over 200 countries worldwide, in over 50 currencies.

    You can make payments in Online Banking to the majority of these countries, which span America, Central and South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia.

    You can also make all of these payments in branch.

    There are a small number of countries that you can only send money to by visiting a branch. These include Algeria, Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Georgia, Nepal and Uruguay.

    Please refer to our A-Z country list for more details.

    If you're a Barclays Premier customer, you can also give us a call to make a payment.

    Payment options and fees

    You can send money to most countries in Online Banking for free1. The speed of the payment depends on the country you’re sending the money to, the currency you’re paying in, and the time of day you send the payment. 

    For payments made in branch or over the phone, it’ll cost £25 (standard payment) or £40 (priority payment). A priority payment will arrive 1 working day sooner than a standard payment. 

    Please refer to our A-Z country list for further information.

    Some countries allow the bank receiving the payment to charge a fee. This fee can be paid by the person who receives the payment – it’ll be deducted from the amount that reaches them. Alternatively, this fee (explained in our A-Z country list) can be paid by the person making the payment. The sender must pay the fee if it’s sent via mobile banking.

    What you’ll need to make a payment

    • The name on the account you’re sending the money to
    • The recipient’s address
    • The address of the bank you’re sending the money to (branch and Telephone Banking payments only)
    • The recipient banks SWIFTBIC code, in most instances – please ask the recipient for this

    Some countries and overseas banks require additional codes.

    These additional requirements depend on the destination country and currency.

  • How to receive payments from overseas

    What you need

    How much it costs

    Each overseas payment costs £6 to receive (apart from SEPA payments, which are free). You won’t be charged if the transaction is taking place outside of the EEA and the person sending the payment has already paid the fee.

    Viewing payments

    You can view the overseas payments you send and receive quickly and easily in Online Banking. You can also see certain payments in Barclays Mobile Banking.

 

A-Z country list

How to send money, the currencies available, how long payments take and payment fees.