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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, whatever currency the payment is in.

    You can send euros in Online Banking, the Barclays Mobile Banking (you’ll still pay the overseas delivery charge if using the app), or by visiting a branch.

    If you have a personal or Premier account, there’s no fee for making international payments in Online Banking and Barclays Mobile Banking. You’ll still need to pay the overseas delivery charge when using the app.

    There’s a fee of £5 for SEPA payments and £15 for making a payment in Online Banking if you have a Business or Wealth Management account. You’ll still need to pay the overseas delivery charge when using the app.

    If the international payment is made at a branch or by telephone, the fee is £15 for SEPA and £25-£40 for other international payments, regardless of the type of account you have.

    Some countries (outside the European Union or European Economic Area) 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.

    You can find more details about cut-off times and timescales for international payments in the A–Z country list. Where the list specifies no fee for making a payment to a country, that only applies if you have a personal or Premier account.

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

    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

    If you have a personal or Premier account, there’s no fee for making an international payment in Online Banking and Barclays Mobile Banking app.

    There’s a fee of £15 for making a payment in Online Banking if you have a Business or Wealth Management account. You’ll still need to pay the overseas delivery charge when using the app.

    You can find more details about cut-off times and timescales for international payments in the A–Z country list. Where the list specifies no fee for making a payment to a country, that only applies if you have a personal or Premier account.

    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 by mobile banking. If you choose to pay this fee at the time you send USD, GBP or EUR, it’ll cost £4.

    If you have a Barclays Premier account, Business account or Wealth Management account you can also call us to make a payment.

    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, Barclays Mobile Banking or Pingit. If you find the country isn’t available when using these methods, you can make the payment at a branch or using Telephone Banking (although there may be limits on payment amounts you can make when calling).

    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. 

    If you have a personal or Premier account, there’s no fee for making ainternational payments in Online Banking and Barclays Mobile Banking. You'll still need to pay the overseas delivery charge when using the app.

    There’s a fee of £5 for SEPA payments and £15 for making a payment in Online Banking if you have a Business or Wealth Management account. You’ll still need to pay the overseas delivery charge when using the app.

    If the international payment is made at a branch or by telephone, the fee is £15 for SEPA and £25-£40 for other international payments, regardless of the type of account you have.

    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 by our mobile banking app.

    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.