Nothing is more annoying than having money back home and not receiving full value when you do a wire transfer. Learn how to transfer money to France without getting screwed by expensive fees and unfavourable exchange rates by avoiding the banks.
Transfer money to France with Transferwise
So you’ve just had your birthday and for convenience purposes everyone back home has given you a check instead of a gift. The trouble is that this money is now sitting in your bank account and you were hoping to use it to go partying or shopping in Paris.
You could send yourself your money by wire transfer however this will more often than not result in less money arriving than you sent. This is due to the fees and exchange rate applied by the banks.
To avoid these extortionate fees and benefit from a fair exchange rate I recommend Transferwise***
Transferwise is quick and easy to use with great conversion rates and a fraction of the cost of a regular bank.
To make a transfer you must hold a Transferwise account. After creating an account you can then start your transfer.
First you enter how much you want to transfer and which currencies.
The fee you will be charged, your exchange rate and when the funds will arrive is all clearly indicated.
After confirming this you then enter the bank details of destination account.
Once you are sure the bank details are enterred correctly, click on confirm.
Finally you review your transfer before selecting a payment method.
After you have chosen your payment method Transferwise will process the transfer. In my experience the estimated delivery time has never been exceeded.
What do you think? Let me know your favourite way to transfer money to France in the comments section below!
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*** This post is not an advertisement and I have used this service multiple times personally and recommend it wholeheartedly. However to be clear, signing up for Transferwise using any of the links of this page may benefit this blog financially.