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A multi-currency account for travellers, expats and freelancers.

Spend in any currency, receive money for free and send money around the world with your own foreign currency account — on average 8x cheaper than leading UK banks.

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What is the Wise foreign currency account?

Send money around the world, and avoid the unfair exchange rates set by banks. With Wise, you’ll always get a great deal.

Get paid with your own bank details. Anyone can use them to pay you like a local. You can hold more than 50 currencies at once, and convert between them in seconds.

And with your own debit Mastercard®, you can spend in the local currency — wherever you are. It's accepted anywhere that takes Mastercard.

Join millions who get a great exchange rate, and the low fees we’re known for.

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What is the Wise foreign currency account?

Your easy alternative to a bank account abroad.

Send money for less
Save up to 15x compared to the banks when you send money abroad.
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Convert 50+ currencies
Hold and switch between multiple currencies in seconds with low, transparent fees.
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Open an account in seconds
Sign up and get verified online — without a local address or visiting a branch.
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Get paid like a local
Receive money for free with your own US, UK, EU, Australia, and New Zealand bank details.
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Get your Wise debit Mastercard®.

Zero foreign transaction fees
Plus no annual fees and low currency conversion fees.
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Free ATM withdrawals worldwide
Free cash withdrawals up to £200 every 30 days.
Auto-convert any currency
Spend in any currency and our smart tech will auto-convert it with the lowest possible fee.
Easy-to-use app
Add and convert money, get instant notifications, and freeze or unfreeze your card anytime.

The Wise account in 90 seconds.

Easy online setup.

Get your free foreign currency account quickly and easily online.

Just complete your profile and upload your ID documents to verify your account for security. Then start sending and receiving money around the world.

Easy online setup.

I use it to pay my son’s tuition fees, my mortgage and spending abroad.

Gavin, father & business-owner

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Coverage.

Get local bank details.

These currencies come with your very own bank details. Anyone can use these to pay you just like they'd pay a local.

GBPBritish Pound

Get your own Account Number and Sort Code.

EUREuro

Get your own SWIFT/BIC and IBAN details.

USDUS Dollar

Get your own Routing (ABA) and Account Number.

AUDAustralian Dollar

Get your own BSB Code and Account Number.

NZDNew Zealand Dollar

Get your own Account Number.

HUFHungarian Forint

Get your own Account Number.

RONRomanian Leu

Get your own SWIFT/BIC and IBAN details. Currently only available to residents of the UK and Romania.

SGDSingapore Dollar

Get your own Account Number.


Hold & manage money.

You can hold and manage money in more than 50 currencies. This lets you avoid exchange rate movements and prep for future transfers.

GBPBritish Pound

AUDAustralian Dollar

AEDUnited Arab Emirates Dirham

ARSArgentine Peso

BDTBangladeshi Taka

BWPBotswana Pula

BGNBulgarian Lev

CHFSwiss Franc

CLPChilean Peso

CNYChinese Yuan

CRCCosta Rican Colón

CZKCzech Koruna

DKKDanish Krone

EGPEgyptian Pound

GELGeorgian Lari

GHSGhanaian Cedi

HKDHong Kong Dollar

HRKCroatian Kuna

EUREuro

CADCanadian Dollar

HUFHungarian Forint

IDRIndonesian Rupiah

ILSIsraeli Shekel

INRIndian Rupee

JPYJapanese Yen

KESKenyan Shilling

KRWSouth Korean Won

LKRSri Lankan Rupee

MADMoroccan Dirham

MXNMexican Peso

MYRMalaysian Ringgit

NGNNigerian Naira

NOKNorwegian Krone

NPRNepalese Rupee

PENPeruvian Sol

PHPPhilippine Peso

NZDNew Zealand Dollar

USDUS Dollar

PLNPolish Zloty

PKRPakistani Rupee

RONRomanian Leu

RUBRussian Ruble

SEKSwedish Krona

SGDSingapore Dollar

THBThai Baht

TRYTurkish Lira

TZSTanzanian Shilling

UAHUkrainian Hryvnia

UGXUgandan Shilling

UYUUruguayan Peso

VNDVietnamese Dong

XOFWest African CFA Franc

ZARSouth African Rand

ZMWZambian kwacha


Send money to 80+ countries.

You can use money in your multi-currency account to send to any of the currencies on Wise.

United Arab Emirates Dirham

Argentine Peso

Australian Dollar

Bangladeshi Taka

Bulgarian Lev

Brazilian Real

Botswana Pula

Canadian Dollar

Swiss Franc

Chilean Peso

Chinese Yuan

Costa Rican Colón

Czech Koruna

Danish Krone

Egyptian Pound

Euro

British Pound

Georgian Lari

Ghanaian Cedi

Hong Kong Dollar

Croatian Kuna

Hungarian Forint

Indonesian Rupiah

Israeli Shekel

Indian Rupee

Japanese Yen

Kenyan Shilling

South Korean Won

Sri Lankan Rupee

Moroccan Dirham

Mexican Peso

Malaysian Ringgit

Norwegian Krone

Nigerian Naira

Nepalese Rupee

New Zealand Dollar

Peruvian Sol

Philippine Peso

Pakistani Rupee

Polish Zloty

Romanian Leu

Russian Ruble

Swedish Krona

Singapore Dollar

Thai Baht

Turkish Lira

Tanzanian Shilling

Ukrainian Hryvnia

Ugandan Shilling

Uruguayan Peso

US Dollar

Vietnamese Dong

West African CFA Franc

South African Rand

Zambian kwacha

Wise financial regulation

Wise is an authorised Electronic Money Institution independently regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK.

The Wise debit Mastercard® is issued by TransferWise Ltd under license by Mastercard International Inc. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design on the card is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

Wise financial regulation

FAQs

It's free to set up your Wise account.

It's free to get your international bank details and free to receive money using those bank details.

There's a cheap, transparent fee to convert between currencies - either in your account or if you spend on your Wise debit Mastercard® in a currency you don't have in your account.

When you convert money in your account it's always with the real exchange rate, and you always see our low, transparent fee up front so there's never any surprises. And if you spend on your debit Mastercard in a currency you don't have, it autoconverts the balance with the lowest fee, so you never have to worry.

[Read more about pricing] (https://wise.com/gb/borderless/pricing)

We charge a fee to convert money between currencies in your account. It varies from currency to currency. We recently changed the way we work out those fees. The easiest way to understand your conversion fees is to visit our price checker.

You'll always see these fees upfront in your account, so there are no nasty surprises. And you're guaranteed the mid-market exchange rate — like the one you see on Google.

Check the latest fees

There's a small fixed fee to withdraw funds from your Wise account to another account in the same currency. The fee we charge to send money depends on the currency you're sending from.

This is the lowest we can charge to cover costs, and we're committed to getting the fee down over time.

[See same currency transfer fee by currency] (https://wise.com/help/article/2888782/borderless-account/how-much-does-it-cost-to-send-or-withdraw-money-to-a-bank-account)

Wise is an authorised Electronic Money Institution independently regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK.

This means we're required by law to keep your money safe by storing it in a low-risk financial institution - in Europe this is in our UK account with Barclays, in the US this is in our US account with Wells Fargo.

These accounts are reserved for customer money, this means your money is kept in a separate account from the money we use to run the business.

In the unlikely event Wise ceased to exist, your money would be paid back from this account, ie from Barclays or Wells Fargo, however it is not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and therefore is deposited at your own risk. You also cannot earn interest on the money in your Wise account.

Millions of customers trust Wise with their money. We move over £4 billion every month, and we take the safety and security of your money seriously.

The Wise debit Mastercard is issued by TransferWise Ltd under license by Mastercard International Inc. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design on the card is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Wise is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011, Firm Reference 900507, for the issuing of electronic money.

Bye bye bank fees, hello world.

Bye bye bank fees, hello world.

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