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  • 9.02 GBP
  • =
    1,990.98 GBPTotal amount we’ll convert
  • ×
    1.25550

Find out how much it costs to send money abroad

Sending 2,000.00 GBP withRecipient gets(Total after fees)Transfer feeExchange rate(1 GBP USD)
Starling BankCheapest2,500.46 USD
8.30 GBP1.25544Mid-market rate
Wise2,499.68 USD- 0.78 USD9.02 GBP1.25550Mid-market rate
Western Union2,488.34 USD- 12.12 USD0.00 GBP1.24417
OFX2,487.70 USD- 12.76 USD0.00 GBP1.24385
Moneygram2,482.79 USD- 17.67 USD0.00 GBP1.24140
WorldRemit2,479.75 USD- 20.71 USD1.99 GBP1.24111
Monese2,459.99 USD- 40.47 USD40.00 GBP1.25510Mid-market rate
Xoom2,459.00 USD- 41.46 USD0.00 GBP1.22950
Nationwide2,440.43 USD- 60.03 USD20.00 GBP1.23254
NatWest2,422.78 USD- 77.68 USD0.00 GBP1.21139
RBS2,422.38 USD- 78.08 USD0.00 GBP1.21119
Lloyds2,414.62 USD- 85.84 USD9.50 GBP1.21307
Halifax2,410.60 USD- 89.86 USD9.50 GBP1.21105
PayPal2,382.63 USD- 117.83 USD2.99 GBP1.19310

How much does it cost to transfer GBP to USD?

Pay a small, flat fee and percentage

To send money in GBP to USD, you pay a small, flat fee of 0.26 GBP + 0.44% of the amount that's converted (you'll always see the total cost upfront).


Fee depends on your chosen transfer type

Some transfer types have different fees which are usually tiny.


No hidden fees

No big fees, hidden or otherwise. So it's cheaper than what you're used to.

Wise
Fixed fee
0.26 GBP
Variable feeup to 100,000 GBP/month
0.44%
Variable feemore than 100,000 GBP/month

How long will a money transfer take?

On many popular routes, Wise can send your money within one day, as a same day transfer, or even an instant money transfer.

Sometimes, different payment methods or routine checks may affect the transfer delivery time. We’ll always keep you updated, and you can track each step in your account.

Your transfer route

GBP
USD

Should arrive

by Monday, June 12

How to send money from GBP to USD

Best ways to send money internationally

  • Bank Transfer

    Bank transfers are usually the cheapest option when it comes to funding your international money transfer with Wise. Bank transfers can be slower than debit or credit cards, but they usually give you the best value for your money. Read more how to use bank transfers as a payment option.
  • Debit Card

    Paying for your transfer with a debit card is easy and fast. It’s also usually cheaper than credit card, as credit cards are more expensive to process. Read more about how to pay for your money transfer with a debit card.
  • Credit Card

    Paying for your transfer with a credit card is easy and fast. Wise accepts Visa, Mastercard and some Maestro cards. Read more about how to pay for your money transfer with a credit card.
  • PISP

    PISP (Payment Initiation Service Provider) payments are instructions you give Wise to make a bank transfer directly from your bank account — without having to leave our app and log in to your online banking. This option is as cheap as a manual bank transfer, but it isn’t supported by all banks yet.
  • Swift

    Using SWIFT to fund your transfer usually means that your transfer will take longer and be more expensive, as your bank will charge a fee. You should also bear in mind that other correspondent banks in between may also deduct their handling fees. Your bank should be able to advise on those fees.
  • Apple Pay

    If you’ve enabled Apple Pay on your phone, you can use it to pay for a transfer with Wise. Paying with Apple Pay is a convenient and quick way to send money abroad. If you’re using a credit card, watch out for extra charges. Some banks consider these payments as cash withdrawal, and they may charge you extra fees.
  • Google Pay

    If you’ve enabled Google Pay on your phone, you can use it to pay for a transfer with Wise. Paying with Google Pay is a convenient and quick way to send money abroad. If you’re using a credit card, watch out for extra charges. Some banks consider these payments as cash withdrawal, and they may charge you extra fees.

Protecting you and your money

    Safeguarded with leading banks

    We hold your money with established financial institutions, so it’s separate from our own accounts and in our normal course of business not accessible to our partners. Read more here.

    Audited regularly

    We make sure your money’s secure, and that Wise is financially stable. As we’re not a bank, your money isn’t FSCS protected — instead we safeguard it.

    Extra-secure transactions

    We use 2-factor authentication to protect your account and transactions. That means you — and only you — can get to your money.

    Data protection

    We’re committed to keeping your personal data safe, and we’re transparent in how we collect, process, and store it.

    Dedicated anti-fraud team

    We work round the clock to keep your account and money protected from even the most sophisticated fraud.

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  • Cheaper transfers abroad - free from hidden fees and exchange rate markups.
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