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Bank transfer to UK. Send SAR or Sterling?

Old Oct 22nd 2019, 5:37 pm
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Hi everybody,
My company insists on paying my salary by bank to bank transfer. However, they are asking me if i want them to send it out in Riyals and have the conversion done by Barclays UK or convert here and send out pounds sterling. Any suggestions?
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Old Oct 22nd 2019, 5:49 pm
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Saudi bank is way to go.
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Old Oct 22nd 2019, 5:51 pm
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So let the Saudi bank convert to Sterling before sending. Thanks
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Old Oct 23rd 2019, 7:11 am
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Let the Saudi bank convert it and then send it, the rates here are more favorable.

Also note that Barclays will charge you approx 20 GBP transaction fee regardless of if it is SAR or GBP is sent; depending on what Saudi Bank it is.
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Old Oct 23rd 2019, 5:09 pm
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Today, the Finance Department changed the story. They said they can only transfer Riyals and Dollars.
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