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Old Dec 30th 2007, 9:38 pm
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Any suggestions on how we move money to the US??
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Old Dec 30th 2007, 10:04 pm
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Any suggestions on how we move money to the US??
Wire transfer? Cash in hand? traveller's checks? Bank transfer? Western Union?
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Wire transfer? Cash in hand? traveller's checks? Bank transfer? Western Union?
No.

XE Trade.

Do a search.
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XE Trade has worked for us
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I found my bank was pretty convenient for quick and easy.
Was looking at XE but the registration process seemed drawn out when I needed to do it quickly.
You pay a fee for the international money mover but you do get a good rate (this is lloydstsb)

I can imagine XE would be worth registering with if you were going to do future transactions.
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Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
No.

XE Trade.

Do a search.
Seconded or thirded, whichever it is - XE Trade really is the least hassle way to do it once set up, good exchange rates too.
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Old Jan 2nd 2008, 11:38 am
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Has anyone ever used PayPal to send money to someone in the UK? I need to send Christmas money to my daughters and am fed up with MoneyGrams. I thought PayPal might be an easy fix, does anyone know of any drawbacks?
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Has anyone ever used PayPal to send money to someone in the UK? I need to send Christmas money to my daughters and am fed up with MoneyGrams. I thought PayPal might be an easy fix, does anyone know of any drawbacks?
Only drawback for you is the cost.
They are quite expensive iirc 2.5 %
Mind you it's convinient. I use it for fleabay purchases all the time.
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Well, MoneyGram would charge me $14 to send $200. That's pretty hefty. So PayPal would be favourable in comparison, I might give it a try.
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Well, MoneyGram would charge me $14 to send $200. That's pretty hefty. So PayPal would be favourable in comparison, I might give it a try.
Why on earth would you want to do that? What's wrong with XE Trade?
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Has anyone ever used PayPal to send money to someone in the UK? I need to send Christmas money to my daughters and am fed up with MoneyGrams. I thought PayPal might be an easy fix, does anyone know of any drawbacks?
I have received $$$ from the UK that way a few times.
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Old Jan 2nd 2008, 8:48 pm
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I sent money to my U.S. account through paypal ,no charge and bank rate

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Another vote for XE. The application is subject to stringent checks, but thats the way it is these days given terrorism and Money Laundering checks. Be patient, open your account and you are away - good exchange rates and real time. I've recommended XE to a lot of my clients too.
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Why on earth would you want to do that? What's wrong with XE Trade?
I haven't looked into XE Trade. I don't have an account with them, whereas I do have a PayPal account and so does my daughter. I am having trouble prising her bank account details out of her - she keeps forgetting one detail or another whenever I phone - so I thought that using PayPal would at least have the money definitely deposited in her account.
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