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Old Nov 16th 2010, 6:54 pm
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I know a lot of other bods on here use xe, so hoping you can help.

Does anyone know how they set their trade limits? I've been using it for a few months to send money to the UK to cover the bills over there. I think when I opened the account they asked me what it was for, I stated to cover bills, and they gave me a smallish trade limit (under 10k).

Now I'll (hopefully) be transferring a sizeable chunk of cash the other way (proceeds of a house sale). I've asked for a bigger trade limit and am awaiting their response. It didn't ask me why I wanted it.

Anyone know if they will increase on demand, or is it after a certain time or what?

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Old Nov 16th 2010, 7:32 pm
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I did the same thing. If I remember correctly I ended up calling them to discuss and they increased it to £200k. It was pretty quick.

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Old Nov 17th 2010, 4:25 pm
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its on demand (alkthough takes a day or two to administer if i remember correctly). ive had to get my limit increased once or twice when I had house sale proceeds coming through.
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Old Nov 19th 2010, 7:05 pm
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For a newbie, could you describe if XE is the best service with whom to send back money from the US (Citibank checking) to a UK bank (Lloyds current)?

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Originally Posted by GlastoElliot View Post
For a newbie, could you describe if XE is the best service with whom to send back money from the US (Citibank checking) to a UK bank (Lloyds current)?
With respect, how do you define "best"? Easy? Financially economical? Fast? Without knowing your criteria, it's hard to say.

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Old Nov 19th 2010, 8:09 pm
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Ooh! I like it.

Smallish sums ~$500 at a time.

Looking for cheapest - without compromising safety.

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My experience have used for small sums up to $2k. Anything higher I have used my bank for security.
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Old Nov 23rd 2010, 5:55 pm
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Thanks - I emailed them and they want a ton of info and more documents, but it should be doable.

Out of interest, doers anyone have accounts with more than one currency exchange provider? I was looking on HiFx today and saw their incoming rates to the US seemed higher, which got me thinking that maybe I should have accounts with another couple of institutions.
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