International payments

We make it easy to do business across borders and time zones. Choose from a range of services designed to help your business send and receive international payments more efficiently in Sterling, Euros and other foreign currencies.

Features and benefits

Online

  • Use Internet Banking to send money abroad in over 35 currencies.
  • Fund cashflow requirements quickly, in advance of payment due dates.
  • Easily access a record of incoming and outgoing payments online.

In branch

We offer four ways to make international payments:

Our Express International Moneymover service: This is the quickest way of sending payments abroad including in Euros, provided the beneficiary’s bank is in the European Economic Area (EEA). Payments in Euros will take up to one business day to arrive at the beneficiary’s bank, but will usually arrive on the same business day on which we receive your instructions*. Payments in other currencies, including Sterling, may take up to four business days to arrive at the beneficiary’s bank, but will usually arrive within two to three business days of your instruction *.

Our Standard International Moneymover service: This is for sending non-Euro payments abroad.  Payments in Sterling will take up to two business days to arrive at the beneficiary’s bank, but can take up to four business days*. Payments in EEA currencies, other than Euro, will take up to four business days to arrive at the beneficiary’s bank, provided the beneficiary’s bank is in the EEA*. Payments outside the EEA and/or in non-EEA currencies will take up to five business days to arrive at the beneficiary’s bank.

Our non-urgent Single Euro Payments Area service: This is convenient if you want to send planned Euro payments overseas and within the UK. Payments will arrive one business day after your instruction*.

Or use our international drafts: You can have a bank cheque in Sterling or foreign currency issued directly to you, made payable to the person or company who receives the funds.

View cut off times (international payments is 3pm) and execution times for all payment transactions.

Send money abroad efficiently, in a way that suits your specific business needs. Log on or register for Internet Banking to make an international payment online.

Enquire online

Completing our online enquiry form takes about 10 minutes. Once we receive it, we’ll contact you to discuss your business needs in more detail.

On the phone

0845 300 0101

Call us to talk to our business management team. We are available from 8.30am to 5pm from Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

In branch

Visit your local branch for more information.

How to apply

Send money abroad efficiently, in a way that suits your specific business needs. Log on or register for Internet Banking to make an international payment online.

Enquire online

Completing our online enquiry form takes about 10 minutes. Once we receive it, we’ll contact you to discuss your business needs in more detail.

On the phone

 

0845 300 0101

Call us to talk to our business management team. We are available from 8.30am to 5pm from Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

    In branch

    Visit your local branch for more information.

    Trading internationally

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