International services rates and charges

We offer a variety of ways for you to do business overseas. View a summary of the rates and charges for our international services below.

Sending money abroad

Transaction type Sent via Charges
International payment Internet banking £15
Express International Moneymover Branch £28
Standard International Moneymover Branch £21
Non-urgent Euro (SEPA)1 Branch £19
International draft payable abroad Branch £15
SEPA Direct Debit Direct Debit Free

All charges are per item unless otherwise stated.

Charges correct from 9 January 2012.

Receiving money from abroad

Transaction typeCharges
Electronic payments received from abroad Up to £100 (£2)
Over £100 (£7)
Foreign cheque/draft See tariff for outward collection or negotiation

Euro current accounts

Transaction type Charges
Maintenance fee £24 per annum (half yearly fee of £12 charged in March and September or April and October)3
Foreign banknotes paid in or out (i.e. foreign banking)2 £2 per £100; minimum £3; plus £10 administration fee
Euro cheques drawn in UK and paid into your account See tariff for domestic Euro transaction
Currency cheques for Sterling cheques drawn abroad and paid into your Euro account See tariff for outward collection or negotiation

Domestic Euro transaction (both paying and collecting banks are UK-based)

Transaction type Charges
Euro cheques issued from your Euro account 59p
Euro cheques paid into your Euro account
In addition, charge levied for credit
27p
70p

Foreign currency accounts

You can find more information on our foreign currency accounts interest terms page.

Transaction type Charges
Account maintenance fee £30 per half year (charged in March and September or April and October)5
Foreign banknotes paid in or out (i.e. foreign banking)4 £2 per £100; minimum £3; plus £10 administration fee
Currency cheques or Sterling cheques drawn abroad and paid into your currency account See tariff for outward collection or negotiation

Negotiations

Transaction type Charges
Cheques/drafts (including dividend warrants) payable:

  • in foreign currency or Sterling drawn abroad; or
  • in foreign currency drawn in the UK (See below for exceptions)6
Up to £100 – £5
Over £100 – 25p per £100
Minimum £8, maximum £80
Charges as per country
Cheques/drafts payable in a different currency from the country where they are drawn (excluding items expressed in Sterling or drawn in the UK) Up to £100 – £5
Over £100 – 25p per £100
Minimum £15, maximum £80
Charges as per cheque
Unpaid charge (if the cheque/draft is not honoured by the paying bank) £5

Collection

Transaction type Charges
Cheques/drafts (including dividend warrants) Up to £100 – £5
Over £100 – 25p per £100
Minimum £15, maximum £80
Note: Fee to be taken whether item is paid or unpaid
Transaction type Charges
Status enquiries abroad
If sent electronically
£20
Additional £10
Transaction type Charges
Spot transactions No charge
Forward exchange contracts No charge
Currency options You will be advised of the charges when the service is provided

These charges apply when requests are made after an international payment has been sent abroad.

Transaction typeCharges
Amendments7 £5 per message
Beneficiary claiming non-receipt of funds (BCNR) query £5 per chaser after the first one which is free of charge
Recalling a payment8 £20 per payment

International services

Our comprehensive range of international accounts and services helps make international trading easier.

Trading internationally

Our business guides provide assistance with importing, exporting and making and receiving payments within Europe.

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