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International Payments

Send money abroad quickly and securely
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Why choose HSBC to send money abroad?

We've made it quick and easy for you to make international payments and send money abroad:

Making international payments:

  • Available 24/7 via online banking

    Send up to £50,000 or currency equivalent in a matter of minutes. We've also made it easy for you to set up future dated and recurring payments.

  • Simple fees

    Send money online for just £4. There's no payment fee if you transfer to another HSBC account.

  • Exchange rate certainty

    With live rates updated by the second during market hours we'll provide you with our most up to date foreign exchange rate available, providing you with the certainty and visibility of how much you're sending.

  • Safe and secure

    Using your own bank means you'll have peace of mind knowing that your transaction is secure. Last year we helped our customers make over 1.3 million payments to over 150 different countries.

  

International Payments

Find out how to make a payment online

How to make an international payment

Make a payment online

Log on to online banking and:

  1. Select the account from where you want to make the payment and select 'Move Money'
  2. Enter payment details
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions
  4. Review and confirm your payment

Receiving money from abroad

Things you need to know before receiving a payment

The overseas bank sending the payment to you will need to know the following information about the account you wish to be credited – Providing this information will help to ensure that the payment happens as quickly as possible.

  • Your personal details
  • SWIFT Code
  • IBAN (International Bank Account Number) or account number
  • BIC (Business Identifier Code)

It’s possible for you to receive payments into your account from abroad in either foreign currency or Sterling.

If a payment is received in a different currency to what your account is held in, we'll convert it using the most up to date HSBC Exchange Rate available before crediting it to your account.

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