What's the BEST ans SAFEST way to get money to a relative in the UK?
I need to send $400 US to an aunt in England (she is aged ) and has a daughter who helps her.
I have her address but am wondering would a bank money order or an international postal order would be best?
If I sent it by mail what way would be the most secure?
Bank money order or postal money order?
- JohnLv 74 weeks ago
- 4 weeks ago
Very unlikely that your aunt has a $ account. If you send her dollars, she will have to turned this into £ when it hits her account. The exchange rate will be terrible, her bank will take 20%. You don't say what the money is for but if she will be using it to buy something, maybe you should buy the item and then get it shipped directly to her?
- Casey YLv 74 weeks ago
You transfer the funds...perhaps a small charge, but it will be nearly immediate.
- RichardLv 74 weeks ago
These approaches can be used, but wire transfers or electronic bank transfers are faster, although a fee may be charged. These transfers may work very well, and they are credited immediately if she or her daughter have a bank account.
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- TavyLv 74 weeks ago
Don't send it by mail. You can do a direct transfer from your bank to her bank. Just get her bank details.
- Wayne ZLv 74 weeks ago
All you need is her bank account (IBAN) and your bank account.
There is a fee but she would have the money, most like, by Wednesday.
- Robert JLv 74 weeks ago
The best way is to transfer or deposit it directly in to her bank.
Ask her for the SWIFTBIC and IBAN codes - they should be given on bank statements. With those, you can make a transfer directly to her account.
There will be a small fee, but probably no more than for a money order etc., and you know it's gone in to the correct account.