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Cheapest, safest way to send money internationally?

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KerryMum Sun 09-Mar-08 13:10:11

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KerryMum Sun 09-Mar-08 13:10:27

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winestein Sun 09-Mar-08 13:12:35

Paypal?

So long as your mum and dad don;t sell stuff on Ebay there should be no fees (I think!)

charliecat Sun 09-Mar-08 13:12:40

paypal?

KerryMum Sun 09-Mar-08 13:13:55

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winestein Sun 09-Mar-08 13:16:43

You make a payment to your parents and they then transfer it to their bank account which is free of charge if it is over £25.

charliecat Sun 09-Mar-08 13:16:57

what is a checking account? you can sent it right from your bank to theirs.

KerryMum Sun 09-Mar-08 13:20:57

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charliecat Sun 09-Mar-08 13:23:16

https://www.paypal.com/uk/us/cgi-bin/webscr?PPREDIRECT=v4C46NLzCdg74PbPmPsN9Dr-8G3ApdOZild8aJKa9JgyU D1N_FfOtDYYooEPC6IywuQVxI6KEqsiIEQR-gqGUBK-ydtPTwdc5VTrhH1vmCUeL-Js

Blu Sun 09-Mar-08 13:26:46

If they have a visa card, transfer money direct from your account into their visa account? Then they can use it as credit. They would have to pay commission if they withdrew it as cash, though.

Blu Sun 09-Mar-08 13:27:25

If it's to pay a credit card, use a credit card that does work internationally, i.e visa and then you can simply re-pay the card yourself!

KerryMum Sun 09-Mar-08 14:16:18

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KerryMum Sun 09-Mar-08 14:18:18

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KerryMum Sun 09-Mar-08 14:20:00

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LifeIsHell Sun 09-Mar-08 14:24:15

Y don't you just get your own credit card, Kerry?

KerryMum Sun 09-Mar-08 14:28:56

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KerryMum Sun 09-Mar-08 14:29:45

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Blu Sun 09-Mar-08 15:14:58

KM - sometimes through work we have to pay bits and bobs of money to artists in other countries - so from sterling to Euros - and the Visa method has worked fine. I have also done it when a canadian friend was buying me something quite expensive to bring over - I paid stereling and it was converted at the bank rate (better than tourist raye) into canadian dollars.

KerryMum Sun 09-Mar-08 15:17:52

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winestein Sun 09-Mar-08 16:39:19

Sorry - didn't mean to abandon you there... I got dragged back into RL by a very demanding 3 year old hmm.

Sorry that Paypal isn't the simple answer that I thought it was. I was going to give my brother some money for his 40th birthday (in USA) that way, so maybe I shall need to rethink.

Hope you get sorted!

johnsmarty7 Thu 09-May-13 08:44:39

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specialsubject Thu 09-May-13 10:07:17

hopefully everybody knows that the last post would be a really, really bad idea.

OP - you are making work and wasting money for everyone, small international transfers are even more expensive than big ones. Talk to your bank, explain the situation and see what they can do to help you.

QuintessentialOHara Thu 09-May-13 10:09:23

Trawling the web for *5 year old^ threads to tout your business? hmm

QuintessentialOHara Thu 09-May-13 10:10:13

5 year old thread I meant. Zombie Alert.

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