Some exclusions apply, speak to your relationship manager for details.
Payments are given specific value dates i.e. same-day, next day or “spot” value which is typically 2 business days ahead
We use Value Dates in International banking because currencies fluctuate in value every day, so your payment would be worth more or less bu the time it is received by the beneficiary. Using the Value Date eliminates these discrepancies so you know that the amount you send is the amount that will be received.
Please note, for a same day payment you must visit the branch before 10.30am.
|Earliest value date||Currencies|
|Next Day||Australian Dollar (AUD), Canadian Dollar (CAD), Danish Krone (DKK), Hong Kong Dollar (HKD), Japanese Yen (JPY), New Zealand Dollar (NZD), Norwegian Krone (NOK), Polish Zloty (PLN), Singapore Dollar (SGD), Swedish Krona (SEK), Swiss Franc (CHF), South African Rand (ZAR), Mexican Peso (MXN).|
(2 working days)
|United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED), Chinese Offshore (CNY), Czech Koruna (CZK), Bulgarian Lev (BGN), Bahraini Dinar (BHD), Hungarian Forint (HUF), Israeli New Shekel (ILS), Indian Rupee (INR), Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD), Moroccan Dirham (MAD), Mauritian Rupee (MUR), Romanian Leu (RON), Saudi Riyal (SAR), Thai Baht (THB), Croatian Kuna (HRK).|
When you send an International payment in a different currency from your current account, a foreign exchange rate will be applied. Our standard foreign exchange rate is based on the market exchange rate, plus or minus a currency conversion cost which is detailed in the table below.
|Transaction Amount||Conversion cost on foreign exchange rate|
|£0-£25,000||2.50% of market rate|
|£25,001-£50,000||1.70% of market rate|
|£50,001-£100,000||1.55% of market rate|
|£100,001-£250,000||1.20% of market rate|
The percentages outlined above are indicative, for information only and can change at any time.
Transaction Amount - EUR 20,000 (from GBP Account) Market Exchange Rate - 1.1050
Conversion cost on foreign exchange rate - 2.50%
Our Standard Foreign Exchange Rate - 1.0774 (1.1050 – 2.5%)
Payment Fees - £25
Total cost to you - £18,588.21 (EUR 20,000 @ 1.0774 = £18,563.21 plus £25)
The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) is a project developed within the European Union (EU) which seeks to create an integrated market for electronic payments in Euro. It aims to remove the distinction between national and cross-border payments and introduce a common set of payment standards and rules so that payments in Euro can flow quickly and efficiently throughout the EU.
The single Euro Payments Area includes all European Union Member States as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Monaco.
SEPA Credit Transfers are Next Day payments. This means that the beneficiary will receive the funds the day after the payment has been initiated, subject to cut off times and bank holidays. The pricing of SEPA Credit Transfers takes this into account. If you need to send a payment in Euros immediately, you can use our SWIFT service.
When making a single initiated SEPA Credit Transfer and you will only need to provide the International Bank Account Number (IBAN) of the account into which you wish to make the payment.
*Some exclusions apply. Please consult your relationship manager for details.
Please be aware that because SWIFT/SEPA payments are linked to foreign exchange and currency rates, there is exposure to exchange rate risk which may or may not benefit the customer.