Ways to Bank

Sending money abroad

In a nutshell

Sending money to a foreign country is a big deal and something you should feel 100% comfortable in doing. Here's everything you need to know about sending money across borders, from comparing fees, to actually doing it.

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When sending money abroad, you'll pay different amounts depending on when or where you're sending it to and how quickly you need it to arrive.

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What you'll need

 

The mobile app

An existing international payee already set up in Online Banking

Any other country specific requirements


Note:
You will need to set up your payee first.

Your step-by-step guide:

  1. 01

    Log in to mobile banking

  2. 02

    Select the account that you wish to send your payment from

  3. 03

    Select ‘International payments’

  4. 04

    Select ‘Choose saved payee’

  5. 05

    Choose a payee from your list

  6. 06

    Select 'enter amount', enter the amount you want to send and press ‘Done’

  7. 07

    Then choose between the transfer types ‘Standard’ or ‘Urgent’

  8. 08

    Select the fee type

  9. 09

    Review your payment and if happy with all the details, click ‘Confirm payment’

  10. 10

    You’re almost there. Make sure you read the terms and conditions

  11. 11

    Accept and voila! You’re done

What you'll need

 

Your debit card

Your enabled card-reader

The recipient's IBAN or Account number

BIC/SWIFT code or NCC number

Any other country specific requirements

Your step-by-step guide:

  1. 01

    Select 'Payments and transfers' from the left hand menu

  2. 02

    Under the 'International payments' section select 'Make a Payment'

  3. 03

    If you are setting up a new international payee, select 'Get a quote for paying someone new' then select 'Next'. If you are sending to an existing payee, skip to step 7

  4. 04

    The next screen will ask you some questions to provide you with a quote in pounds and pence. The quote will have converted the amount you want to pay into local currency and will include the relevant fees

  5. 05

    Enter the country, the currency, the amount you want to send, how fast you want it sent, and the relevant fee options. The website will give you a quote in pounds and pence of how much it will cost in total. Once done, click ‘Next’

  6. 06

    Enter the relevant account details, which will vary depending on the country you are sending to. If unsure what they are, click on the information icon next to the required details on the website

  7. 07

    You’ll also need to enter a reference for the payment, the account you want it to leave from, and the date you want it to be sent. Once done, select ‘Next’

  8. 08

    You’ll be given a summary of all the information you have entered, please check that everything is fine before continuing. You’ll then need to follow the onscreen instructions to authorise the payment with your card reader

  9. 09

    Once the card reader has been enabled, select ‘Confirm’ to send the payment

  10. 10

    You're done! Click below to send your International Payment with Online Banking now

What you'll need

 

Your card-reader has been enabled. Enable a card-reader

The recipient's IBAN or Account number

BIC/SWIFT code or NCC number

Any other country specific requirements

Here's how:

You can make an international payment easily using telephone banking – just call us on one of the numbers below and our team will take care of the details.

In order to do this, you need to be registered for telephone banking. Registering for Online Banking gives you access to both Online and telephone banking.

Call us:

Accounts in England and Wales: 0800 88 11 77
Minicom: 0800 404 6161
Accounts in Scotland: 0345 301 0897
Minicom: 0800 092 9098

Already registered?

Call us on: 03457 888 444 Overseas: +44 8705 888 444
Minicom: 0800 404 6161

Remember: You'll only be able to use telephone banking if you have your PIN and Password.

What you'll need

 

Your debit card

The recipient's IBAN or Account number

BIC/SWIFT code or NCC number

Any other country specific requirements

Your step-by-step guide:

  1. 01

    Bring your NatWest card, you’ll need to pop that into the machine and tap in your PIN as proof  of ID

  2. 02

    Bring all the info from the “What you’ll need” section above

  3. 03

    One of our team will set up the transaction as you give them the details

  4. 04

    We’ll process the international payment

  5. 05

    Hey presto, your payment is on is on its way

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