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Need to transfer cash GBP to Euro

Need to transfer about 10000-15000 to Euros. Anyone changed cash recently?

Never done this before any advice?
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Old 19.05.2011, 14:13
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Re: Need to transfer cash GBP to Euro

If you do this in CH you will pass via the CHF which means a lower rate than a direct GBP to Euro conversion.

Since you are close to Basel, why not go over the border and do it in FR or D. Will probably pay for the coffee and cake you can enjoy.
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Old 19.05.2011, 14:15
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Re: Need to transfer cash GBP to Euro

PM with my bank details on the way.

Transfer the money to me, and on confirmation of transfer, I'll send you the Euros to your account.
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Old 19.05.2011, 15:38
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Need to transfer about 10000-15000 to Euros. Anyone changed cash recently?

Never done this before any advice?
Don't do it!

You gonna get peanuts for your pounds frankly so unless there is an urgent need I would spend the pounds and ship whatever things over if can be...

Anyway in case you're gonna do this I would check the mid rate here (Yahoo finance), the mid rate helps you know the absolute maximum you can get (multiply your pounds with the rate currently 1.1355 so for your GBP10k you would get EUR11355.00). If you get better than the market mid rate that means you are beating the market and should consider a career as an FX thief

You also of course require a EUR account which I am assuming you already have and someone willing to convert your GBP into EUR and put it into the EUR account.

I have previously transferred money with http://www.currencies.co.uk/ they are very competitive and charge around 60 pips or so which is close to 0.5% so as a reference to the mid above you would get around EUR11300.00 (EUR55.00 less).

You can also try www.swissquote.ch, who would charge you 75pips so slightly higher but you do get to pick the rate through out the day online without having to ring anyone etc. Swissquote will also charge you EUR10.- to transfer the money out so i'd say you would get EUR11280.00

Banks in Switzerland will charge you around 300 pips so you would get EUR11055.00

And if you're absolutely stupid you would change it at the airport who normally charge between 400 pips and 600 pips so you would get something between EUR10755.00 and EUR10955.00


My preferred solution is to exchange with friends in need... however your amount is slightly more than I would normally advise to be exchanged with strangers so I would pick one of the above with currencies or swissquote probably one of the best choices you can make.

pm me if you need more info.

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Old 19.05.2011, 15:41
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PM with my bank details on the way.

Transfer the money to me, and on confirmation of transfer, I'll send you the Euros to your account.
I think it would be fair to state the exchange rate the OP will get with you
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Old 19.05.2011, 15:58
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I think it would be fair to state the exchange rate the OP will get with you
Why? It's none of our business.

Let them negotiate what they want.
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Old 19.05.2011, 16:04
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I think it would be fair to state the exchange rate the OP will get with you
Whatever you're offering, mine'll be better...
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Old 19.05.2011, 16:12
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Whatever you're offering, mine'll be better...
In that case I might be interested in buying myself...
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In that case I might be interested in buying myself...
OK. Don't forget to transfer the money to my account first.
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OK. Don't forget to transfer the money to my account first.
Well I'm waiting for your PM with the full details
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Need to transfer about 10000-15000 to Euros.
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Transfer the money to me, and on confirmation of transfer if I feel like it, I'll send you the Euros to your account.
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Let them negotiate what they want.
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Whatever you're offering, mine'll be better...
The convo above has a whiff of Africa to it...
Hold on I think I can be more specific a west african country...
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Old 19.05.2011, 16:22
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The convo above has a whiff of Africa to it...
Hold on I think I can be more specific a west african country...
Worse. Kanton SO. And people think Kanton Schwyz is bad...
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The convo above has a whiff of Africa to it...
Hold on I think I can be more specific a west african country...
I've met Carlos. He looks honest enough to me.


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Old 19.05.2011, 16:30
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I've met Carlos. He looks honest enough to me.


Let's be clear. That photo is of Mirfield, with me on the right... giving him a good ticking off. I believe it was his round.
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Old 19.05.2011, 16:32
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Let's be clear. That photo is of Mirfield, with me on the right... giving him a good ticking off. I believe it was his round.
As I told you at the time. I'm part of the royal family. We don't carry cash.
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Old 19.05.2011, 16:37
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As I told you at the time. I'm part of the royal family. We don't carry cash.
Aye, the Yorkshire branch. Even more miserly than them' Southern pretenders...
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Old 19.05.2011, 16:48
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Re: Need to transfer cash GBP to Euro

Give me a few more details and I'll tell you what your best option is. Are you traveling to the UK or coming back or need the EUR for CH
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