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How to send a bank transfer from Australia to the UK

27 Jan 2017

How to send a bank transfer from Australia to the UK

We have recently been asked how to send a bank transfer from Australia to the UK so thought it would be best to write a quick blog post to explain how it can be done.

To send a bank transfer from Australia to the UK you can either use your own bank account or a 3rd party transfer service which will often charge lower fees and give you a better rate of exchange.

If you are interested in using a currency transfer service there are a good range of providers listed here:

https://www.fxcompared.com/money-transfer/Australia-UK

If for easiness sake you prefer to use your own bank most providers now allow you to make a international payment through your online banking service.

The information you will need to make either type of transfer is as follows:

• the overseas bank account name and account number you wish to send to
• the overseas bank’s sort code (BSB)
• the International Bank Account Number (IBAN)
• the SWIFT code for the overseas bank.

If you choose to order through our website and pay by bank transfer (giving you a 10% discount) you will be provided with all this information once you have ‘checked out’.

You can then send us a bank transfer and in 1-3 days we will have received payment and can dispatch the goods.

Some customers have experienced issues with the BSB number which is used by Australian banks. For a UK bank this is called the SORT CODE and like the BSB it is a 6 digit number.

If your online banking service is not accepting the SORT CODE you may not have selected INTERNATIONAL PAYMENT and the online banking system does not recognise a UK SORT CODE as an Australian BSB.

If you are having any problems with your online banking service recognising any of our bank details we recommend you speak to your bank.

Any further questions just drop us an e-mail or give us a call – contact us

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