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International Payments

Looking to send money fee-free outside the UK?  Send money online to over 160 countries without any payment fees from us. Payments may incur intermediary and/or beneficiary bank fees.

Our International Payment service is quick, easy and secure

  • Convenient

Send money 24/7 - and you can set up future-dated and recurring payments too

  • Available 24/7 via Online Banking

Send up to £50,000 (or currency equivalent) online or over the telephone, subject to a £5 fee (unless you’re paying in Euro’s and it’s going to a country in the European Economic Area in which case there is no first direct charge).1

  • Know your exchange rate

With rates updated by the second during market hours, you'll know how much you're sending

  • Peace of mind

With us, you can be confident your transaction is safe and secure


European Economic Area includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.


Want to send money outside the UK?

Want to send money outside the UK?

Existing Customers

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New to first direct

This is only available to first direct Current Account customers (you're more than welcome to join us...)

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