Currencies Direct came recommended, but I was still really nervous about exchanging money on-line. Would it disappear into cyber space? Would I hit the wrong button and lose the lot? No chance. There were lovely friendly voices at the end of the phone (all sounding young enough to be my kids, but - hey - that's normal these days!) who answered all my questions without making me feel in the least bit stupid. As to the actual transaction, it went through very smoothly, very quickly, and with a much better rate than from my bank. I'm a happy customer!
I was initially skeptical about Currencies Direct having had a lot of experience with financial institutions in the past. But I was pleasantly surprised. No fee for sending big sums overseas. No hidden charges. Just savings for me alond the way. The service was easy and professional and I would recommend to anyone. I'll certainly be using them again.
Very friendly service Andrew Brown who came to the house to sign us up was very helpful and pleasant . thank you very much.
Just thought it was a very easy process - they made everything simple to understand and I'd definitely recommend them. The exchange rate was also good, compared to some others...
Feeling confident and comfortable with using the company they have been professional and friendly but most of all listen to my needs.
BRILLIANT SERVICE. NEEDED CASH PRONTO AND CURRENCIES DIRECT DID IT IN 36 HOURS AND IN MY BANK IN SPAIN. QUICK OR WHAT! AND CHEAP, LIKE ZERO!
I used CD to transfer money from France to an UK account and then again to get the prepaid currency card. Both processes were so simple and easy. The money was in my UK bank account within a day and the prepaid card I received within a week, being able to transfer funds to it the same day I received and activated it. The dealer was very cordial and explained everything through which made me feel very confident about the service as well.
I would definitely recommend to friends and I plan on keeping on using them again in the future.
I am a relative newcomer to Currencies Direct but in my first few months of experience with the Company I have absolutely no cause for complaint or concern. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.
Having transferred funds once, I can say that the service was extremely friendly and efficient. Unfortunately, I afterwards discovered that my own bank were offering a better rate of exchange, which, even after they deducted a fee of £25 would have saved me money..
Currencies Direct was brought to my attention through The Spectrum group. After an unfortunate experience with another currency company where I lost out over £300 I was rather apprehensive this time but Matt explained everything to me. I left it with him to do the transaction at the best time for me. He telephoned me one day to give me the rates, which had suddenly improved & then he went ahead to complete the transaction. All very satisfactory. Currencies Direct will remain my first choice.
Because of a silly law that was supposed to stop money-laundering but targeted the wrong people - big-time money-launderers will find ways to get around it and it's only the little people who are not money-laundering, just moving their income around who are inconvenienced. Anyway, Currencies Direct do the best they can (within the law) and do a good job.
I'm glad I found them.
We have already recommend Currencies Direct to friends who are purchasing property as we found them professional and extremely helpful. We would use them again in the future for money transactions.
We tried Currencies Direct for the first time this year, and were very pleasantly surprised how simple it was. The staff were most patient, friendly and helpful and the funds were transferred the following day, as promised. It also works out cheaper than doing a normal transfer through our bank. I would not hesitate to recommend Currencies Direct to any of my friends.
I wanted to transfer money without having to go through all the hurdles, press 1 for , press 3 for , etc 10 minutes later you get to speak to a person to just get info.
I dreaded my husband saying we need to bring some money over if we want to buy!!!!
It didn't cost us anything but was a lot of hassle and a long phone call which did cost us. Also the rate of exchange was not so good, now I can ring up and get the exchange rate immediately and trade then or wait until it is better.
It took a little time to set up with a direct debit as and when requested but I don't like Internet banking and I can do it with just a phone call. Great
Pleased with the service so far but will reserve full judgement until all my various needs now and in future are dealt with.
Having in the past used my UK Bank to transfer living funds to France I realised that I was not getting as good deal as I could have with a currency dealer. However my previous experience of such a dealer was pretty complicated, slow and bureaucratic. However contrary to my previous experience, registering and setting up an account with Currencies Direct was uncomplicated and the account was speedily set up and ready for use in a few days. Phone contact is instant without the usual long wait to speak with a Dealer, transactions are swiftly dealt with transfers made within 2 days. It couldn't be easier and is hassle free.
Quick, efficient, only slight criticism, the rate was a little lower than I expected.
It would be nice if emails, and other information could come to me, rather than my wife.
But, all said and done, I'm not unhappy.
I found Currencies Direct a fast, friendly and very competitive service. No fuss, it takes no more than a couple of minutes to fill in the application form and the funds will arrive in three or four days... I will definitely recommend Currencies Direct
Many thanks to Billie Knight from the Torrevieja office in Spain for handling my transaction quickly and efficiently. As time was of the essence I couldn't afford any delays.
I used Currencies Direct to move money from one country to another because it is the best way to go. The rates of exchange were acceptable and with no added charges either. From the time the money was cleared from my bank in the UK, it took a very short time to be in my bank in Spain. Will certainly use this service again.
My enquiry was handled very expertly and swiftly without subjecting me to jargon. As was the request for help when the transfer of monies from my account encountered some inital difficulties - rest assured I will be using you (rate dependent) when I transfer a much bigger amount to Spain in the near future.
This was my first experience in using currencies direct and I was a little dubious about using an agency to transfer my money abroad. I have always used my Bank to transfer money for me .easy to use but costly. Once my account was set up with Currencies Direct, I found them to be very efficient and obtained a very good rate for the Transfer.
This Company have been very helpful ,and will certainly use them again.
If you've got CD account is really quick and easy to send money to any other country.
Also rates are quite good, only thing is I didn't get Euro rate which is on CD web page, it was little bit less, but still good rate. Transaction was made in less than 24 hours - awesome!
Transferring Euro's was easy. I was very suprised to find the Pounds entered my UK bank within 4 hours. I have since recommended Currencies Direct to other expats who are selling and returning to the UK....
Over the last 6 years I've used a number of different foreign exchange companies and have had mixed experiences from atrocious to okay but have always felt pressured into dealing sometimes when rates haven't always been that great. Over the last 18 months I have moved all of my personal and business fx transactions to Currencies Direct and I can't recommend them enough. I've passed their details onto a number of friends, business colleagues etc and everyone has been blown away by their service, professional approach and honest advice.
I wanted to transfer some money from the US to a UK bank account and in the past I have used my US bank to do this. Not only do they charge a large fee, but they also give me a very poor exchange rate. Using Currencies Direct I got a far superior exchange rate that was worth maybe $300 to me. I still had to pay the fee to my bank because it involved a transfer of dollars to a foreign account. However, in the near future Currencies Direct tell me that they will have a US bank account to which I can transfer my money. This will not only save on the fees, it will also speed up the transaction, although it was pretty quick anyway. The people I dealt with were very helpful and I was very satisfied with the service. I will certainly use this service again.
Timing is crucial. Almost every time I had to call to find out the status of transaction. In fact, the whole process could be shortened by reacting quickly, especially when I mentioned I expected the funds to arrive before a certain date (deadline).
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