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Cant do US dollars outside the USA

I made my transfer in US dollars to a company in Shanghai , provided all the correct details yet 2 weeks on the company I was sending money top still had not received the funds , despite the transfer wise site showing it as sent.

Only after calling them up, does it turns out that they cannot deal with intermediate banks , but they took my money and held onto it. The site allows you to send a transfer to any US account with an APA number , but it only arrives if the account is actually in the US. They should make this very clear on their website so they do not waste peoples time and money.

70% of transfers are done in US dollars and the majority of them are not to the USA.

19 February 2013

Reply from TransferWise Ltd

Dear Stephen,
Thanks for leaving feedback on TransferWise.

I'm sorry to hear that there has been miscommunication with your first payment with us. I can see that the specifics regarding sending money to US has to be more clear,
and we should highlight that the recipient should be holding USD bank account in United States only.

Unfortunately, at this stage, we are unable to check based on the bank information that you provide, what is the destination country of the recipient,
once we had completed your payment and transferred the funds in USD, we were only then notified by the bank that transferring the funds wasn't possible. We tried to get in touch with you but unfortunately we couldn't reach you.

Thanks again Stephen and please accept our apologies. We'll work on making our website more clear and hopefully, in the near future, you'll find TransferWise useful again.

UK Flooring Direct Ltd


didnt bother to send our samples despite calling them. Very disappointed.


Only good for buyers

Ebay sucks for sellers. Too many restrictions and opportunieties to get ripped off. Ive lost over £700 by sending items by courier to ebay buyer who then file a paypal complaint saying they did not receive it. I send the tracking number and delivery confirm to ebay , yet still the buyer gets a refund by ebay and ebay ignores my emails. have had numerous other problems as a seller with 2 accounts selling lots of items every day.

4/5 for buyers. 1/5 for sellers


good for cheap flights , but nothing else

Yes the flights are cheap , but only if you play the game. The card charges are hidious , then adding a booking charge on top is just plain stupid. Also they told me my sports luggage weight (booked seperately) was fine going out , but coming back charged me £200 saying it is 5kgs over weight, despite me checking it on departure.... Bad service , ignorant staff , and why dont they jsut give us a breaht of fresh air and advertise the real price at the start. But still 2 our of 5 as sometimes they do silly cheap flights, and i guess we always know what to expect. But i avoid them if there is another option , even if its a little more expensive.

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These guys are hard to fault

In general i think their deliveries are a little slow and although they are cheap , they're not the cheapest. But for reliablity and overall quality of service you can beat them.


Really good

I have bought 3 tvs from them now. All arrived quickly , all great tvs and all the cheapest price i have found...


Amazing prices and service

We looked everywhere and found the prices here to be by far the cheapest we had come across. We ordered on tues and our floor arrived on thursday and was fitted by our joiner on friday. We are so pleased with how it looks and the adive we have been given was a big help

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Stephen Barnes
Male, 1979
Bradford, United Kingdom