Send money to the United Kingdom by email or other money transfer

It is easy to send money to the United Kingdom using one of the many online services. These online money transfer services are free to join and usually have no ongoing account keeping fees like many banks tend to charge. With many of these services you can transfer into the local Pound sterling currency.

PayPal is one example of an email money transfer service that allows you to send money online to the United Kingdom and many other countries.

Skrill (formerly Moneybookers) is another popular choice for people who want to email money online to family and friends in the United Kingdom.


Best Way To Transfer Money

Perhaps the best way to transfer money between the United Kingdom and other countries is no longer an email type service. Transferwise is a very efficient way to move funds from one bank account to another. They specialise in cross-border money transfers with fees much lower than banks.


Countries are sometimes known by their full names for financial transactions. Therefore the United Kingdom can be known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for official purposes. If you’re in any doubt it might help to quote the ISO 3166 code of GB.