Author Topic: Sending money to Canada.  (Read 562 times)

Sending money to Canada.
« on: June 23, 2014, 07:10:10 pm »
I'm looking at sending some money to a friend in Canada to help her out with her tuition. I've had a look at doing it direct through my bank (Barclays) but they want £25 to do so.

What do we reckon (money needs to be there Thurs/Fri)? Moneygram via the Post Office? The fee's more like £9 which seems much more reasonable.

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Re: Sending money to Canada.
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 07:59:56 pm »
Moneygram or Western Union are fine as long as the sender and recipient know and trust  each other. Problems arise when Moneygram is used for buying something from a perfect stranger.

Re: Sending money to Canada.
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 08:44:43 pm »
I use Transferwise to transfer money to my bank account inUSA.It works well and is much cheaper than any other system I can find.

TimC

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Re: Sending money to Canada.
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 08:53:20 pm »
PayPal?

Re: Sending money to Canada.
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2014, 09:01:53 pm »
Thanks folks, will have a look at Transferwise.

Moneygram should be alright though as we are friends so no risk of shenanigans.

Paypal not an option as the other party has a bugbear about Paypal in general.
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Re: Sending money to Canada.
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2014, 08:18:43 am »
Do they have a bank account?  If i wanted to send money to Canada and the person had their own account it'd be £4 through HSBC.  A very quick service.

Have used Paypal for o'seas purchases and found their exchange rates pretty good.  I wonder what are people's hang ups about them?  Ok, so they want world domination but who doesn't these days?
Sic transit and all that..

Jacomus

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Re: Sending money to Canada.
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014, 09:06:51 am »
www.gcen.com

Make it easy and cost effective to send money overseas. They can also receive FOREIN money and convert it into Sterling for you.
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