Transfer money overseas?

As I write, the sun is shining gloriously through the window. Yes, it’s a working day and I’m stuck in the office. I love my job, but sometimes I’d much prefer to be on a hammock on the beach!

It’s the day after the August bank holiday, where here in south east England the sun shone for a change, and millions of pasty Brits were able to go outside to enjoy barbecues, picnics, and paddling by the sea.

The only bad news is that it means summer is almost over, the nights are drawing in, and autumn is on its way.

If you don’t have school-age children, you might be planning a late summer holiday, whether you want to relax by the beach, go sightseeing in the city or enjoy an exotic cruise

But we’re financial planners, not travel agents, so you’d expect us to write about money. And, on that subject, we have some great news for you.


We’ve partnered with World First so you can get fantastic exchange rates on your international money transfers.

The minimum transaction is £1,000 and they do not provide cash services (so won’t apply unless you have an amazing foreign holiday planned).

Here are a few typical examples when this service might be useful for you:

  • Renting a Villa
  • Buying or selling foreign property
  • Sending your salary home
  • Paying overseas tuition fees
  • Trading via e-commerce
  • Importing/exporting goods
  • Paying overseas staff or suppliers

In case you’re wondering, no, we don’t make a penny (nor a dollar, euro or yen) commission on any money you transfer through this arrangement – it’s just part of the service we offer our valued clients.

Who are World First?

World First are award-winning specialists in international payments. Over 100K clients already use their services.

Why choose World First?

Ordinarily, you might ask your bank to transfer money overseas – but here are some reasons why World First is a better choice:

  • Great exchange rates
  • 24/7 online access to the fastest available international payments
  • Authorised by the FCA, so your funds are safeguarded in line with regulatory requirements
  • Award-winning customer service, with all calls answered within three rings

Arranging transfers is effortless and can be done online, over the phone or using their mobile app.


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To find out more or set up an international transfer of funds over £1,000, please email me and I will introduce you to a World First account manager.

P.S. If you don’t travel or do business overseas, we hope the sun shines on your Great British staycation instead.

Lance Baron

Certified Financial Planner (CFP) based in East Sussex, UK. We support people in Southeast England with more than £500K to invest by building a financial plan that will help them live the life they want… until age 100