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Top 3 Money Transfer Providers for Spain to UK

Provider Amount Received Fee Exchange Rate Speed
Moneycorp Moneycorp GBP £8,873.34 £0.00 0.8873 1-3 days more...
OFX (UK) OFX (UK) GBP £8,824.05 No Fee 0.8824 1-4 days more...
TorFX TorFX GBP £8,891.27 £0.00 0.8891 1-3 days more...
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Being a member of the single currency eurozone, Spain does not employ currency controls and has completely deregulated all individual and business transactions between residents and non-residents Read More
UK
There are no exchange controls in the UK for the pound sterling (GBP), and transferring money to the UK and sending money from the UK is very easy Read More
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Exchange Rates as of 2019-06-26T06:49:58+00:00

Moneycorp

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Est. 1979

One-off payments | Regular payments | Great rates | Safeguarded customer funds

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One-off payments | Regular payments | Great rates | Safeguarded customer funds

Amount Received
GBP £8,873.34
EUR €186.53
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OFX (UK)

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Est. 1998

OFX (previously UKForex in the UK), provides secure and speedy international money transfers to over 300,000 people in 55 currencies at better-than-bank rates

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OFX (previously UKForex in the UK), provides secure and speedy international money transfers to over 300,000 people in 55 currencies at better-than-bank rates

Amount Received
GBP £8,824.05
EUR €131.53
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TorFX

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Est. 2004

Bank-beating FX rates | Safe and secure | Free transfers for FXcompared customers

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Bank-beating FX rates | Safe and secure | Free transfers for FXcompared customers

Amount Received
GBP £8,891.27
EUR €206.53
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Currency Solutions

Currency exchange specialists ranking No.1 on Trustpilot for the past two years
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Currency exchange specialists ranking No.1 on Trustpilot for the past two years
Amount Received
GBP £8,881.41
EUR €195.53
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WorldFirst

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Est. 2004

Transparency and security | Great customer feedback rating from Feefo

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Transparency and security | Great customer feedback rating from Feefo

Amount Received
GBP £8,872.45
EUR €185.53
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Currencies Direct

Call us0203 018 1318

Bank-beating FX rates | Safe and secure | Free transfers for FXcompared customers

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Bank-beating FX rates | Safe and secure | Free transfers for FXcompared customers

Amount Received
GBP £8,864.38
EUR €176.53
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Global Reach (formerly FC Exchange)

Great rates | One-off payments | Regular transfers | E-Money Institution | No fees for FXcompared customers

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Great rates | One-off payments | Regular transfers | E-Money Institution | No fees for FXcompared customers

Amount Received
GBP £8,882.30
EUR €196.53
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Smart Currency Exchange

Smart is focused on helping clients to effectively and efficiently send and receive payments internationally
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Smart is focused on helping clients to effectively and efficiently send and receive payments internationally
Amount Received
GBP £8,873.34
EUR €186.53
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RationalFX

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Est. 2005
Established in 2005, RationalFX helps individuals and businesses achieve significant savings on international payments
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Established in 2005, RationalFX helps individuals and businesses achieve significant savings on international payments
Amount Received
GBP £8,882.30
EUR €196.53
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WorldRemit

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Est. 2010

WorldRemit is an online service that lets people send money to friends and family living abroad, using a computer, smartphone or tablet.

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WorldRemit is an online service that lets people send money to friends and family living abroad, using a computer, smartphone or tablet.

Amount Received
GBP £8,856.00
EUR €167.18
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Azimo

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Est. 2012

Azimo is an online only provider with a focus on mobile money transfers. They also work with the top global banks and payment providers to ensure the safe delivery of your money and payout globally.

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Azimo is an online only provider with a focus on mobile money transfers. They also work with the top global banks and payment providers to ensure the safe delivery of your money and payout globally.

Amount Received
GBP £8,888.00
EUR €202.88
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How to Transfer Money from Spain to UK

Daniel Webber
Summary written by Daniel Webber

Summary

Spain and the United Kingdom have a longstanding bilateral relationship and have agreements of cooperation in the areas of commerce, development and security. As member states of the European Union, the OECD, and NATO, Spain and the UK have extensive political, cultural, and economic ties. Individuals and businesses may freely transfer money from Spain to the UK as both countries are members of the EU and part of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA).

Visas and immigration

In 2012, about 69,000 Spanish-born people were living in the UK, while almost 400,000 British nationals were living in Spain during that time. Spain is also an incredibly popular destination for British tourists. Spanish citizens are not required to obtain a visa to travel to the UK, whether for work, to study, or for tourism.

Banking and money

The UKs banking system is advanced and sophisticated, just like the banking system in Spain. You may find branches of Spanish banks in urban areas such as the British branch of BBVA. If you already have a linked account with a transnational bank then you will not have to open a new account in the UK. In order to open the account, you will be required to provide proof of a local address, as well as proof of income and or employment in the UK.

Having a bank account during your stay in the UK will help to facilitate direct to bank currency exchange transactions between Spain and the UK.

Taxation

The tax year in the UK spans the period between April 6 and April 5 of the following year. By contrast, like many other countries, Spains tax year is from January 1 to December 31.

The UK tax system is quite complex and may require expert assistance, particularly for those with substantial earnings. If a Spanish national resides in the UK for 183 days or more during a 12-month period, they will be required to pay taxes on any income earned while in the UK, whether from profits, salaries, pensions, or royalties earned worldwide. Those who reside in the UK for less than 183 days during a 12-month period will only face taxation on income earned within the borders of the UK.

Trade and investment in the UK

Spain is a primary exporter of lettuce, iron blocks, citrus and other fruits, prepared pigments, sea vessels, pure olive oil, melons, pitted fruits and cabbages. Its top five exports are motor vehicle parts, cars, packaged medication, delivery trucks and refined petroleum. The UK receives approximately 6.2% of Spains exports.

Although the UK is among the top 10 importer countries in the world and also ranks in the top 15 among exporter countries, Spain is not one of its leading trade partners.

Studying in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for tertiary studies. Spanish nationals, as members of the European Union, do not need a student visa to study at a university in the UK. Spanish students are usually eligible for domestic tuition rates, as well. Even with this added benefit, however, tuition in the UK can be quite costly and the cost of living is also high relative to that in Spain.

Tuition fees range from 9,000 to 12,000 for undergraduate studies, and can be much more for graduate studies.Fortunately, Spanish nationals are allowed to work part time during the semester, for up to 20 hours per week. During breaks from school, Spanish nationals are allowed to work full time in the UK.

Travelling with a pet

Those visiting the UK with a pet are permitted to transport dogs, ferrets, cats or horses into the UK without a period of quarantine, if they comply with the terms of the Pet Travel Scheme. Currently there are no restrictions on travelling with other animals such as reptiles, rabbits, ornamental fish, rodents, birds, or invertebrates into the UK from Spain. A rabies import licence is necessary for some animals. Check the Travel Abroad section of the UK governments website for more information.

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