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Top 3 Money Transfer Providers for UK to Israel

Provider Amount Received Fee Exchange Rate Speed
TorFX TorFX ILS ₪42,703.01 £0.00 4.2703 1-3 days more...
Currencies Direct Currencies Direct ILS ₪42,573.87 £0.00 4.2574 1-3 days more...
Moneycorp Moneycorp ILS ₪42,616.91 £0.00 4.2617 1-3 days more...
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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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The New Israel Shekel (ILS) is a fully convertible currency, making it simple to send money to Israel or transfer money from Israel Read More
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Top 12 Money Transfer Providers

Latest prices for transferring money from UK to Israel
Exchange Rates as of 2019-08-16T21:00:00+00:00
Bank Beating Rates

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
ILS ₪42,703.01
GBP £209.73
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Bank Beating Rates

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
ILS ₪42,573.87
GBP £179.73
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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
ILS ₪42,616.91
GBP £189.73
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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
ILS ₪42,242.40
GBP £102.73
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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
ILS ₪42,659.96
GBP £199.73
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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
ILS ₪42,832.15
GBP £239.73
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Western Union Business Solutions

The Personal Payments team at Western Union Business Solutions look after the overseas currency requirements for private individuals.
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The Personal Payments team at Western Union Business Solutions look after the overseas currency requirements for private individuals.
Amount Received
ILS ₪42,401.68
GBP £139.73
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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
ILS ₪42,681.48
GBP £204.73
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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
ILS ₪42,698.70
GBP £208.73
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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
ILS ₪42,681.48
GBP £204.73
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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
ILS ₪42,077.00
GBP £64.31
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Rates From The Average UK High Street Bank

Banks are the most expensive way to do an international money transfer, the quotes from the providers above show you the typical savings that can be made. All providers on FXcompared.com are regulated in the UK  by the FCA, in the USA by FinCEN, In Canada SSC and Australia, ASIC.

We check all rates regularly and this quote is an actual quote of the average from UK banks for this month. It includes all major and small banks. Lloyds, Barclays, HSBC, Santander, NatWest, RBS, Coutts, Handelsbanken, Metro bank and more - tracked every month. We obtain our rates via our IMTI platform.
 

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Banks are the most expensive way to do an international money transfer, the quotes from the providers above show you the typical savings that can be made. All providers on FXcompared.com are regulated in the UK  by the FCA, in the USA by FinCEN, In Canada SSC and Australia, ASIC.

We check all rates regularly and this quote is an actual quote of the average from UK banks for this month. It includes all major and small banks. Lloyds, Barclays, HSBC, Santander, NatWest, RBS, Coutts, Handelsbanken, Metro bank and more - tracked every month. We obtain our rates via our IMTI platform.
 

Amount Received
ILS ₪41,630.28
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How to Transfer Money from UK to Israel

Cailin Birch
Summary written by Cailin Birch

Summary

Despite ongoing political tensions between the two countries, the UK and Israel remain robust trading partners, with bilateral trade in 2014 valued at approximately GBP £2.5 billion, and exports from Israel to the United Kingdom on the rise, as well. Currently, UK citizens who wish to transfer money from the UK to Israel are able to do so freely and without restrictions. Most Israeli banks accept international money transfers, and non-residents are free to open a bank account in Israel for their banking needs. Only a valid passport is required.

Visas, work permits and residency

Citizens of the UK are able to enter Israel without a visa and typically may stay for up to 90 days without prior approval. All that is required for entry is a valid passport that is good for at least six months from the date of arrival in Israel. For longer stays or to acquire a work permit, the process can be lengthy and complicated, and it is recommended to plan ahead accordingly and allow sufficient time.

UK citizens who wish to obtain a residence visa are permitted to do so in only three situations: if they are of Jewish descent (A/1 visa), if they are in a relationship with an Israeli citizen (B/1 visa), or if the applicant has an employer who is acting as their sponsor (B/1 visa). The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website has the latest information on visas and work permits.

Buying property in Israel

The Israeli real estate market is expensive, competitive, and can be a complicated process. Non-residents are advised to find a licensed real estate agent and/or real estate attorney to work with during the purchase process, as their guidance can help make a confusing process easier to navigate.

While researching properties and the Israeli real estate market, it’s probably a good idea to secure a letter of pre-approval from the bank to confirm available funds for the transaction. The letter is valid for three months, typically, and can be extended if needed. It attests to the purchaser’s ability to send money to pay for the transaction. Arranging for an international money transfer by researching foreign exchange currency brokers and payment options is a good idea. Before making an offer to purchase, it is typical to hire an engineer to inspect the property and all corresponding plans for any potential issues. Once the engineer has signed off on the property, it is customary to make an offer and then proceed with the rest of the purchase process.

Taxation

British citizens living and working in Israel must file and pay taxes to the British government on their earned income. They may also be required to pay taxes on any income earned while in Israel, but because of the UK-Israel tax treaty, tax credits may be available to help ensure British citizens aren’t double taxed on their earned income while living in Israel.

UK students studying in Israel

UK students wishing to study at an Israeli college or university must apply directly to that school’s department for entry. For study programs that will last longer than three months, a student visa (the A2 visa) is required. Applicants can submit an application through the closest Israeli consulate at least three months before their intended arrival in Israel.

Voting

UK citizens are not permitted to vote in Israeli elections, but they may vote in UK parliament and European parliament elections. However, while living abroad British citizens may not vote in UK local or mayoral elections, or elections for the National Assembly for Wales, the Scottish parliament, or Mayor of London elections.

Healthcare

All working Israelis pay into the country’s health insurance and social security programs. There are four major health maintenance organizations within the country, and all residents are required by law to join one. UK citizens who have Israeli residency and have paid into the system are eligible to receive healthcare services and benefits. Non-residents are entitled to only limited healthcare services and social security benefits, and it is strongly recommended that UK citizens who are non-residents but staying for an extended period of time in Israel for work or travel purchase private, supplemental insurance to cover them during their stay in Israel.

Importing from the UK to Israel

The United Kingdom and Israeli’s two-way trade of goods and services is on the rise despite ongoing political tensions between the two countries, due in large part to Israel’s continued military actions in the Palestinian Territories. In the first half of 2014, bilateral trade increased by 28% compared to the previous year, while exports from Israel into the UK have risen by almost 40% over the same 12-month period, according to the Israeli government’s Central Bureau of Statistics department. As of 2014, bilateral trade between the countries is at a record high of GBP £2.5 billion.

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