Great rates, no hassle
If you need to make one-off or regular currency transfers of any size we’re here to help.
Transfer 40+ currencies to more than 120 countries through a state-of-the-art online platform or over the phone with your personal currency expert.
You’ll benefit from great exchange rates and no transfer fees for things such as:
- Sending money to friends and family abroad
- Buying and selling your dream overseas property
- Emigrating abroad or returning to the UK
- Paying an overseas mortgage
- Bringing money back to the UK
- Paying overseas invoices
Exclusive for HL clients
We’ve developed a bespoke service with Currencies Direct that includes a dedicated UK-based team and fair pricing. You’ll need to have another HL account to open an account with the HL Currency Service.
How it works
Once you’re ready to go ahead you can transfer money in three simple steps:
Open an account
Secure a great rate
Send the funds to transfer
That’s it. The team will take care of the rest. If you want to send your currency straight on, your funds will be transferred the same day* and you can track the progress of the transfer through your online account.
You also have the option to hold currency in your account until you need it, speeding up future transfers. Please note that no interest is paid on balances held within a wallet.
*Subject to normal banking cut off times. Transfer speed can vary depending on the currencies and destinations involved, the time the transfer was initiated and the processing time of the receiving bank.
Why the HL Currency Service?
- 24/7 transfers at great exchange rates
- No transfer fees
- State-of-the-art online platform
- A dedicated team of currency specialists
- Buy and hold currency in your own digital wallets
- Award-winning service
With a range of currency services available you can pick the option that’s right for you – from fixing a rate in advance to setting rate alerts.
There's more to come
We're working hard to continue improving our Currency Service, and new features (like a mobile currency app and integration with your other HL accounts) are on the way.
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Who are Currencies Direct?
Currencies Direct are a leading provider of foreign exchange services.
They’ve worked with more than 325,000 customers since their establishment in 1996 and they hold an ‘Excellent’ five-star rating on Trustpilot.
Our partnership with Currencies Direct will give you access to great exchange rates and exceptional customer service, saving you time and money.
Currencies Direct hold a level 1 credit rating with Dun & Bradstreet and have won a number of awards over the years, including Consumer Champion and Money Transfer Provider of the Year.
© Hargreaves Lansdown Currency Service is provided by Currencies Direct Ltd, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AA, United Kingdom. Registered in England & Wales, No.: 03041197. Currencies Direct Ltd is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority as an Electronic Money Institution under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011. Their FCA Firm Reference number is 900669.