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Save money on international payments

Open a Business Currency Account

Whether you’re buying goods from Germany or selling services to Spain, with your currency needs taken care of, you can spend more time doing what you do best. All while maximising your profits.

Why the HL Currency Service?

  • Place orders easily online or by phone. Get going quickly, or let us walk you through every step.
  • Convert foreign money to sterling too. Transfer money from your bank to your HL Currency Account and let us do the rest.
  • Send money abroad regularly. Set up a monthly Direct Debit for your regular payments.

Get back to business

We know you’re busy running your business, so we don’t keep you waiting. When you call us, you’ll get straight through to a currency specialist who’ll be able to help. We usually answer our calls in just 6 seconds.*

*Based on all calls to our currency service January - December 2018

How much further could your money go?

To make sure you get a great exchange rate, we check our exchange rates against high street banks every month.

These quotes were obtained from seven high street banks on 1 November 2019 for a transfer of £20,000 to euros. Currency markets move constantly, so the rate you'll receive will be different from this example. For a personal quote just call our friendly team on 0117 311 3257 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm). We charge a small fee on low value transactions.

Hargreaves Lansdown Average high street bank
Interbank rate 1.162 1.162
Less margin applied by provider 0.85% (£170) 2.58% (£517)
Exchange rate offered 1.152 1.132
Transfer fee £0 £14.65
Total received €23,032.83 €22,630.31
Total saving using HL: €402.51

Currency service charges

Online orders OVER


Orders under £3,500 are just £5
Telephone orders OVER


Orders under £5,000 are just £10
Overseas Direct Debits OVER


Orders under £500 are just £7

Open a currency account for your business

To apply for an HL Business Currency Account, you’ll need to complete a few short forms and post them back to us.

We’ll let you know when your account is open and what your next steps and options are.

Open a business account

Any questions?

If you have any questions or want to know more, just give us a call.

0117 311 3257

(Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm) or email us so we can help.

See our currency FAQs

Your money’s in safe hands

When you’re sending money overseas, its security is incredibly important.

We’ve got over 11 years’ experience of safely transferring billions around the globe for our clients. And, since we’re authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority, your money will always be kept separately from our own company funds.

What our clients say

“It’s important for us to know how much the materials are going to cost and this gives us peace of mind.”

Mr Lloyd explains how we help his business to manage the risk of fluctuating exchange rates.

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Currency guide for businesses

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The Hargreaves Lansdown Currency Service is a trading name of Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hargreaves Lansdown Plc, One College Square South, Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5HL. Company Registered in England & Wales No. 1896481. Hargreaves Lansdown Currency Service is provided by Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management Ltd which is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as a Payment Institution under the Payment Services Regulations 2017. The Firm Reference number is 115248. You can look this up on the FCA register website.

The interbank rate is the rate that banks and large institutions buy and sell to each other and is the rate you’d see quoted in the news. Ours is taken from Proquote.

Most providers make money by adjusting the interbank rate and offering you a less favourable rate. This is why the exchange rate offered is less than the interbank rate.