The best way to send euros to Europe from the UK

Elizabeth McGrath

 · 07/12/2021  · 07/12/2021

The information within this blog post is representative of Revolut’s offering in December 2021, as is relevant to when the below sample was collected. See further information in our fees page.

There are almost 4 million European expats living abroad in the UK, with the majority of Eurozone migrants coming from Italy, Portugal, and Germany.

What’s the best way to send money to Europe?

When sending money to Europe, traditional banks can be expensive and slow, with high fees and transfers taking at least several days. Instead, an online money transfer provider can let you send money fast and at a low cost.

That’s where we come in! With Revolut you can send money abroad fast and at great exchange rates. We’re committed to providing our customers with excellent rates when it comes to currency exchange.

How much does it cost to send money to Europe?

It’s free! We don’t charge you for sending euro transfers to Europe. You’ll also get the real rate for your transaction if it’s made within your fair usage cap for Standard and Plus customers, and during a weekday (mark-ups apply on weekends).

How does Revolut compare against other service providers?

The table below shows how much a £1,000 transaction will cost with different providers.

            Revolut                       😁                        £0            
Wise 😑 £3.69
Monese 😭 £20.57
Barclays 🤬 £27.57

This comparison shows the cost of a weekday transfer for a standard Revolut user who has not exceeded their fair usage cap, as at the time of the sample. Other banks in the chain may charge fees on top of Revolut. For live rates and fees, please check our website. T&Cs apply.

Before you confirm the transfer, Revolut will tell you:

  • The amount your recipient gets
  • The exchange rate for this particular transaction
  • The amount exchanged in GBP
  • The fees charged
  • The total amount you pay
  • The estimated time it will take your money to reach the recipient

How long does a transfer to Europe usually take?

In most cases, euro transfers to Europe from the UK arrive instantly, or within one working day.

Great! How can I send money to Europe with Revolut?

If you're already a Revolut customer, you can send money to a European bank account by adding it as a beneficiary in your Revolut app. Not a customer yet? Download the Revolut app and sign up for a free account. When your account is ready, you can top it up via bank transfer and you can start sending money home.

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