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Money transfer to Philippines

Discussion in 'Money Matters' started by royal, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. royal
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    royal Member

    Hello all,

    About 3 years ago I transferred money a few times to the Philippines via a company in London. I'm pretty certain it was a filipino owned company.
    I would phone and give them the info, and the deal would be done, no problem.

    I don't have their details now, so I am asking if anyone might be able to help please?

    My best,

    Martin.
  2. John Stevens
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    Don't know that one but I use xoom it's part of PayPal user friendly and the recipient does not need a bank account.

    I use it via paypal but I don't think you need a PayPal account to use it to send money
  3. Druk1
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    If farochilen remittance in earls court are still trading avoid them like the plague,i remitted cash,they hadn't sent it two weeks later excuse after excuse on the the phone till I turned up at their office in person,they handed my cash back meekly :lol:
  4. John Stevens
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    Don't know that one but I use xoom it's part of PayPal user friendly and the recipient does not need a bank account.

    I use it via paypal but I don't think you need a PayPal account to use it to send money
  5. oss
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    Interesting, many of us here used to use Xoom in the old days (pre 2010) until they decided they didn't need any customers outside the USA and made it impossible for us to send via their service anymore.

    I hadn't been aware that PayPal bought them in 2015.

    Just checked against my preferred service WorldRemit and Xoom is 31 pence cheaper for a £100 pound transfer and about 60p cheaper for £1000 transfer, not bad I used to have a lot of trust in Xoom.
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  6. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    we use kabayan remit..never had any problem.
  7. DavidAlma
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    I have used Transferwise to send from UK to Fils. Good rate and only £2.50 charges. Guess that would be more for larger amounts.
  8. Aromulus
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    Aromulus The Don Staff Member

    Xoom via Paypal is back on...........

    Cheaper than most
  9. John Surrey
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  10. KeithAngel
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    KeithAngel 2063 Lifetime Member

    Xoom is a royal pain more later would never use them
  11. royal
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    Further to my original post, Transferwise would only allow a maximum amount of £7500 to be sent each transaction, at a cost of £37.50. Exchange rate was P63.08

    I looked up a company called Worldremit and they allow a maximum of £50,000 per transaction, for a charge of £5.99 Exchange rate was P63 exactly.
  12. oss
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    There is no way WorldRemit can allow a transfer of that size for £5.99, there is certainly no way that you could do that as your first transaction, simply not possible.

    I had sent money through WorldRemit for over a year probably more than two years and then I was audited for money laundering I had to provide detailed information on my family and why I was sending the amount I sent and I mean really detailed information.

    Eventually they cleared me again and after that no more problems but if I sent more than the normal £1000 a month I am pretty sure they would be on me like a ton of bricks, they have good IT systems.

    £790 limit for Cash to a cash payout destination.
    £7903 limit on a deposit to a bank.

    Those two numbers are checked tonight, I'm not going to check while signed in because even asking the question might affect their opinion of me.
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  13. royal
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    Yes, quite correct. Ive just been back on their site and repeated the exercise.
    What I did not see before was the box above, out of site, stating "Please enter send amount less than or equal to GBP 7,903"

    Thanks for the heads up! If it's too good to be true.................. etc.
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  14. oss
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    No I do not mean that they are bad, WorldRemit is one of the best services that exist, I am not doing them down, they are a fantastic company that is really reliable and deliver money to bank accounts in seconds, I really like them!

    They are not the cheapest but they are very good and they are close to the cheapest rates.
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