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Currency UK - Key Facts

  • Currency UK helping Business and Personal customers for more than twenty years
  • Help customers get the best rates and the best service, online and available worldwide
  • Provide risk management strategies to help you get the most out of your international payments
  • Offering one-off or regular payments  
  • More than 10,000 customers globally 
  • Fully Regulated
  • Part of the Currencies Direct Group 

What does Currency UK do?

Currency UK  allows you to exchange currencies at market leading exchange rates. Currency UK will transfer your purchased currency to your nominated bank account anywhere in the world.

What does Currency UK NOT do?

Currency UK does not provide facilities for you to gamble on the currency exchange markets. Currency UK does not provide travel money for your holidays.

How can YOU get the the best exchange rate?

Currency UK  has developed smart technology to reduce the costs of trading currencies. We pass these cost savings onto our clients. Other currency brokers employ teams of highly paid traders to talk to clients and convince them to deal through their brokerage. This is an expensive way to run a foreign exchange trading company and the costs are passed onto their clients. Banks have a long established history of charging high fees and providing poor rates of exchange which nets them fat profits at the expense of their clients

What hours are Currency UK open for business?

Currency UK is open for online trading 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year . Currency UK is open for telephone based trading between the hours of 9am and 5pm British standard time.

How can I get help or support?

Currency UK is fanatical about providing a fantastic support to our clients. Between the hours of 9am and 5pm British standard time, call us on +44 (0)203 004 4444. Email us 24 x 7 there is always someone ready to respond.

How do I open an account with Currency UK ?

Any private individual or company can open an account through  Currency UK. Click the 'Open Account' button on any of the Currency UK pages. You will need to fill in a few pieces of information but it is a very quick process. In fact, we aim to open your account and have you up and trading within 5 minutes of you clicking the open account button. Note that we do have strong anti-money laundering procedures in place.

What are the fees, charges and commissions?

Opening an account is FREE. Trading amounts over £3000 is FREE. Currency UK will wire your purchased currency to your nominated bank account anywhere in the world for FREE. Fixing a rate for the future is FREE. Placing an order to be executed if the currency exchange rate reaches a particular level is FREE, even if you cancel the order 5 minutes later. Currency UK does not apply any hidden commissions or fees. The only fee ever charged is if you exchange an amount below £3000. In this case we will charge you £10 for the telegraphic transfer fee to deliver your purchased funds to your destination account. Currency UK earns revenue by applying a small price difference between the exchange rate at which we buy currencies and the exchange rate at which we sell currencies.

What are the maximum and minimum amounts that can be traded ?

You can trade any amount from £100 or equivalent upwards.

How will I know the status of a trade or payment?

We confirm by email when you have agreed a trade. We confirm by email when we have received your payment to fund the trade. We confirm by email when we have sent your purchased currency to your nominated account. You can log into your account 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to review the status of your trade. You can contact us anytime to request a status.

Can I trade on-line?

Yes, Currency UK has developed a unique online trading system which is easy to use yet very powerful. This system is not available through any other currency broker or bank and is unique.

Can I trade via telephone?

Yes, some of our clients don't like to trade online and prefer to call or email us.

Can I fix a rate for the future?

Yes, there is no need to be exposed to future currency fluctuations. You can fix a rate for all major currencies up to one year. When you fix a rate for the future, we require you to put down a 10% deposit to secure the future rate. We have to do this in case the exchange rate moves against us and a client defaults on the trade. Surprisingly, future exchange rates can sometimes be cheaper than the current exchange rate. It is always worth checking the future rate of exchange.

Can you predict future exchange rates for me?

No and please don't trust anyone that says they can. Anyone who could accurately predict the currency exchange rates would have a limitless supply of money and would be living on their own island somewhere. Currency exchange rates are acknowledged as the most difficult rates to predict within the financial markets. Treat them with respect and reduce your exposure to currency fluctuations where ever possible by fixing a rate for the future.

How do I pay for my purchased currency?

The best way to pay for your purchased currency is through electronic bank wire. Contact your bank and ask them to transfer the required amount to Currency UK
bank account held at Barclays Bank in London. Our bank account details can be found by logging onto our system. If you are based in the UK, your bank can provide the FASTER PAYMENT SYSTEM and this normally takes less than two hours. If you are based outside of the UK, your bank can provide a SWIFT payment.

How do I receive my purchased currency?

Currency UK will transfer your purchased currency to your nominated bank account anywhere in the world using the fastest electronic bank wire method available for the receiving country. Outgoing payments are cleared the same day in the UK and same or next day in the US and Europe. Allow 1-2 days for payments to clear outside of the UK, Europe and the US. However, we are always seeking to improve our service to clients and recently we have cleared payments to China the same day so don't be surprised if your payment arrives earlier than expected.

 Financial Pages in Spain

Though Financial Pages in Spain is a website and Blog for British and Irish expats and property owners in Spain, we can also offer trading in Worldwide currencies through our preferred supplier -  Currency UK