Powered by xpats.com
Weather
6 °C

Not registered yet?

  • Daily & weekly newsletters
  • Buy & download The Bulletin
  • Comment our articles
Register now

You are here

Sending money abroad

Question

I need to pay a travel agency that is in India. They don't want me to pay by credit card but by bank transfer. However, bank transfer will cost a minimum of €50 for the €1800 I have to pay.
Does anyone know of a cheaper way to transfer the money to New Delhi? I called Western Union but they are not cheaper.
Thanks in advance.

Answer
AJ Jul 25, 2017 19:11

There are low-cost money transfer services like "TransferWise" and "World First". You have to sign up first.

Answer
michele Jul 25, 2017 19:25

Thanks AJ. Is transferwise a secure mode of payment? Have you used it?

Answer
anon Jul 26, 2017 09:35

€50 on a payment of €1800 is a charge of 2.7%
You would be hard pressed to find a better deal.

On another note, I assume that you know and trust the travel agent in India? " They don't want me to pay by credit card" is one of the classic signs of a scam.

Here is just one article - I could send you a lot more if you're interested:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/advice/The-warning-signs-your-online-t...

Answer
michele Jul 26, 2017 11:22

Thanks Anon.
Yes, it does sound suspicious - cannot pay by credit card. However, fortunately, I've used this agency before and, they have just informed me that I can pay on arrival. Phew!
Anyway, €50 is a hefty amount in the age of the internet of things!

Answer
wezembeekwanderer Jul 26, 2017 16:26 Marked as helpful by the topicstarter

Transferwise is very good. Excellent exchange rates and very efficient. A reputable company.

Questions & Answers

Help and get help

Peter Alan

Is there any service in Belgium (similar to for example ourproperty.co.uk) where you ca...

Porcha

Hi, I have been looking for some time now to buy a genuine leather (brown) handbag. I h...

confused2

Can anyone provide a personal recommendation for a French teacher in the Brussels area?...

Jobs

Get in touch with your internal...

Quality holiday accomodation for your cat...

Events & Social

Upcoming

22 Jan
22.01.2018
Bruxelles
by Fern
23 Jan
23.01.2018
Brussels
by English Comedy Brussels
23 Jan
23.01.2018
Brussels
by ACE of Brussels

Popular

7 Feb
07.02.2018
Brussels
by Expat Club
8 Jun
08.06.2018 to 10.06.2018
Krakow
by Expat Club
21 Mar
21.03.2018
Bruxelles
by Jazz4you asbl

Twitter