Written on: 06/01/2014 by jcduk (1 review written)
My daughter is living and studying overseas for a year. So along with the usual "bank of mother" requests, I now had to deal with and help her with payments from her UK bank to her Japanese one AND to her Japanese University.
My first attempt was paying her accommodation fees using my high street bank. Exchange Rate was outrageous (I reckon I lost about £45 over Travellex rate which I had checked), FEE was nearly £30 and it took them a week to get the money to the University bank account.
THEN I heard Travellex could do it. I had used them for cash pickup at airports but never realised they could do banking transactions. Exchange rate was BRILLIANT, Fee was £7, and the money was in her bank account in ONE DAY! I will now ONLY use Travellex for international payments. It's a complete no-brainer.