International payments and receipts

As a global bank, we are ideally placed to assist businesses with international trading.

Key features:

  • Ability to make and receive overseas payments electronically via SWIFT
  • Foreign currency drafts – we can raise a cheque in most major foreign currencies
  • Foreign exchange services for most major currencies
  • Ability to pay foreign currency cheques or cash (by arrangement) into your account
  • Foreign currency accounts.
International payments and receipts - Key features

Our alliances with banks across the globe means we are well-placed to assist your international trading, whether you are taking your first steps overseas or already making high volumes of foreign currency transactions. So if you want to send or receive payments in foreign currency, electronically or by cheque, we can help.

We can offer accounts in major currencies to help you manage your cashflow. We can also provide foreign exchange services. Our international payments facilities are available online, and our foreign exchange desk is staffed by experts who will help you buy or sell currency.

International payment fees and priority

Payments in euro
Currency Priority Payment fee(online) Payment fee(offline) Settlement (if submitted before cut off) Cut off time
EUR SWIFT £0.20 £27.00 Same Day 14:50
EUR SEPA £0.20 £0.20 Next Working Day 17:00


International payments in all other currencies
Currency Priority Payment fee(online) Payment fee(offline) Settlement (if submitted before cut off) Further details on payment cut off times. 
USD SWIFT £17 £27 Same Day
AED SWIFT £17 £27 2 Working Days
AUD SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day
CAD SWIFT £17 £27 Same Day
CHF SWIFT £17 £27 Same Day
CNH SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day
CZK SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day
DKK SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day
GBP SWIFT £17 £27 Same Day
HKD SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day
HUF SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day
ILS SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day
INR SWIFT £17 £27 2 Working Days
JPY SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day
MAD SWIFT £17 £27 2 Working Days
MXN SWIFT £17 £27 Same Day
NOK SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day
NZD SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day
PHP SWIFT £17 £27 2 Working Days
PLN SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day
QAR SWIFT £17 £27 2 Working Days
RON SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day
SAR SWIFT £17 £27 2 Working Days
SEK SWIFT £17 £27 Same Day
SGD SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day
THB SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day
TRY SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day
ZAR SWIFT £17 £27 Next Working Day

International payments tracker

Keep track of the payments you’re sending and receiving by simply logging on to Connect Online Banking. The International payments tracker aims to improve information, transparency and traceability of your payments.

Key features:

  • Search the status of a SWIFT international payment in real time./li>
  • Check the processing time for each step.
  • See a breakdown of fees taken by each bank (as applicable).
  • View the details of a payment.
  • Confirmation of credit to the beneficiary’s account.
  • Ability to download the original MT 103 (payment message), as proof of the payment.

If you want to start enjoying the benefits of straightforward banking with support from your own Relationship Director, contact us today.

You can also use our calculator to work out cut-off times and settlement dates.

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