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Send money to Portugal

Transfer money from the UK to Portugal quickly and easily using Travelex Wire: a trusted service where you'll always know how much you're sending.

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How to transfer money to Portugal

Whether you need to pay a bill abroad or you’re looking to make payments towards that special holiday home, it’s never been easier to securely transfer money from the UK to Portugal thanks to Travelex Wire.

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  1. Sign up for an account online
  2. Select Portugal as your destination
  3. Check and confirm your quote
  4. Pay your chosen amount using your UK debit card
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Is sending money abroad safe?

When you’re sending money abroad, it’s understandable that you want to know exactly where your money’s going and what happens to it along the way. So if you’re after a safe way to send money abroad, we’re here to help.

With our expert Customer Service team on hand to answer your questions, you can transfer your money with confidence.

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Looking to transfer money to somewhere other than Portugal?

With Travelex Wire, you’re able to send money to more than 30 countries across the world. Some of our most popular countries include:

North America

Asia & Middle East

  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Turkey

Europe

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands

Africa

  • South Africa

The full list of countries we deliver too is available on our Travelex Wire page.

Customer support

If you have any other questions, we offer several ways to get in touch:

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    Want to talk to us over the phone? Give us a call on 0345 300 5835

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Common questions:

  • What can I do with Travelex Wire?

    Travelex Wire lets you make international money transfers from the UK to 39 countries. That is: set up an order and pay for it with your UK debit card, after which Travelex will set up your currency transfer and send it to the recipient’s bank account.

  • What do I need to get started?

    Let’s start with the basics. To send money abroad with Travelex Wire, you’ll need:
    -Your email address
    -Your UK mobile number
    -Your UK home address
    -Your own UK issued debit card (Visa or MasterCard)
    -The bank details of your recipient, including their full name, country specific bank details, and in some cases – depending on the country and delivery method you choose – their home address.

    If you don’t have your recipient’s bank details readily to hand, you can always create your Travelex Wire account and come back later to complete your order.

  • What is the difference between Travelex International Payments and Travelex Wire?

    Travelex International Payments is an international payments service offered by Travelex through our existing partner UKForex. Travelex Wire is the new money transfer service from Travelex directly, offering a low-cost way of sending money internationally.

  • How much does it cost to make an international money transfer using Travelex Wire?

    When you set up your order, you’ll be given a quote for the exchange rate and a fee for making the transfer. Due to the foreign exchange market changing constantly when open, you may find your quote changes as you are setting up your order. We’ll let you know the latest exchange rate before you confirm payment of your order, and we will confirm the exact exchange rate once your order is booked. The exact fee depends on the amount you wish to send. For orders up to and including £300 GBP, the fee is fixed at £3. For orders over £300, the fee is computed as a percentage of the amount you are sending, and will be clearly displayed to you within Travelex Wire..

  • How will the money appear in my recipient’s account?

    In the majority of cases, the recipient will see a reference to our payment delivery partner (“Currency Cloud”). In some cases, the recipient’s name and the reference note you provided when you set up your order will also be included. We’ll do our best to ensure that it appears on the recipient's statement, but this cannot be guaranteed due to the nature of international money transfers. An international money transfer delivered by SWIFT is more likely to include the reference note but it’s still not guaranteed.

^The exact fee depends on the amount you wish to send. For orders up to and including £300 GBP, the fee is fixed at £3. For orders over £300, the fee is computed as a percentage of the amount you are sending, and will be clearly displayed to you within Travelex Wire. All orders sent using SWIFT incur an additional £8.95 cost, which will be included in your quote. There are 11 countries for which SWIFT is the only supported delivery method (see FAQs for countries).

Travelex Europe Limited, registered in England and Wales under number 9641417, is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) register number 900537, under the Electronic Money Regulations for the issuing of electronic money.