Foreign Exchange

As a bunch of you asked for it, my recent discovery on moving large ($10K+)  chunks of money from British Pounds or Euros to Dollars (and back).  (For smaller amounts, I’m told PayPal works well but I haven’t tried it.)

Here’s the challenge I have had:  if I want to move it from a bank in the UK to a bank in the USA, I have to go through a complicated process to initiate the movement – often requiring me to be in the country where the money is, which is rarely where I am.  So I am in the bank’s office in London, or on the phone with them at 3am, and go through an hour of bureacracy (ID checks, paperwork, waiting) until the money is ready to be wired.  Then, they call their exchange desks … Read More »




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