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Foreign payments and currencies

With instant transfers between linked accounts. You can make a transfer through Internet Banking, or by calling us on 0800 092 3300.


You can make an instant transfer between your linked accounts through Internet Banking or, alternatively, you can call us on 0800 092 3300 or write to us.

To make a foreign payment from your pounds sterling or foreign currency account, please call or write to us.

Foreign exchange rates

Here are the exchange rates that we update Monday to Friday.

Weekends and bank holidays will show the indicative exchange rate from the previous working day.

We won't know the actual exchange rate until we make the payment. This means that you might see a different exchange rate below, to what's on your payment instruction. To find what exchange rate we've used, check your account statement.

Exchange rates

17 Jul 2024

Pounds Buy Rates





Pounds Sell Rates





  • for transfers between your accounts in pounds, euros, or US dollars
  • incoming payments in pounds, that are added to a US dollar or euro account
  • incoming US dollar or euro payments being added to a pound sterling account
  • you might get extra charges when making a euro or dollar payment from a pound sterling account
  • for CHAPS payments in pounds/SWIFT payments (non-euro) made from your US dollar or euro accounts, additional charges may apply for certain transactions. You can find more information on this in our Banking Tariff (pdf) or Fee Information Documents.

We can take and send payments in many currencies. See our list below. For indicative exchange rates on any of these currencies please call us on 0800 092 3300.

Currencies accepted by Cater Allen

Here's a list of currencies we can take as telegraphic transfer deposits. This includes GB Pounds. You can find more details our Banking Tariff (pdf) or Fee Information Documents.


Danish Krone

Hungarian forint

Norwegian Krone

Polish Złoty

Romanian leu

Swedish Krona

United States Dollar

Australian Dollar

Canadian Dollar

Swiss Franc

South African Rand

New Zealand Dollar

Japanese Yen

Hong Kong Dollar

Singapore Dollar

UAE Dirham

Indian Rupee

Moroccan Dirham

Thai Baht

Receiving money in a foreign currency, or from outside of the UK

Please show these details to the third parties that make foreign currency payments to your account.

Send to: Santander UK
SWIFT/BIC code (Field 57): ABBYGB2LXXX
Beneficiary name (Field 59): Your full Account name
Beneficiary Account number (Field 59): Your IBAN - this can be found on your statement or via Internet Banking. Or you can get it below, by inputting your Account number
Payment reference (Field 70): Cater Allen

If you need more information about foreign money transfers, call our team on 0800 092 3300.

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