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Beat the banks! Transfer money to the UK with our forex division

One of the first things you’ll want to do when you arrive in the UK is to transfer your money. Our forex service allows you to transfer money internationally the easy way. The best part? You’ll get a better rate and be charged lower fees than any high street bank in the UK. Read on to find out more.

It can be tricky getting access to your money when you first move to the UK, but we’re here to help

Certain visas require that you have at least £2,000 in savings to prove that you can support yourself in the UK. You will often need to produce bank statements at Passport Control on arrival to support this.

If you have a credit card, we recommend taking it with you, as UK banks are inconsistent with granting credit services to new residents. A credit card is essential for online bookings and will also allow you to draw local currency from most ATMs - an easier option than traveller's cheques.

It’s likely that you’ll want to access the savings you have in your bank account back home, that’s why we give you a free international money transfer as part of your Relocation Package. This is will allow you to move your money to your new UK account.

Easy international money transfers

As a part of our Relocation Package, we’ll give you a free international money transfer. It’s free to set up your account and it only takes minutes. Once you’ve done that you’ll be ready to make your first transfer immediately.

After using our service you’ll wonder why you ever used a bank for forex!

* Excludes SA to UK transfers


Three easy steps to get your money where it needs to be


1. Register

Register your free account online to get full access to our secure money transfer service.


2. Activate

To activate your account, simply upload or email our team copies of your passport and proof of address.


3. Transfer

Transfer between more than 25 currencies from all over the world and benefit from great rates and speedy transfers.

South Africa

Cape Town

Regent Square
Doncaster Road
Kenilworth 7708 +27 (0) 21 657 2120


25 Richefond Circle
Umhlanga 4320 +27 (0) 31 536 8844

United Kingdom


One Croydon
12-16 Addiscombe Road
Croydon CR0 0XT +44 (0) 20 7759 7514



9 Yarra Street
South Yarra
VIC 3141 +613 (0) 8651 4500

Sable International is a trading name of 1st Contact Money Limited (company number 07070528), registered in England and Wales. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK (FCA no. 517570), the Financial Services Conduct Authority in South Africa (1st Contact Money [PTY] Ltd - FSP no. 41900) and hold an Australian Financial Services Licence issued by ASIC to deal in foreign exchange (1st Contact Group - AFS Licence number 335 126).

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