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Sending money abroad

How do I send money abroad?

Making an international payment using the mobile app or Online Banking is just as secure as it is to make one in branch. You can make a payment to a new or an existing payee, quickly and easily, in the comfort of your home. Criteria apply. 

Fee free

We don't charge a fee to send standard international payments using Online Banking or the mobile app.

Find out the exchange rates upfront

With our live rates, you'll see exactly how much you'll pay before you make your international payment.

Compare international payment options

When sending money abroad, you'll pay different amounts depending on when or where you're sending it to and how quickly you need it to arrive.

Select your preferred way of doing it

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The quickest route

What you'll need

The latest version of the mobile app 

The recipient's IBAN or Account number

BIC/SWIFT code or NCC number

Any other country specific requirements

When paying someone new for the first time via Online Banking you will also need:

Your debit card

Your enabled card-reader

Your step-by-step guide

Pay an existing payee

If you've made a payment before via the mobile app or Online Banking, the payee details are automatically saved. You won't need a card reader to complete the transaction if you're using the same payment details. 

Pay someone new

It's easy to pay someone new using just your mobile app. Limits apply.

Download the app

Downloading the NatWest app couldn't be easier, follow these three simple steps below.
  1. On your mobile or tablet, go to the App Store if using Apple or Google Play if using Android
  2. Search for 'NatWest Mobile Banking'
  3. Tap to download the app

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Experience easy, quick, secure banking with the NatWest banking app

Get the app

Experience easy, quick, secure banking with the NatWest banking app

What you'll need

 

Your debit card

Your enabled card-reader

The recipient's IBAN or Account number

BIC/SWIFT code or NCC number

Any other country specific requirements

Your step-by-step guide:

  1. 01

    Select 'Payments and transfers' from the left hand menu

  2. 02

    Under the 'International payments' section select 'Make a Payment'

  3. 03

    If you are setting up a new international payee, select 'Get a quote for paying someone new' then select 'Next'. If you are sending to an existing payee, skip to step 7

  4. 04

    The next screen will ask you some questions to provide you with a quote in pounds and pence. The quote will have converted the amount you want to pay into local currency and will include the relevant fees

  5. 05

    Enter the country, the currency, the amount you want to send, how fast you want it sent, and the relevant fee options. The website will give you a quote in pounds and pence of how much it will cost in total. Once done, click ‘Next’

  6. 06

    Enter the relevant account details, which will vary depending on the country you are sending to. If unsure what they are, click on the information icon next to the required details on the website

  7. 07

    You’ll also need to enter a reference for the payment, the account you want it to leave from, and the date you want it to be sent. Once done, select ‘Next’

  8. 08

    You’ll be given a summary of all the information you have entered, please check that everything is fine before continuing. You’ll then need to follow the onscreen instructions to authorise the payment with your card reader

  9. 09

    Once the card reader has been enabled, select ‘Confirm’ to send the payment

  10. 10

    You're done! Click below to send your International Payment with Online Banking now