A better way
to move your money
Whether you’re buying, selling or maintaining property abroad, or sending funds to family and friends, look beyond your bank for a better way to move your money. You can easily make one-off or regular payments worldwide, with great exchange rates and low, fully transparent fees – all with the trust and security you expect from John Lewis.
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Our International Payments service is a cost-effective way of making payments abroad, as you'll receive bank beating exchange rates and incur less fees overall. It involves secure bank to bank transfers and is ideal if you are buying or selling property abroad or simply transferring money to an overseas account for a mortgage, pension or even to family and friends. You can set up an online account to make your transfers and manage your payments and we also offer a telephone support services should you want to further discuss your requirements or have any questions.
If you are making smaller transfers of money abroad, our in-store Western Union service is ideal. You can use cash or card over the counter in a John Lewis Bureau de change and convert this directly to the local currency, quickly and simply. Just specify a friend or family member to collect from one of the thousands of Western Union locations worldwide. At a John Lewis Bureau de change, you can also receive incoming payments from these Western Union locations.
Our International Payments service is available to residents of the UK and EEA.
To set up an account, you need to confirm a few personal details, including contact information and the currencies you’re interested in transacting.
You will also need to create a password, between 6 and 32 characters long, containing letters, and at least one number and/or symbol. The password is not case sensitive.
We regularly check all main high street bank and building society exchange rates to offer you the best overall price (including banking charges, exchange rates and other fees).
However, our International Payments service is not covered by our Never Knowingly Undersold promise.
John Lewis Finance and John Lewis Bureau de Change is a trading name of John Lewis plc. Registered office: 171 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NN. Registered in England (Registered Company Number 233462). John Lewis Plc introduce the panel of carefully chosen providers in Bureau de Change products and services, whom each hold the appropriate licenses with the Financial Conduct Authority and HMRC.
International Payments from John Lewis Finance is provided by HiFX Europe Limited. HiFX is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2009, registration 462444, for the provision of payment services. HiFX is also a registered MSB with HM Revenue & Customs. Registration number 12131222. HiFX is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 3517451. Registered office: Maxis 1, Western Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1RT.
Money transfers in John Lewis Bureau de change are provided by Western Union. Western Union Payment Services Ireland Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland for conduct of business rules. Registered office 1st Floor 200, Hammersmith Road, London, W6 7DL. Company number 04129906. John Lewis Plc is an agent of Western Union.