International payments

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Whether you need to make one-off or regular international payments, you can send your money with confidence using our Priority Payments or SEPA Credit Transfer payment services.

At a glance

  • Make payments in sterling and other tradeable currencies
  • Safe and secure ways to send money overseas
  • Easily manage payments through HSBCnet
  • Expert support and information available
  • Choice of two services to suit your specific needs

Priority Payments for fast international payments

  • Fastest and most secure HSBC international payment service
  • Ideal for sending higher value international payments
  • Send money securely to less developed countries
  • Real-time gross settlement system (RTGS 'Target') manages euro payments across Europe

SEPA Credit Transfers for cheaper payments across the EEU

  • Send payments in euros to over 30 European countries
  • Convenient non-priority service - beneficiary receives funds the day after your account is debited
  • BIC and IBAN validation/conversion tool to help you send payments
  • Electronic updates for both you and your beneficiary

Make regular international payments?

If you send money abroad on a regular basis, a Foreign Currency Account could be ideal for you. It can be easier and cheaper than setting up and managing an account in a foreign country. Plus, as accounts are available in all tradeable currencies, you avoid the cost and risks of foreign exchange. Find out more

Important information

View some key questions and answers about SEPA

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03457 606 060

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Textphone: 03457 125 563

From overseas, call us on

+44 1226 260 878

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