Travel and Foreign payments

Our straightforward Travel Money Service means that's one more thing off the holiday checklist.

Travel Money

Order currency directly to your door.

  • order currency online or over the telephone* from £100 up to £2,500. Charges may apply**
  • cash orders available in up to 67 currencies.

Foreign payments

With first direct's Foreign Payments service we can arrange to send electronic payments abroad quickly and easily for you.

* Telephone orders are available for first direct customers only and are subject to a commission fee of 2%, minimum £3.00. This charge will be waived for First Directory members.

** Ordering currency is commission free if you order online. Telephone orders are subject to a commission fee of 2%, minimum £3.00. You must pay using your first direct, UK issued HSBC or M&S Bank debit or credit card. You may be charged a cash advance fee. This will depend on the card's Terms and Conditions and you should refer to them for details.


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