My uncle wants to buy a house in France (Normandy) and he has the money
to do it in his English bank account. Is there any way / services that
will let him transfer a large amount of Sterling in to Euros without
paying the sort of fees the banks usually charge? He obviously expects
to pay a fee for the transfer, but was hoping because it's quite a
chunk of money he'd be able to get a discount of some kind.
Any advice or pointers to info gratefully received and I'll pass them
on to him.
search "uk.finance.* intitle:faq" and sorting by date, I've also tried
intitle:frequently asked questions) and the only info about this I can
find is in the Nov 2000 'Mini FAQ' by Stephen Burke, which says it's
difficult to give advice on what I'm asking about as the situation
changes quite a lot.
I've also been searching on things like 'buying property abroad' and
I'm currently ploughing through 'euro currency conversion' and haven't
found anything looking like a FAQ yet, or anything about quite what my
uncle's after, rather more about changing between currencies for
Is this there another FAQ that I should be looking at, and any idea
what it's called? Searching on 'FAQ' doesn't seem to be helping.