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International payments

Send money abroad quickly & securely

If you need to send money overseas, first direct's International Payments service can sort it for you quickly & easily.

  • quick and easy to send money abroad to all major countries from your first direct Current Account
  • payments can be arranged every day of the week
  • secure transactions.

What you'll need

  • recipient's full name and address
  • recipients bank code (usually a BIC - Business Identifier Code)
  • recipients IBAN (International Bank Account Number) or account number
  • recipient's bank address
  • your own account details name and address - which will be passed to the recipient's bank
  • the recipient's reference, if applicable.

Please make sure you give us all the correct information to avoid delays or incorrect payments (though we'll do our best to help and make reasonable efforts to recover the payment). If a payment is returned, you might get a different amount back because of other bank's charges and differences in exchange rates.

As part of our fraud prevention measures one of our Customer Services team might give you a call to re-confirm the payment.

Receiving International Payments

If you receive payments from overseas, you'll need to give the person paying you, your international bank account number (IBAN) and bank identifier code (BIC).

These can be found by logging onto internet banking and selecting:

  • statements
  • view statement
    and scrolling to the bottom of the page to select
  • print
    then on the print page, select
  • preview
    and your international bank account number and bank identifier code show on your statement just below your account summary.

Want to send some money abroad?

Please call our call centre and ask for Foreign Services

03 456 100 100

Foreign Services available: Sun-Fri 8am - 10pm and Sat 8am - 7pm. Calls may be recorded and monitored.

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