Global Reach: Securely transfer money overseas in over 50 currencies

Global Reach offers money transfer services at competitive exchange rates.

Global Reach (formerly FC Exchange) specialises in offering fast, secure and affordable online transfers to personal and business customers. Global Reach allows Australian residents to sign up and take advantage of its convenient money transfers, despite being based in the UK.

Product NameGlobal Reach (formerly FC Exchange) International Money Transfers
Min. Transfer AmountAUD 3,000
Max. Transfer AmountNo limit
Transfer MethodsOnline, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
Transfer OptionsRegular payments, One off payments, Market orders, Forward contracts
Transfer Speed
Minimum transfer time
1 day
Customer ServicePhone, Chat, Email, Branch
Available CurrenciesAED, AUD, BBD, BGN, BHD, BSD, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, GHS, HKD, HRK, HUF, ILS, INR, JPY, KES, KYD, MXN, NOK, NZD, PHP, PLN, RUB, SDG, SEK, THB, TRY, USD, XCD, ZAR
Online Transfer FeeGBP 10
Exchange Rate UpdatesReal time

See Global Reach rates below

Please note: As Global Reach is only online during UK hours, there may be some delay in response if you sign up.

Global Reach aims to offer exchange rates that are much closer to the mid-market rate than what the major banks offer. It offers a best exchange rate guarantee, minimal transfer fees and has handled more than four billion pounds worth of international money transfers. It is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as an Authorised Electronic Money Institution (AEMI).

To top it off, Global Reach lets individuals and businesses send money around the world in over 130 popular and more exotic currencies.

As a global currency specialist, Global Reach purchases foreign currency at wholesale rates. And because it trades such large volumes of currency, it can offer you exchange rates that are clearly superior to those provided by banks.

Price match guarantee

If you’re quoted a better exchange rate from another foreign exchange company, Global Reach will match that rate with its best exchange rate guarantee.

There are a few conditions to be aware of with this offer. Firstly, Global Reach is only operational during UK hours, and they'll only match the price you've sourced from another provider if it's provided to them within 4 hours of your having received it, or by their close of business. You need to have an active account with the other provider and you need to have written evidence of the quote, showing any additional fees or charges. That's so Global Reach can calculate the 'effective' exchange rate from the other provider, which is the rate offered plus any fees or transaction costs.

To compare the current exchange rates available from Global Reach, you’ll need to sign up for a free account. However, the Global Reach website also offers useful currency exchange tools to help you find the current interbank rate.

Visit Global Reach's website to view the the full terms and conditions of their pricing guarantee.

How much does it cost to transfer money with Global Reach?

Global Reach offers a simple and transparent fee structure. If you transfer an amount less than £10,000 (or equivalent), a £10 fee applies. If you want to send £10,000 or more, you don’t have to pay any transaction fee. It’s also free to sign up for and maintain an Global Reach online account, while other features such as forward contracts also don’t attract any extra commission.

Minimum transfer amount and available countries

As a general rule, Global Reach only offers transfers of more than £3,000, but it does have the facilities to handle smaller amounts. There is no maximum transfer amount.

When you need to send money overseas, Global Reach offers transfers in the following currencies:

  • UAE Dirham
  • Australian Dollar
  • Bahamian Dollar
  • Bahraini Dinar
  • Botswana Pula
  • British Pound Sterling
  • Bulgarian Lev
  • Canadian Dollar
  • Cayman Island Dollar
  • Chinese Yuan Renminbi
  • Croatian Kune
  • Czech Koruny
  • Danish Krone
  • East Caribbean Dollar
  • Euro
  • Ghanaian Cedi
  • Hong Kong Dollar
  • Hungarian Forint
  • Israeli Shekel
  • Indian Rupee
  • Jamaican Dollar
  • Jordanian Dinar
  • Japanese Yen
  • Kenyan Shilling
  • Kuwaiti Dinar
  • Sri Lankan Rupee
  • Mauritian Rupee
  • Mexican Peso
  • Nigerian Naira
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Norwegian Krone
  • Ormani Rial
  • Russian Ruble
  • Saudi Riyal
  • Singapore Dollar
  • South African Rand
  • Swedish Krona
  • Swiss Franc
  • Thai Baht
  • Turkish Lira
  • Ugandan Shilling
  • US Dollar
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What types of transfers can you carry out with Global Reach?

Global Reach offers a variety of options for transfers:

  • One-off payments. A one-off spot transfer allows you to lock in a competitive exchange rate and send a fast transfer.
  • Forward contracts. This option allows you to fix your exchange rate for up to two years.
  • Limit orders. This allows you to set up an automatic transfer for when your target exchange rate becomes available on the market.
  • Market orders. This allows you minimise risk by targeting favourable exchange rates.
  • Regular payments. If you need to make regular transfers overseas, perhaps to pay off a mortgage, Global Reach’s Regular Payment Facility helps you save time on your transfers.

If you ever have a question or require assistance with a transfer, Global Reach offers a handy online FAQ section and detailed information on its website. It also has offices in the UK, South Africa and Cyprus, with phone (via freecall number for Australian customers) and email support available.

The registration and transfer process

To begin using Global Reach services, you must first open an account. To open an account, you will need to provide your name, contact information and transfer requirements.

Once your provide your basic details, you provide transfer details such as such as the amount you’re sending, the currency you’re transferring, and where the money will be going. You will also have the option of placing a one-off transfer or using a forward contract or limit order to get the exchange rate you want.

You will then be given a chance to review the exchange rate and fee that will apply to your transaction. If you’re happy with the full cost of the transaction, submit your transfer.

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What are the pros and cons of using Global Reach?

Pros

  • A wide range of available currencies. With support for 50 currencies, Global Reach offers transfers to a huge range of destinations.
  • Flexible with many options. With forward contracts, limit orders and the option of setting up regular payments, Global Reach offers flexible options to help you save time and money.
  • Price match guarantee. Global Reach guarantees to beat the rate of another exchange company.

Cons

  • Not Australian based. Global Reach is based in the UK and does not have any branches in Australia.

What other products and services does Global Reach offer?

Business solutions

From foreign exchange dealing to online seller solutions, Global Reach offers a wide range of currency services for businesses.

Have you got more questions?

How long do transfers take to be completed?

Registering for a Global Reach account takes just a few minutes. Transfer times vary depending on the currency you are transferring and bank cut-off times, but same-day transactions are possible in many cases.

Global Reach offers a convenient transfer alternative if you don’t want to accept a low exchange rate from your bank. Compare its features with the services offered by other money transfer companies so that you can find the right transfer solution for your needs.

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    AmandaJanuary 9, 2018

    A family member will be transferring money that we have been left in a will. From the UK to Australia, will they have to set up the account as they are the sender?
    Thanks

    • finder Customer Care
      RenchJanuary 9, 2018Staff

      Hi Amanda,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that we are not affiliated with FC Exchange or any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      If you are referring to FC Exchange, you must first open an account. To open an account, you will need to provide your name, contact information and transfer requirements.

      Once your provide your basic details, you provide transfer details such as such as the amount you’re sending, the currency you’re transferring, and where the money will be going. You will also have the option of placing a one-off transfer or using a forward contract or limit order to get the exchange rate you want.

      You will then be given a chance to review the exchange rate and fee that will apply to your transaction. If you’re happy with the full cost of the transaction, submit your transfer.

      The sender will be the one to open an account to submit a transfer.

      Best regards,
      Rench

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    KyleJune 7, 2016

    Hello Finder team,
    My family is transferring a lot of money from Canada into Australia in the next few months. In my due diligence – I am just looking to verify FC Exchange is a legitimate trader. I was hoping I could ask for your confirmation (which I would assume you would have from Your due diligence in writing these reviews).
    Thanks
    Kyle

    • finder Customer Care
      ShirleyJune 7, 2016Staff

      Hi Kyle,

      Thanks for your question.

      FC Exchange is a legitimate international money transfer services provider.

      Their registered office is located at Salisbury House, Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 5QQ.

      They are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as an Authorised Electronic Money Institution (AEMI) under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 for the issuing of electronic money (FRN: 900205) in the United Kingdom.

      Hope this helps.

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