Are you planning on going on holiday or working abroad?
Going abroad and transacting in a foreign currency is less hassle with us.
We have a range of options available to help you whether you are going on holiday or wanting to pay someone in another currency.
Use your debit or credit card
Did you know you can travel light and use your Visa debit or credit card to conveniently and securely access money or pay for goods and services abroad? It offers you access to your money worldwide and means you don’t have to carry lots of cash. You can use your card in shops, hotels, filling stations, restaurants etc abroad – anywhere Visa Credit or MasterCard Credit is accepted or where Visa Debit is accepted for Visa debit cards.
To ensure your holiday is a memorable one for all the right reasons, make sure to get travel insurance before you go. Whether you are looking for Single-trip or Multi-trip cover, or are off to Europe or travelling around the world, we have you covered with a plan tailored to suit you.
First Trust Bank customers* may buy and sell foreign currency notes for the following countries:
|Euro||US Dollar||Hong Kong Dollar|
|Australian Dollar||New Zealand Dollar||Norwegian Krone|
|Japanese Yen||Danish Krone||Swiss Franc|
|South African Rand||Swedish Krona||Saudi Riyal|
|Polish Zloty||Czech Koruna|
|Singapore Dollar||Canadian Dollar|
Click here to view the daily exchange rates of the most popular currencies here. Alternatively, call us on 0345 6005 925†
Whilst our branches hold a stock of the most popular currencies, we recommend that you call at least 5 working days in advance and place an order to ensure that your request can be accommodated.
You can view our commission charges for foreign currency transactions on our price list for personal customers.
* First Trust Bank will only buy or sell foreign currency notes from existing First Trust Bank customers.
International funds transfer
Sending an international payment is the quickest and most convenient way to send money abroad. You will need the International Bank Account Number (IBAN) and Bank Identifier Code (BIC) which the receiver can obtain from their Bank, and also the full address details of the receiver.
You can make an international payment by calling in to your nearest branch and completing the relevant International Payment Application Form (Paylink).
Charges apply for sending an international payment. For more details, please talk to a member of staff in-branch or call us on 0345 6005 925†
Manage your finances whilst away from home
You can continue to keep on top of your finances whilst abroad by using Online, Mobile and Phoneline Banking to check your balance and recent transactions, pay your bills and transfer money between your own accounts or to other UK bank accounts.
Mobile banking is free to download and use, although data charges may apply when using your mobile abroad. Please refer to your service provider for more details.
Talk to us
Simply call us on 0345 6005 925† or call in to your local First Trust Bank branch if you have any queries that we can help you with.
† Lines open: 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday (except on bank holidays). Calls may be recorded. Call charges may vary - refer to your service provider.