Overseas Money Transfers

Overseas Money Transfers

Overview of services

If you’d like to save time and money on currency transfers to and from Portugal we can help, with excellent exchange rates, no transfer fees and exceptional customer service.

With us you can manage your transfers over the phone with your personal account manager, online, through our app or in branch, giving you total flexibility.

Whether you want to fix an exchange rate in advance, target a rate, buy currency for future transactions, or just make an immediate transfer, our expert team are on hand to make your money go further. 

Brief company history

We were established in 1996, making us one of Europe’s oldest foreign exchange specialists.

We’ve grown significantly over the years and now have 20+ global offices. We employ over 500 currency experts and process more than £7.5bn in international payments a year.

We hold an ‘Excellent’ five-star Trustscore on Trustpilot and have won a number of awards, including MoneyAge Money Transfer Provider of the Year 2016, 2018 and 2020.

Brief personal background

Jose Almeida – Regional Sales Manager.

Jose is Portuguese but was brought up in the UK and subsequently has a distinctive British accent.

He worked in various roles within the tourism industry for many years before settling back in Portugal in 2002.

He has been with Currencies Direct since 2013 and is the Manager of the Almancil office. He is certified in Anti Money laundering and Data Protection.

Company slogan

“Let’s talk currency”.

 Regulatory information

Currencies Direct Ltd, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AA, United Kingdom. Registered in England & Wales, No.: 03041197. Currencies Direct Ltd is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority as an Electronic Money Institution under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011. Our FCA Firm Reference number is 900669.

Our EU services are provided by Currencies Direct Spain.

Currencies Direct Spain, E.D.E., S.L., Avenida del Mediterráneo, 341, 04638 Mojácar, Almería, Spain. Registered in the Commercial Registry of Almería under the Spanish tax ID number B04897930. Currencies Direct Spain, E.D.E., S.L. is authorised by the Bank of Spain as an Electronic Money Institution under Law 21/2011 of 26 July and Royal Decree 778/2012 of 4 May. Our registration number with the Bank of Spain is 6716.