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We have some bills of Kyle's that are now coming due and we need to be able to pay them through Kyle's TSB account. We have a debit card to pull out money... can we deposit money the same way at an ATM? We are looking for the least expensive/fee based way possible.

Does anyone have any suggestions? We can't just pay out of our US bank account. The money HAS to come from his TSB Lloyds account. I hope someone has a suggestion or experience...

Laura


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Are the bills to be paid in the UK or the US.

Cheque would be the easiest way.


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Are the bills to be paid in the UK or the US.

Cheque would be the easiest way.

They are to be paid in the UK in British pounds.


AOS (from VWP)Application Removal of Conditions Timeline Naturalization Timeline
12/28/2009 Sent I-130,I-485,I-765 02/25/2012 Sent out I-751 via USPS to VSC 01/15/2013 Sent out N-400 via USPS to Dallas, TX
03/24/2010 AOS Interview APPROVED!!! 10/24/2012 RFE 04/03/2013 Naturalization Interview - Passed!
04/05/2010 Greencard arrived!! 01/03/2013 Approved! Card production ordered! 05/15/2013 Oath Ceremony - Kyle is a US Citizen!

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Wire transfer is the hassle free way - all methods have fees but we're not really talking huge sums of money are we? We (Karin and I) will do a wire transfer every now and then so we've got some in the German account (for incidentals).

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We will be putting in about $3500USD into the British account total. We will be depositing around $500-1000 dollars at a time.


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12/28/2009 Sent I-130,I-485,I-765 02/25/2012 Sent out I-751 via USPS to VSC 01/15/2013 Sent out N-400 via USPS to Dallas, TX
03/24/2010 AOS Interview APPROVED!!! 10/24/2012 RFE 04/03/2013 Naturalization Interview - Passed!
04/05/2010 Greencard arrived!! 01/03/2013 Approved! Card production ordered! 05/15/2013 Oath Ceremony - Kyle is a US Citizen!

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http://www.xe.com/

XE is a really easy way to transfer funds from the US to the UK :thumbs:


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Thank you all for helping. I thought we had tied all the lose ends up over in Scotland. Nothing like surprises!! I'll give XE a spin and will come back if i have any other questions or feedback. :) Thanks!


AOS (from VWP)Application Removal of Conditions Timeline Naturalization Timeline
12/28/2009 Sent I-130,I-485,I-765 02/25/2012 Sent out I-751 via USPS to VSC 01/15/2013 Sent out N-400 via USPS to Dallas, TX
03/24/2010 AOS Interview APPROVED!!! 10/24/2012 RFE 04/03/2013 Naturalization Interview - Passed!
04/05/2010 Greencard arrived!! 01/03/2013 Approved! Card production ordered! 05/15/2013 Oath Ceremony - Kyle is a US Citizen!

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I've had good luck using XETrade for converting USD to GBP-- very easy to do online.

Are the fees from XETrade very high? We used my own bank to do transfers but got hit with a fee on his acct in UK and our acct here in US as well.

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I just used Xoom. It was $4.99 for a wire and it was very straight forward and easy to use.


DCF - London

18 Jul 04 - Police Certificate Requested

19 Jul 04 - I-130 sent

22 Jul 04 - NOA I-130 logged with INS

29 Jul 04 - DS230 sent

29 Jul 04 - Had vaccinations

14 Aug 04 - Police Certificate Received

30 Sept 04 - I-130 approved

30 Nov 04 - Received I-864 from co sponsor

04 Dec 04 - Sent DS2001

13 Jan 05 - Interview date 04 Feb 05

04 Feb 05 - VISA APPROVED!!!

08 Feb 05 - Proud owner of IR-1 Visa

09 Jun 05 - Arrived in the USA

24 April 09 - US Citizen

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There is some great information in this thread! (while i see a money from UK to US.. maybe there should be a money from US to UK page on the UK wiki too!) My husband and I went ahead with our first xetrade on Friday. We elected to go the EFT route where the money would be debited from our US account, and EFTed into his UK account. There were no "xetrade" fees with this method. I'm hoping there will not be any fees added from our US account nor his UK account. If we don't like the way this one worked, we'll look into some of the other options listed above. :)

If anyone else has good/bad reviews of transferring money, please be sure to add them here. :)


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12/28/2009 Sent I-130,I-485,I-765 02/25/2012 Sent out I-751 via USPS to VSC 01/15/2013 Sent out N-400 via USPS to Dallas, TX
03/24/2010 AOS Interview APPROVED!!! 10/24/2012 RFE 04/03/2013 Naturalization Interview - Passed!
04/05/2010 Greencard arrived!! 01/03/2013 Approved! Card production ordered! 05/15/2013 Oath Ceremony - Kyle is a US Citizen!

***Detailed time line in my About Me page***

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We have sent money back and forth for the last 2 years and now especially with the wedding coming up, I make a payment to Russ' savings account every month. I looked into doing it with my bank direct, but they charge £25.00 fee per tranasction so instead we use PayPal. I can send him currency in either USD or GBP and vice versa and it automatically converts. Paypal only take about 3.4% in fees and is also much cheaper than Western Union who we used once. I would recommend you use PayPal, pay the money from your TSB account into his US account, then he withdraw the money to pay from there.

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