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Currency Exchange query

  • 19-02-2019 10:59pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,172 ✭✭✭

    Hi Folks,

    OH has a a large enough chunk of Swedish Krona that she is planning to transfer to her Irish account in the next few months to help with mortgage application process.

    Our knowledge is very limited. I see Euro is at it's strongest point v SEK for a while, would it be advisable to wait until post-brexit on the off chance the Euro weakens vs SEK or is there very little correlation? If it did return to a 2016 level there would be a considerable difference.

    Also, would people advise going through banks to make the transfer or Revolut or similar?



  • Registered Users Posts: 475 ✭✭PHG

    Hi Naive,

    Unfortunately people can only give you their best guesstimates about the EUR/SEK market as nobody can exactly say where it will bee tomorrow or a years time. Plus, most people on here are just avatars and could be talking nonsense.

    Bring it over in Revolut as bank transfer is extortionate and will cost you a lot.

    Take it over either in one chunk or many and don't look to try and negotiate the currency markets, will just stress yourself out too much. Be happy that you can beat the charges, commission etc. by using Revolut, as you will already be winning.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,530 ✭✭✭Car99

    Set up an account with or similar .

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,612 ✭✭✭Dardania

    Car99 wrote: »
    Set up an account with or similar .

    TransferWise have a fee calculator on their site, and in general offer a very good service. Worth checking out.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,172 ✭✭✭NaiveMelodies

    Thanks folks!

    PHG- figured playing and waiting for a change in currency could get headwrecking! Sound advice!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,725 ✭✭✭ballyharpat

    I always use currency fair. Been very good.

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