Today all eyes are on Greece.

We are the audience contemplating the third act of a Greek play, where the last six years have foreshadowed the current, escalating state of affairs. But it’s not the finale yet – rather just the beginning.

The past few months were marked by the negotiations between Greece and its European creditors. Mediation froze on a knife’s edge, when Alexis Tsipras, the Greek Prime Minister, passed into history by walking out of the rescue talks and calling a national referendum seven days in advance so citizens of the cradle of democracy could decide down which route they wanted to go.



And so it happened. On Sunday Greek voters, almost in unison, rejected creditors’ demands for more austerity measures in exchange for an international  bailout, so the country could function within the eurozone.

The entire eurozone has been pushed into uncharted waters; as the Greek situation is a precedent, it’s incredibly hard to predict what will come next. The Prime Minister claims that a “no” will give him more power to reach a better deal. At the same time the opposition accuse Tsipras of gambling on Greece’s participation in the eurozone and even of threatening the “status quo” of the 19-nation club.

However, some recent reports suggest that it doesn’t matter if Greece rejects the single currency or not. The eurozone has been experiencing problems before “Grexit”, as there are noticeable gaps between the countries, not only economic but also at a  political and cultural level.

Hopefully, a meeting of the Eurogroup scheduled for Tuesday evening, where the current state of play will be discussed, will shed some light on this matter.

Obviously, the Greek crisis affects markets. To a certain degree, it’s one of the reasons the British Pound has been gaining strength for the last 12 months.



Us, hard-working migrants based in the UK, can now send money home enjoying the great exchange rate. At TransferGo we have observed recently a significant number of people transferring much bigger amounts than usual.

For example, for 1000 pounds sent, you get as much as 5862.46 zlotys or 1387.43 Euros (updated on 06.07.2015, 14:30 GTM). When analysing the fluctuation of Sterling against the Romanian Leu, a similar observation strikes you as well. The last 12 months represent a remarkable trend of a rising British Pound, so that if you send money home today, let’s say again 1,000 pounds, your loved ones back in Romania will receive 6223.22 RON on the next business day. Sounds like a perfect start for the family holidays, doesn’t it?

What about you, our dear readers, how do you feel about the Greek vote and its potential consequences? Are you taking advantage of the current impressive rate of the British Pound? We really hope you do!

Also, we are always curious and excited to hear from you, so feel free to share your thoughts!


Today, when you send your money abroad, you expect it to be on the recipient’s account at the speed of light. We can’t do light, yet, but, for the past two years, we have been successfully guaranteeing next business delivery for all of our clients. Reality is,  around 60% of our transfers are actually delivered on the very same day they were sent out.

That is a big wow, isn’t it?! Especially since we don’t ever charge extra for this. Do you want to be among the lucky 60% and have your transfer completed in only a few hours? We are here to show you how to crack our system nicely and enjoy your same-day delivery in only few easy steps.

Morning, Monika!

At TransferGo we believe in technology, but we also believe in people, especially in Monika! She is our gorgeous Head of Financial Operations, who is responsible for the smooth-running of all transactions.  A morning cup of coffee gives Monika not just a boost, but turns her into a superwoman. For instance, she warms up by reciting Pi to 200 digits, that she apparently knows by heart.

So, as you may have guessed, this is definitely the perfect time for you to send money, as Monika will finalise all transfers made before midday right away, with all that caffein-derived energy! Remember: mornings are good for many things and  money transfers are definitely one of them.

How does that (boring) stuff work?

Here are few points that might seems dull at first, but, once you tick them off, you will see transfers becoming even faster and same-day completion more realistic:

  • Have your recipient’s bank details ready
  • have YOUR details ready, especially regarding logging into you bank account, as you will need to make a local transfer to TransferGo’s account via your regular e-banking platform. The faster you transfer money, the sooner it will reach our recipient’s account.
  • If you are sending money for the second time, have your ID ready to upload. You can read more about ID’s upload here.
  • If you are sending money for the first time, but the amount is higher that GBP750, you should also have your ID ready. We really enjoy looking at pictures of you and a horse in countryside, or you presenting your passport in front of a mirror in an office  bathroom, but for the sake of regulations and, more importantly, the secure transfer of your money, we need to actually SEE your details, including name, surname, citizenship, etc. So please, share your amazing selfies on Facebook, and send us all those boring ID pics.
  • Have your documents ready! To be extra safe, when users send larger amounts, we ask them for additional documents, such as proof of address e.g. a bill for utilities. So, when you transfer big money (as there is no limit of daily transactions at TransferGo), photos or scans of this paper-work will be very appreciated.

At weekends, send love, not money.

This is quite an obvious one, but that’s the basics. TransferGo is not a bank; that’s why we move your money faster and cheaper. However, we are using bank accounts, and so do you, while making a local transfer. Our team of busy bees is working over the weekends, banks, unfortunately, are not. So bye-bye same day delivery on Saturdays and Sundays or on public holidays for now.

You know it all. So relax and give it a try: it’s your turn to become a hacker! Send your money here.


We are glad to announce that starting this week we have opened 342 additional corridors for you to send money abroad!  This means that from now on you can not only easily send money within the Eurozone, but also get your transfer paid out in euros in any European country if the recipient has an account in euros. This way you can manage all of our international transfers via one platform.

For all euro to euro transfers, we offer the same conditions as for every transfer via TransferGo: same-day settlement for only €0.99. Euro to euro transfers include no currency-conversion charges.

As the Eurozone is a Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA), you can transfer money via your bank. However, not every bank is within SEPA, in which case you would have to pay the normal international transfer fee. But most importantly, banks don’t offer a next-day-delivery guarantee, like we do.

With TransferGo, you can also make fast, simple payments using your debit cards.

Transfers within the Eurozone are exempt from Refer-A-Friend, but you can always earn from the transfers that include a currency conversion.


Do you remember the time, when people used to say that the only place to be for tech lovers was Silicon Valley?

Today if you want to get inspired, you don’t have to cross the ocean anymore, just pop in Lithuania!

Have a look at the latest article on The Next Web naming Lithuania Europe’s secret tech powerhouse and describing the most innovative Lithuanian start-ups.

We’re proud to say that TransferGo was featured in the story as one of the leading money transfers services.

Big News About Petite Prices

January 14, 2015

99 red balloons

Do you remember this ever-green legendary tune from the 1980s? It’s been stuck in our heads ever since our New Year’s Eve party. It might be one of the reasons that starting from the 15th of January we are introducing our brand new pricing for international money transfers that is… 99 and not a penny (or a cent or a balloon) more! Also legendary, isn’t it?

Send money within Europe for small change

Now sending money with TransferGo costs less than a cup of coffee.

If you’re sending money from the UK to any European country you pay only 99p transaction fee. Moreover, all transfers from the Eurozone cost only €0.99 transaction fee. It’s really that simple and transparent.


And what’s more, our exchange rates remain amazingly competitive.

Local prices for local currencies

When sending money within Europe from Poland you pay 9 PLN, from Norway it’s 20.00 NOK, from Denmark it’s 20.00 DKK, from Sweden it’s 10.00 SEK, from Hungary it’s 500.00 HUF and from Romania it’s 9.00 RON.

So fresh, it’s hot

Currency exchange rates on our website are fresh hot.  We’re sure because we refresh it every 60 seconds. We always guarantee the amount your recipient receives – we don’t need any deposits from you. We offer next business day delivery as standard. Join the 50,000 people who have tried us and love us.

A penny for your thoughts

At TransferGo we’re always eager to hear back from you. If you have any thoughts on our new pricing, don’t be shy and drop us an email on: [email protected]

Sometimes it’s just so nice to pretend that you’re an agent of Her Majesty’s Secret Service who can, maybe, hack into any computer system and save the world. But why not save your wallet first, by saving some extra cash?

Here are some tips and tricks if you want to save money when sending it with TransferGo.

With a little help from my friends

If you’re not registered with TransferGo yet, you should look for your friends who are using TransferGo already and use their referral links to join TransferGo. That gives you your first transfer free and also helps your friend to earn cash when you send money overseas.

Want a transfer? Share

Another way to get a free transfer is to use our brand new feature, “Want a free transfer? Share:” button which appears on your activity feed when you start to make a booking. If you click on it, then you can share your message about TransferGo and spread the joy around via Twitter or Facebook. This can be used only once, so you decide when to use it. The button will always be there until it’s used.


Check your e-mail

Finally, take a minute to read all our e-mails that we send to you. It really pays off, as you will be up to date with all our improvements regarding pricing, ID uploads and also…. we’re pretty generous with free transfer codes as a ‘thank you’.



Consider the word ‘migrant.’ Despite it’s original neutral definition, in the Lithuanian media it is usually used in a negative way. As soon as a person crosses a border for more than one month they are considered to be a migrant. They are generally looking for better opportunities abroad. You can’t tell whether the negativity is jealousy or just an honest concern for why people have to leave their home country to find optimism or happiness.

Maybe for these reasons, I’ve never considered myself as a migrant. Even though I’ve lived overseas as a student and worker for about 4 years. I consider myself a citizen of the world, as cheesy as it may sound. I think it’s important to live in cosmopolitan societies, where everyone feels welcome and can play an equal part in the fabric of social living. I’ve never had any personal complexes about this, such as being from a small country or not being completely fluent in English. Therefore, I’ve never looked for a shelter in ethnic societies, but was way more interested in other people’s stories that were so different, so exciting and at the same time so relatable, since we’ve all shared this global view on life. It was also great to share stories of my heritage, which makes everyone so unique in our global society.

Finally, even after returning home, I’ve been constantly looking where I can find more people like me, who would have a similar attitude and would see experiences from abroad in a positive light. Though I’ve received some judgement even for coming back from my life of a ‘migrant’, I don’t get offended, because for me being a global citizen means living anywhere on planet Earth, including my birth country. I don’t see myself tied to any place and am always looking for new opportunities everywhere. I live in Lithuania today, but who knows what tomorrow brings for me – as I have a passport!

I can’t say this is the only point of view – it’s my point of view. Of course, there are many people who can only bear being abroad if they have some collective gathering with others from the same background. And that’s all great. The problem here is that word ‘migrant’, which shouldn’t then be used to diminish what these people do. Especially since most of the time they are actually working abroad to help their relatives back in their respected countries. Of course the media can highlight the minority on social benefits, but most migrants are hard working and looking to help their families economically. We should definitely share more positive views on the great migrant citizens of the world.

I’m proud to work for TransferGo as they by help those living abroad to send money back to their home countries which has a transformative impact on families. The money they send home can be 20% of an average household income, which is undoubtedly a significant amount. I’ve had the pleasure to develop a transaction fee-free month for Lithuanians to help everybody with the transition to the Euro. As a global citizen I want to do all I can to improve the lives of migrants.


How can you spot a migrant? This question raises answers that are not always pleasant. Do we think about a person with poor education, working long hours for minimum wage?  Speaking English only a little, but a proud owner of a big flat TV surrounded by the intense smell of kielbasa or another heavy meat, mist of rolled cigarettes precisely filling the small room inhabited by 5 people? Migrants are often perceived as isolated or community people, unwilling to contribute to the new reality they’re living in. On some level they have never left their native country, at least not mentally.

On the other hand when the word ‘migrant’ comes to mind, I can see an elegant man wearing a pricy suit, perfectly trimmed, with a leather suitcase in his manicured hand and British accent, that could have been practiced during long philosophical discussions at Cambridge. He would introduce himself as ‘Tom’ or ‘Jack’. The only thing that gives him away is a foreign name on his passport, full of rustling and unfamiliar sounds.

‘I’m not a migrant’ I hear people say. ‘I’m a citizen of the world, I feel comfortable everywhere’. Yet, I read that ‘migrants are voracious underdogs’ and I see pictures of angry faces on the cover of the ‘Daily Mail’.

According to the academic definition, ‘migrants are people that were motivated to leave their native country for many reasons – beneficial career prospects, escaping conflict or simply desire for better economic prosperity’. In an era of globalisation and cheap flights we can cross borders and cultures in just a few hours. We shouldn’t be afraid of becoming an active member of various communities. At the same time we can’t pretend that we are not different. It’s a fact that we come from a different place, with unique experiences and views. This bond is important and we should keep it alive also by being in touch with our friends and family back home and helping them out when they are in need.

Today, whilst we celebrate International Migrant Day maybe we should look deeper into the Information Age and the flux of values and truths that is so typical for us. Don’t let ourselves be ‘a universal size’, that fits everywhere equally well. Remember, that we all have our motherlands, our childhood memories that cannot be translated. Especially today, we shouldn’t forget about what truly constitutes us as individual human beings and – among many other things – it is the place we call ‘home’ whether it was chosen by our parents or us.


With New Years’ fireworks at midnight this year, Lithuania will be entering not only 2015, but also the Euro zone. Though it might be sad saying goodbye to our beloved Travelling Heroes, we’re happy to announce that we are starting an amazing promotion for money transfers from the UK to Lithuania and from Lithuania to all our countries. As always, we offer next business day delivery, no additional conditions and no hidden fees.

Your money keeps travelling freely

From the 15th of December we are offering highly competitive pricing to send your money to your Lithuanian accounts from the UK. We’re removing the transaction fee so it will be £0 and our regular competitive mark-up remains on the exchange rate, that is refreshed every 60 seconds on the website, for any amount you send. We’re making transfers cheaper and clearer, so you do not have to worry about Euro confusion or uncertainty. We aim to make our customers’ lives easier.

Euro rules

It’s good to familiarize with the Law on the Euro Adoption in the Republic of Lithuania which provides that from the 1st to the 15th January 2015 all cash payments in Lithuania can be made in Litas or Euro, whereas cash change will be given in Euro only. There are several exemptions. Self-service outlets that have no cashier and no possibility to make cash settlements in Litas and Euro can settle Euro only. All online payments that are made in litas on the 31st that are processed on the 1st January 2015, will be paid out only in Euros. Do you want to know more? Please visit: For fair regulations of prices in Lithuania regarding switching from Litas to Euros, please check the official website here and the website of the Central Bank of the Republic of Lithuania.

Litas’ final stop

Please note, when sending money TO Lithuania with TransferGo, the 29th of December 2014 (until midnight UK time, GMT) will be the last day when you can make bookings in Litas. Starting from the 30th December all bookings TO Lithuania will show that the recipient will receive money in Euros.

When sending money FROM Lithuania with TransferGo the 31st Dec 12:00:00 Noon (mid-day) LT time (UTC +2) will be the changeover when we start accepting bookings for EUR transfers to other currencies.

Free of Charge

From the 15th Dec 2014 to the 15th Jan 2015 we are offering transaction free transfers from the UK to Lithuania and back, so we can smooth the transition to euro for our customers sending money to and from Lithuania. This gives you a great opportunity to send some extra money for your friends and family without any troubles, using cheap and fast transfer services and helping them to get used to the new currency.

TransferGo now allows you to send money across 27+ countries in Europe. Whether it’s Litas or Euro, TransferGo is still 10 times cheaper option than any bank you know for your money transfers from the UK to Lithuania and back. So, do not forget to make use of our holiday deal. We’re looking to save you money and to save you any unnecessary stress or confusion during the Euro transition.

To lighten up your mood during this rainy November TransferGo brings you a very special competition. Sounds like a music to your ears? Perfect!

Listen up

This month when you share your unique refer-a-friend link with your friends you not only give them a free transfer to send money overseas, but also automatically enter our competition where you can win a Premium Spotify Membership for 3 months.The more clicks your referral link gets, the more likely you are to be one of the lucky winners. Don’t forget that you will be also earning 1% from all the transfers made by your referred friends. Our most active referrals earn up to £170 a month!

Become a (rock) star

You have been using our service for quite a while now or maybe you are new to TransferGo? It’s all the same! This time both old and new referrals can participate and at the end of the month we will happily award 5 owners of the most clicked referrals link.

Turn up the volume

Spread the word, and share your individual link via Facebook, Twitter, blog or any other social media platforms, so that the whole world knows there is a cheap, safe and fast way of sending money abroad and it’s called TransferGo.

If you want to learn more about Spotify, where you can find all the beats you love, go here.

Visit Refer a Friend Website to get more information on how our referral program works.

Stay tuned!

Our competition lasts for entire November. At the end of the month we will announce the lucky winners!

TransferGo isn’t only about saving money; it can be about earning money too.

Our Refer-a-Friend programme allows you to earn extra cash by referring your friends and family to use TransferGo. For Mr. Michał Czuchryta it was an obvious way of making money. We thought we’d share some of his experiences on how you can also create a second income.

Meet Michał, one of the stars of our 'Refer-a-Friend' program

Michał has been living in the UK for the last ten years, so he was among the first wave of immigrants that came to England after the borders opened in 2004.  At the moment he is living in London with his family.

Michał is a man of many talents. He has a financial and marketing background and is interested in digital media, fitness and a healthy lifestyle. He blogs about personal finances and personal growth.

About TransferGo, he said, ‘I like to know what’s going on. I support my parents back in Poland so I was looking for a smart way of sending money home. TransferGo appeared to be fast, cheap, and safe, so I tried it.’

When asked about what he liked most about TransferGo, he answered with no doubt: ‘Easiness and transparency. The website is very intuitive and you don’t have to have a degree in finance to understand what’s going on with your money.’

Michał has referred more than 100 people to use his individual refer-a-friend link and make a transfer with TransferGo. He got 1% of all the transfers made by his referrals for their first six months as a TransferGo customer. It means that he has earned hundreds of pounds from us. How did he do it?

Michał explains, ‘I was talking with my friends and it turned out that they usually send money to Poland with long established companies, but they weren’t getting the best rates. It seemed to me that my friends thought they were getting the most competitive exchange rate, but they hadn’t yet tried TransferGo. I knew your mid-market rates are the best on the market, so I was determined to draw everyone’s attention to this. Not only that, you guarantee next day delivery, destination amounts and you have no hidden fees or conditions. My colleagues are interested in saving money so I could offer them my code to get their first transfer for free. Also, as a canny investor I knew that I could make money out of your Refer-a-Friend programme. It’s a win for everybody.’

Michał posted his individual link on his blog as well as on his Facebook page.

‘It’s not only about great exchange rates and fixed fee. It’s also Polish Customer Service. You can trust TransferGo with your money as they always have your back’.

Our Refer-a-Friend programme allows you to earn 1% of each money transfer made by your referral and you get to offer your friends and family their first transfer for free by using your personal Refer-a-Friend code.

Register now and get your individual link.

P.S. Would you like to share your experience of living in the UK with me? Email me at [email protected] I’d love to hear from more people.

Dominika Chmiel