Make quick, secure and cost-effective international payments.
There are four different services available through which you can send your international payments. Please see the information below to discover more about which payment service best fits your business needs.
You'll need to know the following information about the person or company receiving the money.
Note: Further information may be required when sending international payments to some countries. We will ask for this at the time or contact you back to request this.
Payments can be sent worldwide using the Foreign Payments option, the SWIFT Payment Method.
Foreign Payments can be sent between 08:00am 11:00am, Monday to Friday for same-day processing, any payments sent between 11:00am and 15:00pm, Monday to Friday are likely to be processed the following buisness day. Foreign payments sent outside of these hours will be scheduled for the next available business day.
For more help and support when making an international payment please refer to our user guide document.
All requests must be on letter-headed paper and be signed in accordance with the bank mandate we hold.
Fax: 0161 201 9024
The following information will be required:
Payments received in a foreign currency will be converted into Sterling and credited into your business account.
The fastest and most secure way of transferring funds into your account is through an electronic transfer. In order to receive a payment, you will need to provide your customer with the following information:
We will confirm receipt of any payments made through our cross -border payments system, showing the amount received and any deductions made from the original amount requested.
IBAN stands for International Bank Account Number, which you can use when making or receiving international payments. An IBAN is always used in conjunction with a Bank Identifier Code (BIC) when sending or receiving payments with a beneficiary abroad.
You can find your IBAN on your statement.
The BIC is a standard identifier for banks internationally. It is issued by SWIFT and should be used on all international payments, unless making a SEPA where the bank will derive the BIC from the IBAN provided.
The Co-operative Bank BIC: CPBKGB22
This product is no longer available for new applications. Charges for our Foreign currency accounts can be found in the Tariff below.
Calls to 0800 and 0808 numbers are free from landlines and mobiles. Calls to 03 numbers cost the same as calls to numbers starting with 01 and 02. Calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers cost 3p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to 0844 and 0843 numbers cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge. Charges for calls made outside of the UK will be determined by your local provider.
Calls may be monitored or recorded for security and training purposes.