Purchasing DVC from UK - money transfer?

meryll83

All it takes is faith and trust...
Joined
Nov 23, 2006
Looking for some advice!

I assume you can't purchase using a bank/credit card and need to do a money transfer?

I've seen there are many money transfer companies who handle the currency exchange - can anyone who has done this guide me through the exact process and make any recommendations?

Much appreciated!
 
  • onestitchloose

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    Aug 18, 2015
    We used hifx. It's fairly straight forward. Once you've committed to purchasing the title company should send you the bank details you need to pay the money into. When we bought we didn't get the option of a credit card but we never asked either.

    We opened an account with hifx which tbh if you are going to use them, do it now as they send you something out in the post you need to use to verify your account. The whole process can take 2 to 3 days to get setup. You would then create a recipient when logged into hifx and add the details for the bank account.

    Once that is done they tell you the transaction can take up to 7 days but I think that's just a general warning, ours took only 3. We got text messages at every step of the way which was nice.

    Afterwards we found out that Fairfx do the exact same process and the difference in fx rates were minimal.

    Good luck

    (ours wasn't direct with disney obv)
     

    meryll83

    All it takes is faith and trust...
    Joined
    Nov 23, 2006
    Ah, I already have an account with Fairfx (just from using their currency card), so I wonder if that might be the easiest thing to do?
    And the rates were comparable? Any fees?
     

    onestitchloose

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    Aug 18, 2015
    hifx charged me £9 for the transfer of the deposit as it was less than 2.5k GBP. However even with that, we saved much more versus the bank. The bank would have given us a rate of 1.49 that day, hifx gave 1.56.

    They have a calculator that u can use which gives you an estimate but watch out it literally changes every 2 minutes (marginally but still...). The rate you buy at won't be confirmed until you have put in your details for paying for it.

    Fairfx, if you go onto their homepage, they have an international/money transfer section. Just click that and you can see what the rate is. They advertise no fees (to me that usually means the rate isn't as good). All you can do is check on the day you want to transfer and see which one works out better.
     
  • onestitchloose

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    Joined
    Aug 18, 2015
    No problem, the only other thing I'd recommend is purchasing sooner rather than later if you can. Nearly everyone on the forums agree they wish they had done it sooner :)
     
  • tropicalstorm

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jun 15, 2012
    I used Hifx for my first purchase many years ago but have just bought a new contract and used Fairfx this time. Their rate was a few cents more than Hifx and no charges. They were really helpful on the phone too.
     


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