Open a GBP account in the EU
Set up your own GBP account in the EU within minutes. Get started with no sign-up fee and zero monthly fees.
“Massively simplifies the challenge of doing business overseas”
"Airwallex aims to upend global payments system"
“Airwallex is the highest ranked Australian firm at #32” - Top Global 100 Fintech
“Airwallex offers exchange services that are cheaper and faster”
Trade throughout the UK with a dedicated GBP account
Reduce payment friction for British customers
Provide your customers with a British Account Number and Sort Code to receive payments through the local banking network. Get paid in GBP directly into your GBP Global Account.
Receive and hold funds in multiple currencies
Expand into new markets easily by opening foreign currency accounts in 11 different currencies.
Improve your margins
Bring back your funds for less. Convert and withdraw into EUR in seconds, with access to our interbank FX rates and a low fee of just 0.5%.
Expand into the UK without the red tape
Set up a HKD account in seconds
Save time by opening local accounts online in seconds and start receiving local currency payments like USD, immediately.
Make it easy for your EU based customers to pay you
Provide your customers based in Europe with local EU transaction account details, so they can pay you in EUR.
No sign-up fees and zero monthly account fees
Our global accounts are fee-free to open and manage. Just pay a small fee of 0.5% when converting EUR back to GBP.
Manage your business finances from a single platform
Integrate with global online marketplaces
Seamlessly integrate with global platforms like eBay, Shopify and Paypal. Accept payments in local currencies.
Hold in foreign currencies
Use our global accounts to collect and spend in the same currency, eliminating unnecessary conversion fees.
Combine with virtual payment cards
Pay your global debit card expenses with your multi-currency balance, with zero international card transaction fees.
How do GBP current accounts work?
You’re issued an Account Number and Sort Code
Share these details on invoices, payment information and financial tools.
Receive payments in GBP
Use it just like a British business account. Get paid via direct bank transfer.
Withdraw in your local currency
Convert your GBP into EUR immediately, using the real conversion rate.
Pay suppliers and staff in GBP
Hold GBP in your Global Account and pay out via direct deposit. No conversion fees.
Business account pricing
UK business account
FREE (available in 11 currencies)
FX currency conversion fee
0.5% or 1% above our interbank rate
UK domestic transfers
Free for your first 5 cardholders.***
£5 per additional cardholder per month including Airwallex Expenses
International card transactions
*Where payments are made through Airwallex’s payment network there are no payment fees. However any payments made via the SWIFT network will still incur a payment fee of £10 SHA. Click here for more information. **For card transactions, you will access our interbank rates plus small margin for the following currencies: GBP, USD, AUD, EUR, HKD, CAD, NZD, SGD, THB, JPY, CHF. For less frequently traded currencies, we will use the Visa rate.
Make bookkeeping a breeze
Seamlessly integrate your Airwallex account with Xero for easy payment reconciliation.
Quick and easy integration
Link your Airwallex and Xero accounts in just a few clicks.
Multi-currency transaction syncing
Sync your multi-currency Airwallex transactions to Xero, including who made the transaction and where.
Ensure your Xero transaction records are up to date for your accountant or bookkeeper.
Open multiple foreign currency accounts, with no monthly fees
See how our customers are finding Airwallex
"Airwallex have been a fantastic partner for Olsam Group as we grow our eCommerce brands to new channels and new markets. Their easy to use interface and integrations have been a joy for our finance team to use as we scale."
"For ME + EM, expanding into international markets such as the US has been our focus - and with Airwallex, we were able to use their local USD Global Account to collect from our Paypal US account, thereby allowing us to save 3% on each transaction. The process of working with Airwallex has been seamless - our suppliers get paid quickly, we have a dedicated Relationship Manager who has been really patient, helpful and quick to respond. I am keen to use their cards to pay for our ad spend in the near future to save further on our USD invoices."
Finance Manager, ME + EM
"We've had such a fantastic experience switching to Airwallex. Previously we were using a traditional bank to make all of our international transactions and they'd constantly lock us out of the account everytime we made a transfer, resulting in hours and hours of lost time on hold. Airwallex is secure, makes it super quick and simple to make and receive international payments."
Managing Director, Perspective Pictures
“We used to pay Stripe between $5,000 and $10,000 a month in conversion fees because most of our customers pay in dollars. Now we funnel that money into our Airwallex US dollar account, we don’t have to pay commission. We’ve saved more than $100,000 so far this year”
Founder and CEO, Brandbassador
"We love Airwallex! It has considerably eased our invoicing and payments to contractors around the world. Sending and receiving money is much faster and cheaper than before."
Co-Founder, Mobile Transaction
“We are so glad that we have found Airwallex! There are no hidden charges, they are quick to respond to any queries and we had the smoothest transaction with amazing support from the team continually.”
Supply Chain Executive, Miss Patisserie
"Our water solutions company, Dropterra (go.dropterra.com) has partnered with Airwallex since inception and it has been the best banking and payment partner a company can think of. International transactions are easy, secure, and fast, the technology is incredible and their client service fantastic! We look forward to growing and deepening our relationship with Airwallex!"
Security is at our core
Your money is held securely in a ring-fenced account. You can access your funds whenever you like as they're never invested or lent to anyone else.
Your data is stored and protected behind multiple layers of authentication. Two factor authentication is enabled on your account for added security.
Our security systems and procedures are based on the highest international standards including PCI Level 1 compliance.
Airwallex holds Electronic Money Institution (EMI) authorisations in Europe and is regulated by the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, Relation no. R179622) and the Bank of Lithuania (Lietuvos Bankas, Authorization code LB002102).
You don't need a bank to run your business
Start winning new markets today. Open an account in minutes, and join thousands of businesses already using Airwallex to streamline their finances globally.
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