Compare TorFX vs TransferWise

Tor Currency Exchange Limited Logo
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Tor Currency Exchange Limited is an electronic money institution focused on international money transfers. Tor Currency Exchange Limited offers money transfers, regular payments, repatriation of funds, virtual accounts to individuals, businesses. In 2019 Tor Currency Exchange Limited had total assets of 108.42 mln GBP, Tor Currency Exchange Limited generated net income of 7.59 mln GBP. Incorporated in the United Kingdom, Tor Currency Exchange Limited is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Tor Currency Exchange Limited is doing business as TorFX.

Transferwise Ltd Logo
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Reviews 94,805 | Excellent

Transferwise Ltd is an electronic money institution focused on international money transfers. Transferwise Ltd offers prepaid cards, international money transfers, virtual accounts with IBAN to individuals, businesses. In 2019 Transferwise Ltd had total assets of 1,108.80 mln GBP, Transferwise Ltd generated net income of 10.30 mln GBP. Incorporated in the United Kingdom, Transferwise Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

TorFX Business Focus
international money transfers
TorFX Products
  • virtual accounts
TorFX Services
  • money transfers
  • regular payments
  • repatriation of funds
TorFX Clients
  • individuals
  • businesses

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TransferWise Business Focus
international money transfers
TransferWise Products
  • prepaid cards
  • virtual accounts with IBAN
TransferWise Services
  • international money transfers
TransferWise Clients
  • individuals
  • businesses

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TorFX TransferWise
Speed1-2 days0-2 days
Amount Range100 GBP - unlimited1.00 EUR - 1,200,000 EUR
Countries120+ countries60+ countries
Currencies40+ currencies40+ currencies
Sending From
  • bank accounts
  • debit cards
  • Transferwise accounts
  • bank accounts
  • payment cards
Receiving To
  • bank accounts
  • Transferwise accounts
  • bank accounts
  • payment cards
Transfer Options
  • one-time payments
  • regular payments
  • large amounts transfers
  • one-time payments
  • regular payments
  • batch payments
  • direct debits
  • large amounts transfers
Risk Management
  • spot contracts
  • forward contracts
  • market orders
  • limit orders
  • stop-loss orders
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Transfer Costs


Transfer Fees
TorFX does not charge anything outside of the actual exchange rate TorFX quotes.
Exchange Rate
TorFX secures a highly competitive exchange rate.


Transfer Fees
How much a particular Transferwise transfer costs depends on three things — the amount being sent, the payment method, and the exchange rate.
Exchange Rate
Transferwise ensures that its customers get mid-market rate — it’s the one banks use to trade between themselves.

Transfer Speed


It can take 1-2 working days for the money to arrive depending on the currencies involved and the destination country.


Transferwise provides an estimated delivery time for every transfer. In general, the delivery time depends on the following:

  1. Sending and receiving countries and currencies.
  2. Payment method. Some payment methods and faster than the other. For example, card payments are normally instant, while bank transfers take longer.
  3. Transfer initiation time. Transferwise can handle the money during normal banking hours.
  4. Security checks. Sometimes Transferwise needs to verify sender's ID, address as well as other details. Such verification can add extra time to your transfer on top of the initial estimation.

Available Currencies


AEAED (UAE dirham)
AUAUD (Australian dollar)
BHBHD (Bahraini Dinar)
BWBWP (Botswana Pula)
CACAD (Canadian dollar)
CHCHF (Swiss franc)
CNCNY (Renminbi (Chinese) yuan)
CZCZK (Czech koruna)
DKDKK (Danish krone)
EGEGP (Egyptian Pound)
EUEUR (Euro)
FJFJD (Fijian Dollar)
GBGBP (Pound sterling)
HKHKD (Hong Kong dollar)
HRHRK (Croatian kuna)
HUHUF (Hungarian forint)
ILILS (Israeli shekels)
ININR (Indian rupee)
JPJPY (Japanese yen)
KEKES (Kenyan Shilling)
KWKWD (Kuwatiti Dinar)
LKLKR (Sri Lankan Rupee)
MAMAD (Moroccan Dirham)
MUMUR (Mauritian Rupee)
MXMXN (Mexican peso)
MTMTL (Maltese lira)
NONOK (Norwegian krone)
NZNZD (New Zealand dollar)
OMOMR (Omani Rial)
PHPHP (Philippine peso)
PLPLN (Polish złoty)
QAQAR (Qatari Riyal)
RORON (Romanian new leu)
RURUB (Russian ruble)
SASAR (Saudi riyal)
SESEK (Swedish krona/kronor)
SGSGD (Singapore dollar)
THTHB (Thai baht)
TRTRY (Turkish lira)
TTTTD (Trinidad and Tobago dollar)
UGUGX (Ugandan Shilling)
XCD (East Caribbean dollar)

Sending Methods


TorFX Account
TorFX offers sending money from a sender's TorFX account only.
So, to be able to perform a transfer, a sender should first open an account with TorFX and deposit enough money to this account.
TorFX account can be topped up from the sender's bank account as well as via Visa debit cards and bank cheques. Both the cards and bank cheques should be nominated in GBP. Client funds are held at segregated TorFX's client accounts with Barclays bank.


Transferwise Account
TransferWise offers instant transfers between TransferWise account holders.
Bank Account
TransferWise allows to send money from a sender's bank account: the sender should send money to TransferWise own bank account in the sender's country.
Payment Card
TransferWise supports sending money from payment cards the same way as from bank accounts.

Receiving Methods


Bank accounts
TorFX offers sending money to bank accounts only.


Transferwise Account
TransferWise offers instant transfers between TransferWise account holders.
Bank Account
Delivering money to bank accounts is the main receiving method in TransferWise.
Payment Card
TransferWise can deliver CNY to UnionPay card holders based in China.

Sending Countries


Transferwise offers sending money from a sender's Transferwise account, so sending money is available for all countries where Transferwise Borderless account is offered. Transferwise Borderless account is offered worldwide expect for several sanctioned countries and territories.

Receiving Countries


TransferWise allows to send money to 50 countries, namely:

SEPA-Countries (Europe)
AR Argentina
AU Australia
BD Bangladesh
BR Brazil
BG Bulgaria
CA Canada
CL Chile
CN China
CO Colombia
HR Croatia
CZ Czech Republic
DK Denmark
GE Georgia
HK Hong Kong
HU Hungary
IN India
ID Indonesia
IL Israel
JP Japan
KE Kenya
MY Malaysia
MX Mexico
MA Morocco
NP Nepal
NZ New Zealand
NG Nigeria
NO Norway
PK Pakistan
PE Peru
PH Philippines
PL Poland
RO Romania
RU Russian Federation
SG Singapore
ZA South Africa
KR Korea, Republic of
LK Sri Lanka
SE Sweden
CH Switzerland
LI Liechtenstein
TH Thailand
TR Turkey
UA Ukraine
AE United Arab Emirates
GB United Kingdom
US United States
VN Vietnam
EG Egypt
GH Ghana

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages of TorFX Transfers

Spot and forward contracts
Available to personal and business customers
Dedicated account managers

Advantages of TransferWise Transfers

Broad countries coverage
Available for individuals and business entities
Suitable for large transfers

Disadvantages of TorFX Transfers

Bank-to-bank transfers only
No cash exchange or pre-paid travel cards

Disadvantages of TransferWise Transfers

Have to open a current account with TransferWise
Receiving money mainly to bank accounts

How TorFX Transfers Work

Register with TorFX
Registering online or by phone with TorFX is fast, free and easy.
Get a Rate
Once registered you can get a quote or secure a rate online or over the phone.
Arrange Your Transfer
Buy currency online or over the phone with your account manager.
Complete transfer
Your purchased currency will arrive safely into your nominated bank account.

How TransferWise Transfers Work

Create account
Create and verify your TransferWise account
Enter transfer's details
Provide the recipient’s details and the amount you want to send. Note that the recipient doesn't need a TransferWise account, just a bank account.
Pay for your transfer
Pay by credit or debit card or make a local bank transfer to TransferWise’s bank account in your country. You don't have to link your bank account to TransferWise (unless you’re sending from Canada or the US).
Transfer processed
TransferWise has local bank accounts in countries all over the world. So often TransferWise is able to use money from a TransferWise user sending money the other way around.
Transfer completed
If you provide your recipient’s email address, the recipient will get a notification that the money is on the way.

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