12 October 2020

How to send money to Germany from the U.S.

Germans who want to send money home to their loved ones from the U.S. want fast, low-cost and hassle-free money transfers.

Around 180,000 German people move abroad every year, and the U.S. is one of their top destinations. 

Germans in the U.S. who want to send money back home to their loved ones want fast, low-cost and hassle-free money transfers. They also want to ensure their friends and families are receiving as much of the money sent as possible, rather than it being lost on poor exchange rates and high fees. Here are the key factors Germans need to know when sending money from the U.S.:


How can I send money to Germany from the U.S.?

Traditional transfer methods like banks, post offices and transfer outlets are a good way to send money for people who find technology challenging. However, online money transfer platforms offer a fast and affordable way to send money to Germany as they eliminate the need to travel to a bank, wait in long lines, and pay often higher transfer fees. 

If you choose to transfer money online to Germany from the U.S., there are plenty of options to help save you money – like Paysend!


How much does it cost to send money to Germany?

If you want to send money to a bank or card account in Germany from the U.S., it costs only $2 to send your funds with Paysend, no matter how much you want to transfer. 

Our low fees mean that your recipients will have even more money to spend. For example, if you want to send $500 or $5,000 from the U.S. to Germany, it will cost you only $2 in transfer fees either way.


How much will my recipient receive?

Paysend uses competitive exchange rates, and combined with our low fees, we provide a cheap option to send money to Germany, or 70 other countries worldwide, from the U.S. 

You can find out exactly how much your recipient in Germany will receive on our homepage.


How long does it take to transfer money to Germany?

Money sent using Paysend will usually reach your recipient in Germany within a few minutes of being sent, although, it could take up to three business days if your recipient’s bank processing times aren’t quite as quick as ours.

Ready to start sending money cheaply and quickly to Germany from the U.S.? Download our app from the App Store or Google Play!*

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