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Currency Exchange

When it comes to buying a property, every penny matters. Foreign Currency Direct can help you make significant savings on currency exchanges when compared to the High Street Banks. By offering extremely competitive rates and expert market knowledge, they can help you take advantage of market fluctuations and maximise your return.

Here at Leggett Immobilier we work with Foreign Currency Direct. They’re trusted by Leggett Immobilier to provide a high quality, secure currency exchange service. They will be happy to help you through the process of changing your currency and ensure that your funds are in the correct place at the correct time. Leggett Immobilier are happy to recommend Foreign Currency Direct to all our clients to assist with your currency exchange. Feel free to get in touch at currency@leggett.fr for more information.

Key benefits of using Foreign Currency Direct

  • Highly competitive exchange rates
  • Dedicated Account Managers with expert market knowledge
  • Can help with all your currency needs, big or small – from house purchases to pension transfers
  • Peace of mind, knowing FCD is an Electronic Money Institution (FCA Reference Number 902022)
  • French based Euro account, ensuring easy transfers of funds to your French bank or Notaire
  • Long established reputation having traded since 2000
  • Recommended by clients: Thousands of 5 star feefo ratings

Get more for your money

How many Euros could you get when transferring £100,000*

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That’s a lot of pennies saved when it comes to a property purchase. We also don’t charge a transfer fee for sending any amount over the value of £50,000.

How it works

First you have the fun part of choosing your new home in France. Once you have had an offer accepted, here are the steps to exchanging your currency…

  1. Sign up for an account
  2. Agree the exchange rate over the phone with your account manager
  3. Receive confirmation of the exchange in writing
  4. Send us payment for the transfer
  5. Let us know the details of the recipient’s account
  6. We transfer the currency to your nominated recipient
  7. Your recipient receives your funds

Booking your transfer

Foreign Currency Direct have a few options for you to choose from when it comes to booking your transfer, depending on your needs. Having a chat with your Account Manager will help you work out which is best for you.

Spot Contract

Ideal for when you want to confirm your rate of exchange and have funds available to transfer quickly.

Forward Contract

Secure your rate for up to a year by paying a small deposit; great for whilst you’re waiting for your house purchase to be finalised.

Limit Order

If you have an exchange rate in mind, this allows you to make sure that your funds are exchanged as and when it’s hit.

Stop Loss

Similar to a limit order, but this option ensures that your funds are exchanged before they fall below your chosen rate.

"FCD keep you informed and are there when you need to talk to them. Add to that the excellent exchange rate and speed of transfer you have the perfect company for your money."
M. Scott

To learn more or request a quote from Foreign Currency Direct fill in the form on this page or contact our experts:


Maria Short
Tel: +33 (0) 645 191 619
Email: mes@currencies.co.uk


Cathy Temple
Tel: +33 (0) 642 258 675
Email: cmt@currencies.co.uk