Send money to Japan

Whether buying a property, moving abroad or making a business payment, Moneycorp can help.

Send money to Japan

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Sign up for a personal or business Moneycorp account online or over the phone.

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Set up a payment to Japan

Add a new recipient, or select an existing one, and enter how much you wish to transfer to Japan.

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We'll exchange your pounds to yen and deliver your payment, on time, with no hassle.

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Save time and money when you send money to Japan

Signing up for a Moneycorp account is quick and easy, allowing you to make payments in 33 currencies online, with 120+ available over the phone. After opening your account, you can add funds via debit card or bank transfer and then send funds overseas, with most payments taking 1-2 working days.

Automate any weekly or monthly transfers you need to make to Japan with an international direct debit.


Can I send money to Japan online?

From your online account, you can access your funds and make payments on a 24/7 basis. To send money online to a Japanese bank account, simply enter the details of your new recipient (or select an existing one), then exchange the amount you wish to send. 

Your online account provides you the ability to track the GBP to JPY exchange rate and even set an exchange rate alert to target your preferred rate. We’ll then notify you via email or SMS so you won’t miss out on your ideal exchange rate. Alternatively, you can make payments over the phone should you prefer the assistance of one of our currency specialists.


Common questions about sending money to Japan

How long will a payment to Japan take?

Sending money to Japan is quick and easy, with payments arriving in 1-2 working days via moneycorp. Whether you make your payment online or over the phone, we’ll have your money on its way in no time with a great exchange rate.

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How much does it cost to send money to Japan?

We don’t charge any international transfer fees when you make an online payment to a Japanese bank account. This allows you to enjoy a great rate without worrying about any additional costs.

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What information do I need for a bank transfer to Japan?

In order to make a payment to a Japanese bank account, you will need to provide the following details:

  • Full name of account holder
  • Account number
  • Zengin code
  • BIC / SWIFT code

For more information on these banking details, read our guide on BIC / SWIFT codes.

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What is a Zengin code?

A Zengin code is also known as a Japanese branch code and denotes the specific branch that the bank account belongs to. By providing this piece of information when making a payment to Japan, it helps us to identify the account and ensure your money gets to where it needs to be.

Every bank account in Japan has a Zengin code, which is made up of 4 digits that represent the bank, with 3 additional digits to identify the branch.

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How much money can I transfer to Japan?

There are no limits on the size of payment you can make to Japan, which means we can help you no matter how small or large your transfer. Our service caters for both businesses and individuals, ensuring we get the most out of your money regardless of the reason for transfer.

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Can I send money to all banks in Japan through my Moneycorp account?

We can help you make payments to a wide range of popular Japanese banks, not limited to:

  • Mizuho Bank
  • MUFG
  • SMBC
  • Credit Suisse Japan
  • Barclays Japan
  • Deutsche Bank Japan

If you can’t see the bank you need on the list, it’s not necessarily the case that we’re unable to make the payment for you. Speak with our team of specialists to find out more.

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