When you are focused on your or your family’s health needs, we are here to help make paying for medical bills abroad a little bit easier. Our team of specialists will guide you through the transfer process and help you make the most of your money.
From setting up regular international transfers to sending a more substantial overseas payment, we are here to help.
Why do people travel abroad for healthcare?
As an industry, medical tourism is increasing year on year as more people are becoming aware that treatment abroad can often be more affordable or more specific to their needs. Many more Brits are travelling abroad for operations such as hip replacements and dental care to avoid the long NHS waiting lists or the higher cost of UK private healthcare.
How to pay for your international healthcare
If you are looking to pay for medical treatment abroad, you can make sure your money goes as far as possible with Moneycorp. By securing a competitive exchange rate and charging low transaction fees, we often work out cheaper than high-street banks.
When paying for medical, dental or cosmetic treatments, it is important that funding is in place and local payment needs are met. With a Moneycorp account, you can set up regular payments over the phone and keep on top of your bills online and with our app.
You are also able to secure a forward contract, which works to lock in a prevailing exchange rate for as long as two years. This may require a deposit, however, means that any payments you make will be locked onto that rate and unaffected by any downturns or upturns in the market. With a forward contract, you won’t have to worry about monitoring the market and can spend more time focussing on your treatment and care.
Speak to one of our currency exchange specialists, who are on hand to assist and help you through the process of making an international payment for medical care abroad.
Pay for your overseas stay
A red explorer card also allows you to make the most of our competitive rates for your everyday spending needs during your hospital stay or when recovering abroad. Up to 10 different currencies can be loaded onto the card, while there are no card payments and ATM withdrawals fees from Moneycorp when you use your card outside the UK.
Keep informed about paying for international healthcare
It is important to consider your options and be informed before seeking medical treatment abroad. The NHS (UK) and the HSE (Ireland) offer useful information on medical tourism and guidance when considering medical treatment within the EU & European Economic Area.