There are a number of ways to send money to the US but if you are transferring dollars for investment extra costs are the last thing you want.
Research from the Worldwide Property Group has found that most people believe that overseas property is a great way to make money.
In fact, 72 per cent of those questioned said that property is the best investment, with the majority of people considering purchases in the US and the Caribbean.
But using a bank-to-bank transfer to send money to the US to buy property involves unnecessary extra costs.
Poor currency exchange rates on the US dollar and high per-transfer fees are likely to add to the unavoidable expense of mortgage costs and upkeep.
Why not open a free online account with RationalFX to see how much you could save when you send money to the US through us?
Regulated brokers tend to pass down some of the most competitive US dollar exchange rates available to their customers due to the large amounts of money they transfer.