Posted by mike on January 30, 2001 at 14:56:28:
In Reply to: Sending money posted by Bruce on January 29, 2001 at 05:58:08:
Here's my 2cents..having used Meest once, my relatives received USdollars at their door, in a small village; after contacting WU a couple of weeks ago, I was informed that in addition to WU charges, there would be an exchange charge for USdollars (which are worth more than Hryvnia as far as actual purchasing power) taken out of the sum to be received, PLUS, the relatives would have to travel to Lviv, since WU does not deliver to the door. I try to look at it this way: whatever is easier for the relatives makes me happier...the Meest charges are not too bad, but with competition from other firms they might get better.
ALSO, if your recipient has a bank account, you may wish to find out if it is possible to do a wire transfer of funds (which may end up being more cost effective than WU or Meest).
Or, you can just travel to Ukraine, with proper visa of course, and hand deliver your "gift".
: Can anyone Email me ideas on sending money from the UK to Ukraine, safely and cheaply ? My Email address is
: Thanks in anticipation
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