1) Most people use www.money2india.com – ICICI venture or remit2india.com – TOI – UTI venture.
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2) If you have more than £5000 to transfer then try specialist Forex Service providers like www.currenciesdirect.com Or www.rationalfx.com (Both charge £15-£20 transfer fees if its less than £5000)
3) These days, cross bank transfers in UK take only 2 hrs. And then just 2 days for money to reach Indian account. Indian Account can be your NRE or any person’s normal account.
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Indian NRIs In UK
Indian Professionals In UK – Use it for Dating, Matrimonial or for Meeting Like Minded Indian Professionals.