About the Author

Mike Smith is Head of IT and Digital Development at Key Currency.

His articles are about making finance accessible with easy-to-understand information.

There is far too much misinformation in finance today.

Mike is a big believer in the Plain English Campaign, which is about stripping away the jargon and gobbledygook.

Writing clear and helpful information gives our readers confidence in what we do.

You can view Mike’s LinkedIn profile here.

Outside of work, Mike is a crazy about cycling. In 2012, he spent 12 days cycling from John o’Groats to Land’s End to raise money for cystic fibrosis.

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Posts by Mike Smith

Natwest International Payments (Fees & Process Explained) - 12 August 2020

I’ll explain what Natwest charges for an international payment, how long it takes, the information you will need, and how you can make a Natwest international transfer.

Hopefully, it will save you time reading pages of bank jargon and complicated fee schedules... Read More


Santander International Transfers (simply explained) - 25 May 2020

I’ll explain what Santander charges for an International Transfer, how long it takes, and how to make a Santander International Payment.

Hopefully, it will save you time reading pages of bank jargon and complicated fee schedules... Read More


Barclays International Transfers (explained in Plain English) - 18 May 2020

Find out how to make a Barclays International Transfer, how long it takes, and what Barclays charges.

I’ll give you a breakdown of the fees and exchange rates, as well as the information you’ll need... Read More


Transfer Money from Germany to the UK (in 4 simple steps) - 04 May 2020

Transferring money from Germany to the UK is quite easy once you understand how it works.

The key is to do it safely and avoid paying high fees and charges.

I've put together this page to explain everything you need to know in plain English... Read More


Transfer Money from Italy to UK (clear and helpful advice) - 28 April 2020

I’ll explain how you can transfer money from Italy to the UK in four basic steps.

The main thing is to avoid paying high bank charges along the way... Read More