Hi, this is my first ever post here. I have been reading the forum for ages, but it is so crammed with information I have never found the need to post.
However, I may have useful information for those transferring cash to Poland, certainly from the UK.
I use a currency service for when I wish to transfer cash to my daughter in Australia. The website is:
I've just checked their rates and the exchange is costing £903.70 for every €1,000 Euros. They add a service charge of £7.00 to each transaction.
It is necessary to set up an account in advance. They will phone you back to confirm your identity. But then the transfers are simple and automatic. It will take up to 3 days for them to receive the payment from your bank account, then the funds are transferred immediately.
I have always found them to be very efficient. If I eventually get an appointment in Poland (I am attempting to register), it is the method I will use.