transfering funds abroad

what is the cheapest method to transfer funds abroad to a sterling a/c from uk bank..
i use a internet company for transfering foreign currency, but they do not transfer to sterling, bank states they can do a chaps payment cost £25, any other cheaper method??


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Hi, we sent our site fees yesterday & used the post office online international money transfer. They charge no handling fee & their exchange rate was competitive to local banks. You have to register first but the rate constantly changes so you can watch it until you're happy, then buy. Felt good not having to pay £20/£25 handling fee!
my bank charges £9.50. I am with Halifax and can log onto my bank account online and transfer the money myself for £9.50. It used to be £20 .