Starling EUR account to receive payments

Starling offer an attractive EUR account for businesses in the UK now (0.4% fees for exchange to GBP) but the IBAN number associated with your account starts with GB so it was suggested in another thread that Amazon will attempt to convert your currency (at their poor conversion rates) to GBP instead of send funds in EUR.

Has anybody successfully persuaded Amazon to send funds in EUR to an account with an IBAN that starts ‘GB’?

I don’t have access to your account. However, I can provide some general information that may help:

  1. Contact Amazon Seller Support: Reach out to Amazon Seller Support directly to inquire about the possibility of receiving funds in EUR to an account with an IBAN starting with ‘GB.’ They will have access to your account information and can provide you with specific details and guidance based on your situation.
  2. Clarify your currency preferences with Amazon: Clearly communicate your preference to receive funds in EUR instead of GBP. Explain your specific banking details and provide any necessary documentation to support your request. It’s important to ensure that Amazon understands your currency preference and can process the transfer accordingly.
  3. Explore currency conversion options: If Amazon insists on converting the funds to GBP before the transfer, you can explore alternative options for currency conversion. This may involve working with a third-party currency exchange provider that offers more favorable rates compared to Amazon’s conversion rates.
  4. Consider other banking options: If receiving funds in EUR is a crucial requirement for your business, you may need to explore other banking options that can provide an account with an IBAN starting with the country code corresponding to the currency you prefer.

It’s worth noting that Amazon’s policies and procedures may change over time, so it’s important to consult with Amazon Seller Support for the most up-to-date information and to discuss your specific requirements. They will be able to provide you with accurate and personalized assistance based on your account and circumstances.