Countries use the euro as their official national currency are listed below. These countries form the Eurozone. They are also part of the European Union.
- the Netherlands
Can you use the euro in the UK?
The UK’s official currency is Pound Sterling. However, some large retailers in the UK such as Selfridges and Harrods accept foreign currencies including the euro over the counter.
Paying Companies House
Companies House in the UK only accepts payments in pound sterling.
If you are based in the countries that use the euro, for example, in Austria, you can pay Companies House by bank transfer using a bank in your home country. Your remittance will be converted into Pound Sterling when arriving the UK bank account. Companies House Bank account details are as follows:
Sort code: 52 21 07
Account number: 41005309
Swift Code: NW BK GB 2L
You must clearly state your company number on your bank transfer and use it as the reference. Thereafter, email your remittance advice to email@example.com on the same day as your payment is sent – clearly stating the company name and number as the subject of your email. This will allow Companies House to process your payment quickly.
For smaller filing fees, you can pay online using your debit or credit card. For example, you can pay your Confirmation statement filing fee at the same time filing your statement. If you are using debit or credit card issued by a bank outside the UK, you may be charged a foreign transaction fee.