I've been working fulltime in the UK for the past year and a half, and I've got an account with Barclays. I want to close this and transfer all of it to my Canadian TD account. I'm not sure what's the best way to go about this -- has anyone here done the same before?
I'm thinking that I'd have to talk to Barclays first, close the account and get a cheque from them (do they give you a cheque when you close your account? or cash or what?), then take it to a forex firm to get it converted to CAD. They would then would give me...what? Another cheque? Which I would then deposit when I get home.
Does this sound right, or is that not what would happen, or is there a better way? How much can I expect to lose in the conversion?