I am starting a few months job for an US company, but I am based in London. I will have a "vendor" role.

I have been offered two options to get paid: Check or Wire Foreign. What would you recommend? I understand that wire may involve fees, but hopefully not too much, whereas check is slow, and may also involve fees or loosing money in the conversion to GBP.

Please, I have no experience, so any advice is welcome.

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I would recommend wire transfer.

I was in your position some years ago, and the US$ cheque took 6 weeks to clear. Wire transfer fees are generally a few tens of pounds, depending on the banks involved.

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