Initiative taken on Earth Day to lower CO2

  • Posted by Sean on April 26, 2017 in Insight Travel Uncategorized

Earth Day 2017

If you weren’t in the know, you might think that there was nothing special about the 22nd of April. In fact, it marks Earth Day – which represents the birth of the modern environmental movement against climate change. Last year, Earth Day 2016, was the day the Paris climate agreement was signed – which united 175 countries towards cutting omissions and preventing global warming. While having the world’s most prolific leaders agree to pitch in is definitely a step in the right direction, at OrbitRemit, we believe that individual people can make a huge difference too.


Housing in 2017

  • Posted by Laurie I on March 30, 2017 in Economic Market

global housing affordability in 2017

Wherever you look, housing is becoming a global issue. This is because the world’s population is expanding faster than the supply of global housing can keep up. Sydney, London and Auckland in particular have seen rapid price growth in the last five years. There is some method to the madness, however – and we’re going to take you through the ins-and-outs of housing in this article.


Automation – Surviving in the Rapidly Changing Global Job Market of 2017

  • Posted by Laurie I on February 16, 2017 in Economic Market Technology

robots automating 2017 jobs globally

If you’ve been out and about lately, you’ve probably noticed that more and more things are being done by computers. Everything from supermarket checkouts to accountants are being automated. Even some web articles are written by computers (not this one though – don’t worry). We’ve all heard the stories about how robots are going to take over the world and that this rise in automation is going to steal our jobs, but is this really going to happen? Maybe eventually, but today we’re going to take you through our top tips for coping with the technological uprising in this article.


Australia – An Economic Year in Review

  • Posted by Sean on February 9, 2017 in Economic Market

Australia economic year in review 2016

Australia hit some interesting economic times in 2016. We had shifting commodity prices, property madness and a year of global democracy (including Australia’s own election). We’re going to continue our look back on the year that was 2016.


Trump, China and Brexit – What the Three Biggest Buzzword Global Events of 2016 Have Taught Us

  • Posted by Laurie I on January 16, 2017 in Banking Economic Market Insight Migration

global buzzwords of 2016

Given that it’s the New Year, the OrbitRemit blog is reflecting on the year just gone. More than any other year in the last decade, 2016 had huge ups and downs – including a number of seemingly game changing events. Join us as we reflect on the biggest stories of 2016 in chronological order, and our analysis as to how these may change things going forward. 


The Relationship Across The Ditch: Political Agendas

  • Posted by Laurie I on December 7, 2016 in Economic Market Migration

Australia and New Zealand - across the ditch

We know that talking politics usually starts arguments but we just couldn’t help ourselves with this, our bonus part in The Relationship Across the Ditch series. We’re going to use the opportunity to take you through the political agendas of the relationship between Australia and New Zealand


Ten Unusual Greeting Customs from Around the World

  • Posted by Laurie I on November 16, 2016 in Travel

fist bump greeting

As they say, you only get once chance to make a first impression. Not only can you say hello in different ways, but you can also show someone a hello too. To prove that we’re not kidding, we’re going to take you through ten of the most interesting greetings from around the world.


The Relationship Across The Ditch: Sports

  • Posted by Laurie I on October 18, 2016 in Migration Travel

aus vs nz

Let’s be honest – sport is competitive by nature. It’s even more competitive when you’ve got years of underlying rivalry to let out. We’re going to take you through some of the biggest sporting highs and lows between Australia and New Zealand on this installment of The Relationship Across The Ditch.


The Relationship Across The Ditch: Joint Efforts

  • Posted by Laurie I on September 29, 2016 in Migration Travel

Food rivalry aus nz

New Zealanders and Australians have had a friendly rivalry for decades. Whether it’s sport (we’ll get onto that in a future article), achievements, or even just claims to fame, we all love a bit of competition. Sometimes though, it becomes a little unclear as to which one of us actually has claim to a particular crowning glory. Today, in the second part of The Relationship Across the Ditch, we’re going to take you through best of these to celebrate the joint efforts of our friendship.


The Relationship Across The Ditch: Economic rises and falls between Australia and New Zealand

  • Posted by Sean on September 15, 2016 in Banking Economic Market Migration

Aussies and Kiwis have been trading citizens and currencies for decades. In this three-part series entitled The Relationship Across The  Ditch, we’ll explore some of the many things which contribute to the uniqueness of the relationship. 

Over the years, there have been a number of trends of the trade that have a substantial impact on the currency, housing prices and employment prospects. We’re going to take you through the most significant of these trends and give you some idea as to what we think will happen in the near future.