10 Best Things About Being an Expat in New Zealand

  • Posted by Sean on August 18, 2016 in Migration Travel

Being an expat in New Zealand can be a little daunting – after all, it’s a long way from anywhere (unless you count Australia). Thankfully, Aotearoa is quirky and charming – and there are plenty of reasons to fall in love with it. We’re going to take you through our ten favourite things about being an expat in New Zealand.

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European Transfer Time – The Buyer’s Guide

  • Posted by Laurie I on August 9, 2016 in Banking Money Transfer Tips

If you’ve ever transferred money to, from or within Europe, you’ve probably noticed that the money doesn’t go through right away. This is pretty normal and happens with almost every transaction (with the exception of internal bank transfers). We’re going to take you through our ultimate guide to help you minimize the length of this bank transfer downtime. That way, your cross-border transactions will be as quick and easy as possible. Plus, this will help you plan big payments, to make sure they get to their destination on time.

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Bitcoin – Digital Currency: Fad or Future?

  • Posted by Laurie I on June 24, 2016 in Banking Technology

If the term “digital currency” makes you feel uneasy, you’re not alone. We’ve all heard of our fair share of people falling victim to online scams and “get rich quick” schemes. But are digital currencies like Bitcoin really that scary? Or are they going to become a part of everyday life? We’re going to take you through the ins and outs of digital currencies.

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Brexit Stage Left: The Impact of Brexit on Expats

  • Posted by Sean on May 3, 2016 in Economic Market Migration

If you’re living anywhere near the European Union (EU) or Britain at the moment, you’re probably aware of the upcoming Brexit referendum (on the 23rd June 2016). This will allow British citizens to vote on whether Britain should exit the EU (otherwise known as “Brexit” or British Exit). If Brexit receives majority support, this will have substantial impacts on anyone looking to move between EU and Britain. We’re going to take you through how this will specifically affect expats in the UK – both those who have moved from and to Britain.

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AUD/GBP Forecast: Predictions for the Aussie Dollar

  • Posted by Laurie I on April 14, 2016 in Economic Market

If you’re looking to exchange your Australian Dollars (AUD) for Great British Pounds (GBP), you’re probably interested in what the forecast is like over the next year or so. If you’re living in Australia, you may have heard a few different stories about the state of the economy. The truth is, no-one’s sure. We’re going to give you an overview of the factors driving the AUD/GBP and how we think they might affect the currency in this 2016 forecast.

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Expat Diaries: Sri Lankan Expats Finding a Way

  • Posted by Sean on April 1, 2016 in Migration Money Transfer Tips

If you’ve ever attempted to send money back to Sri Lanka, you’ll know that the process can sometimes be overwhelming. We thought that we would share some of our customers success stories with the hope that you might be able to learn from these Sri Lankan expat’s experiences.

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AUD to USD Forecast for 2016

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

Despite being only a number of weeks into 2016, global financial markets have opened to a pretty rocky start. Slumping commodity demand from China, one of the world’s largest consumers, has led to an oversupply (and price crash) of oil, iron ore, and copper. This caused substantial falls in both the US and Australian stock markets and set the currency markets into a frenzy. But what happens next? We’re going to take you through our predictions for the AUD/USD over the next year or so.

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Getting the best deal when transferring money to India

  • Posted by Sean on December 3, 2015 in Exchanging Money Money Transfer Tips

Diwali may be over, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t send a little money home to help with the post holiday blues. When you’re transferring money to India, do you go through a bank, or an external provider? If you’re concerned about costs, speed and security, your choice makes a huge difference. We’re going to take you through the things you need to look for to get the most bang for your buck when you transfer money to India from Australia.

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China Economy – The Behemoth in the Room

  • Posted by Sean on November 11, 2015 in Economic Market

It’s no secret that China’s economy has faced some pretty rough times in the last year. The world is still feeling the aftermath following “Black Monday” on the 24th of August. But are we out of the woods yet? Or are the global financial markets wrestling a bull twice their size? We’re going to look at China’s stock market and economy and make some predictions for the future.

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How Interest Rates in America Affect Us

  • Posted by Sean on October 13, 2015 in Banking Economic Market

After two days of debating, the United States Federal Reserve (the Fed) decided not to raise the Federal Funds Rate at its Federal Open Market Committee meeting on the 17th September. Their next meeting is set for the 28th of October, keeping financial traders, analysts and international businesses on their toes. But why is the Federal Funds Rate important to anyone outside of the US? Well, we’re going to explain that – along with some predictions as to what will happen to the rate.

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