Housing in 2017

  • Posted by Laurie I on March 30, 2017 in Global Economies

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 Global Economies 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.


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 Global Economies

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 Immigration Travel

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 Immigration 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 Immigration 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.


European Transfer Time – The Buyer’s Guide

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

WorldMap With Timezones

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.


Bitcoin – Digital Currency: Fad or Future?

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

The future of bitcoin

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.


AUD/GBP Forecast: Predictions for the Aussie Dollar

  • Posted by Laurie I on April 14, 2016 in Global Economies

AUD to GBP Forecast for 2016

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.