- Posted by Paul on December 25, 2014 in Banking Global Money Transfer
If you send remittances on a regular basis, it’s important to be aware of money transfer scams – what they are, how to spot them, and what you should do if you think you’ve been scammed or someone is trying to scam you. Let’s take a look at some of the most common remittance scams first, then explain how most scammers operate and the tools and techniques they typically use. Be educated and be prepared – don’t let a trickster fool you out of hard-earned money!
- Posted by Paul on December 21, 2014 in Global Money Transfer
Interested in finding out how to email transfer money online? This post will walk you through the process – how it works, how to do it, and what the potential risks are. We’ll also talk a little about the biggest advantages of email transfers and how these services measure up altogether against alternative money transfer services.
- Posted by Paul on December 15, 2014 in Banking Global Money Transfer
When receiving money from abroad there are a lot of things that you need to take into consideration in order to mitigate your exposure to fees and charges. Many money transfer methods will involve incurring fees at both ends of the transaction. On top of this, recent years have seen very stringent Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terror Finance laws enacted in many countries, which has driven some remittance services to increase costs. Depending on the volume of funds involved in the transaction, you could easily find yourself inconvenienced, held up (or even under investigation!) if you don’t make sure that you dot your Is and cross your Ts.
- Posted by Paul on November 25, 2014 in Global Money Transfer
Sending money back to Poland for Polish migrants and expats in the United Kingdom is a common requirement and, as with all things that involve personal finance, there are a big range of companies out there that will help you do it. Naturally, some ‘help’ themselves (to your money) more than they actually help you.
- Posted by Paul on November 21, 2014 in Global Economies Immigration
Natives of the Republic of the Philippines have long spread their reach far and wide to other countries in search of a better life, more opportunity and political stability. Many Pinoys who leave the Philippines do so because they have a family to support back in their home country and they are hopeful that other countries will provide them with the opportunity to be able to send money to the Philippines in order to support them. Find information about work visas for UK for Filipinos here.
- Posted by Paul on November 6, 2014 in Global Money Transfer Immigration Students
Making payments to the IRD in New Zealand from overseas can be a big hassle and a very expensive proposition. When you’re living in the United Kingdom it can be difficult to keep on top of your commitments to the New Zealand tax authorities. For anyone living overseas with a New Zealand student loan, they will also find that their loan starts attracting interest once they’ve been out of NZ for more than half the year. This makes it essential to get that student loan paid off as soon as possible, if you want to avoid what can become a lifelong drag on your finances.
- Posted by Paul on October 30, 2014 in Banking Global Money Transfer
The United Kingdom and Malaysia have a long intertwined history and, even in modern, independent Malaysia there are still strong ties with the centre of the former British Empire. There is often the need for Malaysian expats in the United Kingdom to send money back to Malaysia or business deals to be transacted efficiently between the two countries. There are many ways to go about this process, but the fact remains that sending cash from the UK to Malaysia can come at quite significant expense. We have compiled a few do’s and don’ts here for you to consider before you make the final decision about how to go about your money transfer from the UK.
- Posted by Paul on October 29, 2014 in Banking Global Money Transfer Students
Kiwis living in Australia and the UK trying to make the most of their qualifications represent a pretty big group of people and many of them have student loans to contend with. Just like any other debt, a student loan is not something you want to be shackled to for any length of time – especially when the interest starts accumulating. The sooner you can get rid of the burden, the better off you’ll be, so you can get on with your life without the stress of being in debt.
- Posted by Paul on October 6, 2014 in Global Economies
In the past few weeks the Australian Dollar has taken a pretty substantial hit against the US dollar, losing nearly three cents in one week alone. In this article we’ve put together a quick analysis of what has caused this correction and had a look at some factors that are likely to impact the value of the AUD in coming weeks.
- Posted by Paul on October 1, 2014 in Travel
Travel exchange rates are a moveable feast and something that every traveler would do well to have an understanding of before they set off on their journey. You’ve finally saved up for that dream holiday, you’ve got the time off work, your bags are packed and you’re looking forward to kicking back on a beach with a Mai Tai.