Expat Diaries: Sri Lankan Expats Finding a Way

  • Posted by Sean on April 1, 2016 in Immigration Students

Sri Lanka

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.


AUD to USD Forecast for 2016

  • Posted by Sean on January 15, 2016 in Banking Global Economies

AUD to USD Forecast for 2016

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.


Getting the best deal when transferring money to India

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

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.


China Economy – The Behemoth in the Room

  • Posted by Sean on November 11, 2015 in Global Economies

China High Building

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.


How Interest Rates in America Affect Us

  • Posted by Sean on October 13, 2015 in Banking Global Economies

USD chart

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.


5 Travel Planner Apps to Keep Your Trip Organised

  • Posted by Sean on October 6, 2015 in Technology Travel

Planning a trip soon? Here’s the essential apps you need to stay organised.


7 High Demand Jobs for Foreigners in the United Kingdom

  • Posted by Sean on September 8, 2015 in Global Economies Immigration Students

Moving to another country can be difficult and scary, especially to a competitive Western economy like the UK but you’ll be happy to know that finding your first job in Britain isn’t as hard as you might think. At the peak of the recession in 2008, hundreds of qualified professionals were unemployed across the United Kingdom, but now firms are very willing to increase their recruitment intake as the economy has stabilised. In fact, recruitment is set to reach its highest point for more than a decade in 2015 and the median starting entry-level salary is set to rise to £30,000 ($65,360 AUD).


Return of the Expats: 9 Tips for Moving Back to India

  • Posted by Sean on August 31, 2015 in Immigration

Whatever your reasons for moving back to India, there are a number of things that you should consider doing prior to moving.


How to Migrate to Australia from India

  • Posted by Sean on August 11, 2015 in Immigration

Australia has always been an appealing destination for Indian immigrants, especially those who seek better career prospects. If you wish to migrate to Australia from India you need a visa, and Australia Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) manage these.


Your Guide to the Top Travel Agencies in India

  • Posted by Sean on August 6, 2015 in Travel

Where and how people travel has changed drastically over recent years. Due to travel becoming a lot more economical, destinations further abroad are becoming increasingly attractive. One of these destinations is India, which has seen a surge in tourist numbers as of late. Not only has travel become more accessible, but also the travel industry itself has seen revolutionary changes.