50 Fascinating Expat Blogs to Follow in 2017

  • Posted by Sean on May 1, 2017 in Insight Migration Travel

Expat blogs 2017

Adjusting to expat life can be both exciting and challenging. If you’re living expat life, you may enjoy reading about the experiences of others going through the same transition – so we’ve compiled this list of some of the most insightful and entertaining expat blogs and websites to follow in 2017. 


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.


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. 


European Transfer Time – The Buyer’s Guide

  • Posted by Laurie I on August 9, 2016 in Banking Insight

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.


Expat Diaries: Sri Lankan Expats Finding a Way

  • Posted by Sean on April 1, 2016 in Insight Migration

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.


Getting the best deal when transferring money to India

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

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.


Sending Money to India – Exchange Rate Tips and Tricks

  • Posted by Sean on July 24, 2015 in Exchanging Money Insight

Remitting money back to India can be expensive. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. With simple tricks and tips, you can make sure that you get the most bang for your buck. Things such as knowing the jargon, using the most cost effective service, and timing your money transfer can make your money go a lot further. Keep reading for a simple explanation of why money transferred to India is subject to fluctuating exchange rates. Then be sure to read our list of easy tricks and tips that help maximise your money by taking advantage of India’s often-fluctuating exchange rate.


Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Travel

  • Posted by Jason on June 3, 2015 in Insight Travel

Travelling can be expensive, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. No matter what destination you choose, there are plenty of simple ways to reduce costs and enjoy your vacation even more. Some websites may offer tips and advice that seem like common sense, so we have compiled a list of the top 10 ways to save money on travel that you haven’t heard before. Keep reading to find out what they are.


The Pound to Euro Exchange Rate – 2015 Projections

  • Posted by Paul on May 27, 2015 in Economic Market Exchanging Money Insight

If you’re looking at exchanging your Pounds (GPB) to Euros (EUR), you’ll probably want to know how the outlook for 2015 is looking. We’re going to take you through the day to day swings, as well as a few longer term projections for the pound to Euro exchange rate.


Top 10 Online Money Transfer Scams to Watch Out For

  • Posted by Paul on May 11, 2015 in Banking Exchanging Money Insight

Sending money online has always been seen as uncertain – after all, you have very little control over the transaction once it leaves your account. Fraudsters and scam artists are well aware of this and have a number of tricks to bleed victims of their hard earned cash. We’re going to take you through the most popular of these international online money transfer scams, so that you can spot and avoid them.