OrbitRemit Adds Thailand as a Remittance Destination

  • Posted by Sean on May 22, 2017 in Economic Market Exchanging Money Uncategorized

It’s no secret that we’re always looking venture into uncharted (at least by us) lands in search of ways to provide a more valuable service for our people.


Housing in 2017

  • Posted by Laurie I on March 30, 2017 in Economic Market

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 Economic Market 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.


Australia – An Economic Year in Review

  • Posted by Sean on February 9, 2017 in Economic Market

Australia economic year in review 2016

Australia hit some interesting economic times in 2016. We had shifting commodity prices, property madness and a year of global democracy (including Australia’s own election). We’re going to continue our look back on the year that was 2016.


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. 


The Relationship Across The Ditch: Political Agendas

  • Posted by Laurie I on December 7, 2016 in Economic Market Migration

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


The Relationship Across The Ditch: Economic rises and falls between Australia and New Zealand

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

Aussies and Kiwis have been trading citizens and currencies for decades. In this three-part series entitled The Relationship Across The  Ditch, we’ll explore some of the many things which contribute to the uniqueness of the relationship. 

Over the years, there have been a number of trends of the trade that have a substantial impact on the currency, housing prices and employment prospects. We’re going to take you through the most significant of these trends and give you some idea as to what we think will happen in the near future.


Brexit Stage Left: The Impact of Brexit on Expats

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

Brexit Referendum 2016

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.


AUD/GBP Forecast: Predictions for the Aussie Dollar

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

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.


AUD to USD Forecast for 2016

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

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.