- Posted by Laurie I on January 16, 2017 in Banking Global Economies
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.
- Posted by Laurie I on December 7, 2016 in Immigration Travel
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.
- Posted by Laurie I on November 16, 2016 in Travel
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.
- Posted by Laurie I on October 18, 2016 in Immigration Travel
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.
- Posted by Laurie I on September 29, 2016 in Immigration Travel
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.
- Posted by Sean on September 15, 2016 in Global Economies Immigration Travel
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.
- Posted by Sean on August 18, 2016 in Immigration Travel
Being an expat in New Zealand can be a little daunting – after all, it’s a long way from anywhere (unless you count Australia). Thankfully, Aotearoa is quirky and charming – and there are plenty of reasons to fall in love with it. We’re going to take you through our ten favourite things about being an expat in New Zealand.
- Posted by Laurie I on August 9, 2016 in Banking Global Money Transfer
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.
- Posted by Laurie I on June 24, 2016 in Banking Technology
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.
- Posted by Sean on May 3, 2016 in Global Economies Immigration
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.