8 things to consider *before* moving overseas

Moving to distant lands, whether for work or to seek adventure, can be one of life’s most exciting experiences. However, there’s no denying it can also be stressful at times. So, how can you ease the discomfort of the move so you can make the most of the experience?

Waitangi Day – What’s it all about?

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Waitangi Day is soon upon us, and no, it’s not just an excuse for a public holiday and a short week. It’s a significant part of New Zealand’s history. Waitangi Day commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) (the Treaty) on the 6th of February 1840. We’re going to use this article to give you a bit more insight into the Treaty and brush up on our Te Reo (the native Māori language) along the way.

The Treaty is New Zealand’s founding agreement, made between the British Crown and 540 Māori Chiefs (also known as Rangatira). It gets its name from Waitangi – a place in the Bay of Island where it was first signed.

What to expect from FinTech in 2018

Happy New Year! 2017 was a great year for FinTech (Financial Technology), but we have a sneaky feeling that 2018 is going to be even bigger and better. Here are just a few things you can expect from the industry in the year ahead.

Kiwi Christmas Traditions

It’s December now, so you’re probably hearing Christmas carols every time you walk down the street. Yes – it’s nearly the end of the year, so before we get there, we thought we’d look at some Kiwi Christmas traditions to get you in the Christmas spirit for the 25th of December!

The Christmas spirit is embraced by most Kiwi families. You might notice it in your workplace, around the shop front windows and on T.V and the radio. Some people love it more than others too. Often there will be that one person in the office that will wear their Santa hat every single day during December, even if it’s 25 degrees outside! Kiwis REALLY like getting festive. There are some essential Kiwi Christmas Traditions that you need to know about.

Sending money with OrbitRemit just got easier

Here at OrbitRemit we’ve been feverishly working away redesigning our online payment platform. Not only did we think it was about time for a fresh coat of paint, but we’ve also simplified our transfer process to make your life easier!