Australia – An Economic Year in Review

  • Posted by Sean on February 9, 2017 in Global Economies

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.


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

  • 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.


10 Best Things About Being an Expat in New Zealand

  • Posted by Sean on August 18, 2016 in Immigration Travel

WorldMap With Timezones

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.


Brexit Stage Left: The Impact of Brexit on Expats

  • Posted by Sean on May 3, 2016 in Global Economies Immigration

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.


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.