The Best Time to Send Money Overseas

  • Posted by Joe Campbell on November 20, 2018 in Global Money Transfer

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When I was 19 and I was thinking about selling some shares to travel overseas, I called my father’s stockbroker and asked him, ‘So when’s the best time to sell my shares?’ He simply said: ‘When you need the money.’

I sold the shares and almost immediately afterwards the stock price almost doubled in price. I still regard this conversation to be some of the best personal financial advice I ever received. In 2000, the Dot.com bubble burst and those shares went to zero as the company went bust.


The Predictive Power of the Kiwi


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Question: What do currencies say about an economy? Well that’s a trick question because the answer is everything and nothing at all

See, in today’s trading markets a currency means nothing unless it’s compared against another national currency (or perhaps the price of gold). When you compare a currency against another currency, not only can it be a potential indicator of economic strength relative to other economies, but it can also tell you the general global financial mood, the appetite for risk, the stage of economic cycle – both domestic and global, about the state of inflationary pressures and about other macroeconomic and environmental forces.


We will remember them. Why ANZAC Day is so important


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You might have heard of Australian New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day, which is coming up on the 25th of April. It’s not just an excuse to eat oatey, golden-syrup biscuits though. In this article we’re going to give you a bit of a background into what ANZAC Day is all about.


Paying off your New Zealand student loan from overseas


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We’ve been there. Borrowing money for study is all fun-and-games until it comes time to paying it back! We’re here to give you a bit of a briefing on paying back your student loans. Plus, we’ll tell you how we can help.


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?


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!


An expat’s A-Z guide to Australian Slang

  • Posted by Laurie I on November 9, 2017 in Immigration

If you’ve just arrived in Australia, you’re probably not sure what’s going on. While Australia’s main language is English, you might have found a bit of a twist – some random informal words that sound nothing like what they are.


Australia Set to Launch New Payments Platform (NPP)

  • Posted by Sean on October 20, 2017 in Banking Global Money Transfer Technology

You might not have heard of Australia’s New Payments Platform (NPP), but it has been a big deal on our end. We’re going to take you through this new technology – and show you how it benefits you.