International money transfers allow you to send and receive money from all over the world. But, which way is best? And how do you minimise the fees and costs associated with sending money overseas?
It’s actually easier than you’d think. And to prove it, we’ve put together our favourite tips on sending or receiving money internationally.
Look For The Best Deal
Your first thought is probably going to be your bank. It’s quick and it’s easy – you simply log into your online banking and send some money.
But if it seems too good to be true, it is. The truth is – you’re about to be hit by some almighty fees.
The main Aussie banks can charge anywhere between $18 and $22 per international transfer done online, and between $22 and $30 for transfers done in branch or over the phone. And don’t think the exchange rates will make it worth it; their normally about as bad as they get.
But there’s no need to blow the dust off your old binoculars – it’s not that difficult to find the right deal.
You might be surprised how much money you can save with other service providers. At Travel Money Oz, we can assist with international money transfers. The lowest cost option is Travel Money Transfers. There are no fees or commission for online money transfers, and they have extremely competitive exchange rates. You’re even assigned your very own personal account manager to help you through it all!
Taking Advantage of Offers
Over and above the normal exchange rate and transfer fees, many service providers will offer you a deal to transfer through them – especially if you send or receive money overseas regularly.
Check the Service Provider is Regulated
With any international money transfer, trust and security should be top of mind. One way to have confidence in the service provider you choose is to ensure they’re properly regulated. In Australia this means having an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) and being regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).
And, to no surprise, Travel Money Transfers are fully regulated. It does mean you can send and receive money with complete confidence^.
Be Aware of Scams
Unfortunately, being regulated doesn’t stop scammers using providers for their evil schemes.
If you need to send or receive money overseas, and would like further information on the services we offer our customers, check out your nearest Travel Money Oz store. Our FXperts will be more than happy to answer questions, provide you with today’s rates, or set up a transfer for you.
If you need to send or receive money overseas, and would like further information on the services we offer our customers, then please contact your nearest Travel Money Oz store – our FXperts will be more than happy to answer questions, provide you with today’s rates or set up a transfer for you. You can find your nearest store on our website.
+Bank fees mentioned were sourced on 22.02.2017 from Commonwealth Bank, ANZ and Westpac websites.
^Travel Money Oz GlobalSend is provided by TorFX Pty Ltd, Suite 202, 25 Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia. Regulated in Australia by ASIC (AFS Licence number 246838). TorFX Pty Limited under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act 2006 is regulated by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre ‘AUSTRAC’. TorFX Pty Ltd ABN 27 103 142 829. The MoneyGram Money Transfer service is provided by OzForex Limited [ABN: 65 092 375 703] (trading as "OFX"). Any reference on this page to "we", "us", or "our" is a reference to OFX. OFX has an Australian Financial Services Licence ("AFSL") issued by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission ("ASIC") to deal and give advice in relation to foreign exchange contracts and derivatives. This licence can be viewed by following this link to the ASIC website: (AFS Licence number: 226 484).
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