Ways to send money overseas for Christmas that could help you save

With the holiday season on the horizon, many Australians are eagerly making plans to send money to their loved ones abroad for Christmas. However, the cost of international money transfers can quickly add up, eating into the intended gift budget. That's why finding the cheapest ways to send money overseas has become a top priority for many. 

“Almost a third of Australian residents were born overseas, so it’s no surprise why so many people regularly move money from Australia back home. However if you’ve been sticking with your bank when transferring those funds, you could be losing out to poor exchange rates and high transfer fees,” Mozo’s spokesperson, Rachel Wastell said.

The good news is Australia is home to a number of specialist money transfer providers who offer far more competitive rates than the banks as well as fee-free transfers and speedy online services. They’re so affordable that if you’re sending US$5,000 from Australia, Mozo calculations at the time of writing show you could save AU$263 just by going with the average IMT specialist rate rather than the average big four bank rate.

Whether you're sending funds to family, friends, or business partners, join us in saying goodbye to being stung by hefty money transfer costs, and hello to these four top specialist money transfer providers who can help you keep more money in your wallet this Christmas. 

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  • Excellent exchange rates, no transfer fees
  • 24/7 transfers online, over the phone or through the TorFX app
  • Personal account management and expert insights

$6,758 USD

  • IN PERSON
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    BY PHONE
    $0
    ONLINE
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  • $0.6758 USD

  • 1-2 days

  • $200 minimum

  • Send to 200+ countries and 100+ currencies globally
  • Dedicated Australia-based client services team with personal account management for transfers over $20,000
  • 48,000+ 5-star 'Excellent' ratings on TrustPilot

$6,744 USD

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  • $0.6744 USD

  • 1-3 days

  • none

  • Fee Free transfers
  • Talk to a human, 24/7. Sharp Rates and Fast and Secure transfers.
  • Australian owned, ASX listed and Official Foreign Exchange Provider of the NHL

$6,713 USD

  • IN PERSON
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    BY PHONE
    $0
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  • $0.6713 USD

  • 1-2 days

  • $250 minimum
    $500 monthly minimum for regular transfers

  • Fee free for selected countries on the first transfer
  • Transfer in minutes, 24/7 Live support
  • Wide range of options - Cards, Bank transfer, Wire, Cash pickup and E-wallet

$6,734 USD

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    $0
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  • $0.6734 USD

  • Within minutes

  • $0 minimum

* The exchange rates offered by each provider are indicative exchange rates that have either been supplied by each provider or gathered by Mozo. Exchange rates fluctuate constantly and as a consequence the exchange rates listed here may vary to the actual exchange rate you are quoted by a provider. Please ensure you confirm the actual exchange rate with the relevant provider prior to conducting any transaction. These exchange rates are updated every hour.

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