International Money Transfers

Need to make an international payment for your business? Mozo’s time-saving comparison tool lets you compare today’s exchange rates and fees from foreign exchange specialists and banks providing business IMT services in Australia.



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International money transfer for your business

Having a good system in place to send money overseas for your business could save you money where you need it most, and understanding the best way to transfer money overseas comes down to choosing the right foreign exchange option for you.

Foreign exchange specialists typically offer the lowest exchange rates and fees, and for business purposes, can offer specialised advice in managing your company’s foreign exchange needs.

On the other hand, if you’re after speed and convenience, using your business bank account to directly transfer funds over could be a good option. Just remember, banks are often more expensive than foreign exchange specialists and could charge higher fees.

How to transfer money overseas regularly for business

Whether you’re sending money overseas to pay for business supplies, or need to pay overseas employees for their hard work, having a regular international money transfers in place can save you time, stress and even money. Start by deciding between using a foreign exchange specialist or bank to transfer your money from the table below, and then click the blue ‘Go to site’ button where you’ll be directed to the provider’s website where you can set up an account.

The good news is some IMT specialists provide the option of working with a business account manager, who can help you set up planned transfer dates and fix exchange rates in advance, so look out for these features.

How can I make sure I’m getting the cheapest international money transfer?

Running a business is expensive, and you want to make sure you’re maximising your profits by cutting out unnecessary costs wherever possible.

Fees on international money transfers can vary from $0 and $32, and if you’re making multiple transfers a month, your costs could really add up. Not to mention, the difference between foreign exchange rates offered by banks and IMT specialists can vary substantially, so keeping an eye out to see the where the lowest rate is could save your business a pretty penny.

There is nothing stopping you from setting up an business account with multiple IMT specialists so that you have the option to choose which provider has the best exchange rates at the time you need to make your business money transfer. But don’t leave this to the last minute. While the account set up process is generally very easy with online IMT providers, you will still need to allow time to link up your business bank account and get the business details and ABN verified.

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*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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About Overseas Money Transfers for Business

How often are the rates updated on your website?

We update the exchange rates on a hourly basis but foreign exchange rates do fluctuate and there is likely to be a difference to the ‘live’ price you are given by the international money transfer provider at the exact time of your business transfer.

What factors do I need to consider when choosing an international money transfer provider for my business?

Just as you have plenty of options when it comes to your day-to-day business banking, you’ll also have options when transferring money overseas to a supplier or local overseas office. You can use a bank or you can opt to use one of the online foreign exchange specialists. Here are some of things you should factor in:

Currency. Most banks and IMT providers will offer business transfers for major currencies and many even offer services to more exotic destinations. But don’t assume that because Bank A has a great rate for USD it means that it will have the best rate for YEN. Be sure to compare rates and providers based on your choice of currency so that you get the most competitive rate for the currency you need to transfer to.

Fees. Some IMT provider will charge a flat fee for a business transfer, and others will charge a fee based on a percentage of the transfer amount.

Transfer speed. It usually takes between 1 - 3 business days for a IMT to a standard major currency. Be sure that you factor this in when timing any international payments.

Transfer limits. Some IMT providers will have minimum and maximum transfer limits depending on the type of business payment you are making.

Bank or foreign exchange specialist, which will be better for my business?

As outlined above, there are many factors to consider when selecting a provider for your business money transfers. If you are only going to be transferring small amounts, you may find that your existing bank offers you convenience.

But generally speaking, the most cost-effective solution for overseas business transfers is using a foreign exchange specialist, especially if you are dealing in large amounts of money or frequent overseas payments. They often have lower fees and more competitive exchange rates than the banks. You can see for yourself by using our tool above to see the difference in cost between providers for transferring the same amount of money.

I don’t recognise any of these FX brands, can I trust them with my money?

All of the online foreign exchange providers that we list on Mozo are authorised by ASIC here in Australia. Most operate globally and have transferred many millions of dollars safely for some of the world’s biggest businesses as well as individuals. You can read an indepth review on each international money transfer provider here on our site.

What’s the difference between a spot rate and a forward contract?

A spot rate is the rate that you will get ‘on the spot’ at the time of making your enquiry. The rates that we publish on our site are the ‘spot rates’ for each provider. Some foreign exchange specialists will also have additional services where they will let you lock in a rate for in some time in the future. This is called a forward contract.

Do I need to set up an account to make a business transfer?

Yes, prior to being able to make an overseas business transfer you will need to have an account set up with the bank or international money transfer provider. This is usually a straightforward process of completing an online application form and verifying business details and ABN.

What will I need to set up a business money transfer to an overseas bank account?

You will need to provide the following information:

Full name and address of the recipient’s bank

Recipient’s name, address and account number

SWIFT/BIC Code

The amount and currency you wish to send

Where can I find more information about business transfers?

If you still want to read up on information regarding some of the options for your business, prior to making a choice, head over to our business transfer guides section. The Mozo Moneyvators have written detailed guides on all aspects of transferring money overseas for small and big businesses.

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