International money transfer resources

International money transfer guides for personal transfers

There are so many reasons for wanting to send money overseas, whether it’s a one off payment for a tuscan villa summer rental, the kids’ school fees or helping out a relative. Find out all you need to know about finding the best exchange rate, what fees you can expect to pay and top IMT money saving tips here with our range of guides that cover off all personal transfer topics.

Buying a boat overseas

As you let your fingers do the work, you discover your dream boat online at half the price that what it costs here in Australia. Only problem, it’s halfway around the world on the Mediterranean coast! This could be a challenge, not only shipping it to Australian shores but paying for it too. Whether you’re buying a fishing boat, yacht or large motor cruiser (all of which cost a substantial amount of money) from a remote location, the most cost efficient way of paying for it is by making an international money transfer through a foreign exchange provider. However, keep in mind, it costs around $40,000 to freight a yacht from Europe to Australia.

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Buying a car overseas

You’ve found your dream car but unfortunately you can’t purchase it on Aussie shores or perhaps your next set of wheels may be cheaper to buy abroad. Regardless of your reason for buying a car overseas there’s a lot you need to consider before making the purchase. The last thing you want, is to lose half your savings to high rates and transfer fees! If you follow this guide, you’ll learn what to look out for when making an international money transfer to buy a car overseas…and if you take on board our hot tips, it will be a smooth, safe and secure ride!

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Buying property overseas

Australia’s sky high house prices are forcing buyers to look overseas to purchase properties. Why not, when you can get more bang for your buck with a ski chalet in New Zealand or a holiday home on the Spanish coast! But before you jump the gun and purchase that dream overseas holiday home or investment property there is a lot you need to consider when it comes to transferring money abroad. The quickest, cheapest and most efficient method to send money overseas is through a foreign exchange specialist. So have a thorough read of this guide as it will provide you with all the ins and outs of international money transfers for purchasing homes abroad.

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Expat Money Transfers

As an expat you’re bound to have to send money internationally at some point in time. It may be a one off or it may be on a regular basis. Here are some potential situations for sending money home or transferring funds from back home:

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How to manage your money while backpacking or taking a gap year

Whether your grand backpacking travel plans involve a visit to every continent on earth in a six month period or you’re planning on a single destination for your gap year adventure, one thing you’ll definitely need to do is transfer money into another currency from the country that’s on your passport.  

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How to repatriate funds back to Australia from overseas

You’ve been living overseas and the time has come for you to move back to Australia. The flight is booked, the movers organised, and now it’s time to figure out the best way to bring your money back to Oz. Regardless of whether you’ll need to transfer $1000 or $100,000, this guide will outline how to get your money repatriated in the safest and most cost effective way possible.

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Money tips when moving overseas

Whether you have just landed a job transfer, are off on a backpacking gap year adventure, packing up to study abroad or decided to emigrate to the far corners of the world, one thing you’ll want to do right is move your money across borders in the most cost effective way possible.

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Overseas Money Transfers 101

International Money Transfer (IMT) is a way of electronically transferring cash to a foreign country. You can use it to pay foreign contractors, to put money into your or someone else's foreign bank account or to fund an extended stay or permanent move abroad.

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Paying bills overseas

There was a time when paying an overseas bill required a lot of paperwork, paying exorbitant bank and foreign exchange fees and lots of your time. These days needing to make an international payment can be as simple as logging onto your smart phone and in a few clicks you’ve transferred money across the globe.

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Receiving money from overseas

You might think that international money transfers are mainly handled by the person sending the money, but whether you’re an Aussie expat living abroad, a visitor calling Australia home for a while or a business owner receiving international payments, there are a few things you should keep in mind before collecting funds transferred from overseas.

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