1st Contact provides international money transfer (IMT) services to consumers and businesses who are looking for a fast, secure and cost effective way to transfer money overseas. Established in the UK in 2001, 1st Contact specialises in bank to bank transfers to and from most major destinations around the world. Its head office is located in London, UK, but it also has a local Australian office in Melbourne as well as Cape Town in South Africa. 1st Contact has an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) issued by ASIC to deal in foreign exchange.
Rates and fees verified as correct at 10 December, 2018. Other information correct at the time of writing.
Like the idea of bank-beating exchange rates? 1st Contact source the best exchange rates to help you get the best rates available. Check out today’s exchange rate from 1st Contact for many of the popular currencies listed on Mozo.
|Currency||At today's 1st Contact Rate, 1 AUD buys*||For 10,000 AUD recipient will get|
|United States Dollars (USD) USD||USD 0.7171||USD 7,171|
|Euros (EUR) EUR||EUR 0.6286||EUR 6,286|
|Great Britain Pounds (GBP) GBP||GBP 0.5635||GBP 5,635|
|Canadian Dollars (CAD) CAD||CAD 0.9548||CAD 9,548|
|Chinese Yuan (CNY) CNY||CNY 4.9494||CNY 49,494|
|Danish Krone (DKK) DKK||DKK 4.6922||DKK 46,922|
|Hong Kong Dollars (HKD) HKD||HKD 5.6044||HKD 56,044|
|Indian Rupee (INR) INR||INR 51.377||INR 513,770|
|Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) IDR||IDR 10459.8551||IDR 104,598,551|
|Japanese Yen (JPY) JPY||JPY 80.65||JPY 806,500|
|Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) MYR||MYR 3.0001||MYR 30,001|
|New Zealand Dollars (NZD) NZD||NZD 1.045||NZD 10,450|
|Norwegian Krone (NOK) NOK||NOK 6.0918||NOK 60,918|
|Philippine Peso (PHP) PHP||PHP 37.997||PHP 379,970|
|Saudi Riyal (SAR) SAR||SAR 2.6998||SAR 26,998|
|Singapore Dollars (SGD) SGD||SGD 0.983||SGD 9,830|
|South African Rand (ZAR) ZAR||ZAR 10.2131||ZAR 102,131|
|Swedish Krona (SEK) SEK||SEK 6.4784||SEK 64,784|
|Swiss Francs (CHF) CHF||CHF 0.7097||CHF 7,097|
|Thai Baht (THB) THB||THB 23.5331||THB 235,331|
|UAE Dirham (AED) AED||AED 2.6335||AED 26,335|
Whether you’re transferring money to relatives regularly or a new business partner you’ll need to make sure 1st Contact will meet yours and you meet their criteria for transfers.
There are so many reasons for needing to transfer money internationally whether you’re sending money to your relos, paying your kids’ college fees or putting a deposit down on that Bali investment property. The key is to secure the best rate for the amount you need to send at the time that’s right for you.
1st Contact has unrivalled customer service so if you have any questions about your transfer, its specialist brokers are only a call, email or text away.
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Unlike banks and other money transfer companies with 1st Contact you can transfer money internationally any time of the day or night with its online trading platform.
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From the 1st Contact online platform you’ll be able to view the live exchange rate and make a transfer knowing that that’s the rate you’ll get.
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If you need to make a transfer over $10,000 or several larger transfers over a 12 month period you’ll need to provide 1st Contact documentation prior to the transfer to comply with money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations. Some banks also have daily withdrawal limits or online transfer limits so if you’re in the situation where you want to lock in an exchange rate but need a couple of days to bring your funds across with 1st Contact you can secure a rate for your transfer in advance by paying a 10% deposit.
If you’re transferring funds to a well-known country you’ve got lots of options available to you when looking to choose an IMT provider to handle your money. Here are some of the reasons to consider using 1st Contact:
It couldn’t be easier to get set up with 1st Contact. First step is registering for an account. This will only take around 2 minutes.
Next 1st Contact will activate the account. At this point you’ll need to provide documentation to confirm your identity. You’ll need a copy of your passport and proof of your physical address. Getting these documents to 1st Contact is easy, you can upload (quickest way), email or fax them.
Now you’re ready to make a transfer. To transfer your funds you log-in and then upload your transfer. You can upload via debit card which is the quickest way, or via electronic fund transfer from your bank account. This can take a few days for the funds to clear in your 1st Contact Account.
Once the funds are cleared you are ready to transfer to your currency of choice to the overseas account requested by you.