TransferWise

TransferWise

About TransferWise

TransferWise is one of the newer international money transfer providers to hit Australia’s shores, and it’s rather unique in the IMT space. But just because it’s new doesn’t mean Transferwise hasn’t already made a splash. In fact, it was named one of Australia’s best International Money Transfer providers in the 2019 Mozo Experts Choice Awards.

TransferWise has bank accounts in different countries around the world which enables you to transfer money across borders without your money ever actually leaving Australia. Interesting concept hey? Say you want to transfer $1000 AUD to the US. Your money first goes into TransferWise's Australian bank account and is then is paid to your recipient in US Dollars from TransferWise's US bank account.

TransferWise uses the real exchange rate, also known as mid-market rate, at the time of the transfer, and because the money is kept local you don’t pay high bank fees.

Comparing TransferWise

Rates and fees verified as correct at 15 June, 2019. Other information correct at the time of writing.

You can send out and receive money from a range of major currencies with TransferWise including pounds, USD and Euro but there are some currencies that are only available to send out. See below for today’s rates for currencies that Mozo can help you to compare.

Currency At today's TransferWise Rate, 1 AUD buys* For 10,000 AUD recipient will get
United States Dollars (USD) USD
USD 0.6839 USD 6,832
Euros (EUR) EUR
EUR 0.6096 EUR 6,090
Great Britain Pounds (GBP) GBP
GBP 0.5432 GBP 5,427
Canadian Dollars (CAD) CAD
CAD 0.9196 CAD 9,186
Chinese Yuan (CNY) CNY
CNY 4.7598 CNY 47,551
Danish Krone (DKK) DKK
DKK 4.5562 DKK 45,516
Hong Kong Dollars (HKD) HKD
HKD 5.3533 HKD 53,480
Indian Rupee (INR) INR
INR 48.0272 INR 479,791
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) IDR
IDR 9786.8796 IDR 97,770,927
Japanese Yen (JPY) JPY
JPY 74.2379 JPY 741,637
Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) MYR
MYR 2.8515 MYR 28,486
New Zealand Dollars (NZD) NZD
NZD 1.0535 NZD 10,525
Norwegian Krone (NOK) NOK
NOK 5.9615 NOK 59,555
Philippine Peso (PHP) PHP
PHP 35.5815 PHP 355,459
Saudi Riyal (SAR) SAR
SAR 2.5774 SAR 25,748
Singapore Dollars (SGD) SGD
SGD 0.9377 SGD 9,368
South African Rand (ZAR) ZAR
ZAR 10.1316 ZAR 101,214
Swedish Krona (SEK) SEK
SEK 6.4892 SEK 64,827
Swiss Francs (CHF) CHF
CHF 0.6833 CHF 6,827
Thai Baht (THB) THB
THB 21.3002 THB 212,789
UAE Dirham (AED) AED
AED 2.5115 AED 25,090

TransferWise key details

Wondering whether TransferWise could be a good option for your next overseas money transfer? Here are some of the key details you’ll need to know: 


FAQs about TransferWise

It can be hard to get your head around IMT and understand the difference between TransferWise's services compared to other IMT providers. But don't fear, we've got you covered! Here are the answers to all your budding questions about transferring money overseas with TransferWise. 

Can anyone use TransferWise to send money overseas?Can anyone use TransferWise to send money overseas?

Yes, TransferWise was developed for everyday people like you who need to transfer money internationally either occasionally or every week. In fact, the company was set up by two friends who lived in separate countries (London and Estonia) but each had financial commitments in the other country so they devised a way to send money to each other and bypass bank fees and lousy exchange rates. 

How is TransferWise different from other IMT providers? How is TransferWise different from other IMT providers? 

TransferWise lets you send money overseas at the lowest possible cost. Instead of burying hidden fees in the exchange rate, TransferWise uses the mid-market rate (also known as interbank rate), which is the midpoint between the buy and sell rate on the global currency markets. It then charges you a small (and fully transparent) fee. 

How does sending money with TransferWise work? How does sending money with TransferWise work? 

The way TransferWise operates is by having bank accounts in different countries around the world. So say you want to transfer money to France from Australia for example, your money first goes to TransferWise's Australian bank account and is then paid to your recipient in Euros from TransferWise's French bank account. The money never actually crosses any borders, which means low-cost transfers for you.

Is using TransferWise safe?Is using TransferWise safe?

All transactions are protected using industry standards https encryption. It is also registered with and authorised by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCU).

Can I cancel a transfer with TransferWise?Can I cancel a transfer with TransferWise?

Yes, but only if you cancel the transfer before the transfer is complete. You simply go to the page of the relevant payment and press the cancel payment button.


Why use TransferWise for IMT?

Now that you've read all about TransferWise, you're probably wondering what sets it apart from other banks and IMT providers out there. If you're considering using TransferWise to transfer funds overseas, you would choose it because:

TransferWise is cheap: Its unique money transfer strategy means that money never actually crosses any borders, meaning low-cost transfers for you.

TransferWise is safe and secure: TransferWise is encrypted with security and operates in a regulated industry. 

There really is no minimum: Some IMT companies require you to transfer a minimum amount of dollars, but not TransferWise. This is why if you're looking to trade smaller amounts across to another country, you would choose them.

TransferWise is easy: Gone are the days when you had to visit financial experts to transfer money overseas. With TransferWise you can send funds overseas quite simply on your lunch break using the app and track your transfers on the go. 


How do you make an international money transfer with TransferWise?

Transferring money internationally isn’t a daunting process with TransferWise, in fact, you’ll be surprised by how simple it is. First you’ll need to set up a TransferWise account, then to transfer money there are 4 steps.   

Step 1: Specify how much and where you want the payment sent.
Step 2: Upload your money to TransferWise via debit card or EFT.
Step 3: TransferWise pays your recipient from it's local bank account in their country.
Step 4: You get notified of the completed transfer.


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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.