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. TransferWise is a peer to peer money transfer platform which enables you to transfer money across borders without your money ever actually leaving Australia. Interesting concept hey? The way TransferWise transfers your money is through member matching. Say you want to transfer $1000 AUD to the US. TransferWise find other members who are looking to transfer USD to AUD and match you up. 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 26 May, 2017. 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 0.7417 USD 7,409
Euros (EUR) EUR
EUR 0.6616 EUR 6,609
Great Britain Pounds (GBP) GBP
GBP 0.573 GBP 5,725
Canadian Dollars (CAD) CAD
CAD 1.0004 CAD 9,994
Chinese Yuan (CNY) CNY
CNY 5.1182 CNY 51,131
Danish Krone (DKK) DKK
DKK 4.923 DKK 49,181
Hong Kong Dollars (HKD) HKD
HKD 5.7788 HKD 57,730
Indian Rupee (INR) INR
INR 48.1164 INR 480,683
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) IDR
IDR 9879.2186 IDR 98,693,394
Japanese Yen (JPY) JPY
JPY 82.9436 JPY 828,606
Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) MYR
MYR 3.173 MYR 31,699
New Zealand Dollars (NZD) NZD
NZD 1.0561 NZD 10,550
Norwegian Krone (NOK) NOK
NOK 6.2286 NOK 62,224
Philippine Peso (PHP) PHP
PHP 36.9592 PHP 369,222
Saudi Riyal (SAR) SAR
SAR 2.7955 SAR 27,927
Singapore Dollars (SGD) SGD
SGD 1.0284 SGD 10,274
South African Rand (ZAR) ZAR
ZAR 9.5906 ZAR 95,810
Swedish Krona (SEK) SEK
SEK 6.4418 SEK 64,353
Swiss Francs (CHF) CHF
CHF 0.7217 CHF 7,210
Thai Baht (THB) THB
THB 25.33 THB 253,046
UAE Dirham (AED) AED
AED 2.7241 AED 27,214

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 peer-to-peer lending and understand the difference between TransferWise's services compared to other IMT providers. But don't fear, we've got you covered! Here are five questions probably on your lips if your considering 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. 

What is member matching and how does it work? What is member matching and how does it work? 

TransferWise is a peer to peer exchange platform and member matching is the way it converts your money. It will match your transfer with someone in the country you want to transfer money to. Say you want to transfer $2000 to France. TransferWise will find a member who wants to convert Euros to AUD and match you up. Don’t worry, you don’t have the burden of finding a match for your transfer, all this is handled by TransferWise and no sensitive data is shared between parties. 

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: It's peer-to-peer transfer services cut out the interbank rate so you don't have to pay extra for the same job.

TransferWise is safe and secure: Don't let the member trading aspect put you off, because TransferWise is encrypted with security and operates in a regulated industry. 

There really is no minimum: Some IMT companies require you 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 converts your funds at the mid-market rate and matches you with a member sending money in the other direction.
Step 4: Your funds are sent. 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.