Is OFX safe?

When it comes to large international money transfers, safety is a big concern no doubt. OFX has been a major player in this field (20+ years): but is OFX safe as they make out? Today we’ll uncover whether you can trust OFX for international transfers. In the process, we consider crucial safety check points such…

OFX Exchange Rate

When you’re sending money internationally, getting a good deal on the exchange rate is the best way to save money – especially large transfers. OFX claims to offer “bank-beating” exchange rates for large transfers. We uncover the OFX exchange rate and other fees that can be charged by OFX and their competitors. And how OFX…

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5 Best International Prepaid Debit Cards

An international prepaid debit card (visa or mastercard) is a great tool if you are serious about overseas travel or paying online – safely and inexpensively. In this article, we’ll compare the best cards for US, UK, Eur, Can, Aus/NZ and how show you how to choose the best. I have been traveling, living overseas…

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Open a US Bank Account Online (for Non-Residents)

Opening a US bank account online can open many doors especially if you’re a non-resident, have just arrived or simple want to store USD. The challenge is opening accounts with traditional banks usually require that you are an American citizen or resident. Fortunately there are some great options these days. About 20 years ago I…

Open a Bank Account in the UK (for Non-Residents and New Arrivals)

As a non-resident or new arrival to the UK it can be frustrating opening a UK bank account – usually documents are needed to prove your residency in the UK. Fortunately: There are some banks who can make it easier and great online alternatives that can be opened without the need for documents which prove…

PayPal International Fees & How to Reduce Them

PayPal was designed and is still focused foremost on being an online payments system. When it comes to international fees, PayPal can be relatively expensive and hard to compare with the alternatives. In this post we will show you how you can work out your fees, keep them lower and point out some alternatives that may…