Do you need to send money to somebody in a different country? Do you need to pay somebody in different currency and not lose money on exchange rate? Shortly, if you use PayPal for this purpose you would have to pay much higher fees comparing to TransferWise. You should understand it’s not an alternative but different payment system. PayPal’s primary function is to make and receive payments (for goods and services) not to make money transfers. TransferWise is designed for international money transfers at first pace. In this article I’m going to explain main differences of these two providers. Continue reading
Sending money abroad can be pain if you not aware of right tools. Banks, services like Western Union and other “classical” big players on the market usually have non-competitive currency exchange rates and high fees. Fortunately there is a new way of sending money overseas – peer to peer payment services. TransferWise is number one choice in most of cases. It’s online peer to peer financial service that is transparent and legally regulated business. Over £800 million passes through TransferWise every month and it’s used by private persons, businesses and banks like N26 and LHV.
Recently TransferWise announced their new feature that will allow sending money abroad event easier than before. They created Facebook chat bot application that resides in your Facebook messenger on your smartphone or tablet. TransferWise Bot is available for all existing customers and it can become your personal assistant in money transfers. It can do many things, lets quickly review how it can make your life easier. Continue reading
CurrencyFair found an extraordinary way to promote their services by giving free flights home for Christmas to one of their customers. The promotion is available for new and existing customers and CurrencyFair will cover the costs up to €5,000 (or currency equivalent). From what they say you can take your partner with you as well. Not sure if you can take more family members but this sounds as great deal anyway.
What you need to do is just register an account and make your first transfer in order to enter into the draw. If you are existing customer then you can get counted in by referring a friend.
>>> Find out more and enter into the draw <<<
Be quick! The promotion is valid till December 18th!
That’s quite interesting turn that means these guys are very serious about pushing forward their P2P services. I think this is a good reason to try CurrencyFair. Why not?!
Brett Meyers, the founder of CurrencyFair, has positioned his Irish-based fintech firm for growth. In a series of funding, rebranding, and recruiting, the firm has sought to garner the human and financial capital aimed at giving the company the resources it requires to grow its business.
To this end, CurrencyFair has raised €8 million $8.8 million in its latest round of funding as well as recruited top-rated management team in Sylvie McDermott and Paul Byrne. Lead by Octopus Ventures and Frontline Ventures, the latest round of funding bring the total amount of funds raised by the Irish-based startup to roughly €20 million, giving the company sufficient funds to finance its growth ambitions. Continue reading
Several years ago, I was using the services of Western Union to send money overseas, seeing as it is a reputable company that has been in the market since 1851 as a leading money transfer service. For the most part, I had no problems with their services, and I settled into accepting what Western Union has to offer. However, I later came across TransferWise and realized that it was possible to get better service. The rates were noticeable better, and the transfers are fast, taking a day, half a day, or sometimes, just a few hours. Continue reading
Before I make any decisions to purchase a product or try out a new service, I take the time to find out what customers have to say about the product. For me, customer reviews, especially the TransferWise complaints, give an indication of what is really happening with the company. TransferWise takes the time to listen to their customers, understand their problems and solve them as soon as possible, and better than the customer expected. It is clear to me that they place emphasis on managing their reputation. Here are some of the typical TransferWise complaints I have come across, including the steps that the company has taken to resolve the issues. Continue reading
I’m living and working abroad for about five years so far and as any other expat I quickly faced the problem of sending money to home country. Moreover, I’m frontier worker who work in Gibraltar and live in Spain. Different countries, different currencies and I had to find a way how to sort out my money transfers between them. The cost of a transaction makes me think twice about how much I am sending, and how often. Then I discovered TransferWise and it was as though my eyes opened for the first time. Continue reading
Choosing between any two competing service providers can be a very daunting task. This is what hits you when you want to choose between HiFX and Transferwise. Transferwise is a British start-up money service company established by the founders of Skype and PayPal in 2011. They started an easy and new initiative to convey money between people instead of countries.
HiFX was founded in 1998. It has its head office in UK Windsor, Berkshire. It was formed solely to solve the question why it cost so much to send money overseas and seek to provide a cheaper means to do so by offering better exchange rates. HiFX is privately owned. It was acquired in 2014 by NASDAQ listed Euronet Worldwide, Inc. Continue reading
When I first started sending money overseas, I made sure to do plenty of research to find out the best peer to peer payment providers that I could use. My basic criteria were that the company should be legal, easy to access, safe, and have no hidden fees or charges. My final choice came down to TransferWise vs. CurrencyFair, and I made the decision to go with TransferWise. Here are the five reasons that made my choice possible. Continue reading
Surveys indicate that immigrants and business corporations transfer billions of dollars all over the world. By 2015 according to the World Bank, $515 billion will be transferred.
Sir Richard Branson better known as founder of Virgin group of companies decided to back Transferwise, an online transaction start-up whose aim is to tap into the huge money transfer market and revolutionize the way the way things work by stamping out hidden charges that other transfer institutions like banks impose on customers.
Transferwise has received a funding of $25million from sir Branson, Peter Thiel, Index Ventures and IA ventures. This has been viewed as a stamp of approval by many especially customers who are always on the lookout for cheaper, easier ways to transfer their cash. To date, the total financial backing of the company stands at $33million in which the founder of PayPal, Max Levchin contributed 1.3 million dollars. Continue reading