When someone first looks into sending money abroad they naturally have questions and concerns. After all, we all work hard for our money and no-one wants to give it away to third parties if they don’t have to.
Trust is a big issue when it comes to a financial service provider.
In this article, we’ll look at how the international news media view the money transfer industry (including media reviews of CurrencyFair).
In order to bring the magic of Paddy’s Day to the fine people of Perth, a special not-for-profit organisation has been established specifically to run the St Patrick’s Day Parade through the cafe district of Leederville. The organisation was founded by the ever-active Irish Families In Perth group.
Second, the exchange rate between currencies goes up and down all the time and it can either cost you a lot of money or save you a lot of money. In this article, we’re going to explain how exchange rates work and how they affect your international money transfer.
Exchange Rate Movements Explained [Video]
Let’s begin wtih an excellent explanation of how exchange rates work.
We’d like to congratulate the team behind the brand new Savetastic app which recently won the top prize at the first ever banking hackathon run in Ireland. As reported in the Irish Times, their app uses a customer’s banking information to offer savings on a range of items such as utility bills, travel and shopping
We’d also like to congratulate all the other teams for their hard work, clever thinking shown at the event.
The competition called HackMakeTheBank featured around 100 designers, coders, industry mentors (including CurrencyFair’s very own CTO, Paul Phillips) and investors. The programme involved lots of brainstorming, coaching, and, of course, coding.
Our CEO and Co-Founder, Brett Meyers, was one of the judges of the awards, alongside four other tech and banking industry heavyweights.
There would have been a time when the idea of using your annual leave to visit space would have been laughable. It would have simply sounded like something from a science fiction novel. But perhaps not for much longer…
With humans now permanently inhabiting the International Space Station and commercial flights to the cosmos soon to become something of the present, trips to outer space are looking likely to become the norm sooner than we think.
Once we’ve come to terms with the idea of going on interstellar holidays, or even living in space, one interesting question springs to mind. How would we pay for life’s essentials?
One of the downsides of being an expat from Europe living in another time zone is the fact that most of the world’s major sporting events cater to the EU and US time zones, leaving many with the difficult choice of whether to stay up late, get up early or sacrifice the live action altogether. Here at CurrencyFair, we feel your pain and try to make this decision as clear as possible.
For the football World Cup last summer, we gave you all the match kick off times for those in Australia and New Zealand, and knowing how many expats are rugby fans it makes sense to do the same for the 2015 Six Nations Championship, which begins on the morning of February 7th. We’ve included times for both East and West coast zones, which are three hours apart. This means a slight advantage for those in Perth over those in Sydney, who’ll have to stay up even later to catch the live action.
We’ve teamed up with BeIN SPORTS to sponsor their coverage of the 2015 Six Nations, so if you’re in the area stick with these guys for the best live coverage – and plenty of replays throughout the day too if you can’t keep your eyes open!
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