The CurrencyFair Mobile App Has Arrived

At CurrencyFair, our focus has always been on helping you save money with fast, secure, low cost international money transfers.

Now we’re making it even easier for you.

Using the CurrencyFair app on the beach

Introducing The New CurrencyFair App

Designed for people on the move, the new CurrencyFair app makes sending money abroad refreshingly easy.
Here’s what you’ll find inside the app . . .

CurrencyFair app in the itunes app store   CurrencyFair app in the Google Play Store

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Money Transfer Companies Compared

If you are trying to decide which is the best way to move your money abroad (or receive money from another country), this article Money Transfer Companies Compared is exactly what you need.  Money transfer companies compared

Below are all the different options for making international money transfers. We’ll help you with some common questions like:

  • Which is better, Paypal or CurrencyFair?
  • How do currency brokers like Oz Forex compare to CurrencyFair?
  • Are banks much more expensive than CurrencyFair?
  • CurrencyFair vs Transferwise?
  • Transferwise v Paypal
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2015 Rugby World Cup Games – Kick Off Times For Expats (updated)

We received a lot of positive feedback on our previous Six Nations and FIFA World Cup articles, where we listed the respective kick off times for those living down under. So, we’re doing the same for the upcoming 2015 Rugby World Cup – and we’ll include Canadian/US time too for our friends across the Atlantic.

The dates listed above each groups of matches is based on UK time – you know how time works, surely, so let’s not spend too much time on that aspect as we’ll get lost easily.

NOTE: We’ll be using current UK/Ireland British Summer Time (BST), Perth & Sydney for Australia, New Zealand (NZST) and US/Canada East Coast time.

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CurrencyFair At Techies4TempleStreet

Techies4TempleStreet is Ireland’s first ever charity event bringing together the technology community and its partners to network and compete in an intellectually challenging treasure trail while making an impact to the lives of the next generation of techies.

On October 2nd, eight members of the CurrencyFair Team took part in the event, which was a treasure-hunt/tech-quiz crossover of sorts. t4ts-logoIn the end, we finished in 35th place out of 69 teams – that’s top half, whichever way you look at it.

More importantly, we raised just under €700 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

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CurrencyFair – Proud Sponsor Of University Rugby In Newcastle, Australia

As CurrencyFair grows and helps even more people across the globe save money on their overseas bank transfers, we still aim to help the local communities wherever we can get involved.
Our Australian office is in Newcastle, around 150km north of Sydney, and as self-confessed rugby fanatics it made sense to get involved in the scene there. Hence our sponsorship of the University of Newcastle RUFC.

We think our logo looks great on their shirt – below is No.8 Ian Parkinson posing in the stripes for the

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Expat in Australia? Here Are 36 Online Groups To Help Get You Settled


Ausralian Expat Groups

The great weather, cosmopolitan cities, incredible outdoor life and friendly people have made Australia a popular destination for expatriates of every stripe.

Some are long-term expats, working in Oz and raising a family. Others might be just passing through as students or backpackers, but everyone is far from home. When abroad, it’s always nice to find a group of like-minded individuals who will answer your questions, invite you to a local meetup and generally become your home-away-from-home.

We’ve compiled a list of 36 groups for expats in Australia from all over the world. Whether you’re Irish, British, German, Italian, Swedish, French, South African or hail from the USA, you’re sure to find one that’s a comfortable fit. 

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The Food Lover’s Guide To South Africa

South Africa is a nation of diverse cultures and a significant immigrant population. This makes the food in the most southerly of Africa’s nations fascinating and global. With diverse climates and lots of food influences, South Africa is a diner’s wonderland. The country has a healthy food blogging culture that you can be a part of now that you are going to live there. These are a few great blogs to get you started.


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22 Exciting Fintech Startups Helping Consumers and Small Businesses in Europe

Fintech Startups Helping Consumers and Small Businesses in Europe

The ever-expanding world of financial technology will disrupt the ways so many business operate. This is the same for small companies and big corporations.

So, what is “Fintech?”

“Fintech refers to the technology that is becoming increasingly important in the world of financial services,” Louis Emmerson explains on the Symbid blog. “This can include everything from mobile banking to crowdfunding.”

The European Union is a hotbed for Fintech innovation — despite or even because of the EU’s current economic woes.

Below are 22 Fintech startups from Europe you should keep an eye on. These companies work in a variety of spaces: From consumer credit scoring, to pawnbrokering, to microdonation platforms, to peer-to-peer lending programs. 

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7 Hot Portuguese Tech Companies That Can Help Your Business

Portugal Tech

Portugal sits on the Western edge of Europe and right at the heart of tech development.

The country’s developers have found some innovative ways to leverage information and maximise sales online and in the real world. Entrepreneurs in Portugal are able to help businesses of all sizes and shapes improve their data streams, take payments better, as well as reduce loss and costs.

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9 Hot Latvian Tech Companies That Can Help Your Business

Latvian Tech

Latvia is one of the Baltic States which has embraced technology on a fantastic scale.

Across the Baltic from Sweden and bordered by Estonia, Lithuania, and Russia, Latvia is at the heart of the Baltic Revolution as these small nations grow into technology powerhouses.

Here we share what is only a starting list of the great startups that this nation of just 2 million has created so far. 

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5 Hot Czech Tech Companies That Can Help Your Business

The Czech Republic has been one of the leading lights in central Europe when it comes to tech innovation.

A highly educated and forward-thinking culture makes this nation ideal for leading ideas and technologies.

Hot Czech Tech Companies That Can Help Your Business

Here are just a few of the hundreds of business-friendly start-ups in the Czech Republic.

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The Food Lover’s Guide To The United States

The United States is an exciting country with each region having a distinct food culture.

US cities tend be extremely culturally diverse. For example, in New York City alone over 800 languages are spoken. This has led to a national food culture that is extraordinarily diverse and global.

United States Food Guide

If you are just arriving in the USA, you can expect to find almost everything there.

Here are just a few of the blogs that can be found in the nation’s largest cities.

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