Flash Forward

Thoughts about the future of finance and foreign currency transfer.

Australia & the US / China tariff war

By Emily Johnson on

As the US and China engage in a tit-for-tat trade war Australia remains caught in the middle. Our position is both a strength and a vulnerability. more »

It Pays to Plan Ahead When You Travel Overseas

By Emily Johnson on

Thinking about taking the family abroad this year? Stuck on when you want to use your overseas holiday home or timeshare property? more »

Tagged in: sending money overseas, international money transfers, Australian dollar exchange rate, best exchange rate, transfer money overseas, planning, travel

5 Ways to Stretch Your Overseas Easter Holiday Dollars

By Emily Johnson on

Are you one of the lucky Aussies that has planned a trip overseas for the upcoming Easter holiday break? Whilst you probably have already paid for the larger items, such as transport and accommodation, you still want to make sure more »

Tagged in: sending money overseas, international money transfers, Australian dollar exchange rate, best exchange rate, transfer money overseas, easter holiday, how to save

Moving to Australia? Our Top Tips for Settling Down Under

By Sophie Green on

With Australia Day over and kids across the country back at school, 2018 is well and truly underway! As a nation of migrants, for many the start of the year also marks the beginning of a new life in Australia. more »

Tagged in: expat, Money Transfer, international money transfers, moving to australia

Australia at the Forefront of Embracing Blockchain

By Emily Johnson on

In an important step for the industry, Australia’s main stock exchange, ASX Ltd., announced late last week that they will start using blockchain. more »

Tagged in: digital curency, blockchain, ripple

Market Updates: What To Know This Week

By Emily Johnson on

What's new in market updates around the world? We analyse key financial and currency news for the week. more »

Are You Separated from a Loved One this Christmas?

By Emily Johnson on

With over 1 million Australians living permanently overseas and 28% of our population migrants, we know it is not always possible for everyone to partake in their traditions with loved ones at Christmas. more »

Australian Dollar suffers from divergent policy outlooks

By Emily Johnson on

It has been a rough few weeks for the Australian dollar. The Aussie has lost nearly 3% versus the US dollar over the past month and many banking analysts are predicting the bad run to continue into 2018. more »

Tagged in: AUD, finance, foreign exchange, RBA, Fed, 2018

FlashFX Welcomes Bankers’ Endorsement of Government-Backed Cryptocurrencies

By Nicolas Steiger on

A government-endorsed digital Australian dollar has the potential to lead to increased trust and certainty, particularly to grow the digital currency marketplace. more »

Tagged in: digital curency, innovation, ripple

Never miss a great exchange rate again with our Rate Alert

By Sophie Green on

Don't wait around for a better exchange rate...get informed instantly when your desired rate has been reached. more »

Tagged in: currency exchange rates

How to get the best rate with our Exchange Rate Calculator

By Nicolas Steiger on

We take a closer look at how to find and read currency exchange rates, as well as how to convert currency using an exchange rate calculator. more »

Tagged in: currency conversion, sending money overseas, remittances, tips, exchange rates

Currency transfer tips: What expats should consider before sending money home

By Sophie Green on

If you're an expat and need to send money home, you should always consider the best and safest options for currency transfer. We provide some tips. more »

Tagged in: global payments, remittances, currency conversion, moving overseas, emigration

How do I compare foreign exchange rates?

By Sophie Green on

Currencies are exchanged around the world in a 24-hour cycle every weekday. Why? Apart from tourists and travel, there’s international trade (import/export of goods & services) and investment. And of course, people overseas who send money to support more »

Tagged in: exchange rates, currency conversion

3 steps to getting the best currency exchange rates

By Nicolas Steiger on

To be sure you are getting the best currency exchange rates, you must know what the current real market foreign exchange rate is and whether any upfront or transaction fees are applied to your transfer, including fees applied by the more »

Tagged in: exchange rates, currency conversion, digital currency

Going to study overseas? Five quick tips to make the most of it.

By Tim Strube on

Studying abroad is an awesome experience. It opens up new experiences, new friendships, new cultures you are not going to find at home, no matter how cosmopolitan your life may be. As with most things in life, a little preparation more »

Tagged in: currency conversion, budget, international education, study, saving tips

What you need to know about foreign currency transfers

By Tim Strube on

You set up a foreign currency transfer. The money leaves your account. It disappears for days. And then it turns up (significantly reduced) in the recipient's account. That's just how it works right? But have you ever wondered what happens more »

Tagged in: digital currency, currency conversion, exchange rates, banking

The value of choice, control & transparency

By Nicolas Steiger on

International money transfer services and banks around the world continue to trap consumers with opaque and overpriced exchange rates. For too long the foreign exchange industry has profited in the shadows. It has never served the remitters’ best interests to more »

Tagged in: currency conversion, digital currency, global payments, international money transfers

Big banks = high cost international transfers

By Nicolas Steiger on

Do you need to transfer money abroad? Well, you should probably give the traditional Australian banks a miss. Comparing their offerings reveals that the ‘Big Four’ banks charge far heftier international money transfer fees than online providers – and could cost more »

Tagged in: global payments, remittances, currency conversion, banking, international money transfers

$7 billion remittance industry set for massive shake-up

By Tim Strube on

The $7 billion Australian money remittance industry is set for a massive shake-up as a new wave of online and digital-based players enter the market. According to Ashley Jessen, CEO of Profile Booster, the retail money remittance industry is a more »

Tagged in: remittances, currency conversion, global payments, digital currency, banking

Ten New Customers Join Ripple’s Global Payment Network

By Nicolas Steiger on

Ripple announced the addition of 10 new customers to their growing global network. Among them some of the world’s largest banks, innovative smaller banks, and payment service providers (PSPs). As the only blockchain provider that has real use cases more »

Tagged in: ripple, currency conversion, digital currency, global payments, innovation, banking