Flash Forward

Thoughts about the future of finance and foreign currency transfer.

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

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

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

Sterling up. Aussie down. Market update.

By Sophie Green on

The British pound was the big mover this week as the UK unexpectedly headed to the polls. Westpac's Sean Callow discusses how durable sterling's rally is likely to be. He also discusses the role of the RBA minutes in the more »

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

Bank executive takes over as new chief of the Digital Transformation Agency

By Sophie Green on

Gavin Slater, former NAB executive, will be the new chief executive of the Australian government’s Digital Transformation Agency. In a statement the Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation Angus Taylor said Slater had a proven track record in driving transformation more »

Tagged in: digital currency, ripple, technology, compliance, australia, finance

When it comes to foreign exchange, don’t pick your own bank by default

By Sophie Green on

In this ever-changing world, Australian retail clients remain creatures of habit. While most of us know that banks like to charge a fee at every turn, we still don’t challenge them. This is extremely evident when sending money overseas, more »

Tagged in: digital currency, ripple, innovation, technology, blockchain, international money transfers

5 Customer Engagement Best Practices

By Sophie Green on

We can find a hundred articles a day online today about “customer engagement” but to me, a good deal of it sounds like lip service – slick advice about how to appear deeply interested in and connected to your customer, and more »

Tagged in: finance, regulation, compliance, digital currency, innovation, trading

The Australian Dollar Forecast to decline over 10%

By Sophie Green on

One of the most significant drivers in currency markets is relative interest rates as investors transfer capital from lower interest rate currency jurisdictions to higher interest rate currencies. Last weeks 25 bps interest rate hike in the United States and more »

Tagged in: AUD, exchange rates, international money transfers, finance, currency conversion

Best countries in the world - ranked

By Sophie Green on

'Best Countries' is a rankings, news and analysis project created to capture how countries are perceived on a global scale. Created by U.S. News in partnership with Y&R's BAV and Wharton, the rankings evaluate 80 countries across more »

Tagged in: remittances, currency conversion, finances, global payments, overseas trips, technology

Why now could be the right time to buy property in Spain

By Sophie Green on

UK-based relocation service MoveHub compared 2016 property price data from the Global Property Guide with average salaries according to the Hay’s Group Global Salary Forecast. In Spain, a 2.2 percent hike in salaries against a 5.75 drop more »

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