Flash Forward

Thoughts about the future of finance and foreign currency transfer.

Take charge of your foreign exchange transfers and save

By Tim Strube on

Sending money overseas can be confusing and expensive. Let's break it down... and let us show you just how easy it can be. And you can save a lot. FlashFX makes foreign exchange easy, fast and affordable. We provide a more »

Tagged in: remittances, sending money overseas, family overseas, migration, tips

Are you paying for your banker's $600 lunch?

By Tim Strube on

Big banks are overcharging you by bouncing your money around the globe in a giant shell game while they collect fees and enjoy $600 lunches, on you. In this article, we’ll explore how to stop paying for your banker's more »

Tagged in: finance, regulation, migration, international money transfers, currency conversion, emigration

Pew Research Centre reveals what we think makes us Australian

By Tim Strube on

What does it take to be truly Australian? The latest Bureau of Statistics estimates show that 6.7 million Australian residents – just over 28 per cent of the population – were born overseas. Sharing the "customs and traditions" of more »

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Migrants sent over $500 billion home last year.

By Tim Strube on

There are now 244 million people living in a country other than the one they were born in, according to migration figures from the United Nations. Many of those people went overseas to find work, leaving their families behind. For more »

Tagged in: migration, remittances, sending money overseas, currency conversion, family overseas

How to stop paying for your banker’s $600 lunch

By Tim Strube on

Big banks are overcharging you by bouncing your money around the globe in a giant shell game while they collect fees and enjoy $600 meals. In this article, we’ll explore how to stop buying the bankers lunch, by looking more »

Tagged in: currency conversion, remittances, migration, sending money overseas, saving tips

Australia a winner in war for talent

By Tim Strube on

The world’s highly-skilled immigrants are increasingly living in just four nations: Australia, the US, UK and Canada, according to new World Bank research highlighting the challenges of brain drain for non-English-speaking and developing countries. The rise has come despite more »

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