Flash Forward

Thoughts about the future of finance and foreign currency transfer.

5 tips for Australians buying property in Canada

By Tim Strube on

With excessively high real estate prices at home, have you considered purchasing property abroad, say in Canada? Canada welcomes home buyers from all countries, and there are no restrictions on the amount or kind of real estate you can buy. more »

Tagged in: buying property, overseas finance, holiday home, forward contract, finance

Sydney, Melbourne property now affordable – if you are ultra-rich

By Tim Strube on

Sydney and Melbourne property is finally becoming more affordable, but only for the ultra rich. Despite both cities being in the middle of a housing affordability crisis, luxury house/apartment prices have plunged down the list of the world's most more »

Tagged in: australia, buying property, global payments, currency conversion, overseas finance, ripple

Increased AUD buying power on EUR transfers with Eurozone Greek debt worries re-appearing

By Nicolas Steiger on

Since the start of the new year, the Australian Dollar increased by about 5.8% in value compared to the EURO, lingering in the mid 0.72s, as fears that Greece will be forced to crash out of the Eurozone more »

Tagged in: global payments, currency conversion, exchange rates, AUD, europe, overseas finance

President Trump could be good for the economy, says Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe

By Tim Strube on

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has predicted some of the Trump administration's economic policies could be good for Australia and the global economy while warning it could also turn out "very badly" if America retreats from the international more »

Tagged in: currency conversion, international money transfers, banking, overseas finance, finances, regulation

Build a wall, damage the US dollar?

By Tim Strube on

Paul Donovan, Global Chief Economist at UBS Wealth Management asks "The Mexican wall is to be built. The Dow hit 20,000 in an indulgence of exuberance at the thought, yet the US dollar softened immediately after the announcement. more »

Tagged in: banking, currency conversion, trading, overseas finance, digital currency

CBA and NAB admit impropriety in foreign exchange trading

By Tim Strube on

The Age writes "Commonwealth Bank and the National Australia Bank have entered into enforceable undertakings with ASIC after foreign exchange traders were revealed to have front run orders on personal accounts and triggered client stop-loss orders. "The extraordinary more »

Tagged in: banking, regulation, compliance, overseas finance, digital currency, ripple

$582 billion in global remittances: interactive graph

By Tim Strube on

Remittances in 2015 totaled an estimated $582 billion according to World Bank figures. These cross-border payments make a huge impact in the countries that receive them. World Bank figures show that in 2015, remittances to Egypt were worth four times more »

Tagged in: remittances, global payments, digital currency, overseas finance, ripple, technology

The World's Best Places To Retire in 2016

By Tim Strube on

Retiring abroad is easier and more affordable than ever before. These days it really is possible to spend your days relaxing beneath palm fronds on a Caribbean beach, enjoying farm-fresh produce in a mountain haven with year-round spring weather, or more »

Tagged in: currency conversion, overseas finance, international holidays, overseas trips