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How-to guides that help you save on foreign exchange when you send and spend abroad.

 

Best exchange rates sending money abroad

The holy grail when you send money abroad is finding an organisation that you can trust and one that offers the best exchange rates along with transparent, smart and straightforward customer service.

Banks Charge Small Customers 25 Times More for FX, Research Shows

New research from the European Central Bank shows that banks charge smaller customers up to 25 times more for FX forward transactions and that those who fail to compare providers pay 14 times more for FX than those that do.

Sydney CBD – Best Currency Exchange Rates

In this Sydney CBD guide, we show you how to save money when looking for Currency Exchange and Forex services downtown in the emerald city.

Travelex & TravelMoneyOz – Who has best rates?

To help you choose between Travelex and Travel Money Oz the following live exchange rates table shows who has the best exchange rate when ordering foreign currency online.

BER Australian Scholarship 2018 Winner Announced

Xiong Xiao, a PhD candidate currently studying and teaching at the University of Western Australia is awarded BestExchangeRate.com's first scholarship for foreign students in Australia.

Melbourne CBD – Best Currency Exchange Rates

In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash in the Melbourne CBD.

What is a Closed Currency?

A closed currency is a one that is not available for purchase in countries other than its country of origin. We take a look at what that means for a traveller visiting a country with a closed currency.

The US Dollar Currency

The United States dollar is referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar is also nicknamed the “green-back” as as you can see is predominantly green. So care should be taken when handing over money or checking your change in low-light situations. Post-2004 series banknotes have started to incorporate other colours to better […]

Gold Coast – Best Currency Exchange Rates

In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash on the Gold Coast.

Best Currency Exchange Rates in Adelaide CBD

In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash in Adelaide.

Best Ways to Save on Currency Exchange

We show you how to Pre-order foreign cash online for better currency exchange rates and save money for your next trip.

What is the International Mid-Market Rate?

The mid-market rate is considered the fairest exchange rate available.

Best Currency Exchange Rates – London

In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash in London.

Best Currency Exchange Rates- Birmingham

In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash in Birmingham.

Best Currency Exchange Rates – Glasgow

In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash in Glasgow.

Best Travel Money Exchange Rates – Manchester

In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash in Manchester.

Pay in your Own currency? – The Travel Rip-off to Avoid

Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC), it comes at a cost.

Top 5 Travel Money Options

There are multiple methods and modes to travel money these days. The most seasoned nomads will share that they mix it up with some cash, a pre-paid travel card or a travel credit card. This provides multiple options when you are on the road whilst also minimising the risk of being stranded with no money […]

How can I prepare for life as an Expat?

Expat Preparation Checklist So you’ve made the big decision to move overseas and become a citizen of the globe. You’ve decided to explore and experience a new culture, taste new foods, immerse yourself in the context of a different language, currency, and an overall new way of life as an expat. For many, this will […]

Top Travel Apps for Apple Watch 2018

According to Fortune magazine, Apple sold 18 million apple watches in 2017 which is a 50% increase on the previous year and the highest number of shipments for any wearable vendor. With an increase in Apple watch users it follows that available apps for Apple watch will continue to grow and, whereas in the past […]

Best Currency Exchange Rates in Brisbane CBD

In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash in the Brisbane CBD.

Perth CBD – Best Currency Exchange Rates

In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash in the Perth CBD.

BestExchangeRates.com Australian Scholarship 2018

BER is a Foreign Exchange comparison website with strong links to and involvement in FinTech Australia. The aim of the platform is to assist individuals and small businesses to navigate the complex, and often perplexing, international money transfer market through an FX calculator, reviews, ratings, comparisons, and news. For 2018, BER has launched a scholarship for […]

Top Five Tips for Buying Property Overseas

We take a look at five tips that can help you avoid common mistakes and save money on overseas property purchases.

Foreign Currency Accounts – Pros and Cons

In this guide we take a look at Foreign Currency Accounts, both the good and bad aspects and what to watch out for.

Business Case Studies for Managing FX Risk

Study in Australia as an International Student – Student Visa Subclass 500

Scholarships to Study in Australia

Prepaid Travel Cards – Comparing Features and Fees

Living costs for international students in Australia

Travel Money – Which is Best? Cash or Cards

Understanding Foreign Transfer Exchange Rates & Fees

A Guide to Buying Overseas Property

Money Saving Checklist for Studying Overseas

Paying for Overseas Tuition & School Fees

What Is a Limit Order?

Managing Business Payments for Overseas Suppliers

Save Money with Regular Overseas payments

Paying for Overseas Luxury Purchases

What Is a Forward Contract?

Expats Repatriating Funds

Foreign Exchange Provider Information

Traveling in Italy

Traveling in Austria

Traveling in Vietnam

Traveling in China

Traveling in India

What makes sending money internationally so expensive?

Travel Money – why compare foreign currency exchange rates?

Foreign Currency & International Fees for Credit Cards

Qantas Frequent Flyer points – How much are they really worth?

How I made my first big currency transfer – without the worries

Shipping tips for online sellers

BestExchangeRates on Sky News Money talking travel cards

BestExchangeRates Rate Comparison Disclaimer

Explaining Peer-to-Peer Money Transfers

When is the Foreign Exchange Market Open around the world?

I am off travelling, should I take credit/debit cards, cash or travellers cheques?

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