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Currency News

Japan Allows Fintech Payments Specialists to Compete with Banks

Japanese Yen JPY Currency News and Forecasts

The Japanese FSA has announced it will finally remove a ¥1 million (US$9,000) cap on cross-border money transfers handled by non-banking entities, paving the way for a major overhaul of Japan’s remittance industry.

21 Feb, 2019 by Joel Wright

Pound at 2-Week High Ahead of May-Juncker Brexit Meeting

The British pound was in high demand on Tuesday ahead of an important meeting between British PM Theresa May and EU officials, at which investors are hoping for a Brexit breakthrough.

19 Feb, 2019 by Joel Wright

Euro to Strike 20-Month Low This Week; $1.12 Beckons

Those intending to pick up euros this week should consider heeding warnings offered by MUFG. The bank expects the euro to move towards cheaper levels in the coming days and it would therefore be unwise to pay rates offered on Monday.

18 Feb, 2019 by Joel Wright

HSBC Cuts Australian Dollar Forecast; Aussie to Buy Only US66¢ at Year-End

The forecast is stormy with the embattled Australian dollar set to lose a further 7 per cent of its value and end the year buying only US66¢, analysts at HSBC have said. A decline into the mid-60s would have the Aussie trading at levels not seen in a decade.

20 Feb, 2019 by Joel Wright

China’s Ant Financial Acquires WorldFirst

Chinese fintech giant Ant Financial has acquired British payments specialist WorldFirst for an undisclosed amount.

21 Feb, 2019 by Joel Wright

New Zealand Dollar Jumps After RBNZ Says It Won’t Lower Interest Rates

The New Zealand dollar leapt on Wednesday in response to the latest remarks from the RBNZ, which said that interest rates in New Zealand would not be lowered this year or next, wrong-footing investors who had adjusted FX positions to account for lower rates.

14 Feb, 2019 by Joel Wright


Reviews – Money Transfer & Currency Exchange Providers

Review – OFX Money Transfers

We take a look at OFX and review their exchange rates, service and ease of use and user reviews.

8 Dec, 2018 by BER Team - Last updated:21 Feb, 2019

TransferWise Reviewed

TransferWise has been making waves in the global payments market since it came on the scene back in 2011 and is undoubtedly one of the best services for sending money across borders.

16 Jun, 2018 by BER Team - Last updated:21 Feb, 2019

HSBC Exchange Rates Compared

As a leading global bank, HSBC has a wide portfolio of services aimed to cater to their customers and their foreign exchange requirements. If you are a customer looking to send money overseas with HSBC Exchange Rates through an International Money Transfer (IMT) or get travel money, then read on. From this article, you will […]

18 May, 2018 by BER Research - Last updated:16 Feb, 2019


FX Questions

What is the International Mid-Market Rate?

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

13 Jul, 2018 by David Brown - Last updated:23 Jul, 2018

Order Online for the Cheapest Currency Exchange Deals

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

8 Mar, 2018 by BER Team - Last updated:21 Jul, 2018

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.

14 Jan, 2018 by David Brown - Last updated:18 Nov, 2018

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 […]

13 Jan, 2018 by Jayne Li - Last updated:26 Jun, 2018

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