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Forum: Australia
Nov 12th 2014, 3:22 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,897
Posted By Quinna

Re: Is GBP gaining or going in a hole against AUD?

Well Done!

Yes I love it as well - especially when I routinely save at least a few hundred dollars/pounds each time.

Check out, "The Cure to Money Transfer Jitters" - I made a little video to...
Forum: Australia
Oct 31st 2014, 3:20 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,897
Posted By Quinna

Re: Is GBP gaining or going in a hole against AUD?

Yes the banks do tend to take you to the cleaners! I actually just did a little review of CanadianForex who are owned by OzForex in an attempt to help others save money. Nothing like the pain of...
Forum: Australia
Oct 30th 2014, 1:23 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,897
Posted By Quinna

Re: Is GBP gaining or going in a hole against AUD?

Good point - thank goodness the UK decided to stay separate
Forum: Australia
Oct 30th 2014, 10:39 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,897
Posted By Quinna

Is GBP gaining or going in a hole against AUD?

Hi Guys,

With a move to Australia imminent and most our income coming from the UK I am keen to hear or your opinions on the relative state of the economies in Australia and the UK.

Check this...
Forum: USA
Oct 29th 2014, 8:35 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By Quinna

Re: money transfer to uk

There are just a handful that are registered to operate in the US. Most can send money in - but not out. In the US money transfer companies have to be registered in the actual states.

He will...
Forum: Canada
Oct 29th 2014, 8:09 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By Quinna

Re: Another bringing cash into canada question

Interesting - I tried to negotiate with my bank here in Canada and got nowhere.

My experience has been that banks are not the way to go for a number of reasons.

The main reason is that a Forex...
Forum: USA
Oct 16th 2014, 7:35 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By Quinna

Re: Money Transfer to US

Hi Jake,

If you are actually moving to the states, I recommend finding the ones that are registered in the state where you are moving. This will mean that you can get you money in and out with...
Oct 3rd 2014, 10:10 am
Replies: 72
Views: 6,609
Posted By Quinna

Re: Currency Exchange Problem

:lol: - hopefully not

One of the beauties of an FX Company is that they deal with your bank at the national level - in this case Wells in the US. That is part of how they reduce fees but also why...
Oct 2nd 2014, 3:10 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 6,609
Posted By Quinna

Re: Currency Exchange Problem

Perhaps you need to try to sign up with a FX company that is registered in the US - specifically the state you were living in.

I think it is worth a call or two, because it sounds like what you...
Forum: Canada
Sep 8th 2014, 4:13 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 7,147
Posted By Quinna

Re: Cheapest/easiest bulk £ to $ transfers

Hi ookie123,

1.765 is what I see currency as the mid-market rate. If you are getting 1.7305 right now that is a terrific deal even if you were moving a very large amount. (Of course this does...
Forum: Canada
Sep 5th 2014, 8:54 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 7,147
Posted By Quinna

Re: Cheapest/easiest bulk £ to $ transfers

Hi ookie123,

Fingers crossed is right - Damn that is frustrating. You are still miles ahead of just a couple months ago though.

You might already have everything sorted with a money transfer...
Forum: Canada
Sep 5th 2014, 10:12 am
Replies: 58
Views: 7,147
Posted By Quinna

Re: Cheapest/easiest bulk £ to $ transfers

Sure have. Have you seen the two year chart?

I have saved many thousands by paying attention to charts and the trends in currencies and right now the Pound is losing steam in a fairly dramatic...
Forum: Hungary
Aug 29th 2014, 11:47 am
Replies: 29
Views: 7,893
Posted By Quinna

Re: How do you get a UK bank current account when resident abroad

He he, yeah I hear you! If its any consolation a lot of the restrictions are related to anti-money laundering laws. The banks would probably like to make it easier to get your money.



Yep -...
Forum: Australia
Aug 29th 2014, 11:37 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,270
Posted By Quinna

Re: DWP and State Pension - hope we've done the right thing

Hi Spouse, :goodpost:
Based on the historically high Aussie dollar and the strengthening pound I like the idea of letting it build up in the UK if you can.

Of course, currencies are fickle and...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2014, 11:24 am
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By Quinna

Re: Overseas Bank Acccount

100%

You can easily save 2-4% - To help choose the right one though consider the minimums they allow. You also want to look at if they are an internet or phone based service - some are phone only...
Forum: Canada
Aug 28th 2014, 9:07 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 7,147
Posted By Quinna

Re: Cheapest/easiest bulk £ to $ transfers

1% is great - well done you just saved over $1000 on a bank based on my comparisons.

As Chris points out WorldFirst is the partner of Oanda.

I recommend WorldFirst and CanadianForex as both...
Forum: Canada
Aug 22nd 2014, 6:20 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,896
Posted By Quinna

Re: Anyone recommend a USD account?

Hi Simon,

Just re-read your original post - great solution guys.

What are the exchange rates like when you convert CAD to USD in Canada?
Forum: Canada
Aug 22nd 2014, 10:22 am
Replies: 35
Views: 1,896
Posted By Quinna

Re: Anyone recommend a USD account?

As another poster suggested TD might work for you because they are located in the North Eastern states. I see that you have looked into them already but I wonder if you actually go to the US and open...
Forum: Canada
Aug 22nd 2014, 10:08 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By Quinna

Re: So who is offering the best deal on money transfer these days?

Hi,

PayPal is great for less then a few hundred dollars because of zero or very low fees but if you plan to transfer more than that there are much better options because of the percentage they...
Forum: Canada
Aug 20th 2014, 1:13 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 7,147
Posted By Quinna

Re: Cheapest/easiest bulk £ to $ transfers

Great points Chris and Jerry.

Very interested to know the percentage difference HSBC are offering on exchange rates compared to the mid-market rate.

Just checking out their website and they say...
Forum: Canada
Aug 15th 2014, 11:51 am
Replies: 58
Views: 7,147
Posted By Quinna

Re: Cheapest/easiest bulk £ to $ transfers

Thought you guys might like this chart - CAD/GBP Chart (http://screencast.com/t/6Yl4pfwiUpLN)

It shows that at 1.82 it could go either way from here but also confirms that 1.82 is the best rate...
Forum: Canada
Aug 15th 2014, 11:25 am
Replies: 58
Views: 7,147
Posted By Quinna

Re: Cheapest/easiest bulk £ to $ transfers

Thanks for the clarification.

I must admit I was confused, which is why I asked the question. One or two percent off the mid-market rate is unheard of these days unless you are moving over 1...
Forum: South Africa
Aug 13th 2014, 9:32 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By Quinna

Re: Moving money to UK from SA

Hi Viio,

Welcome to the forum! You can certainly move your money with simple bank transfers - although you should know there are much cheaper and better ways. Try to find a specialist money...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2014, 9:04 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 7,147
Posted By Quinna

Re: Cheapest/easiest bulk £ to $ transfers

Are the rates you are getting directly from the website or as you are making a transaction?

For example, the rate on the XE website is currently 1.82 and it is the mid market rate - This is not...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2014, 11:55 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By Quinna

Re: So who is offering the best deal on money transfer these days?

I have not used XE, but you raise an interesting point.

The rates all these companies display right on their website are not the rate you will get. These rate are "mid-market" or "spot rates" and...
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