How to make instant payments with TransferWise

TransferWise continues to maintain their reputation as a flexible, cost-effective option for online money transfers. They are committed to consistently providing consumers with efficient solutions to their everyday banking needs. They promise to be convenient, affordable, and fast. Transactions made with TransferWise should pass three tests: pay-in, currency conversion, and pay-out. This time, we will focus on the first step. How long does TransferWise take to send money? Let’s take a look at a few options and their speed.

Faster Payment Options

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TransferWise vs. PayPal

TransferWise vs. PayPal

Sending money used to be quite the hassle. Prior to the emergence of online money transfer services, these types of transactions had to go through banks. Transfers used to take over twenty-four hours to complete. Banks could also charge you whatever fees they wished since there wasn’t much competition. They would charge a flat wire transfer fee that could reach up to $20 per transaction. If your transfer involved foreign exchanges, you’d lose buckets of money with the bank’s less than stellar exchange rates. Also, the recipient was usually charged a fee by their baking institution for receipt of the funds. All told, you would spend a good deal of money just to send money. Good thing that this is no longer the case!
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TransferWise Review

TransferWise Review

Sending money internationally has always been a hassle. It involves long trips to the bank, waiting in lines, and headaches all around. With the invention of the internet, however, things got a little easier; banks and other businesses now offer reliable and easy-to-use online services to make sure your money gets where it needs to go. One of the most talked about of these is called TransferWise. It promises cheap, reliable ways to move money to about 75 different countries around the world. But is it really all it’s hyped up to be? Or does TransferWise fall flat when it comes to delivery? Let’s take a closer look at my TransferWise review and find out.
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CurrencyFair Review

In the recent past, there were few options for sending money abroad. You could choose from banks or companies like Western Union with enormous fees. Fortunately, technology is now giving us greater freedom of choice with how to move our money. CurrencyFair is one of these revolutionary companies who has started using peer-to-peer networks to reduce fees and offer better quality services. In this CurrencyFair review, I will provide comprehensive information about the company’s services and share ideas about how to get the most out of them.

CurrencyFair site

Quick facts

  • CurrencyFair fees are low thanks to use of P2P technology
  • Fees are transparent
  • Real mid-market exchange rates are offered
  • Safe to use as they are:
    • Regulated under the EU Communities Regulations by the Central Bank of Ireland (see Registers of Payment Services Firms section).
    • Regulated in Australia by Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
  • A good reputation; holds “Excellent” rate on TrustPilot (9.3 out of 10)

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