The era of globalisation is upon us, and the world is quickly becoming a smaller place. Tourism also continues to escalate, and with these trends in place, the need to move money across a national border is becoming more common than ever before for all of us.
Whether you need to send money home to loved ones, pay off debt, buy a new home, repatriate your funds or invest overseas, it pays to choose a great forex broker. Here are four qualities to look out for.
The Rand devalued severely last week, dropping to a new four-year low amid concerns about the health of the South African economy.
Sable Group now offers a new bank account product to South Africans – whether living abroad or returning – with many benefits and services and no bank charges.
December deal: receive your 1st transfer free – plus get £15 cash back.
Sending money into and out of South Africa has been a complicated affair for a while now. Recently, 1st Contact FX has been in discussions with the SARB to try and find ways for clients to enjoy a more transparent, deregulated market.
If you regularly send money from the UK, you might not be aware that there’s an easier, cheaper, more convenient option.
Us humans having been seeking greener pastures for about as long as we’ve been on the planet. Here are 20 facts about migration and the consequent remittance around the world.
1st Contact Forex is constantly expanding their service to more and more countries. Their latest addition is Zambia!
1st Contact Forex was established by 1st Contact in 2001 to offer their clients a speedy, secure and cost effective money transfer service, with very competitive exchange rates and an extremely high service level.
The 1st Contact Forex reviews cover the movements between the New Zealand Dollar, Australian Dollar and South African Rand in relation to the British Pound.
The following exchange rates are based on “interbank” rates. If you want to transfer money to South Africa, Australia or New Zealand, then please register/login or call us for a live dealing rate.
If you guessed that the banks are the cheapest way to transfer money from the UK to Australia or South Africa (or anywhere else for that matter) you’d be wrong.
Banks are not the only option for Foreign exchange and international remittance. Most consumers don’t know this. Ironically the high street banks know that most consumers don’t know this, which all causes a very strange economical phenomenon: Banks hold a façade monopoly position in the Foreign exchange and remittance markets, whereby they continue to offer sub-standard service at exorbitant prices to an unknowing public.
Spain has long been a favourite holiday destination with literally millions of Brits visiting the country each year – and this summer will probably be no different. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of your Spanish holiday money, should you be planning a trip to Spain in 2011.
This month we look at fascinating Poland, a country rich in history, with a population of 39 million people.
As of the 7th of June 2011, 1st Contact Forex has reduced their Euro transfer fees from £15 to just £5 per transfer.
The move is part of 1st Contact’s ongoing quest to bring savings to all their clients, across all divisions and business units.
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You’re finally going on that travel holiday you’ve always dreamed of. But with the tickets booked and the itinerary planned, it’s time to give serious thought to the practical details – for example, how will you be carrying your travel money?
If you’re planning to visit Europe these holidays, make sure you make the most of your spending money with the 1st Contact Euro Travel Card. Designed specifically to be used in Europe, it will save you plenty of hassle and put more money in your pocket! How does it work? The 1st Contact Euro Travel [...]
Start planning your travel money now. If you’re a South African living in the UK and looking forward to heading back to SA for some sunshine and family time over the December holidays, you’re probably already calculating how much you’ll have to spend on all that delectable seafood and steak, the sugar cones, mojitos and [...]