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    You won’t be fooled again: Transfer money online safely
    Jun 01, 2017  |  by Gemma Blommaert
  • Bank notes from around the world
    You need to stop using your bank for international money transfers, right now
    May 08, 2017  |  by Gemma Blommaert
  • The Dollar currency
    How the Dollar became the world’s currency
    Dec 14, 2016  |  by Anton Van Teylingen
  • Bank notes
    Exchanging your travel money: Don't wait till the last minute
    Sep 26, 2016  |  by 1st Contact
  • Stay safe online
    Stay safe online: A financial services security checklist
    Aug 11, 2016  |  by 1st Contact
  • How forex brokers beat the banks
    How forex brokers beat the banks
    Jul 13, 2016  |  by Gemma Blommaert
  • How forex brokers beat the banks
    Best value holiday destinations for your Pounds
    Jun 06, 2016  |  by 1st Contact
  • Get your currency ready
    How to get your currency ready for travel and emigration
    May 23, 2016  |  by Gemma Blommaert
  • Fast and simple money transfers
    Fast and simple money transfers out of South Africa
    May 19, 2016  |  by Anton Van Teylingen
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    Is this the end of AUD rally?
    Apr 28, 2016  |  by 1st Contact
 
 
  • Up and away for AUD

    Up and away for the AUD

    by 1st Contact | Apr 14, 2016
    The AUD built on the gains made against the Pound from previous weeks. Traders needing to buy GBP on 14 April would have done so at a year high rate of 0.541. This represents a gain of close to 20% from the year low in early September.
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    AUD shines bright

    by 1st Contact | Mar 15, 2016
    Importers breathed a sigh of relief this week as the AUD continued to strengthen against all major currencies. Trading last week saw the AUD reach a six month high against the USD as the Aussie Dollar broke through the 0.750 mark.
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    How South Africans can invest in UK property

    by 1st Contact | Jan 11, 2016
    Young South Africans looking to buy property should consider investing in the UK. Not only is it a great way to earn solid returns in Pounds, but it also helps protect you from Rand depreciation. Our sister company, Sable, can help you start investing in the UK property market.
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  • Forex

    1st Contact Forex beats the banks, every time

    by Gemma Blommaert | Oct 21, 2015
    With 1st Contact Forex, you can transfer your money all over the globe for far less than if you used a traditional bank. We've decided to explain exactly why we beat banks, every time.
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  • Beer

    Pricey Pints: The cost of a beer around the world

    by 1st Contact | Sep 15, 2015
    Amidst all the recent currency fluctuations and market doomsday predictions our team at 1st Contact Forex have put together an infographic showing you exactly how much bang, or more accurately, beer, you can get for your buck.
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    Rand drops to new four-year low -

    by 1st Contact | Jun 05, 2015
    The Rand devalued severely last week, dropping to a new four-year low amid concerns about the health of the South African economy.
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  • Forex

    Why your international money transfers are so expensive

    by 1st Contact | Aug 29, 2014
    With so many South Africans abroad, transferring money back to South Africa is a common practice. International money transfer companies have carved a nice niche in this arena, offering exchange rates that, in many cases, beat the banks. So why is it that most South Africans still use banks as their first point of call when transferring money home?
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  • Forex

    4 reasons to avoid using a bank for your FX transfer

    by 1st Contact | Aug 20, 2014
    Contrary to popular belief, high-street banks are not the cheapest way to transfer money to another country. Here are four reasons why you should avoid using a traditional bank for your international forex transfer.
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    Your one-stop forex jargon buster

    by Gemma Blommaert | Jul 29, 2014
    We've put together a short glossary of terms to dissect the jargon that surrounds international money transfers. If, by the end of this article, you can tell the difference between exchange, interbank and locked-in rates, you’re well on your way to saving heaps of money.
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  • 111_Need-to-get-your-money-somewhere-in-a-flash-dont-go-through-your-bank

    Need to get your money somewhere in a flash? A word of advice – don’t go through your bank

    by Gemma Blommaert | Mar 05, 2014
    Most people choose a brick and mortar bank when they need to send money from the UK in a hurry. Unfortunately, this costs them time and money. We'll show you how a good forex agent will beat the bank - every time.
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  • Online money transaction
    You won’t be fooled again: Transfer money online safely
    Jun 01, 2017  |  by Gemma Blommaert
  • Bank notes from around the world
    You need to stop using your bank for international money transfers, right now
    May 08, 2017  |  by Gemma Blommaert
  • The Dollar currency
    How the Dollar became the world’s currency
    Dec 14, 2016  |  by Anton Van Teylingen
  • Bank notes
    Exchanging your travel money: Don't wait till the last minute
    Sep 26, 2016  |  by 1st Contact
  • Stay safe online
    Stay safe online: A financial services security checklist
    Aug 11, 2016  |  by 1st Contact
  • How forex brokers beat the banks
    How forex brokers beat the banks
    Jul 13, 2016  |  by Gemma Blommaert
  • How forex brokers beat the banks
    Best value holiday destinations for your Pounds
    Jun 06, 2016  |  by 1st Contact
  • Get your currency ready
    How to get your currency ready for travel and emigration
    May 23, 2016  |  by Gemma Blommaert
  • Fast and simple money transfers
    Fast and simple money transfers out of South Africa
    May 19, 2016  |  by Anton Van Teylingen
  • 95_Is-this-the-end-of-AUD-rally
    Is this the end of AUD rally?
    Apr 28, 2016  |  by 1st Contact
 
 

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