Three expat friends met up one afternoon in a local cafe. During the course of the coffee, conversatin turned to transfering money. They all relied on this service albeit for different reasons: one was an estate agent, marketing specifically at overseas clients; one was involved in imports and exports; and one was retired, relying on the bank to transfer his pension across every month.
It quickly became apparent that each of them experienced different levels of service. The retired friend had never looked beyond his bank with whom he had been a loyal customer most of his life and trusted them. Believing all companies offered about the same service he was shocked to realise that he was paying much more than his friends and waiting longer for the monthly transfer to be completed.
The remaing two friends both used specialist transfer companies and profited from this service because they are cheaper and quicker than banks. The estate agent had been recommending a company to his clients for years. He had never really looked at alternatives and was surprised to discover that the transfer company being used by his friend was offering special services for property purchases. At the same time the third friend realised that the company used by the estate agent completed the transfer much quicker than the company he used. They decided to do some research themselves into transfer companies and found it difficult and time consumming to wade through the options and companies. "FundsAbroad.com" was concieved.
FundsAbroad is unique because it has been produced by expats and money transfer clients. The aim is to help people like ourselves. The FundsAbroad website sets out clearly and simply what is on offer for transfering funds between countries. We are independent and we are not judgemental as we felt this is too often just subjective, i.e. which is better, telephone support or on-line help? Often what defines the best company will come down to individual preferences.
Instead of ranking companies ourselves we are offered customers the chance to leave feedback about their experiences. We hope this will be beneficial to others.
Enjoy the website. We hope it saves you some money and time!!
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