3 Best Credit Cards For Picking Up Free Air Miles
If you are a frequent flier, and a fan of using plastic over hard cash, then doubtless you will be
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3 Great Deals For Sending Money Overseas: Pounds to Euros
Take a deep breath. For once, Brexit woes have taken a back seat and the currency markets have had a
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3 Of The Best Expat Overseas Bank Accounts
Overseas investment; property, financial, or business related; supporting family and relatives overseas; moving and living abroad; importing or exporting goods
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Flavors of Fast? 40 Countries Now Using Faster Payment Schemes As Business Case Becomes Unarguable
To use a straightforward example, isn’t it strange that, in a tech-mad world, we still need to employ advanced mental
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The Ripple Effect – Can The Silicon Valley Decentralised Payments Co. Build On This Week’s New Client Wins?
California based blockchain instant payments platform Ripple has emerged as the leader of a vanguard of decentralised ledger payments solutions
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Revolut Rejects Macron Overtures But Can London Stay Ahead Of Paris For Fintech?
Emmanuel Macron is an ex investment banker which may explain why the French President is pursuing an aggressive strategy to
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Starting An International Online Business? Try Canada or UK, New Study Says
The dream of becoming the next Amazon-affiliated drop-shipping millionaire is one that most of us have had at some point
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Fast Internet, Cashless Payments & Social Media Spying: The World’s Digital Havens Uncovered
This week at The Money Cloud we are taking stock of the latest Internations Annual expat survey. Yesterday we explored
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Breaking Down The World’s Wealthy: How They Live, What They Buy, And Where They Hang Out?
If you are one of the world’s 15.8 million high net worth individuals, then you may well dream of becoming
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From The Highest & Mightiest, To The Humblest “Unbanked”, Everybody Makes International Money Transfers!
It’s often said that “money makes the world go round”, but in today’s connected world, it may be more true
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TransferWise Records First Ever Annual Profit, Pledges To Maintain Bank-beating Prices
Amongst the many disruptive fintech startups that have mounted a sustained attack on banks and money transfer operators’ share of
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Ripple Attacks SWIFT Market Share In India, Announcing New Partnership With TransferGo
Last month, we looked at the fragmented Indian payments and overseas money transfer market, which, thanks to its size, estimated
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WorldRemit Makes Move Into African Market For International Money Transfers, Partners With Safaricom
London based international money transfer company WorldRemit has seen its volumes of transfers to Africa increase by 80% in the
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Multi Currency Debit Cards – Should You Have One?
Some people like plastic, whilst others prefer cash. These two payment methods have been around for generations, and, until recently,
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Who Is Winning The Battle For India’s 1 Trillion Dollar Payments Market
At The Money Cloud we have kept a close eye on the Indian micro-payments market. It is fascinating for a
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3 Effective Ways Businesses & Individuals Can Hedge Against The Falling Pound
Over the weekend, news emerged that overseas footballers in the UK; of which there is a higher proportion than in
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How International Trade Secretary Liam Fox Plans To Turn Britain Into A “21st Century Exporting Superpower”
400,000 British businesses believe they have the capability to export goods, but are not doing so, whilst at the same
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Are Brexit Woes Boosting Britain’s Luxury Goods Market?
This week the pound has hit new lows for the year against both the Dollar and the Euro. Upbeat trade
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FCA Announces Plans To Stop Foreign Exchange Firms Enticing Customers By Promising “Unachievable” Exchange Rates
The FCA plans to take action against firms offering misleading exchange rates to potential customers, such as offering the “interbank”
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Santander Trade Barometer Suggests UK Businesses Growing In Confidence as They Step Up Brexit Planning
Hard or soft; divisive or united; Brexit is coming – or is it? – but British businesses seem to be
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Visa & MoneyGram Announce Joint Partnership To “Modernize & Digitize” International Money Transfers
2 financial services giants; Visa in the payments space, and MoneyGram in the overseas money transfer sector; are set to
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Google Is Cleaning Up It’s Payments Act, Merging Apps & Offering Enhanced Services; Could International Money Transfer Be Next?
This month, Google announced some sweeping changes to its payment services, which had become a little confused, and confusing.
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Brexit White Paper Deep Dive – What Are The Implications For UK and EU based Financial Services?
Yesterday, we described the circumstances relating to the release of the UK governments much anticipated White Paper, which outlines how
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What Type Of International Money Transfer Services Are You Using (& What Type Should You Be Using)?
The technology industry is sometimes guilty of over-hyping its influence over the world, and over-exaggerating the usefulness of its products.
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How To Make It To Russia To Watch England Play Sweden In World Cup QF – & Save Money!
It’s coming home. England’s nerve-shredding victory over Colombia last night was watched by an incredible 23m of the population, and
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Will The UK Remain In Single European Payments Area Post Brexit? EPC Issues New Guidance
Now that it is all but official that the UK will leave the EU on the 20th March 2019, there
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Ant Financial Introduces Low Cost Blockchain Money Transfers for Lucrative Hong Kong Philippines Remittance Channel
Filipino workers in Hong Kong, of which there are more than 180,000, received a potential boost to their finances this
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2 Of London’s Trendiest FinTech Startups Join Forces For International Money Transfers
2 London startups who both enjoy stellar reputations as customer focused, tech savvy disruptors of their big bank rivals are
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If The London Property Market Is Creaking, Does It Make Sense To Start Looking Overseas?
Ever since Britain joined the European Union in 1973, property in London has represented about as sound an investment as
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Cheaper, Faster Overseas Money Transfer Options Are Inspiring Customers To Embrace Digital MTOs
In a recent article in Finextra, Lakshmi Narayanan at Travelex discusses the contrasting approaches taken by the Pakistan and India
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Duke Of Cambridge Gives Exporting SMEs Royal Seal Of Approval Ahead Of International Business Festival In Liverpool
Prince William told The Times last week about how he recognises the importance of Britain’s SMEs trading overseas, and praised
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Grand Prix Aside, The Most Sought After Prize In Monaco Is Citizenship By Investment
I recently returned from an event of bucket-list ticking importance in my life. It may have “only” been Thursday Free
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International Students Worth More Than £22 Billion Net To UK Economy, Report Reveals
Research published by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways has revealed that international students in the
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The Week In International Payments; Partnerships Galore, & Currencies Direct Tests Blockchain Solution
It’s been an eventful week in the world of international money transfer. Whilst Trump launches trade wars with Europe, China,
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The Best Money Transfer Apps of 2018 So Far…?
Modern technology, and mobile tech especially, is making a multitude of lifestyle services easier to deal with; provided you are
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Medifinance Partners With The Money Cloud To Help Medical Professionals Discover The Best Deals On Overseas Money Transfers
London, May 15th Medifinance, the Intelligent Financial Lender for Healthcare Professionals, and The Money Cloud, an award-winning provider of international money
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World’s First Blockchain Based Trade Finance Transaction Completed By HSBC Using R3’s Corda
There is nothing unremarkable about a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia; nor is it surprising when a transaction
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It’s The Little (Financial) Differences That Have The Biggest Impact When You’re Spending Time Overseas
I’ve recently returned from the Costa Del Sol -Benalmádena, to be precise. I am a freelancer, an avid Airbnb’er and,
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Spain Most Popular Destination For UK’s 0.8m Expats In EU, But Australia and New Zealand Attract Majority of Brits Living
When it comes to relocating abroad, British citizens certainly seem to know what they like, and stick to it, if
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Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp & Financial Group To Build International Money Transfer Network Using Ripple’s Distributed Ledger Tech
Mitsubishi Corp and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group are the latest major financial institutions to announce they will be launching an
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Inside Europe’s $110 Billion Migrant Remittance Market
Although Europeans make up only 10% of the global population, the region is home to 20% of the world’s migrant
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Why You Should Always Check Your Credit or Debit Card Options Before Spending Time Abroad
We’ve all experienced that sinking feeling we get when we have to visit the cash machine whilst on our holidays
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Reserve Bank of India To Tighten Up Regulation Of Liberalised Remittance Scheme That Allows Citizens To Transfer $250,000 Abroad Each
Last month Indian authorities decided to make it mandatory for banks participating in the Liberalised Remittance System, by the terms
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British Overseas Territories Are Up In Arms Over Proposed Changes To Financial Transparency Laws
Despite initially indicating that it did not want to damage the autonomy of its overseas territories, the UK government now
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TransferWise First Fintech Non-Bank To Be Accepted To BoE’s RTGS
In another sign that fintech firms are increasingly beginning to rival major banks for the provision of core mainstream personal
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Digital Banking App Revolut – London’s Latest Fintech Unicorn Disrupting International Money Transfer, Reviewed
The big news in London fintech circles this week is a reported $250 million fundraising round which has gone to
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5 Of The Hottest Overseas Property Destinations Making Headlines Today
If you are looking to buy an overseas property, it’s likely that you fall into one of three categories:
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“World’s Best Digital Bank” DBS Launches Real Time Cross Border Payments Tracking Using SWIFT gpi
DBS, the Singapore based bank with a network of 280 branches across 18 key markets in Asia, today announced a
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Tuyyo Money Transfer App Spices Up US to Mexico Remittance By Dropping Transaction Fees
Recently we wrote about Tuyyo, a new money transfer app from BBVA bank focused on the world’s most lucrative money
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Deconstructing The Luxury Property Market; From High End Hong Kong To The “Clamour For Glamour” In Canada
According to a recent report from auction house Christies, investigating the state of the luxury property market in 2017, the
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