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# 255753 27-Aug-2019 17:55
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One of my daughters is moving to Australia. I'd like to be able to send her an allowance each week.




I'm looking for cheap ways to move money from NZ to Aus. I'm aware of money orders and sending via things like the traditional banks or paypal, but I'm looking for a better (read cheaper) way to do this on a regular basis. I've looked into getting her a loaded for travel card, but their terms say you must live in NZ. She is an ASB customer and has a debit visa, would simply paying into her NZ account work, if the card is only being used in Australia.




Any ideas appreciated.






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  # 2306904 27-Aug-2019 17:58
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Transferwise and Currencyfair are both good and you get much better rates than the banks. It takes a couple of days for the cash to arrive.

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  # 2306926 27-Aug-2019 19:07
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Seconding the mention of TransferWise. The product is very good and also very quick when using to Australia (in my experience). Also very minimal fees.

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  # 2306976 27-Aug-2019 19:37
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For standard transfers with good rates / low fees I've used Currency Online a few times, though not for a few years. Good service too.

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  # 2306977 27-Aug-2019 19:40
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Just to be clear, TransferWise has launched its service in Australia and New Zealand last week - you can now get NZ and AU bank account numbers for deposit, which makes it very fast.

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  # 2307026 27-Aug-2019 20:26
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Orbit remit are pretty good

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