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We´ve all heard of, or at least seen the signs for, a Bureau de Change but what exactly is it and why is it in the French language? Well, it…
Written by on Monday, 17 July 2017 16:34
Inflation in the UK is hindering the household budgets as it has climbed to a four-year high since the Brexit vote. When the pound fell sharply after the vote, the…
Written by on Monday, 17 July 2017 16:03
First the results of the referendum, followed by the triggering of Article 50, and now the unanticipated general election results. Following each of these, the pound has fallen and appears…
Written by on Monday, 17 July 2017 15:47
It can be a tricky act to transfer money, especially large amounts of money. Fees are the biggest hurdle you have to overcome if you don’t want to throw money…
Written by on Thursday, 29 June 2017 15:07
Technology creeps into our lives, transforming who we conduct our lives, our businesses, even our interactions with family and friends. Our mobiles have become a lifeline, at times, for reaching…
Written by on Thursday, 29 June 2017 15:04
Politics can be seen to have what is called the butterfly effect. The election of Donald Trump, the results of the elections in France, the Brexit vote last June, and…
Written by on Thursday, 29 June 2017 14:58
Ever since the Brexit results, the pound has suffered against the euro. This can make for a difficult and, oftentimes, confusing journey to exchange your sterling in anticipation of a…
Written by on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:02
The world we live in is a turbulent one. Currency is affected by shifts in government and changes within countries such as the UK and Brexit. In turbulent times, which…
Written by on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 13:58
With the triggering of Article 50, following the Brexit referendum, the pound fell in value and is going to have many ups and downs, in the near future. A weak…
Written by on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 13:38
Online money transfer has quickly become one of the most important aspects of the digital economy today. For individuals around the world, money transfer provides a quick and effi-cient way…
Written by on Thursday, 27 April 2017 17:08
It seems that the world’s leading technology providers are locked into an intense race-to-finish to see which can become the most popular money transfer service. What began as an enterprise…
Written by on Thursday, 27 April 2017 17:05
Money transfer is easily one of the most important and critical services for individuals working around the world. Particularly in situations where individuals are employed in a different country then…
Written by on Thursday, 27 April 2017 16:58
For anyone who follows global business, it should come as no surprise that the volume and frequency of international remittance in the past few years has grown tremendously. This is,…
Written by on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 16:50
Money remittance is, by any standard of measure, one of the most important elements of today’s globalised economy. The ability for individuals to quickly and easily transfer money to all…
Written by on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 16:41
In this era of globalization, international business expansion and a 24/7 digital economy, it should come as no surprise that a vast trove of innovation is occurring in tandem with…
Written by on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 16:26
Even if you are only casually interested in the world of foreign exchange trading, you’ve probably noticed that this particular branch of the financial marketplace relies heavily upon various software…
Written by on Thursday, 08 December 2016 17:51
The foreign exchange markets remain some of the most cryptic and complex arenas for many investors. In fact, a substantial number of investors choose simply to avoid the foreign exchange…
Written by on Thursday, 08 December 2016 17:47
Particularly in fast-paced arenas such as the foreign exchange market and FX software, trading signals can be an immensely useful tool for investors across a broad range of experi-ences and…
Written by on Thursday, 08 December 2016 17:34
The foreign exchange marketplace is arguably one of the most fascinating, complex and simultaneously intimidating trading environments on the planet. A decentralised, round-the-clock world of buying and selling, foreign exchange…
Written by on Thursday, 08 December 2016 17:08
The digital revolution has fundamentally changed how we think about a surprising number of facets of our daily lives. Whether it’s mail service, grocery store visits or retail shopping, there…
Written by on Thursday, 08 December 2016 16:54
The chances are good that most casual investors have, at some point or another, heard the term “Forex trading”. Many others are well aware what the term “forex” means, but…
Written by on Thursday, 08 December 2016 16:35
Now that Brexit has finally arrived, it’s possible to dispense with the endless series of predictions and hypotheses related to currency issues and discuss the concrete reality of a post-referendum…
Written by on Thursday, 08 December 2016 16:25
  It should come as no surprise that recent developments in British politics have proven to be a catalyst for significant fluctuations across a wide array of financial markets. The…
Written by on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 18:11
Trying to introduce a newly minted investor to the forex marketplace can be quite challenging. Unlike standardised stock exchanges, the world of foreign exchange is a dynamic, round-the-’clock affair, filled…
Written by on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 17:19
For those who follow currency news, it is, perhaps, restating the obvious that the British pound has been through its fair share of highs and lows in recent months as…
Written by on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 17:16
It seems that something always comes between you and the relaxing vacation you’ve been fantasising about for the past several months. Whether it’s work, family commitments, or whatever other obligations…
Written by on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 17:04
The trend towards mobile engagement and ‘mobile-first’ business strategies is continuing virtually unabated for the vast majority of tech companies operating today. Even the largest global influencers, including the likes…
Written by on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 16:58
For years, financial institutions around the world have relied upon the Swift payment system for international transactions with partner organisations, individuals, businesses etc. In a way, Swift has proven itself…
Written by on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 16:36
The possibility of Brexit, no matter how dim or vague, has, for all intents and purposes, created concrete and dramatic fluctuations in the UK economy to date. Although the likelihood…
Written by on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 16:33
The Panama Papers have proven to be a significant source of controversy in the European union. Given the relatively worrisome state of the EU economy, it should come as no…
Written by on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 16:29
  As could probably expected given the tumultuous nature of international politics and, perhaps more importantly, the global economy, the fx markets have experienced quite a shakeup over this past…
Written by on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 16:25
Those who make a point of following currency exchangexchange-related news will likely not need to be told that the British Pound has not fared well in recent times. In fact,…
Written by on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 16:19
 Following the plummeting value of the pound, holiday makers are flooding money exchange outlets to stockpiling Euros for their holiday money amid fears of further devaluation of the pound. The…
Written by on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 15:49
Amidst campaigns to determine the fate of Britain’s membership of the European Union, the pound has witnessed its sharpest decline in value since the 2008 financial crises creating a political…
Written by on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 12:18
  It took the foreign exchange market decades of build up as well as globalization and deregulation measures to earn the title of the largest financial market there is. However,…
Written by on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 11:32
The European Commission (EC) is set to bring the anonymous transactions in virtual currencies to an end to help tracking of terror groups’ funding. To foster this, the Commission published…
Written by on Wednesday, 09 March 2016 18:12
There exists a single factor that is usually not recognised when the very rich clubs that belong to the English Premier League use millions of pounds for the period of…
Written by on Wednesday, 09 March 2016 18:08
According to a major survey that was carried out in 2015, turnover in EUR/USD fell by 17% in October 2015, which translates to $640 billion per day. On the contrary,…
Written by on Wednesday, 09 March 2016 18:03
TransferWise founders clearly indicated that they have never used cheques before. Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus said that they have never written a single cheque before the internet age. “I…
Written by on Wednesday, 09 March 2016 17:44
For those who have been to Argentina in the last four years, it is evident that you have found out that the excellent deal is to have your money in…
Written by on Wednesday, 09 March 2016 17:37
British holidaymakers visiting the Atlantic are currently facing higher prices as the pound corrodes with the US dollar, say experts. For the first time, the Sterling has gone below $1.48…
Written by on Wednesday, 09 March 2016 17:28
If you are thinking about travelling to an exotic location for the holiday season or buying a home in a foreign country, you may want to forget about Europe and…
Written by on Wednesday, 09 March 2016 17:18
Two Eastbourne businesses have received commendation and praise from the local police for detecting suspicious transactions conducted by fraudsters, and saving potential victims from being defrauded of money via an…
Written by on Friday, 04 March 2016 18:31
Following the introduction of tighter rules on money laundering, small money transfer shops and independent bureau de changes are facing closure in their hundreds. The rules initially meant to prevent…
Written by on Friday, 04 March 2016 18:24
In what is likely going to be one of the most alarming and noteworthy stories in recent months, it has been discovered that a series of frauds have been perpetrated…
Written by on Wednesday, 02 December 2015 16:17
If there wasn’t enough grief already in the world of foreign exchange, the latest news emerging from Barclays is likely to cause a new round of complaining and frustration amongst…
Written by on Wednesday, 02 December 2015 16:12
Let’s face it - one of the most frustrating elements of international travel is the vast assortment of foreign coins and bills that find their way into our bags, wallets,…
Written by on Wednesday, 02 December 2015 16:07
Many people tend to recall very well some of the terrifying events occurring on 15 September 2008, when Wall Street bank went under bankruptcy. As these sad news broke out,…
Written by on Thursday, 12 November 2015 18:13
Money is the key to the modern world. Our lives pretty much revolve around it or at least depends on it. No, there is no money tree that is magical.…
Written by on Thursday, 12 November 2015 18:06
If you thought the era of brazen, out-in-the-open robbery was a thing of the past, think again. Recently, it was reported that a con man stole £40,000 from the safe…
Written by on Thursday, 24 September 2015 17:26
Justice, it seems, has finally been served regarding the various accusations of foreign ex-change fraud levied against UK banking institutions. US investors have scored a substantial victory in this particular…
Written by on Thursday, 24 September 2015 17:19
If there has ever been any doubt that the world of currency exchange has its own fair share of crooks and conmen, a recent breaking story emerging out of Oldham…
Written by on Thursday, 24 September 2015 16:59
What do you think of when the words “money transfer” come to mind? For many of us, there will invariably be a host of not-so-wonderful experiences, unfortunately, often due the…
Written by on Thursday, 24 September 2015 16:22
Although the ongoing saga of Greece and its harrowing negotiations with EU creditors has caused drama and untold amounts of stress and tension for financiers around the world, one particular…
Written by on Thursday, 24 September 2015 16:02
  Although money transfer and foreign exchange services are an absolutely indispensable part of the national economy, the point must also be made that these services have their fair share…
Written by on Thursday, 24 September 2015 15:58
  In the world of modern technology, success often leads to two outcomes: a near-celebrity status among computer geek and digital wizards, as well as a lucrative buy-out offer from…
Written by on Thursday, 24 September 2015 15:50
When it comes to fast-paced, ever evolving industries, digital design remains one of the most dynamic. Given the fact that so many business now rely on digital platforms such as…
Written by on Monday, 29 June 2015 15:39
Why is it that money transfer has become such a heated topic of discussion for so many? Given the fact that this service is so essential for many individuals living…
Written by on Monday, 29 June 2015 15:25
  Currency exchange has always been somewhat of a problematic issue, due in large part to the fact that so many complaints and criticisms have been levied against allegedly predatory…
Written by on Monday, 29 June 2015 15:09
Along with the recent news that Facebook is planning on further developing, refining and extending their money transfer service which has recently found its way into the social network’s messaging…
Written by on Friday, 19 June 2015 15:31
As the idea of the “smart watch” quickly begins to take hold of consumers’ imaginations, a number of entrepreneurial-minded companies and individuals have become to find new and innovative ways…
Written by on Friday, 19 June 2015 15:26
The world of international travel and business has changed dramatically in recent years. Whereas, in previous decades, business owners could expect to engage in a few, if any, international money…
Written by on Friday, 19 June 2015 15:22
It is estimated that nearly 10% of the world’s population currently sends money to relatives and loved ones in other countries. Knowing this, it is perhaps easy to understand why…
Written by on Friday, 19 June 2015 14:52
For both casual and serious Facebook users, it’s common knowledge that this particular social media platform has a habit of changing design and user interface elements on a regular basis.…
Written by on Friday, 19 June 2015 14:26
As mobile phone coverage continues its inevitable crawl across the world’s continents, experts are largely in agreement that mobile payment platforms will soon become the de facto “bank” for individuals…
Written by on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:06
International money transfers are an essential element of daily living for a large number of foreign nationals and migrant workers living outside of their native country. In the United Kingdom,…
Written by on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:52
Given the fact that the 21st century continues to become increasingly interconnected thanks to digital and internet-based technologies, it should come as no surprise that the rate of international money…
Written by on Thursday, 02 April 2015 22:17
In an effort to thwart the surge in cybercrime and various other forms of online fraud, the European Banking Authority has announced that internet-based payment service providers will be required…
Written by on Thursday, 12 March 2015 15:41
In what many experts are now considering to be the most serious and damaging cybercrime of all time, Russian hackers have allegedly stolen nearly £650 million from a series of…
Written by on Thursday, 12 March 2015 15:34
After disembarking from a lengthy international flight, the chances are quite good that you're ready to seize the day and jump headfirst into your vacation plans. That being said, industry…
Written by on Monday, 02 March 2015 17:48
When the Bitcoin hype machine tapers down, two potentially dangerous actions occur: 1.) people stop investing in the coin, which, given the absolute need for early-stage adoption, is causing significant…
Written by on Friday, 06 February 2015 12:24
In a move that is bound to have vast repercussions throughout both the domestic and international economy, the Swiss National Bank has determined that the mandated cap on the national…
Written by on Friday, 06 February 2015 12:16
The interest rate on overnight loans on the Shanghai Stock Exchange experienced some of the largest gains in nearly seven weeks as new market subscribers rushed to borrow cash in…
Written by on Friday, 06 February 2015 12:09
For many investors who have spent the last six months of their life proclaiming loudly that Bitcoin is the way of the future, the current price fluctuations that have led…
Written by on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 14:39
  Although international travel is, obviously, one of the most enjoyable and exciting adventures available for many us, current logistical hassles can transform what should otherwise be a carefree and…
Written by on Monday, 08 December 2014 19:08
The world of foreign exchange holds a special appeal for many novice traders, due in large part to the fact that these markets function in a manner that is entirely…
Written by on Monday, 08 December 2014 18:56
  Forex traders may be in for a somewhat bumpy ride in upcoming months, as the Pound Sterling has fallen to a near one-year low following news that the UK’s…
Written by on Monday, 08 December 2014 18:54
If future preparations can serve as any indication of former crimes, Barclays recent fund allocations may provide enough proof for skeptics who have been convinced “from the beginning” that UK’s…
Written by on Monday, 08 December 2014 18:45
  In today’s volatile world climate, it should come as no surprise that analysts are predicting stronger than ever results from the international remittances market, largely due to the fact…
Written by on Monday, 08 December 2014 18:42
Ask any traveler or international business professional what they dread most about venturing to a foreign destination, and it is quite likely that currency exchange will be at the top…
Written by on Monday, 08 December 2014 18:05
Gotten swept up into the social media craze in recent years? That’s understandable. After all, never before in the history of the human experience have individuals been able to explore…
Written by on Monday, 08 December 2014 17:53
   What exactly is the future of Bitcoin, and what role should this digital currency play in the B2B payments market, one of the most vital niches within the larger…
Written by on Monday, 08 December 2014 17:47
Over the course of the past few months, it’s been readily apparent that volatility in the FX markets has become practically non-existent. Although brief swings have been seen due to…
Written by on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:45
After the summer holidays have come to a close, many individuals around the world are left with a handful of wonderful memories and an equally large handful of foreign currency…
Written by on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:31
Google analyst Andy Yee is the latest to wade into the bitcoin regulation debate, concluding that any legal framework should be based on an "adaptive" approach. Politicians and policy makers…
Written by on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:05
  It’s common knowledge that the volatile dynamics of international politics and conflicts have serious repercussions on the FX markets. In recent months, the upsurge in geopolitical tension between Russia…
Written by on Friday, 29 August 2014 13:17
  In order to put the current “tranquil” state of the FX markets in context, it’s necessary to look back in history...way back. The stability of the US Dollar against…
Written by on Friday, 29 August 2014 12:54
Although tensions remain high in the Middle East and Ukraine, the US Dollar is slowly pushing back, regaining critical lost ground against the British Sterling and Euro Dollar. Although a…
Written by on Thursday, 28 August 2014 16:41
The world of foreign exchange (forex) trading is arguably one of the most complex and nuanced financial marketplaces on the planet. Featuring an array of finely tuned pricing mechanisms and…
Written by on Sunday, 01 June 2014 00:00
Although gold prices have fluctuated significantly over the past week, a small margin of confidence has been restored following the stability that this precious metal seems to exhibiting. Falling sharply…
Written by on Sunday, 01 June 2014 00:00
  In a statement which could be causing numerous brokers and financial strategists to sweat, Chancellor Osborne has announced that he will be working closely with a variety of regulatory…
Written by on Sunday, 01 June 2014 00:00
Amid recent controversy regarding illegal activities within international currency markets by licensed traders, a growing number of investment banking executives are calling for a full transition to electronic, computer-based trading…
Written by on Monday, 31 March 2014 00:00
Although the push for increased international regulation of Bitcoin continues to gain momentum, the threat of oversight and scrutiny has done little to assuage to the fascination with this anonymous…
Written by on Monday, 31 March 2014 00:00
  It seems that there's no shortage of enticing and alluring competitions in the FX marketplace, particular for traders who are looking for the opportunity to show off their skills…
Written by on Monday, 09 June 2014 17:10
  Believe it not, improving your overall trading strategy in both the traditional securities and exchange marketplaces as well as in FX trading doesn't necessarily take years of practice. Within…
Written by on Monday, 12 May 2014 00:00
    In a moment of disappointing disclosure, Eurostat has reported that retail sales figures in the Eurozone were much lower than had originally been expected for December, with overall…
Written by on Monday, 24 February 2014 11:10
   For many investors, the Forex marketplace is a topic of fascination and mystery, due in large part to the fact that this particular world of trading is exponentially larger…
Written by on Monday, 24 February 2014 11:08
  Given the relatively rapid pace of innovation and advancement in the world of technology today, it's no surprise that ideas and institutions that are “here today” may truly be…
Written by on Monday, 24 February 2014 11:05
Most people like the idea of making money as easily as possible, who wouldn't? This is why so many try their hand at trading in the Foreign Exchange Market, also…
Written by on Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:37
The Foreign Exchange Market, also widely known as FOREX, is a very complex system that requires a lot of understanding in order to successfully make money. Many people enter the…
Written by on Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:35
When it comes to a situation such as moving abroad, individuals will need to move their money between countries. Generally speaking, an international money transfer will commonly involve large sums…
Written by on Monday, 16 December 2013 00:00
Recent revelations have brought to light that the CIA are now monitoring and collecting data surrounding money transfers. The United States Counter Intelligence Agency is permitted to gather any relevant…
Written by on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 00:00
TA High Court in the United Kingdom has recently granted an injunction to a remittance provider in Africa over Barclays' attempt to close the company.   Dahabshiil focuses its remittance…
Written by on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 00:00
Foreign exchange trading can be a risky and highly rewarding endeavour for individuals who are savvy enough to understand the finer details of this unique world. Unlike more traditional equities…
Written by on Monday, 02 December 2013 14:23
The Pound Sterling was given a helping hand back in August of this year with a welcomed boost from the UK house price market which has increased by an annual…
Written by on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 06:42
  Money laundering is a term used to define the action of changing money that has been gained through an illegal act. For example, if an individual was to travel…
Written by on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 06:42
  Travelling abroad inevitably means you will need to exchange your pound sterling into the currency of your chosen destination. Many holiday makers forget to consider all the available options…
Written by on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 06:42
  The possibility of making money on the foreign exchange market is achievable, however, it is essential that you do your homework first and are fully aware of how the…
Written by on Monday, 16 September 2013 00:00
Forex, the foreign exchange market involves the trading of foreign currency and is available to anyone. Large international banks are big traders within the market. Newcomers to the Forex market…
Written by on Monday, 16 September 2013 00:00
  The Foreign Exchange market is the largest currency trading market in the world. Once you understand the basics of currency trading, there are great profits to be made and…
Written by on Saturday, 26 October 2013 08:31

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