Exchange rates – don’t let them get the upper hand!

Every year, thousands of overseas property-buyers proceed with their purchases, oblivious to just how much impact the exchange rate is having on the cost of their dream home, according to currency and overseas property specialist, Smart Currency Exchange.Article written by Smart Currency Exchange As exchange rates fluctuate on a minute by-minute basis, these can dramatically [...]

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La dolce vita – it’s even sweeter when euros cost less!

Saving money unexpectedly on their property purchase in Italy will make moving there this year all the more enjoyable for Duncan and Karen Veal, thanks to the great exchange rates the couple received when they transferred euros to Italy. Article written by The Overseas Guides Company The Veals, who work at a school in Devon, [...]

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There’s ‘snow’ doubt my currency firm saved me money!

Paragliding or skiing for half of the year, accountant David Windell has a work-life balance most of us would envy – and all thanks to buying his dream chalet in the French Alps, which he did with the assistance of Smart Currency Exchange’s currency transfer service. Article written by The Overseas Guides Company Sussex resident [...]

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Could the pain in Spain finally be on the plane?

Signs that the Spanish property market could stabilise and the pound remain strong against the euro make 2014 an ideal time to purchase a home in Spain, said a leading estate agency in January, after the firm saw a strong hike in interest in Costa Blanca homes last year. Article written by The Overseas Guides [...]

By | January 28th, 2014|Articles|Comments Off on Could the pain in Spain finally be on the plane?

“Avoid bank rates to save money,” advises expat in Canada

Saving more than £2,000 made emigrating to Canada all the more fun for Margaret Johnston, who has just enjoyed her first Christmas in her new home in Nova Scotia. Article written by The Overseas Guides Company When Margaret relocated in October 2013, she chose to use currency specialist Smart Currency Exchange rather than her bank [...]

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Christmas comes early for overseas buyers thanks to stronger Sterling

Sterling’s rally in the final weeks of 2013 is great news for British people buying overseas property, thanks to their pounds buying them more foreign currency and making their purchase cheaper. Article written by The Overseas Guides Company It’s against the dollar that Sterling has risen most aggressively, with the exchange rate now hovering around [...]

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Do you really know how currency firms could help you?

How many of you like to save money on your car insurance, shopping around a bit when renewal time comes? And do you make a point of checking you’re getting the best deal on your household bills too? We all like to save a few pennies along the way, and sometimes it’s not always obvious [...]

By | October 17th, 2013|Articles|Comments Off on Do you really know how currency firms could help you?

Why banks definitely aren’t the fastest at bank-to-bank transfers!

Peter Smith was especially relieved when funds showed in his Irish euro account only hours after being sent from the UK. The super fast transfer time was thanks to the efficiency of transfer specialist Smart Currency Exchange, and compared starkly with the week’s delay it had taken his UK bank to make the money available, [...]

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Customer service is key

It is a simple matter of trust. When you are used to dealing with financial matters through a particular institution it is easy to see why you would turn to them for your international transfers as well. The only problem with this is that by opting to use the services of your bank, you could [...]

By | June 7th, 2013|Articles|Comments Off on Customer service is key

Currency flexibility in Turkey adds to its appeal

Multi-currency trading conditions in Turkey continue to make the country more attractive to foreign property-buyers than Eurozone destinations, following renewed uncertainty in the Eurozone. Article written by The Overseas Guides Company A rising economic power, Turkey embraces a culture where trading in different currencies is the norm, while its own currency, the Turkish lira, remains [...]

By | April 18th, 2013|Articles, Case Studies|Comments Off on Currency flexibility in Turkey adds to its appeal