Sending money from Australia to the Philippines has always been for some a monthly basis to support families back home.
Whatever the status in life here in Australia, whether you are a student, a permanent resident, a citizen or a migrant it is a fact that sending money remittance is part of our budget. Other people still used to the traditional ways of sending money by going to a remittance agent or post office to send money. That would cost you time, petrol and fees too. Not for long, because there are now remittance agents that allow customer to send money using the internet or making transactions online. How? Easy, you just need to sign up and prepare identity documents for verification purposes.
The following are just examples of the websites and remittance agents where you can transact using the internet. Hassle free and could save you a lot of time.
- Forexworld – it is easy to register with their website, all you need to do is to sign up and upload online identification cards for verification such as driver’s license, passport and medicare card. Remittance fixed fee of AUD 8.00 only for sending any amount to their accredited banks which includes BDO ( BDO transfers usually takes 3 hours only and the money you send will be picked up bu beneficiaries in the Philippines), BPI and much more. They also offer balikbayan box pick up and send. Check their website for more. ( I used this most of the time because they offer higher exchange rate than others).
- Worldremit – with this one a registration on their website is also needed and so as the documents needed for verification but it is really quick and easy. Just sign up and upload documents online and send money in minutes. A quicker way of sending money to any bank accounts or pick up agents in the Philippines such as Mlhuiller and etc. Remittance fee minimum of AUD 3.99 if you send AUD50.00 and increasing fee brackets if you send more. Sometimes they offer discounts like 50% off charge fee.
- Western Union – Sending through western union can be done online too. Registration is needed and documents need to be uploaded online too.
- IRemit – The same thing with the other remittance online, documents needed as well.
- Orbit Remit – it is international money transfer so you can send anywhere, still the same with the rest you can transact online. With a starting fee of AUD8.00
- MFF Remit Australia – another remittance website using transactions online to beneficiaries in the Philippines.
In sending money to the Philippines we always look for higher exchange rates and lower fees so the internet offers us a lot of choices just need time to look for the ones where we can save money.