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Whats the best way to transfer money to NZ?

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1. Posted by kiwicarr (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Hiya :)

Can anyone give me any advice on the best way to transfer money from my UK bank account to my newly opened NZ bank account?? Im going over on a working holiday visa in April so just trying to sort various things out & the money thing is confusing me A LOT!

Any help would be very much appreciated! Thankyou x

2. Posted by rach6083 (Budding Member 53 posts) 8y

Before I went to Australia I opened a bank account with Westpac. I had to activate the bank account when I arrived in Aus. I took the majority of my money over in travellers cheques, a bit in cash and left some in my English account. You have to pay quite a bit to transfer money overseas.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 8y

I have transferred money a few times from my uk bank account to my new zealand account and i have used a company called tranzfers - http://www.tranzfers.com/.

i have found them to be efficient and reliable. once you are set up with them you send them the money, and once it has cleared they deposit it into your bank acount in NZ (or wherever). they charge a fixed price of 7 GBP per transfer which is much cheaper than banks.

My boyfriend has also used this company on numerous occasions and always found them to be really good.

4. Posted by Squarabara (Budding Member 58 posts) 8y

Hey, that's kind of a cool idea, bex. Does anyone know of any sites like that for American money???

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 8y

Quoting Squarabara

Hey, that's kind of a cool idea, bex. Does anyone know of any sites like that for American money???

sorry no - for some reason tranzfers deals with canada but not america.

6. Posted by kiwicarr (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Thanks Bex thats really helpful i think i'll look into that!

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