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sending money from australia to home (ireland)

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1. Posted by irishadam (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

im wondering has anyone sent money home using paypal, how easy is it to do, or is there a similar site/service available, has anyone sent money using any other service eg.westernunion etc.. how much does it cost???

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3864 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I have used this site: to send money between the UK and NZ several times - it's much cheaper than the banks and is good service.

3. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 873 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

it what you mean by "home". Do you want to send it to your own bank account at home, or a parents or friend?

If you send via Paypal it is free. I think they make their money by holding the funds for 5 days and earn on the interest. Sending via paypal you will need a paypal account that you link to your own account, presumably you have one in Australia. Then the person you are sending to will need a Paypal account too. Its a simple process of transferring funds after that. Sending it yourself gets a little more tricky. You have to have an account in Aus then set up a totally different account with different email etc in ireland. So you need two bank accounts and then two paypal accounts. then transfer funds between the two.