Personal Features

TransferWise

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TransferWise provides a simple easy to use international money transfer service with digital wallet capabilities. Their digital wallet, or Borderless account also gives the individual local banking details in 6+ currencies including, EUR, SGD, NZD, USD, GBP and AUD. Their TransferWise Borderless debit card backs on to their Borderless digital wallet allowing you to spend directly out of your multi-currency account balances.

What TransferWise offers individuals

  • International money transfers
  • Borderless multi-currency receiving accounts
  • Borderless Debit Card - FX optimised debit card
  • Android and Apple apps
  • Send money to email address

What TransferWise does not offer individuals

  • Personal account management
  • Full support for regular transfers. Currently regular transfers or ‘scheduled transfers’ need to have a Borderless multi-currency account balance. Find out which countries support TransferWise Borderless account.
  • Cash pick up or international bill payments

Money2India

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The ICICI Money2India service gives individuals from different countries an easy means to remit money to India.
 

What Money2India offers

  • International money transfers.
  • Same-day transfers (from some European countries).
  • Regular transfers.
  • Demand drafts.
  • Money2India Loyalty Program.

What Money2India doesn’t offer

  • Cash pick up.
  • Travel card.
  • Digital wallet.
  • Personal account manager.

TransferWise

TransferWise wins!

TransferWise scores better in the Personal Features category.

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Business Benefits

TransferWise

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In addition to the services TransferWise offers the individual, there are some features only available for a business. Unfortunately, as TransferWise is online only, a business customer does not have support with currency fluctuations and trends. TransferWise does however offer easy to use transactional foreign currency receipts and payments.

What TransferWise offers businesses

  • Batch payments
  • Xero and Quickbook integration
  • FX optimised business debit card
  • Multi-user account access

What TransferWise for business doesn’t offer

  • Business account management
  • Risk management tools
  • Regular transfers

Money2India

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As of now, businesses registered in the US can use Money2India to remit funds to India. Individual customers from the US may also transfer money to Indian businesses.
 

What Money2India offers businesses

  • Money transfers to businesses and individuals in India.

What Money2India for business doesn’t offer

  • Online seller solutions.
  • Travel debit cards.
  • Business specialists.
  • Risk management tools.
  • Multi-currency accounts.
  • Digital wallets.
  • Accounting integration.

TransferWise

TransferWise wins!

TransferWise scores better in the Business Benefits category.

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Fees & Exchange Rates

TransferWise

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TransferWise offers the real time exchange rate at the time of your transfer. Therefore fees are visible in addition to the transfer amount. The fee structure is complex as it differs depending on the currencies you are sending from and to. Fees also apply to the type of Borderless account transaction. Fees can also apply on the use of the TransferWise Borderless debit card. Fees are briefly summarised below. Read the detailed TransferWise review for more details on TransferWise fees.

TransferWise ServiceTransferWise fee
Simple International Money Transfer

0.4% - 2% 

Varies on currency and payment type

Adding to TransferWise Borderless account0.4% - 0.5%
Converting between Borderless account0.3% - 0.6%
Sending money out of Borderless accountLess than 0.1% in most cases
Borderless Account Debit Card

No fee for card issuance

Fee free cash withdrawal limit of US$250, 2% thereafter

Zero cost on spend from existing currency balance, 0.24 - 3.69% fee if there is no existing balance


Money2India

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Money2India exchange rate

You can check ICICI Money2India rates based on the currency in which you wish to pay online. ICICI Bank applies a markup on the existing interbank exchange rate when sending money to India, which is typically below or around 1%.

Depending on where you live, you might benefit by getting special rates as a new user, for a limited number of transfers. You may also expect to get better Money2India exchange rates if the amount you wish to remit to India is significant.
 

Money2India additional fees

The fee you need to pay depends on where you live and the amount you wish to remit to India.

Region of transfer's originTransfer fee
The US

Transfers up to $1,000 - $4 

Transfers over $1,000 - $0

The UK0.5% to 0.65% of the transfer amount.
Canada

Transfers up to CAD $500 - CAD $2.99

Transfers over CAD $500 - CAD $0

European UnionUser notified at time of transfer.
United Arab EmiratesAED 15
SingaporeSGD $0
AustraliaAUD $0

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TransferWise wins!

TransferWise scores better in the Fees and Exchange Rates category.

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Ease of Use

TransferWise

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The TransferWise app design and user experience of their technology is great with simple, intuitive processes.

Registration - Fast and easy account creation

ID verification - Instant in some countries

Transfer speed - It can be instantaneous in some countries. Fast payments to TransferWise comes at an additional cost.

Minimum transfer amount - $1

Mobile app - Simple and easy to use. Probably the best designed app of the international money transfer companies.

Payment options - TransferWise has the broadest range of payment options. Local bank transfer, debit / credit card and country specific solutions such as POLi.


Money2India

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Sign up - Existing ICICI Bank customers can register for the service through their internet bank accounts. New customers may sign up via the Money2India app or website.

Transfer speed - Money2India provides a same-day transfer option for customers from a number of countries in Europe. While the stated turnaround time for bank account transfers is 1 - 2 business days, a number of Money2India reviews on Google Play Store complain about transfers taking considerably longer than promised. If you wish to send a demand draft, registered post takes 8 - 10 business days, and dispatches through couriers take 2 - 3 business days.

Transfer method - Depending on where you live, you may set up your transfer using the Money2India website, the Money2India app or by visiting any ICICI Bank branch.

Payment options - You can make payments only via your bank accounts.

ICICI Money2India app - You may remit money to India by using the Money2india app for Apple or Android. The apps also let you track your transfer's progress. However, several Money2india reviews on Google Play Store and Apple App Store highlight problems with the apps' functionality.


TransferWise

TransferWise wins!

TransferWise scores better in the Ease of Use category.

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Support & Countries

TransferWise

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TransferWise’s supported countries vary with different services having different supported customer countries and destination countries. These are detailed in the TransferWise Countries and Currencies article and is summarized below.

Send from - 23 countries plus the Europe SEPA countries

Send to - Over 60 currencies

Borderless account and debit card - Over 6 countries can sign up to their Borderless services.


Money2India

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Supported Countries

You can only use Money2India to send money to India.

You can register as a customer from the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Sweden and Switzerland.
 

Customer Service

24/7 Customer Service in some countries.

While there are no ratings for Money2India, ICICI Bank’s average score on Trustpilot is 1.0 out of 10.


TransferWise

TransferWise wins!

TransferWise scores better in the Support and Countries category.

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Trust & Transparency

TransferWise

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TransferWise is fully regulated by the FCA and their customer funds are segregated from their business banking activities.

TransferWise is rated on TrustPilot as Excellent. Unfortunately there have been some poor reviews on TrustPilot indicating sudden account closures with funds being returned with no explanation.

TransferWise continues to raise capital through private funding. This could be a concern for the future when the shareholders are looking for aggressive growth and / or a return on their investment.


Money2India

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Supported registration countries - You can use Money2India from the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and several countries in Europe.

Supported countries for Net Express transfers - The Net Express service is available for individuals who have local bank accounts in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Denmark, Norway or Sweden.

Supported countries for Insta Net Express transfers - The Insta Net Express service is available for individuals who have local bank accounts in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands or Spain.

Money2India customer care - Money2India customers get local phone support in a number of countries. Customer support is also provided via email, live chat and in person at any ICICI Bank branch.

Languages - The Money2India app and website is only in English.


TransferWise

TransferWise wins!

TransferWise scores better in the Trust and Transparency category.

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The Result

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 TransferWise

Well there is no competition across this comparison with TransferWise easily winning against Money2India.  With Money2India not offering business services this does not help its overall score.  That said TransferWise easily leads in the Fees and Exchange Rates, Ease of Use and Support and Countries categories.  No surprise when Money2India only allows money to be sent to India.