Gavan Smythe

Gavan Smythe

Founder and Author

Gavan started iCompareFX in 2014 after discovering the easiest way to wire money internationally was through a specialist provider and not the big banks. Working with global clients, he has become an expert in comparing money remittance companies. An ex-financial/IT nut turned entrepreneur, he reviews the best and cheapest providers available on the market.

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External Publications

Small business strategies for foreign exchange
November 11, 2020
There are a few ways SMEs can organise their preferred exchange rates with an FX specialist. One is to negotiate …
Three ways SMEs can save money on foreign exchange
November 10, 2020
If SMEs want to save money in their foreign exchange, it is imperative they understand their current situation and risks, …
Irish Tech News - Business Showcase : iCompareFX
August 26, 2017
iCompareFX reviews and conducts in depth comparisons of top International Money Transfer companies. As providers can...


Azimo Review
September 7, 2020

Azimo provides international money transfer services for personal and business customers from the European Economic Area (EEA). Determine if you …

Currencies Direct Review
September 7, 2020

You may use Currencies Direct international money transfer services as an individual, a business or an online seller. The company …

Currency Solutions Review
September 7, 2020

iCompareFX’s review of Currency Solutions has highlighted the benefits and areas for improvement when using Currency Solutions.  These are broken …

CurrencyFair Review
September 7, 2020

Let’s check out CurrencyFair’s review.  It is important to understand your needs when transferring money which is why iCompareFX reviews …

EasyFX Review
September 7, 2020

EasyFX provides international money transfer services for personal and business customers from several countries. It also provides a multi-currency travel …

Global Reach Group Review
September 7, 2020

Global Reach (previously known as FC Exchange) provides international money transfer services for individuals and businesses from most countries. All …

InstaReM Review
September 7, 2020

InstaReM provides international money transfer services for personal and business customers from various countries. Read this InstaReM review to determine …

MoneyCorp Review
September 7, 2020

Moneycorp foreign exchange and money transfer services are available in different countries. It offers forex solutions for individuals and businesses. …

Library Articles by Gavan Smythe

Azimo Promo Codes
September 7, 2020
How to redeem Azimo promo code

Azimo Money Transfer provides a top international remittance service. Azimo can reduce the transfer fees

CurrencyFair Coupons
September 7, 2020
How to redeem CurrencyFair coupon

CurrencyFair has a coupon code for 10 free transactions on signup. The code is within the …

InstaReM Coupons
September 7, 2020
How to redeem InstaReM coupon

InstaReM Money Transfer has a coupon code offer worth US$10 (or equivalent) for your first transfer.

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OFX Coupons
September 7, 2020
How to redeem OFX coupon

OFX has partnered with iCompareFX to give you 2 Free Transfers on Signup! It’s so simple …

Payoneer Free $50 Bonus Coupons
September 7, 2020
How to redeem Payoneer coupon

Payoneer have given iCompareFX customers exclusive access to a free $50 coupon. Follow this link to …

WorldRemit Promo Code
September 7, 2020
How to redeem WorldRemit coupon has given iCompareFX customers access to an exclusive promo code. Register through the links below …

A Guide to Buying Property Overseas
September 7, 2020

According to data released by the United Nations in the International Migration Report 2017, there are around 258 million people …

A Guide to Handling International Payroll
September 7, 2020

Managing international payroll can be time consuming and challenging, and if often comes at a cost. Making cross-border payroll payments …

A Guide to Minimizing Foreign Exchange Risk
September 7, 2020

A significant number of individuals and businesses now make international money transfers for an assortment of reasons. For instance, while …

How Do Wire Transfers Work?
September 7, 2020

Wire transfers refer to electronic transfer of funds between two entities that may or may not be banks. These transfers …

How to Send Money from PayPal to TransferWise
September 7, 2020

Let's me honest. If you are receiving money through PayPal in foreign currencies, PayPal is charging you a huge amount …

Neobanks Explained
September 7, 2020

While neobanks have been around since early 2010s, they have come into the forefront during the latter half of the …

All You Need to Know About Peer-to-Peer Money Transfers
September 7, 2020
What is a peer-to-peer money transfer?

A peer-to-peer money transfer, also referred to as a peer-to-peer transaction, a P2P transfer, or …

Save Money Transferring Funds In or Out of International Escrow
September 7, 2020
Problem Definition

You are selling something through an international Escrow service and the option to send to your country is through …

What Is the Difference Between IBAN and SWIFT?
September 7, 2020

Banks and other financial institutions make use of different kinds of identification numbers for a variety of reasons. Your bank …