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OFX

Australia-based OFX began operations in 1998. This company also has offices in the UK, the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and New Zealand. You may sign up with this alternative to Lebara as an individual, a business or an online seller. The company does not offer a multilingual website.

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Provides services to individuals, businesses and online sellers
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Headquartered in Australia, offices also in the UK, the U.S., Hong Kong and New Zealand
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Dedicated websites for the UK, the U.S. and Australia
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No transfer fees when you send more than predetermined threshold limits
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Provides local phone support in different countries
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Transfer funds online or over the phone
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Choose from scheduled transfers, forward contracts and limit orders

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Some currencies may be traded only over the phone
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Website access only in English
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No cash pickup centers

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Global Reach Group

This UK-based Lebara competitor has been around since 2002. It has offices in South Africa, Cyprus, and the Netherlands. Global Reach Group provides services for individuals and businesses.  Its website is only in English.

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Serves individuals and businesses
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Headquarters in the UK, offices also in South Africa, Cyprus and the Netherlands
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Get access to a currency specialist after you register
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Choose from scheduled transfers, limit orders, stop loss orders and forward contracts

Cons

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Access to website only in English
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No cash pick up centers

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WorldFirst

WorldFirst began operations in 2004. This UK-based alternative to Lebara also has offices in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. It provides services to individuals, businesses, and online sellers. Depending on where you live, you may use its website for the UK, France, Australia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, or Japan in local languages.

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Register as an individual, a business or an online seller
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UK-based, with offices also in the Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan
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Websites for the UK, the Netherlands, France, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan
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Website access in different languages
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Applies a transparent pricing band over existing interbank/mid-market exchange rates
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The World Account gives you access to bank account details in different currencies, which you may use to save currency conversion fees when making or receiving international payments
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Linking the World Account with Xero is simple
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Transfer funds online or over the phone
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Choose from scheduled transfers and forward contracts

Cons

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You cannot use WorldFirst to send money from the U.S.
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Minimum transfer limits apply
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No cash pickup centers

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Currencies Direct

UK-based Currencies Direct began operations in 1996. It has offices in the U.S., Spain, France, Portugal, India and South Africa. This Lebara alternative provides services to individuals, businesses, and online sellers which website in different languages.

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Serves individuals, businesses and online sellers
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Provides services to residents of most countries
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UK-based, offices also in the U.S., France, Portugal, Spain, South Africa and India
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Website access in different languages
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Travel money solutions for residents of the UK
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Offers scheduled transfers, limit orders and forward contracts
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Provides local phone support to residents of different countries

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No cash pickup centers
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Services not offered in all American states

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