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SendFX

Australia –based SendFX lets you register as an individual or a business. You may use the SendFX digital wallet to transact like a local in over 40 countries. It lets you transfer money to more than 200 countries. Website access comes only in English.

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Serves individuals and businesses
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Pay no fees when sending money from Australia to more than 30 countries
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Use the digital wallet in more than 40 countries
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Lets you set up same day transfers
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Provides forward contracts
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Business clients benefit by getting access to dedicated account managers
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Plans to launch a Visa card soon

Cons

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Minimum transfer amount is AUD $500 or its equivalent in another currency
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No cash transfers
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No physical presence outside of the UK
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No multilingual website

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WorldRemit

This OrbitRemit alternative began operations in 2010. It is headquartered in the UK and also has offices in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. WorldRemit operates a multilingual website. It gives recipients the ability to collect transferred cash in person. It only lets you register as an individual and not a business. It accepts credit card payments.

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Offices in the UK, the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand
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Get local phone support in different countries
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Pay using a credit card
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Transfer any amount over £1 or its equivalent in another currency
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Carries out transfers to bank accounts and cash pickup locations
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Lets you top off mobile wallets and airtime in some countries

Cons

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Serves only individuals and not businesses
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Where you live and the chosen transfer method may affect sending limits
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Transfer fee depends on the currencies involved as well as payment method
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No scheduled transfers, forward contracts and market orders

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OFX

This Australia-based OrbitRemit competitor started in 1998, when it began operations as an information-only website. Now, it has international offices in the UK, the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and New Zealand. OFX operates dedicated websites for different countries, access to which comes only in English. It serves individuals, businesses and online sellers.

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Register as an individual, a business or an online seller
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Offices in Australia, the UK, the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and New Zealand
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Operates dedicated websites for residents of the UK, the U.S., Canada and Australia
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Get local phone support in different countries
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Personal transfers come with fee-free limits
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Choose from scheduled transfers, forward contracts and market orders
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Initiate your transfer online or over the phone

Cons

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Cash pickup is not an option
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No multilingual website
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Trading in some currencies is possible only over the phone

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WorldFirst

This OrbitRemit alternative has been around since 2004. UK-based, it has international offices in the Netherlands, Japan and Hong Kong. Access to WorldFirst websites dedicated for different regions comes in multiple languages. By registering for the World Account, you get free receiving accounts in different currencies. This company lets you register as an individual, a business or an online seller.

Pros

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Serves individuals, businesses and online sellers
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Offices in the UK, the Netherlands, Japan and Hong Kong
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Dedicated multilingual websites for residents of the UK, France, the Netherlands, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia
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Pay a nominal and transparent margin over existing real/mid-market rates
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Choose from scheduled transfers and forward contracts
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Get free receiving account details in various currencies with the World First account, and save on fees when you use matching currency accounts to make or receive payments
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Xero - World Account integration is simple
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Initiate your transfer online or over the phone

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Cash pickup is not an option
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Transfer limits may vary depending on where you live
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WorldFirst does not let you send money from the U.S.

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