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Currencies Direct

Headquartered in the UK, Currencies Direct provides services to individuals, businesses and online sellers. It has international offices in the U.S., Spain, Portugal, France, India and South Africa. This Smart Currency Exchange alternative provides website access in different languages.

Pros

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Sign up as an individual, a business or an online seller
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Register from most countries
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UK-based, international offices in the U.S., Spain, Portugal, France, India and South Africa
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Multilingual website
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Offers forward contracts and market orders
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Schedule transfers with ease
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Travel money solutions provided in the UK

Cons

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Does not provide services in all American states
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Transfers only to bank accounts

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WorldFirst

Headquartered in the UK, WorldFirst provides services to individuals, businesses and online sellers. It has international offices in the Netherlands, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. This Smart Currency Exchange alternative operates dedicated websites for different countries, which you may access in different languages.

Pros

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Sign as an individual, a business or an online seller
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UK-based, international offices in the Netherlands, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore
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Multilingual dedicated websites for the UK, France, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore
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Uses existing interbank/real rates to process transfers, while adding a transparent margin
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Provides forward contracts
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Allows scheduling of transfers
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Sign up for the World Account and get bank account details in different currencies
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Connecting Xero with your World Account is seamless
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Avoid currency conversion fees when making or receiving payments using matching currency accounts
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Transfer funds online or over the phone

Cons

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You cannot register as a customer from the U.S.
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Region-specific minimum transfer limits
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Transfers only to bank accounts

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Global Reach Group

Headquartered in the UK, Global Reach Group lets you sign up as an individual or a business. It has international offices in South Africa, the Netherlands and Cyprus. This alternative to Smart Currency Exchange does not operate a multilingual website.

Pros

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Serves individuals and businesses
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UK-based, international offices in South Africa, the Netherlands and Cyprus
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All registered customers get access to currency specialists
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Provides forward contracts, limit orders and stop loss orders
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Lets you schedule transfers

Cons

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Website access only in English
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Transfers only to bank accounts

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OFX

Australia-based, OFX lets you register as an individual, a business or an online seller. It has international offices in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Hong Kong and New Zealand. This alternative to Smart Currency Exchange does not operate a multilingual website.

Pros

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Lets you sign as an individual, a business or an online seller
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UK-based, international offices in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Hong Kong and New Zealand
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Residents of the U.S., Canada, the UK and Australia get access to dedicated websites
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Local phone support provided in different countries
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Transfer more than preset thresholds and pay no fees
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Provides forward contracts and market orders
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Allows scheduling of transfers
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Transfers funds online or over the phone

Cons

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Website access limited to English
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Allows trading of some currencies only over the phone
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Transfers only to bank accounts

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