If you’re an expat away from home this Christmas, you have probably started thinking about how to get all those Christmas parcels sent out in time. However, there is an alternative to rushing around the shops and wrestling packaging and parcel tape before endless queueing to send the parcels out. Sending money overseas is a simpler way to show people that you care, without spending half of your Christmas budget on postage costs.

Save time and money on postage

One of the great advantages of this approach is that you can save on postal charges, meaning you can either send more money or keep the change and buy yourself a Christmas treat. You can also take a bit more time to consider exactly what to give your loved ones. You could send individual payments for people to treat themselves, or nominate someone back home to help with the shopping. You could specify what the money is for – a special day out, a hamper, or particular gifts for each person – or just provide the chance for people to treat themselves during the festive season. The biggest advantage, however, may be that you can organise all this from the comfort of your own home and avoid the crush at the shops.

Speak to a specialist for international payments

If you’re looking for a specialist provider to take some of the hassle out of Christmas shopping for friends and family overseas, moneycorp can help. You can speak with our expert team to organise the transfer or use an online account, which makes it easy to set up, transfer and track all your international payments. The online account is also available as an app, which means that wherever you are, you can access your international payment account via a laptop, tablet or smart phone. If you need to make a transaction outside of office hours, this can be a very useful option to set everything up online to be executed the next business day. The mobile app means you can send your Christmas present from the comfort of your own home. In addition, transfer fees are often even lower online than over the phone.

If you want to take some of the pressure of your to do list this Christmas, sending money overseas can be a convenient way to show your loved ones you care, whilst also reducing the rush and stress of this time of year. To register for a free account, click here and find out how easy it is for expats to send money overseas at Christmas.


Forex for Expatsmoneycorp is a trading name of TTT Moneycorp Limited which is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Service Regulations 2017 (reference number 308919) for the provision of payment services.

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