We all know that Valentine’s Day is a great time for romance, but the chances are, there is more than one love in your life. If you have friends and family on the other side of the world, it might be difficult to make a gesture which shows that you care, but sending a small gift of money can be a very thoughtful way to share the love this Valentine’s Day.
Keeping the personal touch
It may not seem like sending money offers the personal touch, but there are advantages. If you want to send a small gift, you could end up paying a lot more in postal charges and you will need to send it way in advance of Valentine’s Day, or any other significant day like an anniversary or a birthday. Not to mention, you can save time normally spent in a long queue at the post office, meaning that you get to keep that loving feeling. If you have something specific in mind, you can always specify exactly what the money is for – a spa treatment for a friend suffering from a broken heart, perhaps, or a nice bottle of wine for the couple that offer you support from afar.
Cupid’s arrow in the virtual world
If you’re looking to send money, you can speak with our expert team to organise the transfers, but you can also set up an online account and send the money from the comfort of your own home. If you want to send money to loved ones overseas, an online account 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.
Keeping the Valentine spirit
Love isn’t just for Valentine’s Day. If you want to send regular support to a family member overseas – perhaps a grandchild struggling on a tight student budget, or a relative needing a little extra help, you can also set up a Regular Payment Plan. This works like a direct debit and allows you to send a specified amount on a regular date – once you’ve set it up, it all happens automatically. If you’re worried about how that might fluctuate due to currency exchange market movements, you can specify the amount of Australian dollars you are sending, the amount of currency your loved one will receive – or both.
The distance between you and your loved ones doesn’t have to be a problem this Valentine’s Day. An online international payments account will allow you to share the love in an effective and convenient way, leaving you to get back to your own Valentine plans.