Sending money instead of presents this Christmas

Sending money instead of presents this Christmas

Three reasons why an overseas payment is the perfect Christmas gift

With Christmas right around the corner again, when it comes to buying gifts for family and friends living abroad, you might want to consider the benefits of sending money abroad instead.

 

1. There's no postal nightmares

It usually goes that the nicer the gift, the more fragile the packaging. And anyone who has sent gifts abroad in the post before will most likely have a horror story or two about damaged deliveries or no-show parcels.

Relying on a smooth collaboration between UK and foreign postal services can be naïve as international delivery is notorious for causing issues, especially around the holiday season. But, if you send money as a gift this Christmas, you won’t have to worry about any postal problems with your precious gift lumbering its way across borders. Most international payments with moneycorp typically take 1-2 days to arrive in the recipient’s bank account.

 

2. It could work out cheaper

We all spend more money around Christmas time, and if we are not careful costs can add up at a dangerous rate. Whether on presents, food, alcohol or decorations, our outgoing expenditures in December usually go through the roof.

One easy way of cutting the costs down this Christmas, or just ensuring that your money is going on what’s important, is to refrain from sending presents abroad to relatives and friends.

International delivery costs depend on the weight of the package, the country you send it to and the speed with which you want it to arrive. At best these fees can be a nuisance, but at worst can be astronomical and cost almost the same price as (if not more than) the gift you are sending.

By sending money online to any friends and family that live in a foreign country, you can take comfort in the knowledge that every penny of your gift is sent to the recipient.

 

3. It's the right gift for just about anyone

Finding the right Christmas present for someone can be challenging and time-consuming, often involving traipsing round packed shop after shop and spending many a sleepless night wondering if you have made the right decision.

Coincidentally, pretty much everyone enjoys receiving money as a gift. They can choose to go out and buy their own gift, spend it on a fancy holiday or put it towards their living expenses. By sending money abroad as a present this Christmas, you’ll also be sure you won’t have got them a gift they already have.

 

How to send money as a Christmas present

With no transfer fees when you transfer money online, moneycorp could be just the answer if you are looking to send money to family or friends this Christmas.

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