Sending money instead of presents this Christmas

Sending money instead of presents this Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner. With all the shops switching on their festive displays, you can be sure that now is the time to start looking for gifts to buy your loved ones.

If you have family or friends abroad that you normally buy a Christmas present for, here are just a few reasons you might want to consider the benefits of sending money abroad online instead.

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.

This year, don’t despair over your precious gift lumbering its way across borders and avoid any postal problems by transferring money to friends and family abroad.

It could be 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.

Always be sure of the right gift for the right person

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 to your family and friends this Christmas, you can let them pick and buy their own gift. The same way everybody enjoys getting money, everybody enjoys shopping for themselves and buying exactly what they want.

On top of this, you can be sure you won’t have got them a gift they already have when you send money abroad to family and friends online.

 

With fee-free international payments online, moneycorp could be just the answer if you are looking to send money abroad to family or friends this Christmas.

Speak to a foreign exchange specialist today and find out how you can set up, track and manage your international payments online.

You can login or register for a free international payments account now.

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