Sending money back home to friends and family overseas is increasingly common in the modern world as people broadening their working horizons.
Some 320,000 people left the UK in 2014 alone and it means that more than five million Brits now live abroad.
Add that to the increasing number of people immigrating into the UK, and it leaves high demand for services offering an online transfer. Money has never been so important!
Sending money around the globe to aid friends that are facing financial strife has exhausted for decades, but the internet is definitely enhancing the process.
Now money transfers can be completed online, those overseas are able to support each other from where they are, providing extra financial assurance.
Where are all the Brits?
Nearly 1.5 million Brits have set up base in North America and a similar number now call Oceania and many different European countries 'home'.
The British influence stretches to other parts of the world too though with almost 350,000 now at home in Africa and nearly 330,000 Brits in Asia.
For all of expatriate Brits, the option to make money transfers online ensures that they can send earnings back to the UK just as easily as those that remained at home can send finances out to them.
Finding the best services
A wide range of services enable funds to be transferred and the majority will be secure and quick – after all they tend to be the first factors considered when looking for a facility to use.
However, there are other factors to consider too, all of which can influence the sort of deals that you might find when looking to send money back home.
Exchange rates will vary for example so looking out for the best rates can mean people receive more for your money. But the best rates can also come with hefty fees that accompany these transactions.
If you're opting for an online transfer, money matters should be top of your priority list so always check for discounts or promotions that could be of benefit.
Funds can be transferred between bank accounts – most transactions are done in this way – but for people without accounts, a number of flexible options exist.
Some services can send money directly to a home via a delivery service or by using a mobile phone – enhancing the speed and ease of the process.
This ensures family members and friends can get their hands on the money they need with the minimum of fuss.
No matter where they are in the world, flexible options means expats can make fast money transfers online without the need to worry about transfer limits and fees.
Regardless of whether someone wants to transfer £ 1, £ 100 or £ 1,000, the options exist to make a quick online transfer. Money can even be received by the recipient on the same day depending on the service used and the amount being transferred.