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Retiring abroad - Setting up your lifestyle

retiring-abroadRetiring abroad is a big decision. It means moving to another country and setting up your life in a new place, with different laws, customs, and cultures. There are so many benefits to retiring overseas retirement that it’s worth considering before making this major change.

What are the benefits of retiring abroad?

Retiring abroad has several benefits. Firstly, retiring abroad can be a fantastic way to experience a totally different lifestyle and culture from your own without all the upheaval and hassle of moving house and starting a new job in a foreign country. Secondly, the cost of living is much cheaper so money saved will go a lot further. Thirdly, you may be able to purchase that beachfront property or that apartment near the piazza.

How do I pay for living expenses while living abroad?

It is important for an individual to be able to facilitate their financial obligations while living or retiring in another country. Banks usually charge more than the market rates for money transfers, and this does not include other charges such as currency trading commissions and fees for deposits and withdrawals.

Save Money with MTFX

Research shows that money transfers can be expensive, especially if you're retiring abroad. However, money transfers with MTFX are surprisingly cheap and a lot easier than ever before. MTFX is a money transfer service that has been providing money transfers to individuals and businesses since 1996. It provides international money transfers with ease and flexibility--whether the receiver is at home or abroad, in any currency of their choosing.

What is the money transfer process like?

The money transfer process is simple. Just follow these steps:

  1. Create a money transfer account
  2. Decide on the money transfer amount/currency and enter the recipient’s detail
  3. Choose to pay and get your funds delivered

It’s a better option to use a money transfer service because banks charge high fees to send money abroad especially if you do not have an account with them. MTFX offers low-cost money transfers because it uses a global network of banking partners to facilitate money transfers


A life abroad offers its own set pleasures: exploring new places with unfamiliar languages spoken openly in stores and restaurants; getting lost among the hustle-bustling crowds without worrying about pesky traffic jams ruining this momentous occasion. If this sounds appealing to you but daunting at the same time, reach out for help from money transfer experts who can guide you through how it all works with global money transfers. We're here for our clients—to provide them with peace of mind about their finances when they retire abroad. Sign-up now!

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Individuals and businesses who need to send money in foreign currency internationally can use MTFX’s services. The beneficiary of the transfer must have a bank account for the funds to be paid into. Personal clients usually use our services to transfer money between their own accounts in two different countries. Business clients usually use our services to transfer funds to suppliers, fund international operations, or repatriate overseas earnings.
MTFX offers currency exchange rates that are 2-5% better than those offered by the banks. Personal clients usually save hundreds of dollars per transfer and for larger transfers, the savings can run into the thousands. We also offer excellent customer service, dedicated currency specialists, and a 24/7 online platform with best-in-class technology that allows you to complete transfers from any device virtually anywhere in the world. Business customers save with better currency exchange rates and proven solutions geared towards managing and mitigating foreign exchange risk. Our solutions include forward contracts, market orders, rate alert services, and much more - all backed by great technology and great people.
Funds can be transferred via wire transfer, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), or ACH payment services. MTFX maintains bank accounts in all major currencies with highly-rated banks. Our banking infrastructure ensures that you can transfer funds to us quickly and securely.
Our global network of banking partners allows us to get funds to virtually anywhere in the world quickly and efficiently. Most wire transfers from MTFX will be received by your beneficiary within 24-48 hours. MTFX also offers same-day transfers that are almost instantaneous, as well as low-cost in-country payment services for your less urgent transfers. For further information please speak to one of our currency specialists.