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International Payment Services

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Telegraphic Transfers

A Telegraphic Transfer (also known as a "Wire") is an electronic transfer of funds directly credited to a beneficiary's overseas bank account. A choice of more than 130 currencies are offered.

  • Fast and reliable way to transfer funds
  • Transactions handled by foreign exchange specialists
  • Wide range of currencies

If you have decided that a Telegraphic Transfer is the payment method for you, please contact us.

  Additional Information
  • In most cases a TT is the quickest way to send funds abroard (a TT will normally take one or two business days to reach the beneficiary)
  • Sending a TT in the beneficiary's currency is usually more cost effective and helps ensure the funds are credited more quickly, as the payment can go 'straight through'
  • You will need to provide full details of the receiver's bank account, including their IBAN (Internatiional Bank Account Number) if they are in Europe
  • To comply with Australian Government regulations you must also provide the beneficiary's full street address.
  • Please note that TT's are sent via a network of correspondent banks, which sometimes levy a small handling charge on your payment. Any such fees are totally out of Family First Credit Union and Western Union Business Solutions control. Given that a network of banks is used to complete your telegraphic transfer, the time it takes for your payment to be credited cannot be guaranteed.

Travellers Cheques

Travellers cheques provide a good option when visiting a country without an extensive ATM network and offer an alternative solution for your foreign currency. Travellers cheques are accepted worldwide and have no expiration date, meaning you can save your unused cheques for your next trip.

  • Safe and secure
  • Easy to use
  • Replaceable if lost or stolen within 24 hours

To order a Travellers Cheque simply contact us today or visit your local Family First Credit Union branch.

  Additional Information
  • Travellers Cheques are more secure than cash and are a convenient way to carry money overseas. They are easy to carry, are refundable and are excellent for budgeting purposes.
  • They are the perfect complement to local currency and Cash Passport cards. When you receive your travellers cheques, be sure to sign each cheque in the upper left-hand corner and record the serial numbers of all cheques – you will need to provide these in the event your cheques are lost or stolen.

Foreign Currency

Have some local currency on you when you first step into a foreign country to make small purchases or pay for a taxi.

  • Avoid the queues and pre-order your foreign cash
  • Be prepared with local currency when you arrive at your destination
  • A vast range of currencies available through Travelex

To pre-order foreign currency visit your local Family First Credit Union branch or contact us today.

  Additional Information
  • For security reasons, Travelex suggests you do not carry around large amounts of local cash.
  • To minimise loss or theft Travelex recommends carrying small amounts of foreign cash only.
  • As an alternative to cash the Cash Passport is a safe and convenient way to carry your holiday money.
  • Simple things like buying a coffee, a bottle of water, or paying a taxi become difficult if we do not have the local currency to purchase them with.
  • Why not order your foreign currency ahead of time before leaving Australia and take the hassle out of queues at the airport.
  • By partnering with Travelex, we have the ability to offer you Australia’s largest range of currencies and denominations.
  • Travelex can repurchase cash from you, once you have returned from your overseas holiday. We offer a fast and efficient service and the funds are credited to your account overnight.
  • We accept a large range of currencies for repurchase and our customer service team is always on hand to assist.

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Travelex Limited ABN 36 004 179 953 Australian Financial Services License No 222444 is the issuer of the products or may arrange the issue of the products in conjunction with the relevant product issuer. Commission charges may be payable on certain transactions. Fees and charges may be payable. This website contains general advice which has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider the appropriateness of any advice before acting on it. You should obtain and consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement, terms and conditions, Financial Services Guide and Guide to Fees and Charges for the product before making any decision about whether to acquire or continue to hold it. You can obtain a copy of those documents from any Family First Credit Union branch.