Sending money overseas just got easier with apps that let you send money with a few phone taps.
Many major money transfer specialists now offer branded apps to get your money to international friends, family and businesses more easily.
Aside from setting up an account on your computer, with these apps your cash transactions can be completed from your phone.
With OFX’s mobile app, send money transfers of $150 or more 190 countries worldwide. You can also use the app to register for an OFX account, monitor current and historical exchange rates, track your transfers and set rate alerts. Transactions are free, but OFX takes a slight margin on currency exchange rates.
Sharemoney’s app lets you send money to people in 22 countries, including 17 in Central and South America and the Caribbean if you’re in one of the company’s 35 licensed states. Sharemoney works with major banks to deliver money as a bank deposit, for cash pickup and, for limited countries, even home delivery.
Send payments to friends, family and businesses in 30 countries with the TransferWise app. It includes a calculator you can use get exchange rates and fees for specific transfers and offers an easy way to upload a photo of any personal ID needed to get started with TransferWise.
Use Western Union’s Money Transfer app to transfer funds to more than 200 countries and territories around the world. You’ll also gain access to a map of worldwide agent locations and their directions and hours for cash pickups.
World First offers a higher $1,000 minimum for money transfers, but with highly competitive exchange rates. Use its app to send money, check rates, follow the market and track payments. Bonus: You can even use your Android Wear watch.
With the World Remit app, you can send money to more than 120 countries for bank deposit, mobile airtime top-up or cash pickup. World Remit has no minimum transfer amount, with high maximums that vary by destination country.
If you want to up your money transfer game and send cash on the go, a money transfer app may be for you. Just be sure to compare the exchange rates, transfer fees and other details of money transfer specialists to ensure you get the best deal for your needs.