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OFX vs TorFX

We compare OFX and TorFX on rates, speed and cost.

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We compare two popular international money transfer services, OFX (formerly known as OzForex) and TorFX to help you find the best option.

The fees and rates used in this comparison are accurate as of 15 April 2019.

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
AUD 250 1 - 2 days NZD 15.00 0.711 USD
7,101
OFX has no maximum limit transfers, with competitive exchange rates for 45+ currencies. Go to site Show details
NZD 250 1 day NZD 0.00 0.711 USD
7,112
TorFX guarantee to beat any competitor's exchange rate for a transaction. Conditions apply.
TorFX sends money overseas in 30+ currencies, with competitive rates for transfer amounts over $2,000.
Go to site Show details

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The “Rate” and “Amount Received” displayed are indicative rates that have been supplied by each brand or gathered by Finder.

Exchange rates are volatile and change often. As a result, the exchange rate listed on Finder may vary to the actual exchange rate quoted for the brand. Please confirm the actual exchange rate and mention “Finder” before you commit to a brand.

Which has lower fees?

OFX

OFX charges a $15 flat fee on all transfers under $10,000. Transfers over $10,000 don’t attract any fees. OFX also doesn’t charge any account fees.

TorFX

TorFX charges no fees.

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Winner: TorFX

While both providers don’t charge any fees on amounts greater than $10,000, TorFX doesn’t charge any fees at all. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the better option. Exchange rates also play a big factor, which we break down below.

Let’s crunch the numbers: Sending $1,000 and $10,000 to the UK

We compare two different transactions to see which provider is the better option and if the transfer amount makes a difference. Keep in mind that foreign exchange rates regularly rise and fall, and they will often vary depending on the size of the transaction.

Sending $1,000 to the UK
OFXTorFX
Transfer fee$15$0
Exchange rateNZD$1 = GBP£0.5365NZD$1 = GBP£0.53
Transfer speed1–2 days1 day
Total pounds receivedGBP£528GBP£530
Receiver getsGBP£2 lessGBP£2 more
Sending $10,000 to the UK
OFXTorFX
Transfer fee$0$0
Exchange rateNZD$1 = GBP£0.5401NZD$1 = GBP£0.54
Transfer speed1–2 days1 day
Total pounds receivedGBP£5,401GBP£5,400
Receiver getsGBP£1 moreGBP£1 less

TorFX wins just slightly on sending $1,000 while OFX wins slightly on sending $10,000. It’s very close.

It’s worth noting that both OFX and TorFX offer better rates the more you send.

Which offers better exchange rates?

OFX

OFX offers competitive exchange rates that are better than most large financial institutions, but it does make money off an exchange rate mark-up. A typical exchange rate at OFX is about 1% to 5% above the mid-market rate.

TorFX

TorFX also offers competitive exchange rates and its exchange rates are similar to OFX’s. As TorFX doesn’t charge any fees, it makes all its money off its mark-up. The only difference is that TorFX offers a price-match guarantee, so it will match rates with another service.

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Winner: TorFX

Although they both offer similar exchange rates, TorFX has a price-match guarantee where it will match any quote you get from another service you’re signed up for. This means you’ll be able to bargain for a better exchange rate than what’s on offer.

Which is faster?

OFX

Transfers from Australia to the US are the fastest that OFX offers, often only taking one business day. Most other currencies, such as New Zealand dollars, will take a bit longer, averaging one to two business days.

TorFX

The funds should be in your account on the same day or within no more than two business days for less-popular currencies.

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Winner: TorFX

While some TorFX transactions can take up to two business days, common currencies often arrive within the same day. OFX promises one to two business days, but never the same day.

Keep in mind that the amount of time a transfer takes often depends on the currency, destination and receiving bank.

General features

Payment methodsReceiving OptionsMax and MinTransfer speedsCurrencies
OFXBank transferBank accountMinimum: $250

Maximum: No limit

1 - 2 days50+ currencies
TorFXBank transferBank accountMinimum: $250

Maximum: No limit

1 day40+ currencies

OFX

Once you’ve set up your free account, provide the details of how much you’re transferring, which currency and where you would like the money to go.

Then send your funds to OFX via a bank transfer and your recipient will get it within one to two business days. You can track your transfers online or with the mobile app.

TorFX

TorFX is similar. You register for a free account online or over the phone, secure your rate online or with your account manager, set up the transfer and then send your funds to TorFX via bank transfer.

Bottom line

When it comes to comparing TorFX and OFX, TorFX is the clear winner. Offering no fees, similar exchange rates and faster transfers, particularly if you’re transferring smaller amounts, TorFX is the better choice.

The only time TorFX might not be your best bet is if you want to exchange into a less-popular currency, such as Indonesian rupiah. TorFX offers around 40 currencies, while OFX offers more than 50.

Looking for more options?

If you’re not happy with OFX or TorFX, there are other services that have more options. Use our comparison calculator below to compare the fees, exchange rates and key features of several other money transfer services.

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
GBP 2,500 Same day NZD 0.00 0.711 USD
7,112
CentralFX's dedicated private client team will guide you through the money transfer process from first call to final payment. Go to site Show details
NZD 250 1 day NZD 0.00 0.711 USD
7,112
SendFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. T&Cs apply.
SendFX has fee-free transfers in 30+ currencies to over 200 countries.
Go to site Show details
NZD 0 Same day NZD 0.00 0.71 USD
7,105
XE has fast transfers with no fees and a range of foreign currency tools. Go to site Show details
NZD 2,000 2 days NZD 0.00 0.711 USD
7,112
Exclusive offer: $0 transfer fee and discounted exchange rates for all Finder customers.
WorldFirst sends 60+ currencies at competitive rates with no fees. If you find a better eligible quote, WorldFirst will beat it.
Go to site Show details
NZD 250 1 day NZD 0.00 0.711 USD
7,112
TorFX guarantee to beat any competitor's exchange rate for a transaction. Conditions apply.
TorFX sends money overseas in 30+ currencies, with competitive rates for transfer amounts over $2,000.
Go to site Show details
NZD 1 Within an hour NZD 3.99 0.71 USD
7,098
Use promo code 3FREE to send your first 3 transfers with no fee. Conditions apply.
WorldRemit sends money to 110+ countries for bank-to-bank deposits, cash pick-ups or mobile top-ups.
Go to site Show details
AUD 250 1 - 2 days NZD 15.00 0.711 USD
7,101
OFX has no maximum limit transfers, with competitive exchange rates for 45+ currencies. Go to site Show details
NZD 1 1 - 2 days NZD 80.00 0.714 USD
7,083
TransferWise uses the mid-market rate and transparent fees to help you send money in 45+ currencies. Go to site Show details
NZD 5 1 - 2 days EUR 3.00 0.708 USD
7,085
Special offer: Zero fees on your first 10 transfers.
CurrencyFair has bank-beating exchange rates and fast transfer times on 15+ popular currencies.
Go to site Show details
NZD 10,000 1 - 2 days NZD 0.00 0.708 USD
7,083
CurrencyTransfer lets you shop around for the best exchange rate on its online marketplace. Go to site Show details

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The “Rate” and “Amount Received” displayed are indicative rates that have been supplied by each brand or gathered by Finder.

Exchange rates are volatile and change often. As a result, the exchange rate listed on Finder may vary to the actual exchange rate quoted for the brand. Please confirm the actual exchange rate and mention “Finder” before you commit to a brand.

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