Top tips for surviving in Singapore and getting your fix of society and culture.
2 weeks ago, I wrote about arriving in Singapore for the first time and being blown away by its unique combination of stunning high rise architecture, lush tropical greenery, melting pot of cultures and, oxymoron alert, its confident, yet refined, ostentation. Read more
Singapore is a great place for entrepreneurs, thanks to its blend of working styles, tax regime and ease of setting up a branch or subsidiary office. Read more
Singapore has been an independent republic since 1965, and in that period the city state has undergone a dramatic transformation from third world to first world country. Read more
As part of The Money Cloud Worldwide series PR and Content Manager Edmund Ingham is writing about his experiences travelling around Asia. To read posts from our previous series, about Malaysia, click here
It hadn’t occurred to me to visit Singapore before but now I am here I am wondering why not! Read more
I began my last post in this travelling Malaysia series by saying that the more time I spent in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the more I liked it.
Well, forgive me for sounding like a broken record, but a few days on that rings even truer!
I think that the first week to ten days in any city is not enough time to really get to know a new place – which is a shame because a week to ten days is all most of us get when we spend time abroad. Read more
The Money Cloud, your best resource for overseas money transfer comparison, explores Malaysia, its big banks and the fintech scene. Read our earlier posts on Malaysian fintech startups to watch and and overview of fintech in Malaysia.
Edmund Ingham, PR and Content Manager at The Money Cloud on how the government is supporting fintech in Malaysia and the startups to watch.
After 10 days in Kuala Lumpur I’ve finally got over the jetlag (it really can take that long) and I’m becoming acclimatised to the tropical heat. Kuala Lumpur has so much to offer every type of traveller, from its hipster cafes, to its bustling centre, to the Batu caves and the giant Buddha that sits beside them.
By Edmund Ingham, PR & Communications Manager, The Money Cloud
Fintech is a truly global phenomenon, and on behalf of The Money Cloud I am on a mission to explore the scene across SE Asia and China.
In almost all parts of the world, investment into fintech services and products is sky-rocketing, and nowhere is this truer than in Asia and China. Read more
If you are still using Western Union, Ria or your Bank to send money abroad, where have you been for the last decade! Times have changed, and tech disruption has made the process of sending money overseas a far more straightforward, efficient, and cheaper process, with the added bonus that you can shop around for the best rates and services.
In that spirit, we present 8 of our favourite money transfer apps, which you can download and use on the go with a smartphone, or at your leisure, saving yourself money in the process. Each one has different features to consider, but we’re sure that somewhere in this list you will find the one that’s right for you.
To compare rates from FCA authorised brokers as well as some of the best-regarded money transfer agencies like TransferWise or Azimo, why not try our money transfer comparison engine?
There are all sorts of reasons to send money overseas, but whether it’s for business reasons; paying the wages of an overseas employee, for example; personal, buying a property or sending money to a new country before relocating there; or family, paying for a son’s or daughter’s education perhaps; the same rules apply when searching for the right service.
Let’s take a look at the 5 things to look out for before making a transfer. It pays, literally, to plan in advance, take your time, and consider all the options available to you. You might be surprised how many there are. Read more
Economic integration isn’t a new concept to Africa; sub-regional markets have emerged throughout the continent since the ’60s. But while there hasn’t been as much integration in the past few decades as many leaders would like, that’s looking set to change. A recent African Union summit set a 2017 deadline for the creation of a continental free-trade area, building on the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), which covers 26 countries.
Today we’re looking at what such an expansive free-trade area could mean for Africa’s social and economic development. If it manages to propel to some of the world’s poorest countries towards prosperity and stability, it has every chance of shaking up the global economy and foreign exchange for the better. Read more