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Markets breathe a sigh of relief as May provides Brexit clarity

By HiFX  /     Jan 17, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

The six months since the UK voted to leave the EU have been dominated by uncertainty around what Brexit actually means. This vacuum of information has generally resulted in downward pressure on the Pound. But today Theresa May has relieved some of this pressure with a confident yet amiable speech about the UK’s objectives and […]

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Comparing the costs of moving abroad: EU vs. the Commonwealth

By HiFX  /     Jan 10, 2017  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

On the day after the EU Referendum results, there was a spike in Google searches for the term “how to emigrate”. These were accompanied by a number of searches from people thinking about moving to specific countries; France, Ireland, Australia and Canada were some of the most popular choices. Recent figures have revealed there was […]

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What will 2017 bring for the currency markets?

By HiFX  /     Dec 15, 2016  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

2016 has provided a number of surprises for the currency markets, with global events including the Brexit vote, Trump’s victory and the Italian Referendum causing increased volatility. We expect that political events in the UK, USA and Europe will continue to influence the markets as we head into 2017, and there are several politically significant […]

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After currency curveballs in the UK and USA, could Europe be next?

By HiFX  /     Dec 01, 2016  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

2016 news has been dominated by coverage of Brexit and Trump, both of which have had a significant impact on the global currency markets. It seems likely that as these events develop, they will continue to influence the markets in 2017 and beyond. But increasingly attention is starting to shift towards Europe, where there will […]

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How HiFX helped one client’s money go much further than they expected

By HiFX  /     Nov 29, 2016  /     Expat Life  /     0 Comment

Every month, HiFX helps thousands of people to make international money transfers for thousands of different reasons – buying a house abroad, transferring a mortgage or pension, sending money to friends and family overseas, paying for a foreign wedding and many more. Whatever the reason for the transfer, we’re dedicated to helping our customers get […]

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Donald Trump wins the US Election

By HiFX  /     Nov 09, 2016  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

Donald Trump has been confirmed as the 45th US President in a surprise win over Hillary Clinton. Although Clinton had generally been a couple of points ahead in the polls during the campaign, it became clear early in the evening that Trump had done better than expected as he claimed the key battleground states of […]

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In Conversation: Will the US Election provide another curveball for the currency markets?

By HiFX  /     Nov 07, 2016  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

Welcome to In Conversation, foreign exchange insights and discussions from HiFX to support businesses that send or receive international payments.   The ramifications of June’s surprise Brexit vote have continued to affect the value of Sterling long after the result was announced. We had a reminder of this last week, when the Pound surged following […]

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