Claire Millard Fintech copy and content writer

Claire Millard is a content and copywriter with a specialty in international finance and 10 years experience working in-agency and as a contractor, with some of the most innovative financial service organisations in the world. Her work has featured in The Times and The Telegraph, as well as industry magazines and leading personal finance blogs.

Having lived in 5 different countries over the past 10 years, Claire is particularly interested in helping expats, travellers and anyone else living an international lifestyle to navigate the complexities of managing money across currencies, even if it means spending most of her working life squinting at a screen trawling the Ts&Cs and interpreting bank small print.

Latest articles by Claire Millard

Wise Business vs Airwallex: 2024 Guide

Wise Business vs Airwallex: 2024 Guide Airwallex is a provider of global accounts and cards, with a specific focus on digital businesses and ecommerce sellers. Wise Business offers multi-currency business account and card services, as well as fast, low cost international transfers. Services are similar […]

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Best International Business Account 2024

Best International Business Account 2024 Having a separate business account is essential to keep your personal and company finances apart – and may even be mandatory depending on the type of business entity you have. If you transact internationally – taking customer payments from overseas, […]

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Wise vs Up Travel Card: 2024 Guide

Wise vs Up Travel Card: 2024 Guide Wise is a global provider of multi-currency account and card services, as well as fast, low cost international transfers. Up is backed by Bendigo Bank and offers convenient global spending with the Up card, with low overall costs. […]

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How to avoid international ATM fees 2024

How to avoid international ATM fees 2024 Having some cash in your pocket when you travel is reassuring – and in some countries where card payments are less common, it may be essential. However, using an ATM abroad can mean you run into international ATM […]

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Wise card vs 28 Degrees: A Full Comparison 2024

Wise card vs 28 Degrees: A Full Comparison on Features and Fees 2024 The Wise card and the 28 Degrees Global Platinum Mastercard both offer easy ways to spend and make cash withdrawals at home and abroad, with no foreign transaction fee to pay for […]

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Wise Card vs Travelex Card: A Full Comparison 2024

Wise Card vs Travelex Card: A Full Comparison 2024 Travel money cards are a convenient – and very often, cheap – way to spend and make withdrawals when you’re away from home. But what’s best between the Wise card and the Travelex card? The Wise […]

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Wise Card vs Commbank Travel Card: A Full Comparison 2024

Wise Card vs Commbank Travel Card: A Full Comparison 2024 If you’re looking for a travel card which can help you conveniently and cheaply spend in foreign currencies – either when you travel or when you shop online with international retailers – you may have […]

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How to Open a Bank Account in South Africa: A 2024 Guide

How to Open a Bank Account in South Africa: A 2024 Guide If you’re planning a move to South Africa, or you’re looking for South African banking options as a non-resident, this guide has you covered. South Africa has plenty of different local, regional and […]

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Wise Limits for 2024: Full Guide

Wise Limits for 2024: Full Guide Wise is a global specialist in international payments, currency conversion and multi-currency account and card services. Australian customers can open a Wise account online or in the Wise app, either as an individual, a freelancer or a business owner. […]

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5 best WorldRemit alternatives for sending money abroad – 2024

5 best WorldRemit alternatives for sending money abroad – 2024 WorldRemit is a simple and fast way to send money from Australia to 130+ other countries, online and in app. There’s a decent range of ways for your recipient to get their money at the […]

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5 best Western Union alternatives for sending money abroad – 2024

5 best Western Union alternatives for sending money abroad – 2024   Western Union helps customers globally send money online and in person, for deposit to bank and mobile money accounts, and for cash collection. Thanks to their huge global reach, you can send a […]

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5 best PayPal Alternatives for Sending Money Abroad – 2024

5 best PayPal Alternatives for Sending Money Abroad – 2024 PayPal is super popular for online shopping and sending money to friends and family. You can also hold foreign currency balances and transact internationally with PayPal. While sites like PayPal can be convenient, fast – […]

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Wise vs XE Money Transfer: A Full Guide – 2024

Wise vs XE Money Transfer: A Full Guide – 2024 Wise and XE Money Transfer both offer international payments you can set up online or in app, to be sent to bank accounts and mobile money accounts internationally. However, the way they structure fees, and […]

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Wise vs Remitly: A Full Comparison – 2024

Wise vs Remitly: A Full Comparison – 2024 Wise and Remitly both offer online or in app international payments to a broad selection of countries from Australia. You can choose to send to bank accounts and mobile money accounts with both services – or use […]

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Wise vs PayPal: A Full Comparison – 2024

Wise vs PayPal: A Full Comparison – 2024 If you need to send a payment to someone overseas you might be trying to figure out which will work best, between Wise and PayPal. While both have speedy transfers to a good range of countries, the […]

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Wise vs Western Union: A Full Comparison – 2024

Wise vs Western Union: A Full Comparison – 2024 Wise and Western Union both offer Australian customers a selection of ways to make international payments around the world. However, the exact services available, as well as the way each charges customers, are quite different. So […]

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Wise vs TorFX: A Full Comparison – 2024

Wise vs TorFX: A Full Comparison – 2024 Wise and TorFX can both help if you’re an Australian looking to send a payment to someone overseas. Both are non-bank specialists in currency services, offering a suite of products and services to help personal and business […]

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PayPal Fees for Australia: A Full Guide 2024

PayPal Fees for Australia: A Full Guide 2024 PayPal is a huge global online shopping and digital payment provider, with a presence in almost every country in the world. Thanks to its convenience, many people use it when making purchases abroad, transferring money overseas, or […]

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Best International Banks: What are the Options? 2024

Best International Banks: What are the Options? 2024 If you love to travel overseas – or if you’re abroad for longer periods of time as an expat or a digital nomad – having an international bank account can be handy. International bank accounts tend to […]

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Best Multi-Currency Cards: What are the Best Options in Australia? 2024

Best Multi-Currency Cards: What are the Best Options in Australia? 2024 Spending money in foreign currencies – either when you travel abroad or when you’re shopping online with overseas retailers – can mean extra fees. You might find your bank or card provider uses a […]

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Wise Euro Account Review 2024

Wise Euro Account Review 2024 If you’re travelling to any of the 20 countries that use the euro – or if you shop online with retailers based in the euro area – having an account which lets you hold, exchange and spend EUR can help […]

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Wise GBP Account Review 2024

Wise GBP Account Review 2024 Wise customers can open a fully digital Wise account with a linked debit card which offers easy ways to hold, send, receive and spend pounds. Plus, as Wise accounts have great international features, you’ll also be able to hold a […]

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Wise USD Account Review – 2024

Wise USD Account Review – 2024 Whether you’re travelling to the US or simply paying in US dollars for your online shopping, a USD account can make transacting internationally cheaper and more convenient. With a Wise USD account you can hold, send and spend US […]

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How to Open a Wise Account: A Full Guide 2024

How to Open a Wise Account: A Full Guide 2024 Wise offers personal and business multi-currency accounts which you can use to hold 40+ currencies, spend in 150+ countries, and get paid using local bank details for 9 major currencies. Plus, every time you need […]

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Best Ways to Take Money to South Africa in 2024

  South Africa is a dream destination for many Australians. Whether you’re heading off on safari, looking for a relaxing tour of the winelands, or soaking up the vibrant buzz of the cities, you’re in for a wonderful trip.  Make sure your break to South […]

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Best Ways to Take Money to China in 2024

  China is a huge and varied country, and reopened fully to tourists in March 2023 after Covid restrictions and closures. At the time of writing, visitor arrivals in China are still on the low side – thought to be only around one quarter of […]

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Best Ways to Take Money to India in 2024

From frenetic cities to relaxed beach resorts, India has it all, with an enviable range of tourist attractions, fabulous cuisine and rich history. India is also a rapidly developing economy and a popular destination for Australians looking to further their careers in a growth market. […]

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Best Ways to Take Money to Canada in 2024

If you’re planning a trip to Canada – or even if you’re thinking of moving there for work or study – you’ll need to figure out how to pay for things in Canadian dollars while you’re there. This guide runs through 4 possible ways to […]

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Best Ways to Take Travel Money to Italy in 2024

Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in culture, shop until you drop, experience one of the great cuisines of the world, or just get away from it all by the beach, Italy will be perfect for you. Italy is a popular destination for people from […]

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Best Ways to Take Money to the Philippines in 2024

The Philippines has plenty of tourist attractions, and as one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia, it’s also a popular place for Australians heading abroad to work or study. No matter whether you’re heading to the Philippines for work, leisure, or a mix of […]

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