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

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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Best Ways to Take Travel Money to Thailand in 2024

Thailand is a must-see destination for any tourist in Southeast Asia. And the good news is that if you’re considering a trip to Thailand from Australia, 2023 is the perfect time. While visitor numbers are still relatively low, the tourism industry is back in business […]

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4 Best Ways to Take Travel Money to Japan in 2024

Japan is a big tourist draw for many Australians – whether you want to experience the frenetic rush of the cities, immerse yourself in the culture, or hit the slopes, there’s something for you there. However, life in Japan isn’t cheap – so you’ll need […]

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Using Wise Card Abroad: Everything you Need to Know – 2024

Using Wise Card Abroad: Everything you Need to Know – 2024 With a Wise account you can hold and exchange 40+ currencies, send money to 160+ countries, and switch between currencies using the mid-market exchange rate every time. Plus, if you order a linked Wise […]

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4 Best Ways to Take Travel Money to Vietnam in 2024

Vietnam is one of the most popular tourist destinations for Australians, with a potent mix of fabulous food, buzzing cities and glorious nature to explore. There are also high numbers of Australian expats who’ve come to Vietnam to work in one of the big cities, […]

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Best Ways to Take Money to South Korea in 2024

If you’re a fan of K-Pop and Korean culture, a trip to South Korea can be very rewarding. South Korea is also a popular place to move for work, with an established expat community in many large cities. If you’re planning on going to South […]

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Best Ways to Take Money to New Zealand in 2024

  New Zealand is a super popular destination for Australian visitors, as well as a great expat location for people looking to live, work or study somewhere new. In fact, recent figures show that more than 40% of all visitors to New Zealand are from […]

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Best Ways to Take Money to the UK in 2024

  The UK is a popular destination for Australians looking to explore, or even moving to work or study. There’s plenty to do in the UK, no matter whether you’re heading there for a holiday or for the longer term – but it’s not cheap. […]

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Best Ways to Take Money to the US in 2024

  Heading to the US for a holiday, to work, live or study? You’ll need to work out the best way to pay for things in USD when you get there. Having a plan ahead of time can mean that you cut your overall spending […]

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Best ways to take money to Europe – 2024

Travelling can be exciting. From trips to see family and friends overseas, to exploring new cities or taking a beach break, or even travel for business. But whether you’re off on a well earned break to Bali, or headed to the US for work, you’re […]

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How Does Wise Work? A Complete Guide 2024

How Does Wise Work? A Complete Guide 2024 If you are interested in international money transfers with Wise but have questions about how to use it, this guide is for you. We’ll walk through the features of a Wise account, Wise fees and exchange rates, […]

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Wise Money Transfer Review: All you Need to Know [2023]

  Wise Money Transfer Review: All you Need to Know [2023]   Wise (formerly TransferWise) launched in 2011, with a mission to make it faster, easier, and cheaper to manage your money across borders. Wise offers money transfers to 70+ countries for individuals and businesses, […]

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SWIFT Transfers: Fees, Duration, and Alternatives – [2023]

SWIFT Transfers: Fees, Duration, and Alternatives – [2023] Huge volumes of international payments are made every day by people sending money to loved ones overseas, paying suppliers abroad on behalf of a business, and settling foreign currency invoices. If you’re making a payment overseas or […]

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Best Travel Cards with no Foreign Transaction Fees? Check Out This List 2024

Best travel cards with no foreign transaction fees? Check out this list for 2024 Whenever you’re spending in a foreign currency – whether that’s when you travel overseas or when you shop with an online retailer based abroad – it’s useful to know your options […]

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Wise Card vs Revolut Card: A Full Comparison 2024

Wise Card vs Revolut Card: A Full Comparison on Features and Fees 2024 Both Wise Card and the Revolut Card are prepaid international debit cards offered by popular financial technology companies, with linked accounts you can manage from your smart device or laptop. If you’re […]

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JPY Card in Australia: What are the Options? [2023]

JPY Card in Australia: What are the Options? [2023] If you’re headed to Japan for work, to study, or for a holiday, you might be wondering about the best way to get a JPY card before you head off. Having a JPY card can make […]

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GBP Card in Australia: What are the Options? [2023]

GBP Card in Australia: What are the Options? [2023] Planning a trip to the UK? Maybe you’re wondering about the best way to get a GBP card before you head off to make it easier and cheaper to spend pounds while you’re away. Getting a […]

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EUR card in Australia: What are the options? [2023]

EUR card in Australia: What are the options? [2023] If you’re planning a trip to Europe you might be wondering about the best way to get a EUR card before you head off to make it easier and cheaper to spend euros while you’re away. […]

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