When you’re sending money home, you want it to be simple and inexpensive.
But above all, you need to know that the money will arrive safely.
Cutting through the mountain of advice about ways to do it, the different costs and how to keep your money secure is enough to give even the savviest financial brain a headache.
To help, here’s some simple advice to make sure your money gets home.
So whether you’re sending money to family in Bogota or a business in Medellin, read on to find out how to transfer money to Colombia easily and safely.
You could visit your high-street bank to arrange your money transfer. But chances are you’ve got better things to do than stand in a queue.
With the advent of new technology, by far the simplest and easiest way to send money abroad is to use an online company. Even better, your money can arrive in minutes rather than days.
Setting up an account with an online company and paying for your transfer usually takes just a few minutes, especially if they have a good mobile app.
It’s true that once upon a time, a bank was the safest way to send money abroad. These days, a legitimate online company is just as secure, meaning you don’t have to compromise to make sure that your money is safe.
The golden rule is to choose a company that is authorised by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority.) All financial service firms in the UK must be authorised by the FCA, and you can view their register to check.
If a company isn’t registered, they’re breaking the law.
Try to choose a company with a proven track record and see what their customers say. Look at reviews online and see whether other people recommend them.
Check how secure your personal details will be. A professional money transfer firm will be only too pleased to tell you how they’re protecting your data. If their website doesn’t tell you, it’s a good sign they don’t take it seriously.
Don’t be tempted to use the black market. It may seem like a good way to save money and it may appear trustworthy, but the bottom line is that there’s a high chance your money will be stolen.
As ever, the rule of thumb is that if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If you want to transfer money to Colombia easily and safely, look no further than Azimo.
We’ve been around since 2012 and more than a million people have sent money internationally through us, so you can be confident that you’re in good company.
We keep your money safe every step of the way thanks to the latest anti-fraud and encryption technology. We’re also authorised by the FCA.
Keeping things quick and simple is what we’re all about. You can set-up your transfer and pay in minutes. We’ll then process it and your money will be available at one of more than 890 Bancolombia and Financiera Pagos Internacionales locations.
It’s that easy.
And with the award-winning Azimo app, you can send money from your smartphone in just a few taps.
We think simplicity applies to pricing, too. Our costs are always clear and always low. Fees start from just £1 and we always offer excellent foreign exchange rates. In addition, new customers receive two fee-free transfers when they sign up to Azimo.
Want to know more about sending money to Colombia with Azimo? It’s safe, it’s quick and it’s easy. Because every Peso matters.