If you have a family member, friend or business that you need to send money to in the Philippines, you have a few options. Sending money to the Philippines from Australia is really no different than sending money to the Philippines from the United States. Fees and transit times vary and depend on how quickly you need the money to arrive for the recipient and how much money you are sending.
Visit a local bank branch if you want to send the money via bank wire transfer. You need to present the money you want transferred and complete an international wire transfer form with the recipient's bank account number and name. Fees and transit times vary. The quickest transit time for a wire transfer is done by Philippine National Bank, which has offices in Australia.
Use a money transfer agent, such as Western Union or MoneyGram, to send money to the Philippines from Australia. You can have the recipient pickup the money at an agent location in the Philippines or have it sent to his home or business.
Send money online via a service such as PayPal, Xoom or Moneybookers. With PayPal and Moneybookers, the recipient can sign up for a free account and have the money instantly. With Xoom, you have the option of sending the money via door-to-door delivery, bank deposit or cash pickup. As of August 2010, there are 5,326 cash pickup locations for Xoom in the Philippines. Fees vary.
Mail the money via the postal service, FedEx or DHL. According to the Filipina Wives website, sending money by mail in the Philippines is risky and can cost more than wiring money. Additionally, it might be difficult for the recipient to cash a check or money order.
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