Friday, May 19, 2017

International money transfer from Australia to South Africa

Wow,

I recently needed to send a bunch of money from my NAB bank account in Australia to my ABSA account in South Africa.

NAB has a nice international transfer section on its mobile app. "NICE" - I thought.

being diligent and all - I compared the money they were offering compared to CurrencyFair and found that NAB were ripping me OFF big time.

Over 7000 Rand difference between NAB and currency fair. NAB were charging almost 5% of the transaction!!!!

A big thumbs up for CurrencyFair - I signed up in about 20 minutes and once verified the transaction took less than 24hours. I think the they are backed by Macquarie bank.

You can find the CurrencyFair website here (click)


Cheers


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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Looking for a good web developer in Sydney and Greater Australia?

Hi,

thought I would give one of my mates a plus one on the web today. He is a young web developer and networking guy as well who has been fixing websites and network since he was a young teenager for pocket money.

If you are looking for a good web developer  in Sydney and Johannesburg that you can trust not to rip you off and to do a good job,  I can recommend Jodi.  

I recently referred him to someone we know who owns a tattoo shop in Sydney and he had the site up within three days.

Apparently the site has a art gallery, a shop and a online booking system. To top it off it came in at 20% of the cost of the big web agencies.. e-nuff said! Oh! hosting was thrown in for free for a year.

Jodi apparently moves around a lot as his family moves around for work purposes. I asked him how that works out. He said he can control websites anywhere in the world as its all online. With a combo of skype and his laptop he says it makes no difference whether he is 2km or 20000km away from his clients.

You can see the web-site he developed here - jodi's web dev project

If you want to pass him some work just email him here jodi@web-guy.net





Web designer in Sydney

Web designer in Johannesburg





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