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Top Apps For Foreign-Educated Healthcare Professionals Looking to Transfer Money Overseas

If you’re looking for a way to send your loved ones money overseas, but are not sure of the best way to do it from the U.S., rest assured that there are some great apps that can help you! Technology is amazing and allows for us to do so much more now than we ever could before. This includes getting money quickly and securely to where it needs to go. Download these apps today and start transferring money abroad with worrying!

1. Xoom

Xoom is a service offered by Paypal that is rated as one of the best for transferring money overseas thanks to how fast transactions take place. Transfers are usually delivered abroad within minutes. The maximum is $2,999 per transfer, so if you’re looking to send quite a bit of money, this is a good option. The only downside? Exchange rates have a 1%-3% markup and there is $4.99 fee tagged on.

2. Transferwise

This app is very user-friendly and can save you loads of time. If you’re pretty tech-savvy and want your money sent with the click of a button, you’ll love this app. The maximum for most states is $1 million, and you can transfer to 58 different countries. The catch? You’ll need bank account information for both yourself and the person you’re trying to send it too, but it’s still a great option for transferring money.

3. OFX

If time isn’t of the essence and your transfer can take a little bit to get from point A to B, then this is your best bet. It can take a couple of days for money to get to its destination, however, there are lower exchange markups and fees. You can send to 91 countries and OFX doesn’t charge any transfer fees. Looking for a cheap option? This is your best bet.

4. Western Union

This tried and true money transfer app is one of the best around and offers the ability to transfer money to over 200 countries. It offers an inexpensive option to send money and a lot of different transfer options, as well as quick delivery. The only downside is that you might not be able to send a whole lot at the same time, as the money transfer limit is generally between $350 to $2,500, depending on many different elements.

5. WorldRemit

This app offers a quick and safe way to get money overseas with a variety of ways to send funds including: cash pickup, bank deposit, or mobile money. The amount you can send varies depending on the country you are sending to. The best part is that the money gets to where it needs to go fast, often either instantly or just in a couple of days. The exchange rates and fees are fair too, which always helps.

6. MoneyGram

This last great service on the list offers way fast way to get money where it needs to go, however, it has a bit of a hefty price tag. Same-day transfers are available, and services more than 200 countries. If you don’t mind paying a little more for the transfer, you can have it delivered lightning fast to your friends and family.

Would you like to live and work in the U.S.? 
Contact MedPro Healthcare Staffing! We work with foreign-trained professionals to find placements in cities across the United States. Plus, we work hard to ensure a smooth transition to the states and all the support you need for success. To learn more, contact us today or apply here!