If you are a Non-US Expat looking to buy property in Nicaragua, you will inevitably need to transfer your currency to US Dollars to buy the property or arrange financing. It is very important to pay attention to the exchange rate for your payments, or it could end up costing you a lot of money!
The fact is that many individuals will simply use the exchange rate offered by their personal bank. The bank's 'retail' rate of exchange is usually a few percent worse than the market rate. The bank may also charge wire transfer fees, commissions, and bank receiving fees. Since the bank takes a large profit that is built into the exchange rate, many individuals don't realize they are other options available to them. There is an alternative to using your bank that could save you significant sums of money.
Working with a 'specialist currency broker' like HiFX can not only save you time and hassle, it can also save you money. Their focus is to educate clients on the currency market, secure a better exchange rate than the banks, and transfer funds free of charge. Because the exchange rate that HiFX can offer is much better than the bank's rate, you will save substantially (on average 1%-4% of the amount) which on larger transfers can turn into thousands of dollars.
HiFX can help you take advantage of recent currency movements and protect against future fluctuations by locking in a rate of exchange, which can be useful if you have future property payments.
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For more information and to speak with our dedicated account representative at HiFX, please contact David Lazenski +1 (415) 678-2770