Claire Millard Fintech copy and content writer

Claire Millard is a content and copywriter with a specialty in international finance and 10 years experience working in-agency and as a contractor, with some of the most innovative financial service organisations in the world. Her work has featured in The Times and The Telegraph, as well as industry magazines and leading personal finance blogs.

Having lived in 5 different countries over the past 10 years, Claire is particularly interested in helping expats, travellers and anyone else living an international lifestyle to navigate the complexities of managing money across currencies, even if it means spending most of her working life squinting at a screen trawling the Ts&Cs and interpreting bank small print.

Latest articles by Claire Millard

4 Best (Travel) Cards without Foreign Transaction Fees in New Zealand

4 Best (Travel) Cards without Foreign Transaction Fees in New Zealand Foreign transaction fees can apply whenever you’re travelling and spend or withdraw in a foreign currency, or when you shop online with international retailers. These costs can significantly push up the price you pay […]

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Best International Banks in New Zealand 2024

Best International Banks in New Zealand 2024 If you’re a newcomer to New Zealand, or living here as an expat or a digital nomad, an international bank account can help you hold, send, spend or receive foreign currencies, often with low fees. Different account types […]

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PayPal Fees for New Zealand: A Full Guide 2024

PayPal Fees for New Zealand: A Full Guide 2024 PayPal is a huge global online shopping and digital payment provider, with a presence in almost every country in the world. Thanks to its convenience, many people use it when making purchases abroad, transferring money overseas, […]

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How to Open a Bank Account in the US: A Full Guide 2024

How to Open a Bank Account in the US: A Full Guide 2024 There are lots of reasons why opening a US bank account may make sense. Maybe you’re heading to the US to live, work or study, visit frequently, or simply shop online a […]

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Best AUD account in New Zealand in 2024

Best AUD account in New Zealand in 2024 An Australian dollar (AUD) account lets you hold, send and receive payments in AUD without needing to convert to and from NZD unnecessarily. If you travel to Australia often you may want an account you can use […]

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Best EUR account in New Zealand in 2024

Best EUR account in New Zealand – 2024 Euros (EUR) are a major global currency making them popular for people who want to diversify their savings – plus, they’re the official currency in 20 countries, which means tourists, travellers and expats living in Europe need […]

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Best USD account in New Zealand in 2024

Best USD account in New Zealand – 2024 You can use a US dollar (USD) account to receive, hold, and spend US dollars without having to convert to and from NZD every time. Some USD accounts are aimed at people who want to spend in […]

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International Virtual Cards: What are the Best Options? 2024

International Virtual Cards: What are the Best Options? 2024 Considering getting a virtual debit to allow you to make simple payments online and using just your phone? There are several options for virtual card services for New Zealand customers, across both debit and credit cards, […]

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GBP Card in New Zealand: What are the Options? 2024

Best GBP Card in New Zealand 2024 A GBP card is a smart way to transact in British pounds, which can help you access better NZD-GBP exchange rates and lower overall costs. You can use a GBP card when you travel to the UK, for […]

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Revolut Review 2024: Fees, Features and Rates

Revolut review 2024 Revolut was first founded in 2015, and has over 35 million global users. After a year of testing in New Zealand, the service launched here in July 2023, with a pretty impressive number of us already on the waitlist for accounts. But […]

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THB card in New Zealand: What are the options? 2024

Heading on a holiday to Thailand? Getting a dedicated THB card which lets you hold and exchange Thai baht, or a cheap travel money card you can use to spend in THB securely can be a smart move. Alternatively, you might choose to use a […]

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USD card in New Zealand: What are the options? 2024

A USD card can be helpful if you’re planning a trip to the US, or if you shop online with retailers that charge in USD. With a USD card you can add money in NZD and then switch over to US dollars in advance or […]

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AUD card in New Zealand: What are the options? 2024

Australia is a super popular destination from New Zealand. In fact, recent statistics show that an amazing 40% of all international tourists in Australia are from New Zealand. If you’re planning a visit some time soon, it could be well worth getting an AUD card […]

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ASB Travel Money Card Review – 2024

ASB travel money card review 2024 If you’ve got a trip overseas planned – or if you like to shop online with international retailers – a travel money card can be an appealing option, as it can make budgeting, spending and cash withdrawals easier. If […]

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Kiwibank travel money card review – 2024

Kiwibank travel money card review – 2024 Looking for a travel money card to make overseas spending and withdrawals easier and cheaper? Kiwibank no longer offers its Loaded For Travel card – but don’t worry, we have alternatives to suggest. Read on for 3 Kiwibank […]

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ANZ Travel Money Card Review 2024

ANZ travel money card review 2024 If you’re an ANZ customer looking for convenient ways to spend in foreign currencies – in person or online – you can use your regular ANZ debit or EFTPOS card wherever the network is accepted. ANZ doesn’t have a […]

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Westpac Travel Card Review 2024

Westpac travel card review 2024 If you’ve planned a trip overseas, a dedicated travel money card can be a good way to make overseas spending easy and secure. Get the right card, and it could also mean you pay less overall, too. Westpac offers its […]

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Wise travel card review [2023]

Wise travel card review [2023] Getting a travel money card is a smart move when you’re headed overseas. The Wise travel card is linked to a multi-currency Wise account which can hold 40+ currencies, and lets you convert from one currency to another with the […]

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SWIFT Transfers: Fees, Duration and Alternatives – [2023]

SWIFT Transfers: Fees, Duration and Alternatives – [2023] Huge volumes of international payments are made every day by people sending money to loved ones overseas, paying suppliers abroad on behalf of a business, and settling foreign currency invoices. If you’re making a payment overseas or […]

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Wise Money Transfer Review: All you Need to Know – [2023]

  Wise Money Transfer Review: All you Need to Know – [2023] Wise (formerly TransferWise) launched in 2011, with a mission to make it faster, easier, and cheaper to manage your money across borders. Wise offers money transfers to 70+ countries for individuals and businesses, […]

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International Debit Cards: What are the Best Options in New Zealand? [2023]

International Debit Cards: What are the Best Options in New Zealand? [2023] If you’re planning your next trip overseas – or if you frequently shop online with retailers based abroad – you may be wondering if it’s worth getting an international debit card. International debit […]

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Best No-Fee Bank Accounts in New Zealand: What Are The Options? [2023]

Best no-fee bank accounts in New Zealand [2023] All of New Zealand’s major banks offer a basic bank account which will often have no ongoing service fees. However, that doesn’t really mean they’re completely free. Most bank accounts will have some fees which you might […]

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How to withdraw money from Wise: A Full Guide [2023]

How to withdraw money from Wise to bank account Wise accounts can be used to receive payments fee free in 10 currencies, and to hold any of over 50 supported currencies. If you’ve got a balance in your Wise account you might want to withdraw […]

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How to Safely Receive Money from Overseas to New Zealand: A Full Guide [2023]

How to Safely Receive Money from Overseas to New Zealand: A Full Guide [2023] If you need to receive a payment to New Zealand from abroad you’ll be glad to hear that there are several different ways to get your money safely. The most common […]

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Best multi-currency account New Zealand [2023]

Best multi-currency account New Zealand [2023] Opening a multi-currency account can make it easier if you need to receive or send payments in a range of currencies. Individuals who have bills to pay abroad, freelancers getting paid by overseas clients, and businesses with customers paying […]

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5 Best International Money Transfer Apps Reviewed [2023]

5 Best International Money Transfer Apps Reviewed [2023] International money transfer apps allow you to send payments to friends, family and businesses all around the world, right from your phone or smart device. Money transfer apps are typically offered by specialists in digital transfers and […]

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What Do You Need To Open A Bank Account: A Full Guide 2024

What Do You Need To Open A Bank Account: A Full Guide 2024 If you’re new to New Zealand, or looking for better ways to manage your finances in NZD, getting a bank account is pretty much essential. Maybe you’re moving to New Zealand to work […]

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5 Best Banks for International Money Transfers [2023]

5 Best Banks for International Money Transfers [2023] If you need to send an international payment you may be considering using your normal bank as a secure and convenient option. Sending an international wire with your bank shouldn’t be too much of a headache – […]

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The 3 Best Cards for New Zealanders to Use in the UK

Planning a trip to the UK? A travel card can make it easier and more convenient to spend internationally – and cut your costs, too. Pick the right travel card and you could get lower fees when you spend in a foreign currency, a better […]

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The 3 Best Cards for New Zealanders to Use in Thailand

Planning a trip to Thailand? A travel card can make it easier and more convenient to spend internationally – and cut your costs, too. Pick the right travel card and you could get lower fees when you spend in a foreign currency, a better exchange […]

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