An Ultimate Remittance Guide: How To Receive Your Money Safely

By Swindon Link - 9 September 2021


You can't live your life without money. It is the foundation of our society and provides us with the ability to purchase goods and services, pay taxes, save money for retirement, or do any number of things. It's important that people have money in order to survive. With so many ways to get money these days, it's easy to lose track of what you owe. That's where remittances come in!

Research the best way to receive money

Researching remittance companies is key to remitting money safely. This is because remitters are not all created equal, and the remittance process can be confusing if you've never used one before. Some remittances charge high fees for their services or limit your ability to receive funds in certain ways. 



Find out how much it will cost by doing research on remit rates and make sure that the remitter offers flexible options with low transfer costs to avoid losing money due to unnecessary service charges. In order to securely accept payments, find out exactly when your transactions will take place so as not to miss important deadlines. You may even want to consider making multiple smaller transfers rather than one large transfer. 

Find out which remittance company is the most reliable and trustworthy

You must find the most reliable remittance company that you can trust, in order to ensure the safety of your money. This way, when it is time for you to receive funds from abroad, there will be no issues or problems involved. 


When choosing a remittance company, keep in mind how essential it is to know which one holds more credibility and experience with regards to remittances and the remittance industry, as you do not want to be scammed or ripped off.

Know all of the fees that you will be charged when receiving money through a remittance service

Knowing all the fees is a huge step in remittance. It's the process that involves transferring money across international borders and it can be done through many different services such as credit cards, other remittance service providers, or even a bank account, but make sure you know all of the fees before sending your money to ensure that you are able to receive what you want/need from the transfer.


This way, you'll know how much to expect to receive and won't be taken advantage of by remittance fees. There won't be confusion or a hidden fee to remittance that causes you not to receive all of your money.


Here's a list of fees you might need to pay through remittance:


  • fees to remit the money

  • receiving bank charges

  • currency conversion costs

  • receiving bank charges (if money is received in a different currency)

Ask for advice from someone who has used a remittance service before

The first-hand experience is one of the best pieces of advice that remittance consumers can get. Asking for advice from someone who has used remittance services before is one way to ensure you are making a safe choice when sending remittances, and getting your money safely.


You will have an easier time avoiding remittance scams, being aware of the remittance process, and making sure you are using a reputable remittance service provider. For example, if your friend has used Western Union before to send remittances abroad it is likely that they will know what the best choices are for their family member or relative who needs money sent outside of America.

Understand what personal information you need to provide in order to receive money safely 

You must know the personal information required by remittance companies to send money safely. There are some remitters who require you to give them more info than what's necessary, but this is usually not the case if you're using a well-known remittance company. If they ask for any of your personal identity documents such as passport/ID card then that would be enough proof that they are legitimate and will do their best to safeguard your hard-earned cash.


Here's a list of personal information that's required:


  • First name

  • Surname

  • Place of remittance (country)

  • Country of residence

  • The recipient's full remittance address including the country, city, and street/road. Make sure you spell it correctly!

  • Bank account number

  • Sort code (if you're in the UK)

Read reviews about different companies before deciding on one

Reading reviews is one of the best ways to ensure that you are making the best remittance choice. There are some people who do not read reviews, but this is a big mistake because there's always something to learn from them. 


Take time out of your day to read about different remittance companies to ensure that your money gets sent where it should be without any delays or issues. If you are remitting money to someone, then it is important that they read reviews as well. 



There, now you know how to receive money safely into your account. Make sure to do research and read reviews, and also ask people who already used these services. Make sure to know what information you need to give and how much you'll be charged, and you won't regret it. Your money should be in your pocket in no time!


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