Making the Most of Money Transfer Services
Get your money's worth with the right money transfer solutionsThere comes a time in every business owner's life when she must complete a business-to-business or B2B money transfer. Much like any other business decision you make, taking a little time to investigate and compare your options will help to ensure that you get the most out of your money transfer transactions.
Any time money is involved you should pay careful attention to who you're dealing with, investigate hidden fees and keep track of what goes out and comes in. You can meet all of these needs by making the most of money transfer services, which means:
- Make sure that you're using the right money transfer service.
- Compare fees to see if you could save by dealing with a different company.
- Follow a few simple tips to avoid money transfer scams and fraud.
Weed through the various money transfer companies
Crunch the numbers before sending moneyNot only do different money transfer services charge different service fees (which may sometimes change), they typically charge different fees for different amounts of money transferred or different transaction types. There is no central resource for money transfer fees; instead you'll need to carefully read all money transfer agreements you sign, online or in person, for statements of fees. Some services offer fee information on their websites, too.
Avoid fraud by wiring money intelligentlyAs a general rule you should only deal with established money transfer companies that you have approached. If they approach you, it may be a fraud. Keeping current on the latest money transfer scams and training your employees with simple tips -- like not accepting money transfers from anyone they don't know -- will help protect you from unexpected losses.
- If your company conducts frequent money transfers in large amounts, you might save in both transfer fees and the money spent on communication -- faxes, employee time for making the transfers, and so on -- by installing specialized money transfer software from a financial consulting firm.
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