Author: Kane Pepi

Kane holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Finance, a Master's Degree in Financial Investigation and he is currently engaged in a Doctorate - researching financial crime in the virtual economy. With a keen passion for research, he currently writes for a variety of publications within the Financial and Cryptocurrency industries. kane@moneycheck.com

Whether you send money abroad frequently, or simply need to perform a one-time international transfer, you’ll want to keep your costs as low as possible. The days of Western Union and MoneyGram dominating this space are soon dwindling, as there are now a number of alternative providers that not only offer significantly cheaper rates, but faster transfer times, too. One such organization that claims to offer “a better way to send money” abroad is that of World Remit. The platform allows you to send money overseas at the click of a button via your bank account. In some cases, you…

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Even if you’re yet to buy your first ever cryptocurrency, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Binance. The Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange is often regarded as one of the largest platforms for daily trading volumes, not least because users have access to more than 540 individual crypto-to-crypto. Moreover, with the exchange now increasing its scope for deposits and withdrawals via real-world fiat currency, it is likely that the platform will only continue to grow. If you’re thinking about joining Binance for your cryptocurrency investing needs, then be sure to read our comprehensive review first. We’ve covered everything that you…

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There can be no denying that the costs of heating your home are getting more and more expensive. This is why you are best advised to shop around to find the most competitively priced energy providers. However, the best deals come and go on a regular basis, so constantly searching for new providers is a cumbersome task. This is why the team at Switchd have created an innovative platform that allows you to switch energy providers automatically. In a nutshell, by simply opening an account with Switchd and entering some details about your home, the firm will automatically switch you…

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The way that we view banking has changed significantly over the past few years. App-based challenger banks now allow us to facilitate all of our banking needs at the click of a button. One such entrant to this ever-growing space is Pockit. Whether its sending and receiving cash, getting your wages paid, or buying goods and services online, Pockit allows you to perform your everyday banking needs via your smartphone device. If you’re wondering whether or not Pockit is right for you, then be sure to read our comprehensive review. We’ve covered everything from how Pockit works, what the app…

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If you’re a small business, independent freelancer, or an all-round digital nomad based in the UK, then it’s likely that you’ll need some sort of a business account. One such entity that is looking to take this space by the financial horns is ANNA Money. While the platform isn’t a bank per-say, customers are given a current account, business debit card, and even assistance with chasing business invoices. If this is something that you’re actively looking for, and you’re wondering whether ANNA Money is the right solution for your business needs, then be sure to read our comprehensive review. We’ll…

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If you’re a digital nomad fortunate enough to be working in the ‘Gig Economy’, then it’s likely that you have the opportunity to blend your working endeavors alongside frequent travel. If this sounds like you, and you find yourself moving from country-to-country, then it’s crucial that you plan for the unexpected. By this, we mean arranging a comprehensive travel medical insurance plan that will protect you in the event that you require medical assistance. Failure to do so could result in significantly high medical bills – something that, depending on the severity of the issue, you might not be able…

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Are you currently running a company and you have a need to manage your expenses? Or maybe you have a number of employees that have access to your company’s expense account and you want to a better way to manage it? This is where the likes of Soldo come in. The platform aims to make it super easy to manage your company expenses in one central hub. Alongside an ability to deposit and withdraw funds and obtain pre-paid debit cards, Soldo allows you to control and manage employee expenses with ease. If this is a service that you think might…

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Are you currently running a small-to-medium business that has a need to make work-related purchases? If so, then you’ll know that keeping tabs of who has spent what can be a cumbersome task that is fraught with paperwork. Not only do your employees need access to a corporate credit card to make a purchase, but they then to pass on the respective receipt to your accounts department. Then you’ve got the hassle of reconciling the expense via your accounting software program. However, a new FinTech startup – Pleo, believes that it has a ready-made service that alleviates the woes of…

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Whether you’re planning a 2-week break abroad or you live overseas, withdrawing cash can be a costly endeavour. Not only do most high street banks charge you a flat fee to use your card in another country, but you’ll likely get a highly adverse exchange rate. In fact, it’s not uncommon for banks to add 2-3% on top of the inter-bank rate – sometimes more. As such, it’s well worth considering the merits of Currensea. The platform offers a fully-fledged travel card with one key difference – the card is linked to your everyday current account. This is highly beneficial,…

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Are you looking to start trading the multi-billion dollar cryptocurrency arena, but have little to no experience? If so, it might be worth considering the merits of a cryptocurrency trading bot. This will allow you to buy and sell digital currencies without needing to sit at your computer. Instead, the bot will operate autonomously, based on its underlying pre-programmed conditions. While a number of trading bot platforms are now available in the marketplace, the likes of Cryptohopper is often considered to be the most reliable. As such, if you’re thinking about using Cryptohopper to engage in automated bot trading, be…

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If you’re looking to get involved in the multi-billion dollar cryptocurrency trading arena, but have little to no experience, you might want to consider the merits of automated trading. In fact, even if you classify yourself as a seasoned trader, the capabilities of automated trading bots are significantly more advanced than the what the human brain can offer. At the very least, this includes the ability to trade around the clock on a 24-hour basis. With that being said, one of the most well-regarded cryptocurrency trading bots currently in the market is that of 3Commas. The platform offers a number…

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Should I Invest in Bitcoin? Let’s Find Out… Investment products come in a range of shapes and sizes, each with their own underlying ‘Risk vs Reward’ levels. Bitcoin – the digital currency, is most definitely a highly speculative asset class. As such, whilst the potential rewards are certainly high, as are the risks. To give you an idea as to how quickly Bitcoin has grown, in 2009 the digital currency was worth just a fraction of $0.01. 8 years later? Bitcoin reached all-time highs of just under $20,000 in late 2017. As such, if you invested right at the very…

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