Money Transfer Agencies in Australia: Market Research Report

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Money Transfer Agencies Market Research Report | Advisory & Financial Services | Financial Intermediaries | Dec 2014

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IBISWorld’s Money Transfer Agencies market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Money Transfer Agencies industry has recorded solid growth over the past five years. The industry came away from the financial crisis relatively unscathed, mainly due to the increasing globalisation and rising mobility of labour. Industry revenue is closely linked to the number of overseas workers employed in Australia who send money back to their respective countries to support their families. The Australian economy has recovered relatively quickly following the global financial crisis. Low unemployment rates, especially compared with those of Europe, and skill shortages make Australia an attractive place for overseas workers to seek employment. This trend is supported by the rising number of 457 working visas granted over the past five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Money Transfer Agencies industry exhibits medium barriers to entry. Industry entrants face a number of hurdles such as the application for a financial services licence. Industry operators are typically required to have a financial service licence to guarantee the authenticity of their services. Gaining a financial services licence is often a long and arduous process depending on the category and the extent of operations. Additionally, many industry operators are required to have a number of affiliated partners overseas and have substantial cash holdings offshore to facilitate fast money transfers. Newer industry players may find it difficult to establish these partnerships. The need for initial capital varies depending on the business model... purchase to read more


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What is the Money Transfer Agencies Industry?

Firms in the industry act as third-party agents that facilitate money transfers and payments between parties in different locations. The industry excludes bank wire services and card-based services.

Industry Products
Online money transferRetail money transferIn-store money transfer operations
Industry Activities
In-store money transfer operationsRetail money transferOnline money transferIn-store money transfer operationsRetail money transferOnline money transfer

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