If you’re missing your loved ones overseas, we have a few tips for you to stay connected. Plus, we dish on a global money transfer service you need for fuss-free international transfers!
Now that quarantines and lockdowns are the new normal, it can be difficult to feel connected if you have family and friends living abroad. Our producer, Sarah, who relocated from Australia, says, “I miss being able to drive to my parents’, in-laws’ or siblings’ houses on the weekends to hang out! The toughest part about being away is not knowing when I’ll see them again, as I don’t know when this pandemic will allow it.”
For all the expats who are missing your loved ones, here are some ways you can stay in touch with them. Top tip: to put your mind at ease and free up more time for you to spend with your family, we found a convenient service for faster international money transfers via the HSBC Singapore app!
Virtual hangouts to try
Thankfully, we’re in the age of social media and virtual parties, where you can tag your siblings in relatable meme posts and invite your pals to 5 o’clock cocktails over Zoom. We totally recommend scheduling time for virtual game nights, dinner parties and activities that are similar to what you’d do in person. Regular catch-ups will keep the feelings of loneliness at bay!
Sarah shares her tips: “I try to call my parents every few weeks for a catch up, and I’ll sometimes do a video chat with people.”
Another idea for binge-watchers: schedule a Netflix or Disney+ watch party with your friends or family. Watch and react to the same episodes in real-time and grab some popcorn while you’re at it!
The one money transfer service you need
Whether you’re keen to send money home to your parents, or to surprise your nieces and nephews for their birthday, you need a reliable service to lean on. That’ll give you one less thing to worry about! That’s why you should check out HSBC’s Global Money Transfers service, a new mobile remittance solution that allows you to send money ‘like a local’ to over 20 countries/territories and wire transfers to over 200 countries/territories via SWIFT. With HSBC’s Everyday Global Account, you can make faster transfers to multiple international locations, including to non-HSBC customers, all via the HSBC Singapore app.
Fun fact: Singapore is the first market in Asia where HSBC is launching this service. It includes the partnership with UnionPay where HSBC Singapore customers can transfer money to China via UnionPay cards issued in Mainland China within minutes. Plus, HSBC Singapore is the only global bank in Singapore to provide this capability! Simply access it through the HSBC Singapore app if you have an HSBC Everyday Global Account.
Find out more about HSBC Global Money Transfers today. Don’t have an HSBC Everyday Global Account? Apply now easily with Myinfo via Singpass and top up your account to receive SGD50 worth of Lazada vouchers. Terms and conditions apply. SGD deposits are insured up to S$75K by SDIC.
This post is in partnership with HSBC.