Living and working in Japan can be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll have in this life, but when you want to send money to friends and family back home and share the benefits of this life, choosing the best service from the array of money wire services offered by different banks can be baffling.
Filling out forms is time consuming, service costs and charges for currency conversions can eat into your hard earned money, visiting a bank during its short business hours is inconvenient, and puzzling out the terms of the service from Japanese is likely to leave you with a migraine.
Fortunately for all foreign residents of Japan there is the 7 Bank International Money Transfer Service.
The application for opening an account can be accessed on the website 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; its process is straightforward and easy; and most importantly of all, it’s available in 10 different languages, one of them is probably yours. It is also the cheapest money transfer service (on payments of up ¥100,000) that I have found in Japan.
While filling out the application for a 7 Bank account, you can also fill out the application for the International Money Transfer Service. You can enter and save as many as 6 recipients during the application process saving you the trouble of having to enter their information every time you need to send money.
One to two weeks after completing the application 7 Bank will mail you your cash card and you can start making transfers. These can be done online at the 7 Bank website or from any of the more than 18,000 7 Bank ATMs all over Japan. The money transfer service is instantaneous. Your friends and loved ones will be able to collect the money from any Western Union branch in over 200 countries all over the globe. The process is also very secure as Western Union requires that anyone collecting money show a valid photo ID that matches the information given by the sender.
The 7 Bank International Money Transfer Service is the simplest most convenient and secure way of sending money to family and friends back home. Don’t take my word for it though, try it for yourself. Apply at www.sevenbank.co.jp/soukin/en today!