Add international money transfers to my list of activities that are now easier
online than in the "real" world.
I had always found bank transfers a pain because they generally required a
visit to the bank with stacks of forms to fill in. If lucky, my money disappeared
for up to eight working days before arriving in the destination bank at a horrible exchange rate.
Recently I wrote about my experiences using an online foreign currency exchange service that was easier, cheaper and faster than the bank.
Since it is easy to transfer small amounts, I now find the service a lifesaver.
What other new Web-based services could be useful for people who live abroad?