The friendly relationship between Australia and Jordan dates back to the First World War, so there are plenty of banks and money transfer providers who can help if you need to send money from Australia to Jordan.
But if you don’t know what you’re doing, sending money overseas can be a costly and stressful exercise, as high transfer fees and poor exchange rates combine to eat into your hard-earned dollars. With this in mind, it’s vital that you compare a range of transfer services before deciding on the right one for your needs.
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Banks versus money transfer companies
If you’re considering using your bank to help you send an international money transfer to Jordan, think again. Banks are infamous for offering quite poor exchange rates and charging ridiculous fees for overseas transfers, so even a small transfer can end up costing a whole lot more than it should.
When you need to send money to Jordan, take the time to consider the features and services offered by dedicated online money transfer companies. These providers, such as WorldFirst, offer fast, efficient and affordable transfers to Jordan and many other countries. Their exchange rates and fees usually combine to create a much better deal than you could get from a bank, so weigh up all your options before you part with any of your money.
Jenny Sends Money to Jordan
Jenny’s sister Renata is stranded in Jordan with barely $40 to her name. Never one for planning ahead, Renata has run out of money with one week still remaining on her holiday in the Middle East, so she asks her sister to send her $1,000 as quickly as possible. Jenny compares the services of an online money transfer provider and a cash pickup transfer company to see which one offers a more attractive financial deal.
Online money transfer provider
Cash pickup transfer provider
1 AUD = 0.4818 JOD
1 AUD = 0.462595 JOD
Online bank account transfer
Cash pickup transfer
Amount received (in JOD)
As you can see, while the cash pickup transfer provider offers much faster transactions, Jenny can save $60 in transfer fees by using an online money transfer company. Using this company also allows her to send an extra 19.17 JOD to Renata.
How do I compare transfer companies when transferring and receiving money via Jordan?
Exchange rates. Exchange rates can vary substantially between different companies, so look at the rates offered by a range of providers to see how they stack up.
Transfer fees. Many companies with impressive exchange rates will slug you with high fees, so it’s important to look for a provider that offers a good combination of a competitive exchange rate and low transaction fees.
Transfer methods. Some companies only offer online transfers or in-branch transfers; others may offer both of these along with phone and mobile app transfers.
Flexible options. Limit orders and forward contracts can be used to achieve the exchange rate you desire, while scheduling regular payments in advance can save you time. Check to see which providers offer these options.
Amount limits. Some companies impose minimum and maximum limits on each transfer you lodge, so check to see what those limits are and whether or not they suit your needs.
Pickup options. Will your beneficiary receive a direct bank account deposit or can they pick up cash from a transfer company branch?
Turnaround time. Compare transaction processing times to see which provider can get your funds to their destination in a timely fashion.
Customer service. If you have a problem with a transfer, will you be able to access customer assistance quickly?
If you need to send money to Jordan as quickly as possible — maybe you need to help a relative settle an overdue debt — there are several companies that offer emergency cash transfers. Just be wary of the fact that rapid transfers will usually cost you a little extra as they usually attract higher transfer fees and worse exchange rates than normal transactions. Make sure to double check the full cost of your transfer before deciding whether it’s the best option available to you.
Cash pickup locations in Jordan/ Western Union / MoneyGram branches in Jordan
Western Union and MoneyGram operate large money transfer networks around the globe, including several locations in Jordan. You can transfer money from Australia to Jordan quickly and your recipient can then collect the cash from a Western Union or MoneyGram location. They’ll need photo ID and a transaction reference number when they go to pick up the funds, and the details of some popular cash pickup locations in Jordan can be found below.
Akash SW Exchange Sweifieh Wakalat St Amman, Amman +962-6-5858799 Open 9am to 11pm seven days
Al Alami Gardenz Exchange Gardenz St Amman, Amman +962-6-5534132 Open 8:30am to 8:30pm Thursday and Saturday to Monday, open 8:30am to 11:59pm Tuesday and Wednesday
Housing Bank for T and F Autostrad Zarqaa Branch Wadi Al Hajar Alzarqa, Alzarqa 00962 +962-05-4632347 Open 8am to 3:30pm Sunday to Thursday
Housing Bank for T and F Awajan Branch Main St Opposite Yajouz Triangle Al Zarqa, Al Zarqa +962-6-5655387 Open 8:30am to 3pm Sunday to Thursday
Jordan Ahli Bank Rida St Downtown Amman City Centre, 11118 64625126 Open Sunday to Friday 8am to 11:30pm, Saturday 11am to 3:30pm
Future Exchange Co. 14 Alrabieh Market – beside Bank of Jordan Amman, 65530045 Open 9am to 5:30pm Sunday to Thursday
Capital Bank of Jordan 36 st. Al Kurdi building Zarqa, 11194 53933555 Open 9:30am to 11:30pm Sunday to Thursday, 12pm to 11:59pm Friday and Saturday
Jordan Ahli Bank – Sahab Sahab Main Street Sahab, 11511 64021092 Open 8am to 3:30pm Saturday to Thursday
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade recommends that travellers to Jordan exercise a high degree of caution. There are also several other simple steps you can take to ensure your safety when picking up a cash transfer:
Take a friend along with you
Avoid any dangerous areas
Keep your cash hidden
Don’t carry the money for any longer than is necessary
You’ll need to check with the transfer provider you choose to discover the exact process for sending funds overseas, but in most cases you will have to do the following.
Sign up for an account. You can usually do this quickly and for free online. You’ll need to provide your full name, contact details, proof of ID and payment information.
Enter your transaction details. Provide information about where you’re sending the money, how much money you’re sending and in what currency. You will also need to supply your recipient’s name and contact details.
Complete your transaction. Check over the details of your transfer and then pay for your transaction. You will receive a reference number which can be used to monitor the progress of your funds.
Shirley Liu is Finder's global program manager. She was previously the publisher for banking and investments and has also written comparisons for energy, money transfers, Uber Eats and many other topics. Shirley has a Master of Commerce and a Bachelor of Media, Journalism and Communications from the University of New South Wales. She is passionate about helping people find the best deal for their needs.
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