Week in Review: May 11 – May 17

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This week at the Current we set off to explore the beautiful country of New Zealand, figured out what the best way to travel from Toronto to New England is, looked at everything Continental can do to help you send money transfers and wires, and more. As always, catch up on what you missed with our Week in Review.

New Zealand


New Zealand was our Country of the Week. We took a look at its history from before European colonization all the way to independence from Great Britain. New Zealand has a fascinating mix of British and Māori culture that you have to experience. Read more HERE.

In our Travel Guide this week, we explored both the North and the South Island. We found that the North Island offers some great cities and cosmopolitan escapes along with an abundance of volcanic activity. The South Island offers natural beauty unmatched almost anywhere else on earth. Find out where to go HERE.

Our Currency Spotlight this week focused on the New Zealand dollar. Despite the country’s relatively small size and GDP, the NZD is the 10th most traded currency in the world! Find out more about its history, value, designs, and the New Zealand economy HERE.

Our Services: Money Transfers and Wires


In our second ‘Our Services’ piece, we shifted the focus for Foreign Exchange to Money Transfers and Wires. We looked at what you might need to send a money transfer for and the variety of services and benefits that Continental offers in that department. From discounts to a safe and secure worldwide network, Continental is your one stop shop for sending money around the globe! We also included a handy checklist so you have all the information you need before you come in. Find out what we can do for you HERE.

Travel From Toronto to New England


Travel between Toronto and the US is very common for many of clients, so we took a look at some of the most common routes and options you have to get to New England from the GTA. Cars, buses, trains, and planes – these are all viable options depending on where you want to go. However, it’s up to you to figure out how you want to balance speed, cost, comfort, and scenery. Take a look at some options and decide what’s right for you today! See more HERE.


Every week we round up the biggest business stories from around the world. This week Verizon is purchasing AOL, oil-reliant provinces may enter recession, Facebook makes a big news publishing deal, and much more HERE.

Looking Ahead

Next week we’re heading across to pond to one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. Beyond that, look for more of the great stories you’ve come to expect!

Remember to follow the Current for all the latest on Continental Currency, travel, business and more. But if you do miss anything, check in every Sunday for our Week in Review and stay informed, stay Current.