You can make online payments here using most major credit cards. While this method of payment is probably the quickest and easiest way to get money to YWAM Oxford, it is definitely not the cheapest. Credit card payments currently incur a fee of 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction. This amount goes directly to our credit card processing company and is not included in the total amount we receive from you (see fee calculator below).
Believe it or not, the absolute cheapest way to get money from an overseas account to us is via cheque. If you happen to be one of those people who still own a chequebook you can write a cheque out to “YWAM Oxford” for any amount and either post/mail it to us, or bring it when you arrive. If you don’t have a chequebook you can also go to your bank and acquire a bank or cashiers cheque. There are no additional fees as long as there are sufficient funds in the account to cover payment. We accept any cheques (personal, company, church, bank, etc). We are not able to accept money orders.
Cheques must be made out to: “YWAM Oxford”
Make sure to put the reason in the memo, student name and school or if it’s donation to YWAM Oxford then put “general donation”.
Cheques can be hand-delivered or mailed to our post-office box at:
PO Box 47
Oxford, North Canterbury
**If you are donating by cheque to our Whakatā Campaign in order for our base to grow and expand, please email Mike Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org details about your mailed cheque. Since we are on a short time frame we want to assure your cheque is accounted for in our weekly updates for the campaign.**
If you would like to make an international bank-to-bank transfer (also known as a wire transfer) we highly recommend using Transferwise. In our experience this is the cheapest (and quickest) way to complete a cross-border funds transfer and when compared with Western Union or standard bank transfers will save you quite a bit of money in both fees and inflated exchange rates.
Once you’ve signed up, the transfer process is relatively simple. Follow these instructions and use the YWAM Oxford bank details provided below to complete your tansfer.
For those of you hailing from the land of the long white cloud we have the privilege of 100% free bank-to-bank funds transfers (thanks to kiwi ingenuity and good ol’ market demand!). If you’d like to make a direct deposit to YWAM Oxford for student or staff fees, room deposit, donation or anything else please use the following account number. Please enter your name in the reference section and the purpose of your payment in the particulars.