Just a heads up to anyone who needs to "wire" money to a foreign bank account: I've had great luck with TransferWise, have found them easy, quick and crazy cheap (compared to using a bank or credit union, which have all been a chore, slow, and stunningly expensive).
I just saw today that TransferWise has raised their fees. For example, the fee for using a Debit card to fund your transfer has gone up to 0.75% (up from 0.15%), and the fee for using a credit card has gone up to 3.4% (up from 1.75%). Both represent quite a jump. I'd still probably recommend them - it'll still certainly be easier than dealing with my credit union, which seemed clueless about the process, and maybe less expensive - but it's not quite the too-good-to-be-true bargain that it was previously. Oh well, I guess their previous low fees were unsustainable.
Anyway, since I've posted here before about how great my experience with TransferWise was, I thought I'd provide an update that dials back some of that enthusiasm. If you need this service, it's still worth a look, I think, but maybe not the no-brainer it was.