Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Australia
Reload this Page >

Time to open aus account?

Time to open aus account?

Old Jan 2nd 2008, 1:25 pm
  #1  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
ukdarren22's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: England
Posts: 611
ukdarren22 is a glorious beacon of lightukdarren22 is a glorious beacon of lightukdarren22 is a glorious beacon of lightukdarren22 is a glorious beacon of lightukdarren22 is a glorious beacon of lightukdarren22 is a glorious beacon of lightukdarren22 is a glorious beacon of lightukdarren22 is a glorious beacon of lightukdarren22 is a glorious beacon of lightukdarren22 is a glorious beacon of lightukdarren22 is a glorious beacon of light
Default Time to open aus account?

I have £30.000 to exchange in aus, I am waiting for my visa at the moment, we have sent everything off and we have a case officer, so hopefully should not be too long now, we are hoping to be in perth bu June.
Just wandered on your thoughts, is it worth holding off changing money for a better exchange rate or just setting up an aus high interest acount and changing now.
Does anyone know what the best account is, that you can set up from the UK.
ukdarren22 is offline  
Old Jan 2nd 2008, 1:29 pm
  #2  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 8,913
Nu-Shooz is just really niceNu-Shooz is just really niceNu-Shooz is just really niceNu-Shooz is just really niceNu-Shooz is just really niceNu-Shooz is just really niceNu-Shooz is just really niceNu-Shooz is just really niceNu-Shooz is just really nice
Default Re: Time to open aus account?

Originally Posted by ukdarren22 View Post
I have £30.000 to exchange in aus, I am waiting for my visa at the moment, we have sent everything off and we have a case officer, so hopefully should not be too long now, we are hoping to be in perth bu June.
Just wandered on your thoughts, is it worth holding off changing money for a better exchange rate or just setting up an aus high interest acount and changing now.
Does anyone know what the best account is, that you can set up from the UK.
Use Ozforex to transfer your money. They are the best. You can book a good rate and change when you're ready.
We opened a Commonwealth account in Oz. No complaints yet.

You could hold on to your money til later, either way it will gain interest. Check with the banks to see what rates are best.
Nu-Shooz is offline  
Old Jan 2nd 2008, 2:11 pm
  #3  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 20
cavacharva is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Time to open aus account?

We've looked a bit into HSBC international accounts. Does anyone know anything about them and if they are worth using?
cavacharva is offline  
Old Jan 2nd 2008, 3:08 pm
  #4  
Forum Regular
 
Swooty's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Gloucester UK
Posts: 112
Swooty will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Time to open aus account?

I opened a Westpac account from the UK and it was so easy, I would recommend it !

It cant be activated till we arrive on 8th Feb, but can keep depositing money as we go along.
Swooty is offline  
Old Jan 2nd 2008, 3:17 pm
  #5  
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 23,400
Cheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Time to open aus account?

Originally Posted by Swooty View Post
I opened a Westpac account from the UK and it was so easy, I would recommend it !

It cant be activated till we arrive on 8th Feb, but can keep depositing money as we go along.
Is it attached to any UK bank? I know some of them are.

If you dont mind me asking, how did you go about it? It is nice that you can pay money in though.

I havent a clue which bank to go with.
Cheetah7 is offline  
Old Jan 2nd 2008, 3:34 pm
  #6  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Camberley
Posts: 17
2-hunter is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Time to open aus account?

Originally Posted by Professional Princess View Post
Is it attached to any UK bank? I know some of them are.

If you dont mind me asking, how did you go about it? It is nice that you can pay money in though.

I havent a clue which bank to go with.
Hi
You could leave your funds in account over here.The best account for this is the Nationwide flex account they dont charge you when you draw it out of the whole in the wall machines in OZ. Then when the exchange rate is good change it then.
2-hunter is offline  
Old Jan 2nd 2008, 3:38 pm
  #7  
Forum Regular
 
Swooty's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Gloucester UK
Posts: 112
Swooty will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Time to open aus account?

Originally Posted by Professional Princess View Post
Is it attached to any UK bank? I know some of them are.

If you dont mind me asking, how did you go about it? It is nice that you can pay money in though.

I havent a clue which bank to go with.
I did it online from the Westpac website, and they send you all the documents from the Westpac London Office. It was so easy, its not linked to a UK Bank I think, but they do charge you $10 for a deposit

I am also using my Nationwide Flexaccount in the UK and this is easy as well, as it can all be sorted online wherever you are.

My biggest problem is finding a rental for 8th of Feb.
Swooty is offline  
Old Jan 2nd 2008, 3:39 pm
  #8  
 
Issie's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 4,918
Issie has a reputation beyond reputeIssie has a reputation beyond reputeIssie has a reputation beyond reputeIssie has a reputation beyond reputeIssie has a reputation beyond reputeIssie has a reputation beyond reputeIssie has a reputation beyond reputeIssie has a reputation beyond reputeIssie has a reputation beyond reputeIssie has a reputation beyond reputeIssie has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Time to open aus account?

Originally Posted by Professional Princess View Post
Is it attached to any UK bank? I know some of them are.

If you dont mind me asking, how did you go about it? It is nice that you can pay money in though.

I havent a clue which bank to go with.
We opened an ANZ account when we were in Perth last year. We have since been in touch with HiFix who will transfer our money when we choose to ( waiting for the best exchange) Minimum you can exchange is £10,000 though.

Sam it takes minutes to open an account, so you can do it over there as some banks over here charge.

Just take with you you passport, visa and an address

Good luck love....not long hey !!!!
Issie is offline  
Old Jan 2nd 2008, 3:48 pm
  #9  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Camberley
Posts: 17
2-hunter is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Time to open aus account?

Originally Posted by Swooty View Post
I did it online from the Westpac website, and they send you all the documents from the Westpac London Office. It was so easy, its not linked to a UK Bank I think, but they do charge you $10 for a deposit

I am also using my Nationwide Flexaccount in the UK and this is easy as well, as it can all be sorted online wherever you are.

My biggest problem is finding a rental for 8th of Feb.
Hi swooty
We hope to arrive on the 8th Feb heading for Bunbury but we thought we would try to get in holiday let first, then check out the rentals when we get there.
Plan on flying out of Heathrow on the 7th ...subject to the house sale going through next week............fingers crossed.when do you fly out?
2-hunter is offline  
Old Jan 2nd 2008, 3:52 pm
  #10  
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 23,400
Cheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Time to open aus account?

Originally Posted by Issie View Post
We opened an ANZ account when we were in Perth last year. We have since been in touch with HiFix who will transfer our money when we choose to ( waiting for the best exchange) Minimum you can exchange is £10,000 though.

Sam it takes minutes to open an account, so you can do it over there as some banks over here charge.

Just take with you you passport, visa and an address

Good luck love....not long hey !!!!
I know, Im getting nervous as hell. I told my boss today

What bank is the best, how to pack our stuff, what to do with our bloody shoes? It's all going round in my head like a washing machine.
Cheetah7 is offline  
Old Jan 2nd 2008, 3:55 pm
  #11  
Forum Regular
 
Swooty's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Gloucester UK
Posts: 112
Swooty will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Time to open aus account?

Originally Posted by 2-hunter View Post
Hi swooty
We hope to arrive on the 8th Feb heading for Bunbury but we thought we would try to get in holiday let first, then check out the rentals when we get there.
Plan on flying out of Heathrow on the 7th ...subject to the house sale going through next week............fingers crossed.when do you fly out?
We fly from Heathrow on the 4th, then have a couple of nights in Singapore to break it up a bit, then land in Brizzy on Friday 8th.

I am trying to secure a rental in Narangba at the moment but its prooving tricky, but im sure it will be ok.

We have left our house on the market as we cant sell it at the moment, then when it sells we will send the money over, if the exchange rate comes good ! ! !

Whats your situation ? PM if you want !
Swooty is offline  
Old Jan 2nd 2008, 3:56 pm
  #12  
Forum Regular
 
Swooty's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Gloucester UK
Posts: 112
Swooty will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Time to open aus account?

Originally Posted by Professional Princess View Post
I know, Im getting nervous as hell. I told my boss today

What bank is the best, how to pack our stuff, what to do with our bloody shoes? It's all going round in my head like a washing machine.
I sure know how you feel

Head is spinning
Swooty is offline  
Old Jan 2nd 2008, 4:04 pm
  #13  
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 23,400
Cheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond reputeCheetah7 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Time to open aus account?

Originally Posted by Swooty View Post
I sure know how you feel

Head is spinning
Suddenly I dont feel prepared at all even though I thought I was.

Cheetah7 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.