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UK banks in OZ, any advantage ?

UK banks in OZ, any advantage ?

Old May 20th 2002, 1:04 pm
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Default UK banks in OZ, any advantage ?

Hi,

I was wondering if, prior to making the move from the UK to OZ, there would be any advantage in opening an account with a UK bank that also operates in Australia ? If there advanatges, what are they ? I know HSBC fit this category, are there any others and does anyone have any experience of doing this ?

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Old May 21st 2002, 1:20 pm
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Default Re: UK banks in OZ, any advantage ?

No other UK bank operates a retail network in Australia. The US bank Citibank has
retail operations in both the UK and Aus.

There's also:

- National Australia Bank owns four UK/Irish banks, the Yorkshire Bank, Northern
Bank, Clydesdale Bank and National Irish Bank.

- HBOS - the parent company of Halifax and Bank of Scotland - owns (most of) the
Perth based BankWest.

Not sure what extra benefit there is from using one of these banks and opening an
account via the Commonwealth Bank's London branch.

Jeremy

    >On 20 May 2002 13:20:09 GMT, iancurtis <[email protected]> wrote: Hi,
    >
    >I was wondering if, prior to making the move from the UK to OZ, there would be any
    >advantage in opening an account with a UK bank that also operates in Australia ? If
    >there advanatges, what are they ? I know HSBC fit this category, are there any
    >others and does anyone have any experience of doing this ?
    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    >
    >
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