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1. Posted by perry.m.power (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Going to Australia for 2 years working visa with my girlfriend and looking to get a credit card each as our primary source of funding to get there and then get further money by getting odd jobs. Does anyone have a suggestions for credit cards? Good credit limit is ideal.



2. Posted by Mona89 (Budding Member 28 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

You are better off talking to your bank. My cc for instance is "linked" with my debit account and the credit card bill gets taken out of my debit account every 4 weeks.

So do you have savings or are you going to be using credit cards for everything? If so how are you going to pay off the credit card bills as odd jobs might not earn you enough (at least in the beginning).

3. Posted by Angus_P (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

The question to find out is whether your home country CC will slug you for 'overseas' fees on anything you spend in Australia and NZ. As a working visa, I'm not sure how easy it will be to get a card in Australia. Plus it takes some time to get offered a decent credit limit.