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1. Posted by kumnio (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

Hi, just found this site, very good, great info!

Hopefully someone can answer a simple question from me. I have just opened up a citibank account, done it in minutes online, very handy. It has the option to transfer funds from my scottish bank my australian bank account, but doesnt mention what fees would be involved. Anyone know?

cheers

2. Posted by kumnio (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

found the answer myself, didnt look in the right place originally!

only $10, and a far better exchange rate as well, brilliant.

3. Posted by wanderer82 (Full Member 111 posts) 10y

Depends which bank you are with Halifax told me it would b 14 pounds. Just make sure you request that the money is transferred in pound sterling as opposed to Australian dolllars or citibank will charge you as well something like 1% I think.

Best of luck, RUGBYJOCK

4. Posted by skaldis' (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Mmm pity one needs to be able to pick up things in Sydney.

5. Posted by kumnio (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

luckily I fly to sydney, but its a bit of a drag for people flying elsewhere

6. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

Use ANZ bank. You can pick it up in ANY town, city, metropolis in Australia. What's this obsession with Citibank? 1 office in Sydney, no branches.....American owned.

7. Posted by wanderer82 (Full Member 111 posts) 10y

They've promoted it very well through STA travel to be fair which is why so many people in the UK have heard of it. Plus it does offer the chance to sort everything out before you even arrive. It took me literally 5mins to set mine up and all I have to do is drop in (I'm staying in Sydney anyway) with my passport and one other form of ID and I'll have my debit card and my PIN.

8. Posted by kumnio (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

Quoting RUGBYJOCK

They've promoted it very well through STA travel to be fair which is why so many people in the UK have heard of it. Plus it does offer the chance to sort everything out before you even arrive. It took me literally 5mins to set mine up and all I have to do is drop in (I'm staying in Sydney anyway) with my passport and one other form of ID and I'll have my debit card and my PIN.

spot on!

I did look at ANZ, they were my first choice, but it would involve sending away a form, waiting weeks for return information. I dont leave for months, but I do now know that my account is ready. I have my account details to transfer my money to, and I arrive in sydney anyway.

Its a far better setup

9. Posted by patience (Full Member 118 posts) 10y

Hey im going to sydney soon but havn't got a bank account yet. Also I havn't got a tax file number. Is it much hassle sorting it out when I get there? Id feel better sorting it out face to face with someone rather than online.