I have opened an Australian bank account with WestPac. I have just transferred money from my savings into my regular HSBC account...now I need to transfer this money into my Aus account but it won't get into HSBC until the day before I fly. So will I be able to transfer it from HSBC into Westpac when I get to Aus?? How do I do this? Do I need proof of the money in my account to show customs or anything?? Should I print out statement from HSBC before I fly? Any help greatly appreciated!
You can set the transfer before hand for the day it's going to be in your regular account. I had HSBC account in the UK and now one here in OZ. They charge you a little bit, but what ever way you try to get it over here it will cost you some money. So easiest is to set the transfer back home. You just need the international codes like IBAN (international Bank account number) and Branch Identifier code and off it goes. I would print a statement before you'll leave just in case. I had one, but they never asked for it.
So I'll just transfer it the day before I fly, yes, I'll print a statement out too just in case. I did have a quick look at HSBC website, have online banking and I did see something about being able to take the account abroad but now I have already opened with Westpac I'll stick with them....
So many things to sort out! :D
Have you been travelling in Oz long?? Looking forward to coming over!!!
I live in Oz now. I came here on working holiday in 03 from London (I'm Finnish though) and moved here last year after a longish trip to Africa . At the moment in Perth, but movin to Sydney in December the latest.
Any questions just shoot and I'll try to answer the best I can.