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Getting money around, how?!

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1. Posted by CarrLegend (Budding Member 21 posts) 6y

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I am going to australia in february and travelling around for 3 months, but i dont know how to get my saved up money from here in england to an australian bank account without carrying it in cash, which i dont want to do! How do i do it? Is there anyway i can set up an Oz account from here in england that i can put my money in while im here?!

Thanks

2. Posted by s96024 (Full Member 106 posts) 6y

Why not travel over there with a small amount. Then open an account and transfer it electronically over.

3. Posted by ozulrike (Budding Member 17 posts) 6y

I would check if your UK bank has a relationship with an Australian bank. You might be able to use your bank card to get money from ATMs without paying fees. That's at least the case with my german bank who works together with Westpac.

4. Posted by CarrLegend (Budding Member 21 posts) 6y

Thanks for all your help guys, i opened a bank account that has a relationship with an Oz one and all my transactions abroad are free! So it worked out quite well in the end!

5. Posted by NewLife (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

Quoting CarrLegend

Thanks for all your help guys, i opened a bank account that has a relationship with an Oz one and all my transactions abroad are free! So it worked out quite well in the end!

So who did you go with? I need to do the same before I leave in Feb. :)

6. Posted by CarrLegend (Budding Member 21 posts) 6y

HSBC . . I think its called the plus account im not sure but just go in and explain and they are really good

7. Posted by andy11 (Full Member 136 posts) 6y

Easy, just give it all to me to look after!

8. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member 165 posts) 6y

Ha ha andy11, that was a good one, better than Nigerian's scam...