Hey anyone who can help,
Im off to Oz in Jan and was wondering what ppl know about transferring money! Im goin to open an aussie bank account but dunno how they like you to transfer money ie . through travellers cheques or one of them travellers cards you can put all money on ? I just dont wnat to get there with one method of carrying money and them say they are unable to transfer money in that way lol if you get me??
Any help appreciated !
Transferring money from where?
I'm going to assume tranferring from the UK.... we brought over enough cash to see us through a week or so and paid in a nominal sum into our newly opening bank account (don't pay everything in as you have to wait a bit for your cards to come through the post). Before we left the UK I set up an account with UKForex and as soon as I had my aussie bank account numbers I was able to transfer the cash from my UK account into my australian one for a nominal fee of £7 and it was transferred over in 2 days. Don't go through the banks to do it, you'll be hit with a charge from your UK account and one from your Australian account!
I've found them to be super helpful and always reply to emails and phone you straight away to confirm the transaction.