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How to pay our New Zealand mortgage while living in Australia?

Hi, we're moving to Melbourne for a couple of years and are in the process of setting up an Australian account. Does anyone have any suggestions as to which bank is best for transferring money back…

Posted by melbournebound. 3 replies. Latest activity on 22 November 2023.

Easiest way to pay debt in New Zealand while living in Australia?

What is the easiest way to pay for debt still owing in New Zealand while living in Australia? Should we keep a New Zealand account open?

Posted by carraz22. 7 replies. Latest activity on 17 July 2018.

How long does it take to get a mortgage in Australia?

Do you need to be living there a number of months beforehand before applying for a mortgage? We will be selling our house in NZ and would like to buy a house in Queensland.

Posted by casey. 4 replies. Latest activity on 08 August 2013.

Moving to Brisbane - should I open a bank account before I go?

I'm moving to Brisbane in Jan 09. Is it best to open up a Australian bank account and apply for a TFN here in New Zealand first? Or after I arrive in Australia?

Posted by anonymous. 5 replies. Latest activity on 08 June 2015.

Where does one get financial advice here in NZ?

We wish to work through our financial position with an adviser/consultant here in NZ to give us a reasonably clear picture of our situation if we moved to Australia.

Posted by two-oldies. 1 reply. Latest activity on 25 January 2009.

Can't pay my bank loan before I leave - what will happen?

I have a loan with the National bank in NZ and will be moving to Australia because I was made redundant from my job here. I don't have any money to pay my loan before I leave New Zealand. Will the…

Posted by will-my-samsung-tv-work-here-ozzie. 2 replies. Latest activity on 11 April 2015.

Has anyone used PayPal to transfer money between their bank accounts in Australia and New Zealand?

If so, how well did it work? How easy is it to set up?

Posted by 2sons. 2 replies. Latest activity on 06 January 2010.

Should I move my credit card to Australia?

Hi guys,

I've moved to Sydney already from NZ and I have 2 credit cards with the ANZ bank from when I was in New Zealand.

At the moment I've just got a new job in Sydney.

I've got offered from the…

Posted by creditcardconcern. 1 reply. Latest activity on 28 January 2010.

Debt from New Zealand - will I need to pay from Australia?

Hi there,

I'm going to Australia to look for a job but I have a few debts owing to the bank and to my visa card. I can't pay back my debts at the moment as I have no money. I will be living with…

Posted by sarah. 1 reply. Latest activity on 28 January 2010.

Would we be able to get a loan in Australia to pay off our NZ finance company?

Hi ya, my family & I are relocating to Melbourne very soon. My partner's job is paying for all moving costs etc, including getting our vehicle shipped @ their cost...My question is, would we be able…

Posted by nyzxo. 1 reply. Latest activity on 28 January 2010.

I have credit cards here in NZ. Can I move to Australia and pay them off while there?

Posted by nadine. 1 reply. Latest activity on 09 June 2010.

Getting a credit card in Australia

Hi, Is it easy to apply for credit cards from Australian banks as a Kiwi? I just paid off my New Zealand credit cards and have no debt at the moment. I would like to apply for a credit card in…

Posted by woool. 2 replies. Latest activity on 22 December 2010.

Working for a New Zealand company while in Australia. What's the best to way get the most out of my New Zealand dollars?

I'm a online-based contractor moving to Australia. I'll be continuing to work for the same company in New Zealand while in Australia. My problem is, how can I get the most from the NZ dollars I'm…

Posted by steven. 1 reply. Latest activity on 05 April 2011.

Are you aware of a bank in Australia that allows opening a NZ currency account as part of personal banking?

We are moving to Melbourne. The conversion from NZ$ to Aust$ is not attractive at the moment. Rather than converting all our money at the present moment would like to know if we can transfer our NZ$…

Posted by exgold-coaster. 1 reply. Latest activity on 09 January 2012.

Currency Online, Legit?

Just want to get some way to double check that they are a legit company. They likely are since you've recommended them here but when I signed up and arranged a transfer, I got a call from a very…

Posted by kingy. 10 replies. Latest activity on 31 August 2016.

How soon do I need to open a bank account in Australia before we move over?

We are moving over to Perth in March and I was wondering if there was a certain period of time that was good for us to open a new account to transfer our funds. Looking on this site, I realize that…

Posted by happygirl. 2 replies. Latest activity on 30 January 2012.

ANZ Telegraphic Transfer Fees

Does anybody know what ANZ bank in Oz charges for Telegraphic Transfers? or does it depend on the amount of money you transfer.

Posted by happygirl. 1 reply. Latest activity on 21 March 2012.

Bad experience with ANZ

Hi there, just wanted to give our experiences with ANZ...

We have had nothing but problems with them. We moved here in September, it took about 8-10 weeks to get our cards, as they "kept getting…

Posted by jennifer. 5 replies. Latest activity on 05 July 2014.

Owing money in NZ.

I owe about 20,000 dollars to the bank in NZ, I came to australia looking to work in the mines thinking i could pay off my bank loan really fast but the mine job did not workout and now i'm stuck…

Posted by horace. 5 replies. Latest activity on 23 April 2018.