Forum Category: Banking

27 Topics

Can kiwi students apply for student loans from banks in Australia as a personal loan?

Hi I'm a kiwi and I want to study in Australia but I don't have the finance and I was wondering is it possible to take student loans from banks like ANZ in Australia as a personal loan. Am I eligible for it? I won't be able to afford otherwise ...

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How soon can we can we get a mortgage after arriving in QLD? Do we need to wait 6 months ?

Do we need to wait 6 months for 6 months worth of payments from our new jobs. Basically we want to buy ASAP…Should we employ a mortgage broker?

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My experience setting up an Australian bank account with ANZ

Earlier this year (I was still in NZ), when I tried to open an account online, many links on their websites (both AU and NZ) were dead for some reason, so I decided to go to my local ANZ branch and see if they can help me open an Aussie ...

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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 with this debt, will i be able to visit ...

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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?

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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 excited indian fellow on a blocked number telling me how to ...

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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?

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Can I leave NZ and pay my overdraft off in Australia?

I have an overdraft of $300 from ANZ. I was wondering if i can pay it off while in Australia as i have no money here. I'll be living with family and working with them. Will I be able to leave NZ or will I be arrested?

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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 bank be chasing me in Australia and if so, ...

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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 lost in the post"... no apologies nothing... and of course we had to keep ...

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Moving to australia having a mortgage in another country.

Hello, Is it possible to move to Australia having a mortgage in another country? Thank you!!

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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.

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When should I open a bank account?

I am wanting to move to Australia in about a years time. Would it be a good i dea to open a bank account in australia now so I can transfer money for when i do move?

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If I pay off my overdraught in NZ before I leave and open an Australian Bank account with the same bank will I still be able to have an overdraft there?

I'm moving in the next month and want to know if I should keep the money I've saved with a different bank and use that in Australia or if I should pay off my overdraqft, that I have with another bank but. I need to know if the bank will ...

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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.

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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 it is way better to have this done before ...

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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$ as NZ$ to a bank in Australia and convert when needed or when ...

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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 getting paid? They want to pay into my ANZ bank account but is that ...

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Can you tell me if it's possible to pay a loan in New Zealand while working in Australia? If so, how do I go about doing it?

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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 Australia. I don't need my NZ credit card now.

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

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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 Commonwealth bank to transfer my credit card from ...

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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 some relatives in Australia and ...

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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 to get our car financed from there, to pay off the NZ finance company?

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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?

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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.

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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 to our NZ account for mortgage payments each month? Could be a costly exercise ...

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