This is a sponsored guest post. If you are interested in contributing to SMG please read through my terms and conditions. If you’re planning on moving from the UK to Australia then, first of all, let me say CONGRATULATIONS! It’s a decision you won’t regret, and it will change your world more than you might […]
Banking for Expats Moving to Australia
Are you moving to Australia? Did you know you can open your bank account before you arrive in Australia? It only takes 10 mins to do online.
This is one thing I wish we had known about when we moved to Sydney back in 2008, though I'm not sure it was an option back then.
Besides opening your bank account, there are other banking related topics that expats have to think about.
Below are all the posts on Sydney Moving Guide about banking and sorting out your finances before you arrive in Australia and a few that apply after you move.
I think it’s best if I’m straight with you from the very beginning of this article. Yes, Westpac Bank is one of Sydney Moving Guide’s main sponsors as you have probably already guessed since there is a Westpac Bank Ad in the sidebar. No, Westpac Bank is not the only bank that has migrant bank […]
International Banks in Australia There is one mistake that expats make when it comes to banking internationally. “International” banks are not really international in terms of serving you. What do I mean? Citibank in the USA is not the same as Citibank in Australia. Yes, it’s the same bank but if you have an account […]
The First Two Weeks in Sydney are Hectic Opening a bank account was one of the many tasks we had to get done our first two weeks in Sydney. I refer to those two weeks now as the “Two Week Scramble” as, many expats on a sponsored visa, have only two weeks booked in a […]
It will take you no more than 10 minutes to open two bank accounts, one savings and one they call an everyday account, aka checking. You can open your account 12 months before you arrive in Australia. Not sure if anyone does but it’s nice to know that you can. Steps to Opening an Australian […]
Australia’s Superannuation is awesome! So why do I say that? Well for one, employer contributions are compulsory. Not only are contributions compulsory but the percentage of each contribution is 9.5% of your ordinary earnings, up to the ‘maximum contribution base’. That’s just crazy! I remember feeling so lucky to have up to 3% matching back […]