Our sister site, Poms in Oz is hosting another live webchat session with leading experts in banking, currency exchange, financial/pensions advice, international removals, pet shipping, migration insurance and vehicle importation.
The chat event will take place on Wednesday 27th January from 19:30-21:30 (UK Time).
National Australia Bank, Moneycorp, PSS International Removals, PetAirUK, Vista Financial Services, Migration Cover (tbc) and IronLady imports will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your move.
If you have an account on Pomsinoz (www.pomsinoz.com), to participate, login, then click on the 'chat' menu option at the top of the page. Clicking on chat will launch the chat software. There will different 'rooms' for each of the different companies.
If you don't have an account of Pomsinoz, you can still participate by by following this link - Chat with Industry Experts, then, once the chat software has loaded, tick the 'Guest' option at the top of the chat window, then choose a username and click 'Login' and enter any of the chat-rooms.
NB: If you have a device which doesn't use Flash eg: iPhone or iPad, you can join us in the chatrooms via this link or by downloading the free 123Flashchat app from the Apps Store via this link and entering 921 as the chat ID.
National Australia Bank
Peter Kerr will talk about the Australian Banking system providing you with some insights as to what is different between the UK and Australia.
He will also talk about how straight forward it is to open an Australian Bank account before you leave home and some of the services you should consider.
Whether you are moving to Australia, or living there already, John Kinghorn will bring you the latest updates on the Aussie dollar and provide insight into the key factors influencing market movements.
Exchange rates are constantly fluctuating and transferring your funds at the right time, via the right channel, can make a big difference to the amount of money you actually end up with.
PSS International Removals
One of the key ingredients when you are moving overseas is the planning of your removal.
Liam Witham will be on hand to offer advice and answer any questions you may have regarding the packing and shipping of your household effects, including what items you can ship to Australia, Australian Customs procedures and AQIS.
PetAir UK will be on hand to discuss any aspects of shipping your pets to Australia.
PetAir UK is a unique pet travel service run by specialised vets for ultimate peace of mind. We will transport your pets safely and comfortably - worldwide.
No matter what the journey, we will remove the stress of complicated pet travel arrangements and ensure the best possible service to our clients and their much-loved companions is one of our highest priorities.
We operate a 'one of the family' policy, where all animals are treated with the same respect and care as our own pets. We know how much it means to you that your beloved pet arrives safely and by using PetAir UK you can assure yourself you are providing the very best care for your pet.
We offer truly comprehensive packages which provide absolute continuity from start to finish. Every client is allocated one of our personal veterinary consultants who will oversee every step of the process. From complex documentation and import permit applications through to last minute flight changes, nothing is a problem for our competent and dedicated team.
Vista Financial Services
Andrew Williams Director of Vista Financial Services is a fully regulated and authorised Australian Financial Adviser (former UK Financial Adviser) who has been assisting UK expats in Australia since 2008.
He specialises in advising on the transfer of UK Pensions to Australia and planning for retirement in Australia, Andrew also advises on Superannuation, Investments and Life Insurance.
He is also a qualified mortgage broker and has helped hundreds of Poms in Oz by arranging mortgages for them to buy their first home.
Andrew will be available to answer questions on the current position for people who may wish to transfer their pensions to Australia given the recent legislation changes.
He will also be able to answer questions in relation to mortgages and how they work here in Australia.
Migration Cover (tbc)
A representative from Migration Cover will be on hand to discuss the first comprehensive insurance product created specifically for skilled migrants. It provides a sense of security for people immigrating, or those who have already immigrated, to Australia.
Migration Cover’s experience has shown that skilled migrants are most concerned about:
1. Leaving family behind
2. Illness or death in the family, including the migrants themselves
3. Involuntary redundancy
4. Leaving property behind
The product reduces the anxiety of immigrating by covering the policyholder’s repatriation, employment advocacy and travel needs.
Iron Lady Imports
Iron Lady Imports is a small, Australian-based business that specialises in arranging transportation of vehicles from anywhere in the world to any port in Australia.
For a fixed brokerage fee, we can help arrange your vehicle's import approval paperwork, shipping, customs clearance and registration in Australia.
Aside from our fee, all other costs are invoiced to you directly - no hidden markups! We're also happy to advise you if it's worth bringing your car over before you start (that part's free!).