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    Hi, i have a first direct account which is online banking but part of the HSBC group. I think i read somewhere that this bank is in Oz too, can anybody confirm this and if so do you have any problems.

     

    Thanks Lisa

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    Guest moviemummy
    Anybody????

     

    Sorry this might not be helpful but OH says he looked into this and was told we still would need to open an account in Australia, the uk account couldn't be transfered.

     

    We have gone with NAB.

     

    L x

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    Sorry this might not be helpful but OH says he looked into this and was told we still would need to open an account in Australia, the uk account couldn't be transfered.

     

    We have gone with NAB.

     

    L x

     

    No thats fine, thanks for the Info.

    Lisa

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    Guest FlyByNight
    Hi, i have a first direct account which is online banking but part of the HSBC group. I think i read somewhere that this bank is in Oz too, can anybody confirm this and if so do you have any problems.

     

    Thanks Lisa

     

    We have kept our First Direct Bank Account (on-line banking), good for relatives putting money in for children's birthday's/Christmas etc. We opened up an account with Commonwealth Bank for over here. Hope this helps.

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    Guest The Hamers

    Hi - HSBC are here but you will need to open a separate new account with them. Should be able to do this via the UK. You will find that they have limited branches and tills only (you may have to pay transaction charges) but transfer charges for money are reduced due to same group (athough check the rate).

     

    We are with NAB over here but have retained first direct in UK (who are great!).

     

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks for the info, i find f/d good and easy to use so thought if i could transfer it would be one thing less to worry about (life is not that simple though, lol). Will have to do some more reseach on banks etc.

    Thanks again Lisa

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    Guest diesel tech

    OH used to work for First Direct back home, as said previously they are part of HSBC but not many HSBC banks or ATMs around Adelaide. When we came here 4 years ago the account couldn't be transferred unless things have changed.

    Also as said, good to keep an account open there. We bank with Westpac here and find them to be great and very helpful. The OH now works there lol

     

    G

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    Hi hubby has had a mail from f/d and they said can move to hsbc but want £100!! no way. will shop about, thanks for all the advise guys.

    Lisa

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    Hi, i have a first direct account which is online banking but part of the HSBC group. I think i read somewhere that this bank is in Oz too, can anybody confirm this and if so do you have any problems.

     

    Thanks Lisa

    We are opening a premier account with HSBC we will have an account in uk and in oz with free banking between and able to leave our money here until the exchange rate picks up ,we can use cash machines belonging to other banks free of charge and they have a branch in Adelaide

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