Guest ecmiller72

Money issues for a short term visit

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    hi

    we are coming to adelaide for 13 weeks in october

    what is the best thing to do re: money ?

    i assume we can used our UK bank accounts via cash machines although i imat wgine there will be a costly charge each time we access it. does anyone know the max we can take out of the machine at once ?

    is it possible to set up a bank account for such a short time? if so can this be done in advance? and can we transfer UK money into the account so we can draw from it by the time we get to adelaide?

    finally, is it a good idea to bring a decent amount of UK currency with us into the country or travellers cheques to start with ?

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    Guest ecmiller72

    would really appreciate any answers to these qu's or a point in the right direction if anyone knows?

    many thanks

    ed

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    hi

    we are coming to adelaide for 13 weeks in october

    what is the best thing to do re: money ?

    i assume we can used our UK bank accounts via cash machines although i imat wgine there will be a costly charge each time we access it. does anyone know the max we can take out of the machine at once ?

    is it possible to set up a bank account for such a short time? if so can this be done in advance? and can we transfer UK money into the account so we can draw from it by the time we get to adelaide?

    finally, is it a good idea to bring a decent amount of UK currency with us into the country or travellers cheques to start with ?

     

    Cant answer all your quezzies, but would think the easiest thing to do is open a Uk bank account, we use Nationwide, they dont charge for drawing money whilst abroad.

    You could always use your credit card too. If you dont already have one, apply for on line banking, that way you can pay your credit cards on line if no one is around to sort your bills out.

    It would seem like alot of trouble opening an aussie account for the time you are there.

     

    Its a start :idea: carole

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    Hi

     

    We used a Nationwide debit card whilst in Adelaide last year as they don't charge. Plenty of cash machines around so didn't need to take much cash with us.

     

    Cheers

    Scott

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    Yer, not sure if it would be worth opening a Bank account for that short amount of time, although it could be done.

     

    We too have Nationwide accounts and have used the hole in the wall's over here to draw money before, quite easy really.

     

    May be worth changing some money before you come, see what rate you could get at home with say the Post Office etc. and then compare it to Nationwide and a money exchange company like HiFX etc.

     

    Cheers

     

    Andy

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    When we moved across we left a nationwide account open to be able to purchase things as soon as we got here. Worked a treat to start but even though we wrote to nationwide, called into our local branch before getting here and warned them and even changed our address to oz the account got put on stop twice as some not so bright spark see the card was being used in oz for furniture etc and assumed the card had been cloned! (although its reassuring they do this just be warned) Took two long and expensive phone calls to get sorted.

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    Guest Aussie pat

    I'd be wary of carrying too much cash. We were robbed 3 years ago in Adelaide and lost $800 because OH was chasing the best exchange rate and decided to change a lump sum. Best to use travellers cheques/bank account or card.

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