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Can you get stuff on HP if you're on a SIR visa?

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    Maybe they don't call it Hire purchase here? Yet to find out but am wondering if people on the SIR visa (ie provisional) can get goods on HP? I know credit cards are a no no so imagine HP is probably the same.

     

    Anybody know?

    Thanks

     

    Dette :)

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    Maybe they don't call it Hire purchase here? Yet to find out but am wondering if people on the SIR visa (ie provisional) can get goods on HP? I know credit cards are a no no so imagine HP is probably the same.

     

    Anybody know?

    Thanks

     

    Dette :)

    The major retailers seem to have different rules (or none at all) on HP.

     

    You can get credit cards on a SIR visa

     

    Cheers

     

    Chris

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    Thanks Chris. I am surprised to hear you can have a credit card on a SIR visa as my husband was refused one at our local ANZ bank when opening an account for his business - had to go for a Visa debit card instead. It's encouraging to know this may be incorrect.

     

    Thanks for your reply to the thread...

    Dette :)

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    I think banks and most retailers are wary of any new arrivals, whether they be SIR or not. We've been here 11 months and my wife now has a credit card. Credit score is the most important thing for HP - once you've built up a good credit rating you should be good to go really.

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    Guest TC for short

    If it's any help, we arrived on a Business ETA (the on-line visa) which prohibits work but allows business meetings, lectures etc & had credit cards within a week. That was with Commonwealth Bank.

     

    TC

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