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$20 fee to lodge bank draft, is there a cheaper way?

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    Guest Glindy

    Am living in Adelaide and have a bank acct with Westpac, my relations recently sent me a bank draft, but they bank say if I want to lodge it to my acct there is a $20 fee for lodging it. Does anyone know of a cheaper way to change the bank draft?

    Thanks

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    Guest graandjac

    sorry cant help with the bank draft thing , but the best way we have found is to keep a uk bank account open ...nationwide and then you can draw out any money rellies have paid in for free. We also had to pay westpac for the same thing ......bit of a rip off

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    Guest sarahsmartiepants
    sorry cant help with the bank draft thing , but the best way we have found is to keep a uk bank account open ...nationwide and then you can draw out any money rellies have paid in for free. We also had to pay westpac for the same thing ......bit of a rip off
    Will second the natonwide get the money for free from oz cash machines

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    Guest guest569

    That means they charge the same to cash a bankers draft and a personal cheque. Thats a bit of a rip off as a draft is supposed to be bounce proof.

    We dont mind paying the $20 to clear personal cheques as thats how our families send money for the kids. I would have prefered a free way like the Nationwide but we didn't know anything about that sort of thing ( or expat forums :noxmas:) before we left.

    :wisemanxmas:

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