Category: Expat Central

Saved $6,000 on UK Money Transfer

Saved $6,000 on UK Money Transfer

With help from The Currency Shop, Graham saved $6,000 on a money transfer from the UK.

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Banking Tips for Australians Living Abroad

Banking Tips for Australians Living Abroad

Moving to a new country? Whether your relocation is for an extended holiday or a business promotion, life as an expat is not without its banking-related challenges. And many of those are focused on the issue of transferring foreign currency exchange and currency conversion. Living overseas can be a very exciting time – and to help you enjoy it even more, it’s a good idea to be prepared and avoid some of the potentially expensive pitfalls related to understanding your finances. It’s natural to be confused. Back in your home country, dealing with money is so natural and normal. Figuring out the things you need to re-learn to do differently can be stressful. From earning it, shifting it around, spending it and looking after it – everything is new. To help you reduce the stress and avoid the unwanted costs that could chip into your savings plan, here are some helpful banking tips to suit Australians living overseas.

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The Best Blogs About Working Overseas

The Best Blogs About Working Overseas

Thinking of working overseas? Working abroad is an exciting adventure but it can come with some challenges that are important to understand. The first steps to working overseas? Research! We’ve looked at some of the most useful blogs with information about working overseas to help you plan your next working holiday, stress-free.

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Expat Aussies Living and Working in Singapore – A Guide

Expat Aussies Living and Working in Singapore – A Guide

One of the most expensive cities for expats? According to the 2015 Cost of Living Survey published by Mercer, a global leader in health, retirement, talent and investments, Singapore is at number 4 - one of 5 Asian cities in this year’s Top 10. But its status as expensive is balanced more positively by the fact that the same survey ranks Singapore as one of the highest ranking (number 26), when it comes to quality-of-living standards. Because of the many corporate leaders who have created a professional hub on the island nation, Singapore is one of the most popular destinations for Australian expats, so finding a friendly community of Aussie accents is easy. When it comes to dealing with currency transfer issues, the difference between the Australian dollar and the Singapore dollar fluctuates, as does any currency.

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