Westpac in the United Kingdom
Our partners in Australia
Moving from one country to another is stressful at the best of times. But relocating to the other side of the world can be utterly daunting; there is so much to think of and organise.
While Westpac is on hand to help in opening bank accounts before you leave the UK, we also appreciate you have other aspects of your migration to attend to. The following selected list of service providers may be able to assist in your move.
Making International Money Transfers and ordering Travel Money?
Once you have opened Down-under the next step is to transfer money to the account. Westpac strongly recommends the services of HiFX for the quick and safe transfer of funds at a competitive rate of exchange. You can simply transfer funds via your UK bank however they will generally charge a fee for the transfer and more importantly not necessarily offer you a competitive exchange rate. Every year, the currency specialists at HiFX help over 30,000 people get the best exchange rate when making international money transfers. Registration is free, and carries no obligation to trade, but it does allow you to call them for guidance and access to the latest market reports free of charge. For more information on the services they provide and the benefits of using HiFX visit their website.
Alternatively, for further details regarding opening a trading facility or applying online.
The specialist currency services of HiFX also extend to providing excellent exchange rates on cash and travellers cheques when you order online. No queues, no hassle, simply order online and your money will be delivered to your door the next day, free of charge* by Royal Mail secure delivery. You will also avoid all commission charges.
To save time and money order your commission free travel money.
*£4.95 delivery for orders under £500, minimum order £350. Next day delivery if ordered by 3pm - not guaranteed on weekends or bank holidays.
Doree Bonner International
When moving to Australia or New Zealand, Westpac understand how important it is to employ the services of a reliable removals specialist and whilst we do not offer a removals service ourselves we are pleased to introduce you to our partner moving company Doree Bonner International. Doree Bonner International is one of the UK's leading International moving companies and has a wealth and breadth of experience as they have been helping people move overseas for over 90 years.
To visit the Doree Bonner website: www.doreebonner.co.uk
Please note that we only suggest these companies based on the opinions, experience and feedback from our customers. Westpac receives no financial or other benefit by highlighting their services here.
And remember to tell the service provider that you are also a Westpac customer as they may from time to time offer preferential rates or services.
To ensure the ongoing validity and independence of those we list, your feedback on these service providers would be greatly appreciated. Please send your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Things you should know
- Westpac Banking Corporation, ABN 33 007 457 141 is a company registered in New South Wales, Australia under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) of Australia and having its principle place of business in the United Kingdom at 63 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8LE. Westpac Banking Corporation is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority and is registered at Cardiff in the United Kingdom as Branch No. BR106. Please note that funds deposited in Australia or New Zealand will not be subject to the protection of the United Kingdom's Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Deposits will be subject to protections afforded under Australian or New Zealand law.
The Principal Partners and Other Partners Lists ("the Lists") are intended to provide a starting point for services which may be useful to people migrating from the UK. Full terms and conditions of each service are available directly from the service provider. The Lists are of a general nature and do not take into account individual objectives, financial situations or needs. Westpac does not accept any liability for the services provided by the service providers in the Lists. While we believe, to the best of our knowledge, that the details contained in the Lists are correct, we do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of such details.
The links provided are to websites controlled or offered by third parties (non Westpac Group companies). Links to other websites are provided for convenience only and do not represent any endorsement by Westpac of the products or services offered by the website owner or the underlying service provider. Any link you access you do so at you own risk. The content to which you link will not have been produced, checked for accuracy, or otherwise reviewed by a company in the Westpac Group. No company in the Westpac Group is responsible for damages or losses caused by any delays, defects or omissions that may exist in the services, information or other content provided on their sites whether actual, alleged, consequential or otherwise. No company in the Westpac Group makes any guarantee or representations as to, and shall have no liability for, any electronic content delivered by any third party.