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If you’re making the move to Aussie, you need to get your money over there too. Once you’ve opened your bank account, there are a number of ways to get your cash transferred over.

How much cash can you take into Australia?

You can take an unlimited amount of cash into Australia, but if you take AU$10,000 or more, if must be declared using this form. You must also declare travellers cheques or other forms of bearer negotiated instruments. There are no fees charged for movement of cash over the border.

You must declare all physical currency as moving money across borders can be a money laundering technique.

While carrying cash may seem like a good idea, if your luggage is lost or stolen, your insurance will only cover some of your losses, so think very seriously if this choice is a good idea.

If you are unsure, give us a call on (09) 360 4777 to discuss the rules and obligations around carrying cash into Australia.

Bank transfer

The most obvious way is to complete a bank transfer- after all, that’s what banks are for! However, if you haven’t set up your account for international transfers, then there’s an administrative process for that. Once you’re allowed to send funds internationally, there are fees and limits.

Fees range between $9 and $30 per transaction. There are limits to transferrals too, with internet banking having a limit of $50,000 and up to $100,000 on phone banking. Anything more than $100,000 you’ll have to visit the branch.

There may also be extra fees from intermediary banks that deliver payments on their behalf. This means fees may be unexpectedly deducted.

TransferWise

This is a nifty website and app designed to send money cheaply to wherever it needs to go. It’s easy to use, locks in directly with your bank, and it gets your money there almost instantly if you use Poli. It’s cheaper and more reliable than PayPal, but operates on similar principles.

The fees are 0.4% of the amount up to $200,000 + $1.50NZ (as at 31 January 2019). This means if you transfer NZ$1000, the fees are $5.48. With a current rate of .9553, this means the recipient will get AU$950.03.

However if you transfer NZ$100,000, that’s a fee of $399, which is a LOT compared to the bank.

TransferWise is easy to set up and great for transferring smaller amounts (or, paying bills directly into overseas supplier’s bank accounts).

XE money transfer

XE is the world’s trusted currency authority used by more than 280+ million people a year. It’s world-wide and they are acknowledged as being trustworthy. They make makes international payments fast, easy and highly secure. Opening an account is free and takes only takes a few minutes with no obligation to use it once it’s set up. Best of all, there are no fees.

Using the figures above, if you transfer $1000, their current rate is also mid-market at 0.9551, so the recipient gets AU$955.168.

We compared XE’s rate with 3 of New Zealand major banks for a $1,200,000 NZD/AUD transfer. Depending on which bank you use, XE money transfer would have saved you between $14,760 and $24,240.

XE offers highly competitive exchange rates, a 24/7 secure online platform, personalised currency guidance from expert dealers and zero transfer fees. Client funds are held in segregated client trust accounts so you know they are safe and secure.

Click here to move your money to Australia at bank-beating rates!

“Ausmove have been referring our clients to Marcus for over 6 years now and we know of many clients who have saved literally tens of thousands of dollars. A client who we recently moved to Noosa, Queensland, saved enough on his foreign exchange to buy his wife a new car! It’s fantastic to be able to direct Ausmove clients to a safe, secure reliable service that not only simplifies the transfer process, but in many instances pays for the entire relocation to Australia.”

Banks in Australia

Before you move to Australia, set up your bank account. It’s easy, you can do it online, and it means you are ready to go when you arrive. Have proof of address and two forms of identification, as a rule. Regardless of the bank you use, the processes and fees aren’t dissimilar to NZ.

If you have questions about this best way to do this, our advisors may be able to help.  Contact us to have a chat about what works best for you.

 

 

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AUSMOVE have partnered with XE money transfer, a trusted global payments and foreign exchange specialist to provide highly competitive exchange rates and tailored currency advice to both private individuals and businesses alike. XE is the world’s trusted currency authority used by more than 280+ million people a year.

XE money transfer makes international payments fast, easy and highly secure. Opening an account is free and takes only takes a few minutes with no obligation to transact.

Gain access to:

  1. Highly competitive exchange rates
  2. 24/7 secure online platform
  3. Personalised currency guidance from expert dealers
  4. Zero transfer fees
  5. Simple, secure money transfers
  6. Client funds held in segregated client trust accounts

Click here to move your money to Australia at bank-beating rates!

How does it work?

money transfer process

Rate comparison

On a recent benchmarking exercise to test the savings – we compared our rate with 3 of New Zealand major banks for a $1,200,000 NZD/AUD transfer. Depending on which bank you use, XE money transfer would have saved you between$14,760 and $24,240.

xe rate comparison

Client's story

“Ausmove have been referring our clients to Marcus for over 6 years now and we know of many clients who have saved literally tens of thousands of dollars. A client who we recently moved to Noosa, Queensland, saved enough on his foreign exchange to buy his wife a new car! It’s fantastic to be able to direct Ausmove clients to a safe, secure reliable service that not only simplifies the transfer process, but in many instances pays for the entire relocation to Australia.”

Ausmove New Zealand Limited

Click here to move your money to Australia at bank-beating rates!


Disclaimer: XE Money Transfer is provided by HiFX Limited. Unless otherwise expressly indicated, to the extent that any information contained in this communication may be construed as advice, HiFX Ltd has not considered your objectives, financial situation and needs and you should, before acting on the advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. You should obtain and read our QFE Disclosure Statement and Product Disclosure Statement available at www.hifx.co.nz, or our Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statement available at www.hifx.com.au before making any decision regarding HiFX Ltd's products or of its associated companies. Unless expressly indicated to the contrary, the contents of this communication and any accompanying material are not intended to be a solicitation of funds, or a recommendation to trade a financial product. To the extent permissible at law, HiFX Ltd expressly disclaims all, or any liability and responsibility to any person in respect to anything (and the consequences of anything) done or omitted to be done by any person in relation to the whole or part of the material contained in this communication. HiFX Ltd ABN 54 106 779 953/ AFSL No 240914 | HiFX Australia Pty Ltd ABN 78 105 106 045/ AFSL No 240917’ is regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). *Credit facilities subject to approval.

 

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