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      Moving to Australia? Free webchat with industry experts Tues evening

      Plan ahead by moving overseas with the experts!

      Moving to Australia is not without its ups and downs. To make sure you stay ahead of the game, it pays to be well informed. Everyone wants to start their new life down under with as much money as possible and there are a number of things you can do to ensure you make the most of your funds. Key topics always discussed on the forum include moving your possessions, shipping your car, transferring your money into your new Australian bank account and getting a mortgage.

      Our sister site - Poms in Oz is hosting a live webchat session with leading experts in banking, currency exchange, financial/pensions advice, international removals and vehicle importation. The chat event will take place on Tuesday 21st August 2012 from 20:00-22:00 (UK Time). National Australia Bank, Moneycorp, PSS International Removals, Vista Financial Services and IronLady imports will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your move.

      If you have an account on Pomsinoz, to participate, head over to www.pomsinoz.com, login, then click on the 'chat' menu option at the top of the page. Clicking on chat will launch the chat software. There will different 'rooms' for each of the different companies.

      If you don't have an account of Pomsinoz, you can still participate by by following this link - Chat with Industry Experts, then, once the chat software has loaded, tick the 'Guest' option at the top of the chat window, then choose a username and click 'Login' and enter the 'Moneycorp, NAB, PSS, Vista Financial Services or IronLady' chat rooms.


      National Australia Bank

      Royce Hort will talk about the Australian Banking system providing you with some insights as to what is different between the UK and Australia.

      He will also talk about how straight forward it is to open an Australian Bank account before you leave home and some of the services you should consider.


      Moneycorp

      Whether you are moving to Australia, or living there already, John Kinghorn will bring you the latest updates on the Aussie dollar and provide insight into the key factors influencing market movements.

      Exchange rates are constantly fluctuating and transferring your funds at the right time, via the right channel, can make a big difference to the amount of money you actually end up with.


      PSS International Removals

      One of the key ingredients when you are moving overseas is the planning of your removal.

      Liam Witham will be on hand to offer advice and answer any questions you may have regarding the packing and shipping of your household effects, including what items you can ship to Australia, Australian Customs procedures and AQIS.


      Vista Financial Services

      Andrew Williams is both a UK qualified and Australian practicing Financial Adviser and Mortgage Consultant specialising in advising UK expats in Australia on the transition and development of their financial affairs.

      From assisting clients with securing their first Australian mortgage through to working with them to understand whether transferring their UK Pensions is in their interests, Andrew is able to help answer your questions and concerns on a wide range of financial planning matters.


      Iron Lady Imports

      Iron Lady Imports is a small, Australian-based business that specialises in arranging transportation of vehicles from anywhere in the world to any port in Australia.

      For a fixed brokerage fee, we can help arrange your vehicle's import approval paperwork, shipping, customs clearance and registration in Australia.

      Aside from our fee, all other costs are invoiced to you directly - no hidden markups! We're also happy to advise you if it's worth bringing your car over before you start (that part's free!).

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      A quick reminder that our webchat starts at 8pm, everyone welcome.

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      Our webchat is currently under-way and will run until 22:00 GMT. If you've any questions about opening Australian Bank accounts while still in the UK, shipping your home contents and car to Australia, converting your British Pounds into Australian Dollars or any questions about pension transfers, mortgages etc., then please feel free to join us in the chatrooms and our experts will do their best to answer your questions.