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How nd where to send money from Pinas to Australia

SantiSanti MelbournePosts: 174Member
edited August 2013 in Remittance/Exchange Rate
What money transfer do you use? Please also include the charges for the transfer

Thanks

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  • iremit_australiairemit_australia MandaluyongPosts: 38Member
    @Santi try ANZ they have a Manila branch
  • jomeljomel MandaluyongPosts: 25Member
    @iremit_australia how about from other parts of the phils?

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  • silvresilvre Quezon CityPosts: 14Member
    I'm also looking for a better way to transfer funds from PH to AU. I tried bank transfer from BPI to NAB but I was disappointed with the spread of the exchange rate used. BPI also doesn't provide any visibility into the fees charged by intermediary banks during the transfer (this is on top of the flat rate quoted on their website).

    You could try Peramax and Nitibo but I have no experience with them at the moment and can't comment/vouch for them yet as I haven't tried them.
  • kookie420kookie420 SydneyPosts: 101Member
    try citibank ph to citibank au. no fees. exchange rate lng bbantayan mo.
  • pioneerpioneer SeoulPosts: 11Member
    edited May 2014
    Hi po, HSBC to BPI 150 pesos start ng charge nila depende sa amount ng ipapadala.
  • eric_402eric_402 SydneyPosts: 20Member
    @kookie420
    try citibank ph to citibank au. no fees. exchange rate lng bbantayan mo.
    buy u have to open a us dollar acct in citibank ph

  • eric_402eric_402 SydneyPosts: 20Member
    Hi po, HSBC to BPI 150 pesos start ng charge nila depende sa amount ng ipapadala.
    meron din ba silang bpi to hsbc australia?

  • ava_garde06ava_garde06 SydneyPosts: 67Member
    I also inquired with Citibank. Sabi ko gusto ko yun account na ma open ko sa pinas then ma access ko yun pera from Aus. Meron daw silang ganun na 500k ang maintaining balance.
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  • bookwormbookworm CanberraPosts: 588Member
    Buhayin ko lang to.
    How do you remit money from Pinas to AU (bank to bank)?
    Sa BDO daw kasi, they convert it from PHP to USD to AUD. Lugi yun.

    Ayoko naman ata magdala ng ganun kalaki in cash.

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  • kremitzkremitz North RydePosts: 1,074Member
    @bookworm iremit gamit ko. Pumunta ako office nila to fill out some forms and submitted some docs. Then i deposited sa account nila then nicredit nila sa account ng hubby ko sa oz yung pinadala ko. Mura aud ngayon. 36.95 lng ata per aud nung thu. Usually daw nsa 42 yun.

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  • bookwormbookworm CanberraPosts: 588Member
    edited December 2014
    @kremitz merong iremit sa pinas? san? ok din yan kung i deposit sa account nila, kasi ayaw ko magdala ng pera masyado sa pinas.

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    20131008 - Created and submitted EOI account
    20131216 - Started gathering documents for ACT SS
    20140113 - Submitted ACT SS nomination
    20140227 - assigned a case officer :)
    20140317 - Finally got my ACT sponsorship!
    20140319 - Invited to apply (visa 190)
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    20140718 - Direct visa grant. IED: July 17, 2015
    20150203 - Landed in ACT :) Job hunt begins
    201510 - Started working at Woolies
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    20180508 - landed a job in my field

    Thank you God! You are truly amazing!

  • kremitzkremitz North RydePosts: 1,074Member
    Sa discovery center ang office nila. Tapat ng podium. Yep, mas ok. Bale ganto ginawa ko. Pumunta ako office nila then after nun pumunta ako bank para mag deposit sa account ng iremit. Bale dinala ko lang atm ko then nag over d counter ako sa bpi then dep na sa account ng iremit. Hapon nako nakapagdeposit so d following day pa nila nadeposit yung money sa account n hubby. Then the following day pumasok na sa account n hubby yung money. Parang may waiting period na one to two days bago magreflect sa account sa oz. Nakalimutan ko ano tawag dun.

    10 aud lang charge nila per transaction then mas mababa rate compared sa banks. Malaki din difference eh. Almost 2 aud din ang diff sa conversion compared sa bank.

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  • johnvangiejohnvangie MelbournePosts: 686Member
    @kremitz
    $10 per transaction? Regardless of the amount? Thanks very much.

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  • orange11orange11 SydneyPosts: 70Member
    Try forexworld. $8 lang per transaction regardless of the amount, basta sa major banks sa Philippines ita-transfer. Very competitive din rates nila. In 2-3 hours or less, credited na funds. Yun nga lang they only have NAB and BOQ if you want to do online funds transfer. You can also do it via other banks but it will take hours or day to clear the funds bank to bank.

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  • kremitzkremitz North RydePosts: 1,074Member
    yes @johnvangie. max ata 9900. basta less than 10k dapat epr transaction

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  • johnvangiejohnvangie MelbournePosts: 686Member
    @kremitz thanks sis

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  • m0t0k0m0t0k0 SydneyPosts: 82Member
    Sa discovery center ang office nila. Tapat ng podium. Yep, mas ok. Bale ganto ginawa ko. Pumunta ako office nila then after nun pumunta ako bank para mag deposit sa account ng iremit. Bale dinala ko lang atm ko then nag over d counter ako sa bpi then dep na sa account ng iremit. Hapon nako nakapagdeposit so d following day pa nila nadeposit yung money sa account n hubby. Then the following day pumasok na sa account n hubby yung money. Parang may waiting period na one to two days bago magreflect sa account sa oz. Nakalimutan ko ano tawag dun.

    10 aud lang charge nila per transaction then mas mababa rate compared sa banks. Malaki din difference eh. Almost 2 aud din ang diff sa conversion compared sa bank.
    hi @kremitz, pede magtanong about this, I've done research and your approach looks to be the best way. un 10AUD charge is from iRemit, what about the the receiving bank, for example let's say you have NAB, me separate charges pa rin ba un?

    Are you still using this approach when sending money from PH to AU?

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  • KrisQKrisQ Adelaide, Sout AustraliaPosts: 158Member
    @kremitz ganito ginawa ko today. So after ko punta sa i-remit main office at discovery suites along ADB Avenue (tapat ng the podium mall,helera ng sm megamall) to apply (submit din copies of 2 valid IDS, and source of income pero sabi ko student ako so savings/passbook dala ko) then nagcompute na kame ng rate +10AUD .so nagdeposit lang ako sa bpi iremit account and after 3 days pasok na yun sa NAB classic account ko(which i opened online,see migrant banking option). Pero not sure kung magkano charge pagbasak ng pera sa Australia.I will let you know king magkano pagdating ko dun.my flight is on Monday(20th June) evening and will arrvlive next day at Adelaide.

    Nag-telegraphic transfer naman din ako sa BDO since may extra USD pa si ermats,so 10USD charge ni BDO/transaction.this option is okay if you USD,yung hindi ka na bibili sa kanila para mas tipid.

    At dahil huli na ng malaman ko na banks and Iremit do not accept AUD as deposit,maghahand carry tuloy ako sa byahe.bumili kase agad kame ng AUD.

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  • kestergilkestergil ManilaPosts: 17Member
    Hi everyone, ano ang pinaka convenient na way to transfer money from PH bank to AU bank? Convenient ba yung mag open ng ANZ account dito sa PH to transfer funds to ANZ AU?
  • alfonso31alfonso31 Posts: 322Member
    Hello sino po may alam panu mag send ng pera to Australia using swiftcode? Nung nag initial entry kc ako sa brisbane nag open ako ng bank sa westpac then tinanong ko panu ako mag papadala ng pera sa account ko if under ba ng name ko and account number pero sabi saken thru swiftcode daw eh? Paano kaya yun guys?
  • fruitysfruitys BrisbanePosts: 72Member
    @alfonso31 When you created your bank account they should've given you the SWIFT code and the BSB of the Westpac branch. Most AU banks have their SWIFT codes on their website. You get the BSB and the account number on your internet banking page.

    You give those codes to your PH bank so they can do a remittance/wire transfer (BPI calls it "outward remittance") to your Westpac account.

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  • alfonso31alfonso31 Posts: 322Member
    @fruitys thanks po sa input. Yes po may binigay saken swift code WPACAU2S yan dw code ng westpac. So swift code plus account number? Ganun ba yun? May sinasabi din pa kc saken na BIC IBAN?
  • fruitysfruitys BrisbanePosts: 72Member
    @alfonso31 Incoming money transfers to AU you need SWIFT/BIC code, BSB (this is a 6-digit code) and account number.

    Walang IBAN sa Australia. BIC and SWIFT same thing yan.

    If walang field sa form ng bank mo for BSB, lagay mo siya sa "sort code" or "others"

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  • alfonso31alfonso31 Posts: 322Member
    @fruitys salamat po ng marami :)
  • RW_WackyRW_Wacky ManilaPosts: 4Member
    Hi,

    For pera padala from Pinas to AU, you can try our service and we can provide you quotation. Shoot me an email at [email protected] and I will be more than glad to assist you with the process.


    Thanks
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