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SG Savings to OZ

piopio Davao CityPosts: 8Member
edited June 2012 in Family Matters
hi, for those who have worked in SG before moving to OZ, just wondering how did you transfer/bring your savings to oz since wla pang bank acct opened. thanks po!
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  • hotshothotshot SydneyPosts: 1,643Member
    i'm from SG too....sana may makapag-share ng experiences dito. :)

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  • piopio Davao CityPosts: 8Member
    Aolee replied in the chat forum kaso di nko mkapost ulit. she suggested to use demand draft. safe po ba ito? pano kung mawala po yun? sabay close n rin po ba ito ng SG bank acct? sana po may mkapagshare pa ng input. salamat po ulit!
  • stolich18stolich18 SydneyPosts: 993Member
    ^ hi pio! Trivia lang, si aolee po is a guy :D

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  • KTPKTP SingaporePosts: 243Member
    Hello po.. Ung friend ko po what he did is he opened an AU account online. (eto po ata ung ginamit nya... http://movingtoaustralia.westpac.com.au/?cmp=conmigb&chan=paidsearch&chtype=ppc&seg=Google&pkwd=australia bank account ... veverify ko po ulit ha) Then he transferred his money to that bank in AU while he was still here in SG. I think sa DBS na sha nagpatransfer ng money nya. Since he was not sure den at that time, konti lang ung nitransfer nyang money to AU. Wala naman shang naging problema when he got to AU.

    Another thing naman po (which I still have to check), meron po akong nabasa sa Citibank na pede ka ATA magtransfer ng funds citi to citi free of charge. http://www.citibank.com.sg/gcb/personal_banking/personal_banking.htm#tabs

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    Hindi ko po alam kung ok ba ung exchange rates at kung eligible ba tayo. So i still have to check sa citi.

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  • piopio Davao CityPosts: 8Member
    hi stolich18, thanks for clarifying. sorry po Aolee..
    hi KTP, thanks s info..

    any more info would be greatly appreciated. anyone who has tried using cheque? pashare nlng po. thanks.
  • aoleeaolee SingaporePosts: 571Member, De-activated
    heheh ayos lang. yes my friend who migrated to OZ did that. nag demand draft cya then sa OZ pinapalit. ang draw back lang like any other remittance center. pag mababa ang palita lugi tayo. :) or maganda rin ung suggestion ni KTP.

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  • piopio Davao CityPosts: 8Member
    thanks Aolee! parang nakakatakot kasi mgtransfer ng money ng hindi talaga sure kung wlang magiging issue s withdrawal pagdating dun. mas ok n cguro yung demand draft then rest in cash. salamat po ulit!
  • KTPKTP SingaporePosts: 243Member
    Reply to @pio: ung mangyayare po is to open a bank account sa au while you are still here in sg. ganun po ung ginawa ng friend ko at wala sha naging problem.

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  • TinaRTinaR BraddonPosts: 69De-activated
    Open a multi currency account either in HSBC or Citibank that's the easiest way. Once you're here your SG atm is still accessible and you can withdraw AUD. Actually as long as your Atm has a mastercard or visa logo it doesn't matter. Kahit bpi or metrobank cards ng pinas it will convert to AUD. Then once here you may open anywhere in local banks.

    HSBC is well known all over the world stronger than Citibank.

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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    I tried checking once with the ANZ branch in Raffles Place - they said they can be able to assist in letting you open your account with an ANZ Branch in Australia. You can be able to transfer some money there. The thing here is that you cannot be able to access this easily (meaning you cannot withdraw from this account or place it in a higher yielding time deposit) until you present yourself physically to an ANZ Branch in Australia eventually.

    If you are already sure of your move to AU - I think the above is a good option. Otherwise, baka hassle if di ka sure and you already transferred your money. For sure you can get your money back in the event that you will no longer migrate to Oz but it will be tedious and I dunno the process at this point. eheheh!! :)

    This might also be available to HSBC as well and Citi...



    Another option is to just withdraw money every now and then in your HSBC, Citi or ANZ acct as chances are they do not charge any fee for doing an overseas withdrawal as long as it is done in the same bank (i.e. Citibank a/c withdraw in Citibank Melbourne ATM) - the only problem I can see here is that they usually charge around 2 - 3% fx conversion levy for such withdrawal. :)

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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    may disadvantage po ba kung magstay na lang sa local bank? Parang nabasa ko puwede ka naman magwithdraw ng funds kahit hindi mo itransfer funds mo
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    may disadvantage po ba kung magstay na lang sa local bank? Parang nabasa ko puwede ka naman magwithdraw ng funds kahit hindi mo itransfer funds mo
    @LokiJr - boss, sa experience ko (withdrawing from Citibank whilst on vacation) mejo mas malaki ang "hidden FX" charges nito at around 2-3% versus the market rate for the day.

    Although you will not see any deduction but you will see it when you convert to get the fx rate...

    Another option would be to check the remittance rates sa Lucky Plaza - of course this will only be an option if you can manage to open an account in Oz prior to the move.

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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    Salamat sa sagot @jaero at @psychoboy....may punto nga naman kayo hehe..

    Nagcheck ako kanina sa BPI kung paano charges nila kung gamitin mo account sa Australia grabe nga yung conversion rate nila, unfavorable na nga at may bank charges pa :(
  • TinaRTinaR BraddonPosts: 69De-activated
    2 ways:

    WIRE TRANSFER - ask your bank how much and what are their requirements...

    OPEN A MULTI CURRENCY ACCOUNT - go and ask HSBC or Citibank how....

    or just check your ATM card or bank card, visit or call your SG bank and ask them if you can withdraw monies in your ATM card if you will travel overseas and how much is the charge. Tell them how much is the daily maximum withdrawal you prefer...

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  • diane16diane16 SydneyPosts: 37Member
    Ngwork ako sa SG for 2 years and kakamigrate lng nmen ng hubby ko dto sa OZ last Aug 2012. Sa SG pa lng ngopen na kme ng account sa westpac through online banking. Ang kagandahan nito, walang charges ang pg-open ng account and no deposits needed. Mgfifill up ka lng ng forms online then after ilang days, my account ka na sa kanila.

    Para makatipid sa bank transfer fees, bitbit namen in cash ung allowable amount pagpasok mo dto sa OZ. Then the rest, finund transfer ko na lng from DBS to Westpac. My option den na iwithdraw mo na lng through ATM dto basta my maestro/cirrus logo ung singapore atm mo. SGD 5 ang charge per withdrawal so imaximize mo na lng ung pagwithdraw mo dto ng cash. Good luck!
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    Ngwork ako sa SG for 2 years and kakamigrate lng nmen ng hubby ko dto sa OZ last Aug 2012. Sa SG pa lng ngopen na kme ng account sa westpac through online banking. Ang kagandahan nito, walang charges ang pg-open ng account and no deposits needed. Mgfifill up ka lng ng forms online then after ilang days, my account ka na sa kanila.

    Para makatipid sa bank transfer fees, bitbit namen in cash ung allowable amount pagpasok mo dto sa OZ. Then the rest, finund transfer ko na lng from DBS to Westpac. My option den na iwithdraw mo na lng through ATM dto basta my maestro/cirrus logo ung singapore atm mo. SGD 5 ang charge per withdrawal so imaximize mo na lng ung pagwithdraw mo dto ng cash. Good luck!
    Hi @diane16 - how much did DBS charge you for the wire transfer? Sa Citibank kasi I saw that apart from the SGD30 flat fee there is another fee of 1/8% of your transfer amount.

    Saan kayo sa Australia? How is it so far? Sorry out of topic! Ehehehe...

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  • diane16diane16 SydneyPosts: 37Member
    Hi @psychoboy That time (August-Sept 2012), ngkaron ng promotion ang dbs/posb for overseas fund transfer. Free of charge ung fund transfer kahit mgkanong amount. Wala nmang naging problema nung ngtranfer ako. Unfortunately, tapos na ung promo ngyon.

    You can check dbs/posb website for the charges. Ito ung website http://www.dbs.com.sg/personal/payments/overseas-funds-transfers/outward-telegraphic-transfers/servicecharges/default.page?

    Sa pagkakaintindi ko, mas ok ung dbs (than citibank) dahil wala ng additional fee of 1/8% of your transfer amount tulad ng nabanggit mo.

    Good luck!
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    Hi @psychoboy That time (August-Sept 2012), ngkaron ng promotion ang dbs/posb for overseas fund transfer. Free of charge ung fund transfer kahit mgkanong amount. Wala nmang naging problema nung ngtranfer ako. Unfortunately, tapos na ung promo ngyon.

    You can check dbs/posb website for the charges. Ito ung website http://www.dbs.com.sg/personal/payments/overseas-funds-transfers/outward-telegraphic-transfers/servicecharges/default.page?

    Sa pagkakaintindi ko, mas ok ung dbs (than citibank) dahil wala ng additional fee of 1/8% of your transfer amount tulad ng nabanggit mo.

    Good luck!
    Ok! noted... :)

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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    Ang westpac regional partner nila ang Standard Chartered diba? So puwede akong magbukas na lang ng account sa SC?
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    up for this...

    I just opened an account with NAB; but I am still looking more efficient and least costly way if possible.

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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    up for this...

    I just opened an account with NAB; but I am still looking more efficient and least costly way if possible.
    Up for this - I was able to successfully transfer AUD500 to our NAB account; I did this using fund transfer from DBS.

    I was debited a total of SGD25 as cable fee from DBS - further to this, there was an additional 1% of the SGD equivalent of the AUD500 debited, this is agent's fee debited by Commonwealth Bank as they are the intermediary between DBS and NAB.

    The rates we got were good though...

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  • hotshothotshot SydneyPosts: 1,643Member
    edited November 2012
    up for this...

    I just opened an account with NAB; but I am still looking more efficient and least costly way if possible.
    Up for this - I was able to successfully transfer AUD500 to our NAB account; I did this using fund transfer from DBS.

    I was debited a total of SGD25 as cable fee from DBS - further to this, there was an additional 1% of the SGD equivalent of the AUD500 debited, this is agent's fee debited by Commonwealth Bank as they are the intermediary between DBS and NAB.

    The rates we got were good though...
    pwede po ba pa-PM ng details? :)

    yan din kasi iniisip ko na way. open an account online tapos wire na agad ng money sa account na yun. pero, iniisip ko kung mahal ba magfund transfer? yung 25SGD ba ay standard na fee kahit magkano? tapos magkakatalo na lang dun sa 1% of the SGD equivalent ngililipat mong money? and another question, once mag-open ng account online, pwede na talaga agad mag-transfer ng money dun kahit di ka pa nagpapakita talaga sa bank? sorry ang daming tanong. :)

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  • hotshothotshot SydneyPosts: 1,643Member
    @jaero : thanks! :)

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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    @jaero : thanks! :)
    @hotshot, I guess @jaero answered everything all already...

    Worth noting that the 1% was charged by Commonwealth Bank when it was used as a conduit to transfer money from DBS to NAB.

    I am trying to open an account sa Commonwealth Bank - logically, it I have an account to them and diretso na ang money from DBS, then I don't think kailangan pa magbayad ng 1% charge.

    Makakatipid din dito kahit papaano... :)

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  • hotshothotshot SydneyPosts: 1,643Member
    @jaero : thanks! :)
    @hotshot, I guess @jaero answered everything all already...

    Worth noting that the 1% was charged by Commonwealth Bank when it was used as a conduit to transfer money from DBS to NAB.

    I am trying to open an account sa Commonwealth Bank - logically, it I have an account to them and diretso na ang money from DBS, then I don't think kailangan pa magbayad ng 1% charge.

    Makakatipid din dito kahit papaano... :)
    aaahhhh! so my next question will be...pwede din ba magbukas ng account sa Commonwealth Bank online? an another would be...hindi pwede mag-wire derecho sa NAB? kelangan talaga dumaan sa Commonwealth Bank?

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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    @jaero : thanks! :)
    @hotshot, I guess @jaero answered everything all already...

    Worth noting that the 1% was charged by Commonwealth Bank when it was used as a conduit to transfer money from DBS to NAB.

    I am trying to open an account sa Commonwealth Bank - logically, it I have an account to them and diretso na ang money from DBS, then I don't think kailangan pa magbayad ng 1% charge.

    Makakatipid din dito kahit papaano... :)
    aaahhhh! so my next question will be...pwede din ba magbukas ng account sa Commonwealth Bank online? an another would be...hindi pwede mag-wire derecho sa NAB? kelangan talaga dumaan sa Commonwealth Bank?
    I will let you know if makaka-open ako ng Commonwealth Bank na account. It is not as straight forward kasi as NAB where you really fill in your details sa website nila. Commonwealth back just requires you to leave your contacts and they will get back to you.

    Pwede diretso magwire ng money to NAB? No... DBS does not have a relationship with NAB and as such it needs to course the money to an intermediary/agent; which in this case is Commonwealth.

    Commonwealth charges us a fee for this as a result of this service...

    Hope this helps! :)

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  • hotshothotshot SydneyPosts: 1,643Member
    @jaero : thanks! :)
    @hotshot, I guess @jaero answered everything all already...

    Worth noting that the 1% was charged by Commonwealth Bank when it was used as a conduit to transfer money from DBS to NAB.

    I am trying to open an account sa Commonwealth Bank - logically, it I have an account to them and diretso na ang money from DBS, then I don't think kailangan pa magbayad ng 1% charge.

    Makakatipid din dito kahit papaano... :)
    aaahhhh! so my next question will be...pwede din ba magbukas ng account sa Commonwealth Bank online? an another would be...hindi pwede mag-wire derecho sa NAB? kelangan talaga dumaan sa Commonwealth Bank?
    I will let you know if makaka-open ako ng Commonwealth Bank na account. It is not as straight forward kasi as NAB where you really fill in your details sa website nila. Commonwealth back just requires you to leave your contacts and they will get back to you.

    Pwede diretso magwire ng money to NAB? No... DBS does not have a relationship with NAB and as such it needs to course the money to an intermediary/agent; which in this case is Commonwealth.

    Commonwealth charges us a fee for this as a result of this service...

    Hope this helps! :)
    okay....thanks for the info. keep us posted. :)

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  • Pau92Pau92 MelbournePosts: 15Member


    Heto naman po nakita ko sa dbs
    Outward Telegraphic Transfers

    Doing it in dbs branch
    Cable/telex charges - $20
    Handling Commission- 1/8% of S$ equivalent of remittance amount, subject to minS$10 & maxS$120

    Internet banking
    Cable/telex charges - $20
    Handling Commision - S$5 for debiting amount equal to or below S$5,000; S$10 for debiting amount above S$5,000

    here's the link:
    http://www.dbs.com.sg/personal/payments/overseas-funds-transfers/outward-telegraphic-transfers/servicecharges/default.page?

    Mas makakatipid kung internet banking. Cheers!

  • rara_avisrara_avis North RydePosts: 260Member
    May nakita akong ANZ Bank around Orchard area. Di ba pwedeng mag-open ng account dun?

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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    May nakita akong ANZ Bank around Orchard area. Di ba pwedeng mag-open ng account dun?
    ANZ Singapore operates on a different license from ANZ in Australia... Apart from the same name, they don't have any direct connection.

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