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    Quarterly Aussie and Kiwi dollar updates

    The Australian and New Zealand dollars have not exactly kept in step with each other in the last three months but the AUD/NZD exchange rate today is exactly where it was in late February and mid-April. Both currencies have appreciated against the pound by about 5.5% over the period. Sterling has fallen by a net […] More

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    UK Sterling / Australian Dollar currency exchange rate update

    The first two and a half months of 2011 saw the Australian Dollar weaken against the pound from A$ 1.51 to nearly A$ 1.65 and then within the last 6 working days the Pound gave up 75% of those gains. The retracement has causes on both sides of the equation. From the UK perspective, a […] More

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    UK Sterling / Australian Dollar currency exhange rate update

    I’ve not done one of these for a while so please find below an update following UK Sterlings rises and falls against the Aussie Dollar in recent months. Sterling’s sharp rebound in May took the currency up to $1.75. Since then there has been a fair amount of action, but no progress in either direction. […] More

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    Moving your money to Australia – Sterling update

    Having seen the pound slide dramatically against the Australian dollar since the beginning of the year, we have now at least witnessed a halt to the decline. A new low in the interbank market of A$1.62 was recorded in March, as investors shunned the pound following concerns over the size of the UK’s public borrowing […] More

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    7 Common Pitfalls To Avoid When Moving Your Pension To Australia

    Pension Transfers are not the most exciting part of emigrating to Australia. It certainly won’t have you jumping for joy like when you finally get your visa in your hand, but when you realise that what you could save on tax by having correct, timely advise could be more than all your other emigration costs put together, you’ll realise it’s time to think very seriously about making the most of transferring your UK pension to Australia. More

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    Top 10 Tips – Moving Your UK Pension to Australia

    If you’re emigrating to Australia from the UK you’ll probably be worried about getting your visa, passing the medicals, figuring out where to live and getting a job. Rightfully so, but there’s one step that far too many Brits think about too late or even worse, not at all and this could be costing them Tens of Thousands of pounds! Pensions are not the most thing to talk about but I was lucky enough to talk to Darion Pohl of Prism Xpat. More

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    Exchange Rates – Time To Pay Attention?

    Exchange rates might be something you’ve traditionally not paid much attention to in the past. Sure you may have found yourself faced with the prospect of having to calculate the ‘value’ of the 20 Euro leather belt you’ve just purchased in the local Spanish market but it’s never been that big a deal.. right? Well, […] More

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    Applying For Your Australian Tax File Number – How To Apply For Your TFN

    Since arriving in Australia there are a number of forms and services we’ve had to apply for. To help you easily get on your feet when you finally arrive in Australia we’ll provide details of some of the basics. The first of which is applying for your Tax File Number. OK, to start with what […] More

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