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Bank to access money

Perth
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Bank to access money

Hi...my son is leaving this week to live in Singapore and hopefully get a job. He has a Bankwest account but has just found out that he cannot access his money as they don't have any Bankwest branches in Singapore.

Could someone please advise what is the best way of setting up an account or similar so he can transfer his money overseas. Would a cash passport card be the answer?

Your advice is appreciated.

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1. Re: Bank to access money

Open any account at home that has a ATM card with a visa or MasterCard symbol. per paid debit cards will also work but are normally more expensive.

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2. Re: Bank to access money

Great thank you muchly

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3. Re: Bank to access money

A cash passport would be a bad answer: they are bad value for money with high fees and/or poor exchange rate.

Set up a Citibank Plus bank account. This comes with a Visa debit card that allows withdrawals from overseas ATMs with no fees.

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4. Re: Bank to access money

I see on this page:

bankwest.com.au/personal/payments-services/m…

that Bankwest works with UOB in Singapore. That info might be handy for him to know, w.r.t. Singapore and his Bankwest account. UOB is big, with branches "everywhere."

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5. Re: Bank to access money

Thank you.

He opened up a Citibank account and will get me to get money from his account and put into his Citibank account thus avoiding the fees involved.

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