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Live chat expo with industry experts

Posted in: Forum News by Rob on 29/06/2011

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 and transferring your money into your new Australian bank account.

Poms in Oz is hosting Live Chat sessions with leading experts in banking, currency exchange, international removals, financial advice and vehicle imports. These sessions will take place on the 04th July 2011 from 8pm-10pm (UK Time).

National Australia Bank, Moneycorp, PSS International Removals, Vista Financial Services and Iron Chef Imports will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your move.

To participate, follow 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 or Ironchef’ chat rooms.

National Australia Bank

National Australia Bank
Rebecca Joils will talk about the Australian Banking system providing you with some insights as to what is different between the UK and Australia. She 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.


Whether you are moving to Australia, or living there already, Jonathan Griffith 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

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. Whether you are importing household effects or just a vehicle, it is never too early to start researching or to start the process.

Vista Financial Services

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.

IronChef Imports

Iron Chef Imports
Iron Chef 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!).

Perth Poms upgrade tomorrow

Posted in: Forum News by Rob on 25/06/2011

We’re updating the forum software on our Western Australia / Perth Migration forum tomorrow. The forum will be offline @ 07:30 until around lunchtime. Apologies for the downtime but the upgrade is necessary as the current version of the software has reached ‘End of Life’


Posted in: Blog by Rob on 17/06/2011

Sometime over the next couple of days, we’ll break the 1,000,000 post mark on our Australia MIgration and British Expat Forum –
To celebrate, we’ll be offering a cash giveaway to the person making the one millionth post

New Queensland Forum

Posted in: Forum News by Rob on 15/06/2011

Life in QueenslandOver the weekend we re-branded and moved our Queensland migration forum –

The forum has now moved/relocated to a new domain – as we look to shift the focus to focus on the state of Queensland as a whole, rather than just the Gold Coast / Sunshine coast areas.

As well as changing the domain name, we upgraded the forum from vbulletin3 -> vbulletin4, installed a new template to give the site a fresh new look and have re-organised the categories.

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