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Moving from the UK

If you live in the UK and are moving to Australia, we have a team in London that can provide assistance and advice.

The Migrant Financial Services Team in London specialises in helping UK residents relocate to Australia, and Australian expatriates to return home.

Your dedicated relationship manager will:

  • Open your bank account in Australia before you leave the UK and ensure that debit cards are waiting for you on arrival
  • Establish a London Transfer Account to help you move your pounds sterling (GBP) to Australia
  • Provide competitive commercial exchange rates to help you make the most of your money
  • Deliver innovative lending solutions and home loans for purchasing or investing in property
  • Advise on UK pension transfers
  • Provide referrals to banking and financial planning specialists in Australia

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Our expertise

CommBank is one of Australia’s leading providers of integrated financial services, offering retail, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, and investment and share broking.

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Setting up your banking

We provide the advice you need to set up your banking, with information on what to do six weeks before you arrive, three weeks before you arrive, and how to set up a bank account and receive financial planning advice.

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Specialist branches

There are more than 40 specialist CommBank branches located in capital cities and some major regional centres that can help you with banking issues relating to moving to Australia. Once your accounts are open, you can use any of our 1,000-plus branches Australia-wide.

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Related products

You can apply for a credit card before you come to Australia to ensure you can pay for purchases when you arrive in the country.

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Everyone needs a helping hand when they first arrive in a new country, and we have a range of home and personal loans to lessen your financial worries.

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Our expert financial planners will work with you to determine your financial goals and develop a detailed plan to help you achieve these goals.

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One of the safest and most effective ways to receive money from overseas is to have it paid directly into your Commonwealth Bank account.

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