OS credit card tip

BoofHead

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Thought I would post a money saving tip for anybody heading OS this winter.
Make sure you check how much your current credit card will charge you for transactions carried out overseas. Something like 3-5% for a lot of them.
We were put onto a mastercard account through Wizard www.wizard.com.au
We have saved hundreds over the last 6 or 7 months.

Hope this helps somebody. Cheers
 
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DeesOnSkis

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Good tip. If you can use your ATM card at your bank's favoured banks overseas (e.g. Westpac and
BNP) you can also avoid many charges.
 

Tiath

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What would be the best Australia bank to use overseas?

Also i im planning to open an canadian bank account, any reconmedations?
 
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aussie_lost

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Tiath said:
What will i need in canada to open a bank account?
You'll just need your passport with valid visa inside, another form of ID such as driver's licence or something and probably your SIN also.
TB Canada Trust were a good bank, not too many fees I found.
 
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sly_karma

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Virtually zero fees at credit unions in BC. I pay $20 a year for unlimited debit and ATM transactions, and of course over the counter is always free.
 

BrumbyJack

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Jindabyne :-)
JON86C said:
Does anyone know if the ANZ bank has a sister bank in Canada like westpac does?
Ditto that question.
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