The practicalities of moving brings its own problems. We work with the following companies to help. Should you speak to any of them, please mention you are a
Thames Migrationclient or have come through Thames Migration, to guarantee first class advice.
The Commonwealth Bank
The Commonwealth Bank is one of Australia's leading financial institutions. Their London based office has been assisting migrants establish banking facilities in Australia and transfer funds at commercial rates of exchange for over 50 years.
Opening a bank account before you move could help you make a smoother landing, with the ability to transfer funds before you leave home and receive local income or payments once you arrive.
When relocating to Australia you will need the services of a reliable International Moving Company. One such specialist is Anglo Pacific International Plc who offer a free home survey of household goods for removal from anywhere in the UK to literally anywhere in Australia.
Anglo Pacific is a member of the British Association of Removers (BAR) and participates in the International Movers Mutual Insurance (IMMI) "Advance Payment Guarantee Scheme" for its customers' financial protection.
Anglo Pacific friendly staff would be pleased to arrange a FREE NO OBLIGATION ESTIMATE or to assist you with any questions you may have regarding your move to Australia.
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First class pet relocation services backed up by 40 years of experience. Airpets organise and provide full facilities for flying pets from Heathrow and Gatwick, all aspects of pet export and import including quarantine and Pet Travel Scheme, even offering as a 5* service, private pet air charters to Northern Europe.
Pensions & Tax Advice
Global QROPS Limited are UK Independent Financial Advisers, authorised and regulated by the UK financial services authority (FSA), that specialise in advising anyone who has accrued UK pensions, as to whether they can transfer their funds overseas to a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS).
Prism Xpat are specialists in pension transfers, financial advisory and tax for emigrants from the UK to Australia and New Zealand. With a base in the UK and affiliates abroad, their advice on emigrating can save you up to half the after tax value of your pensions/other assets.
Transferring money overseas can be expensive if you are using the major banks.
OzForex can assist to help you transfer your money overseas to start your new life in Australia.
Best of all you can organize a transfer when it suits you online or by phone as they are open 24-hours a day, business days!
To speak to an accredited dealer about your foreign exchange requirements call 1300 300 424 in Australia (0845 686 1950 in the UK;
or 0800 161 868 in NZ)
Registering with us is FREE and you can view our live dealing rates immediately.
Foreign Exchange Services and the Best Rate
Emigrating overseas? Want to get the best deal on foreign exchange? We understand, and that's why together with Moneycorp, we've put together this guide to currency exchange for overseas property buyers.
Once you've read through the guidance, you should know how to plan your currency exchange, what the different currency purchase options are, how to protect yourself from adverse currency movements and how to get in contact with Moneycorp for guidance or to make currency transfers at unbeatable exchange rates.
HIFX is the UK's premier provider of corporate foreign exchange and cash deposit services. Since its foundation in 1998, has serviced the needs of over 50,000 private individuals.
Halo Financial's dedicated migration team help people who are emigrating to Australia achieve the best available exchange rates, effectively manage their currency risks and ensure they take as much of their hard earned money with them. Halo Financials' currency dealers are qualified technical analysts holding industry acknowledged certifications and they regularly feature on industry leading TV news channels such as CNBC and Bloomberg. They're a friendly and patient team of experts; they will cultivate a precise understanding of your personal circumstances and will suggest simple currency solutions that best meet your needs.
So whether you need to make an immediate currency transaction, fix an exchange rate for up to 2 years in advance or make regular currency transfers to or from the United Kingdom - such as pension, mortgage, salary or rental income - Halo Financial can help.
Halo Financial deliver:
It's free and easy to open a trading facility with Halo Financial and there's no obligation to use their foreign exchange services. For more information, you can contact their Private Client team by calling +44 (0)20 7350 5474 or emailing email@example.com
- Excellent commercial exchange rates
- No commission
- Fixed forward rates for up to 2 years
- Protection against adverse currency fluctuations
- A dedicated currency expert who will personally manage your currency needs
Flights & Airfares
When relocating to Australia you will need the services of a reliable travel agent that specialises only in Australia and New Zealand. At Austravel, we are confident that we offer the best prices in the market. If you find an exact holiday package cheaper, we'll double the difference for you to put towards your Austravel holiday.
Brock Harcourts Mawson Lakes
When relocating to Australia you will need the services of a reliable travel agent that specialises in Australian property. Harcourts Mawson Lakes prides itself in offering a superior service together with sophisticated marketing at an affordable price. You will be supported by a team of highly trained professionals, all dedicated to your success.We recognise that your decision to buy or sell your home may be one of the biggest decisions of your life, so it is important to us that we deliver the highest level of customer service in order to make the experience as positive and stress-free as possible.
Down Under Tradies
Downunder Tradies Group have designed a recruitment system to assist Electricians from the UK. This Gap Training needs to be completed either way, UK or Australia, if candidates wait until they arrived in Australia the course could take 12 months to complete, including time off work and travel costs etc.
If the candidate competes the Gap Training in the UK this will greatly improve their chances of sponsorship or finding work once in Australia.
If you would like to find out further information regarding the Gap Training please phone Downunder Tradies on 020 8434 3627
On Arrival Legal Advice
Seoud Solicitors is a vibrant law firm whose main areas of practice include buying and selling of business and property, commercial and insurance litigation.
We have a particular interest in the following areas:
- Starting a new business Buying or
- selling a business Buying or
- selling a home
- Joint Venture Agreements
- Construction disputes
- Insurance Disputes
- Debt Collection
- General Commercial advice
- Contract disputes