Open Your Overseas Account Before You Leave!

As part of your new life abroad, you will need to set up an overseas bank account. Take a look at our page of information on the best ways to go about it.


Perhaps the most important factor in setting up an overseas bank account is making sure everything is in place before you arrive! Having branch contacts and debit cards waiting for you upon your arrival is essential. Applying for a mortgage is also necessary prior to departure. Seek financial help as you prepare for your move.


Banking in Australia: The Commonwealth Bank

Before you embark on your adventure Down Under, speak to the International Customer Services team for all your banking needs. Once you arrive, you’ll be able to bank at more than 1000 branches, 4000 ATMs and 3700 agencies. You can also use NetBank, Australia's No.1 internet banking website.

The Commonwealth Bank is a leading financial name offering a comprehensive range of personal, business and institutional banking products all under one roof. By choosing the bank favoured by millions of Australians, you can be sure your money is in safe hands.



Banking in Australia: NAB

The National Australia Bank or NAB is one of the largest banks in Australia and is well-placed to create an overseas account to suit your needs. NAB’s team of experts are on hand to help you make the right decision regarding your financial future.


Banking in New Zealand: Bank of New Zealand

You can set up your New Zealand bank account before you leave the UK. Wherever you choose to settle in New Zealand, you’ll never be too far away from a Bank of New Zealand branch.


There are around 189 branches currently in operation. Plus they offer secure internet and phone banking, allowing you to do your banking from just about anywhere!


Banking in the United Kingdom: Clydesdale Bank

Dedicated migrant banking teams in Australia and New Zealand can help you set up a UK bank account before you arrive.