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Opening a bank account - is it recommended

mcg143mcg143 PhilippinesTotal Reaction Points: 7Member
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Hi guys,

Would you recommend to open a bank account in Au or your local debit/credit card will do? I heard that transferring money to Au is expensive. What did you do? Thanks for sharing =)
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  • kymmekymme MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 82Member
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    you need to open an aussie bank account once in Au. i did bring cash with me. so converted Php to USD then deposited the USD to my Au bank acct and automatically converted to AUD
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  • mcg143mcg143 PhilippinesTotal Reaction Points: 7Member
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    @kymme ah kc Im thinking transfer of funds since you can already open online while here. So magkano dala mo cash when you left Phils? :)
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    So did you just use your PHILS ATM to pay for your succeeding tuition? What was your case?
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