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    Premium bonds

    Hi guys, We have premium bonds here for our children. I don’t know a lot about them, they were a gift. Does anyone have them in aus from the uk? Do I just change our address for them and it’s that simple?
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    Is there an Australian equivalent of the FSCS?

    What’s the scheme called
  3. Problem is no one knows what the economy is going to do and how long do u put your life on hold for? We’ve been talking about this move for 14 years and now we were days away from buying flights. Kids ages are perfect but if we stay we have to put our son into a school here and the deadline has passed, I’ll need to return to work, and how long is the piece of String to get my house back on the market. If our buyers aren’t spooked we’ll continue as planned , quantas have said the following (post below) which is all we can go by. Our air bnb have said they’ll still have us if there’s availability. So. I think we just need to get there at this stage
  4. Hi all, over in the UK there is the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), up to £85,000 per person, per institution is now protected if a bank, building society or credit union goes bust. In other words, if the bank collapses, savers will get any money in these accounts up to £85,000 paid back in compensation. Is there an equivalent in Australia ?
  5. I’m also replying to another message on top of yours What type of visa have you got ? Even if it closes borders, I think they have to let residents in which is what we are. Our friends in Spain are still being allowed into food shops which I would imagine would continue all over the world because there’s a lot of elderly and disabled that dont access the internet . We’re in a tricky position because of our house. I’m expecting a recession after this and the value of our house could take a huge downturn and effect our life when we do get there. Plus I’m on maternity leave so I’d be forced back into work if we stay and my daughter into nursery when she’s very little. I agree it’s messy and costly but for us , that’s staying here too. I almost wish we had a rental to just hang on to. We can’t really stay with family due to our animals as well , they don’t like animals of any kind. For us the cost of staying put, is worse than going.
  6. Why wouldn’t they let you self-isolate ? I’d rather just get there and deal with the two weeks. Just gotta hope to actually get out
  7. Just not possible for us . We have to get our animals to the vets for their final stuff, work notices to see out
  8. So our house is due to exchange any day and then we are on 28 days to consolation. I’m so so scared that we won’t be able to fly by the time it’s all done. 2 kids and 3 animals. NZ closing borders , surely aus is next
  9. My OH, 2 kids and I are emigrating imminently, just waiting for house to exchange and complete!!! To begin with we will be a single income family as I will be settling the kids. My OH is a mechanical project manager so hopefully will find work. And I’m a special needs teacher when I return to work. We will be initially renting a Airbnb in Sydney’s northern beaches as we have spent a lot of time there during our previous visits and really like the vibe, amenities, eateries, shops and accessibility to beaches and Sydney. We are very much aware this is a costly place to live (especially on a single income) and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations of places that have a similar vibe, eateries, schools, amenities, BEACH with good job prospects and a more affordable cost of renting on one salary? We visited Newcastle before, but unfortunately very briefly before we had to fly back to the UK. So only got to see a glimpse. But have heard a number of people talk about it. Any help much appreciated.
  10. My OH, 2 kids and I are emigrating imminently, just waiting for house to exchange and complete!!! To begin with we will be a single income family as I will be settling the kids. My OH is a mechanical project manager so hopefully will find work. And I’m a special needs teacher when I return to work. We will be initially renting a Airbnb in Sydney’s northern beaches as we have spent a lot of time there during our previous visits and really like the vibe, amenities, eateries, shops and accessibility to beaches and Sydney. We are very much aware this is a costly place to live (especially on a single income) and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations of places that have a similar vibe, eateries, schools, amenities with good job prospects and a more affordable cost of renting on one salary? We visited Newcastle before, but unfortunately very briefly before we had to fly back to the UK. So only got to see a glimpse. But have heard a number of people talk about it. Any help much appreciated.
  11. I should add we are keeping the animals in kennels whilst in the air b&b
  12. We really value opinions for areas from Sydney up to Newcastle (we only stayed there for 1 night) and we stayed at Noah’s on the beach and then flew home the next day I’m a special needs teacher so eventually looking to get back to that. We are staying in northern beaches in air b&b when we first land and then hopefully use that first month to look for rentals ( we are coming with a dog and two cats *please no mention of whether or not this is a good idea as it’s happening* We really love the northern beaches, the look (plush green bear avalon) the vibe , eateries and amenities, beaches but Please give recommendation of anything that’s similar and we’ll be making sure we check it out. Really thankful lovely people xx
  13. We didn’t explore Newcastle much so not sure I could start there . I will definitely be working again at some point but maybe not for another year.
  14. He’s a mechanical project manager for domestic and commercial.
  15. Yes exactly . We were even told by an employment agency, not to bother applying for jobs until we know an arrival date because we’ll go to the bottom of a pile and won’t be looked at seriously.
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