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Nicky Douglas

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    Perhaps, but i would at least like my savings to beat inflation somehow..
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    Thanks for the info rammygirl. If i had known i would have this much trouble before i left I would have put everything in long term accounts then! I have looked at the peer-to-peer lenders in the past. Are they covered by the FSA? Who do you hold a bank account with in the UK? I have been thinking about bringing my savings over here and looked at what the money would be worth if i transferred it over using WorldFirst at yesterdays exchange and then put it in the highest rate account here. Do you have to pay tax in the UK and in Australia? It's a total pain as the UK gives higher tax breaks than Australia, but Oz has better interest rates. Are there any tax free savings in Oz like we have in the UK other than a super?
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    Thanks Ramot, I already have premium bonds.
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    Hi Marisa, I am on a 309 which will move to a 100 when and if I get permanent residency.
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    Paradise Point/Hope Island

    Hi, thanks for responding! We are just up the road from you in Coombabah. I am always in Runaway Bay at the gym! This area is lovely, I still can't get over the traffic though, for me its like living next to the M25!! I am from Chichester on the South Coast, but my husband is from the Gold Coast.
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    Thanks Judy and Marisa, sadly NSandI aren't paying enough, when I compare it with other fixed rates on bonds which are paying 2%. It is so frustrating. I didn't think that moving over here would affect my savings until I became a permanent resident, currently I am only on a provisional visa and have to wait for nearly 18months before i can apply for my 100 visa.
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    Hi, has anyone got round the issue of not being able to apply for new savings accounts in the UK? Is anyone else in the situation whereby they are leaving their savings in the UK for the moment until permanent visa is granted? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  8. Hi, we have recently relocated from the UK to the Northern Gold Coast, and we are looking to meet some new friends. My husband is working but I am not, so would be great to meet up for a cup of coffee if anyone is interested. We are in our late forties/early fifties. Nicky