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  1. Hopefully a simple question: If a UK-only citizen (not dual-citizen) working short-term in Australia (457), sells their sole property in the UK for a profit (say, £20,000) does the UK Citizen have to pay CGT ? The client doesn't own any other property here or UK and files an Australian tax return annually. Thanks
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    That was the week that was.....Issue 10

    Further rate cuts on the horizon for the AUD; an expected landslide for Jacinda Ardern; a barely-acknowledged Brexit deadline passes for Boris Johnson and continued chaos in the clearly un-United States of America. That Was The Week That Was. https://www.moneycorp.com/en-au/news-hub/weekly-brief-23-october-2020/
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    Money Transfer - being thick?!

    Hello Antipodista! Hope this finds you well today ~ and apologies for the delay.... I've finally managed to escape the office this week and have my first holiday in a long long time More than happy to have a chat: please call our office line - and the team will transfer you to me - 0414 838 586 The rate as we speak is the GBP/AUD average of the past 2 1/2 Years. The upside (1.88-2.03) has been very short-lived - the downside (1.70-1.83) much longer. We know that every major currency will be volatile between now and the end of the year with the magnitude of Political events and comments that are coming from the politicians in the spotlight - that's without Official commentary coming from Central Banks and the constant noise of the international media. Looking forward to talking and hearing how I can help ~ Sue.
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    The upcoming U.S. Election:

    With less than a month to go until the U.S. Election, we look at what may be in store for the currency markets: www.moneycorp.com/en-au/news-hub/can-trump-win-again/
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    Family law and custody of son

    Hi Liam, Just wanted to check in and see how you are getting on ~ I hope you've been able to get some positive help; feel free to send me a private message if you need more assistance ~
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    Migration agent recommendations please.

    Hi CanRoverCome (& Hi Alan!) I know both Alan and his team and Cyrus Mistry's team at EasyMigrate (Peter Loughton) in WA and can thoroughly recommend them. Very professional firms. They have each been in the Migration sector for decades and will be able to give you clear professional guidance. More than happy to help with WA questions! Just send me a PM!
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    Migration agent recommendations please.

    Morning Corrina! Just checking to see how you're doing - hopefully all the family are well. Having been through this, like so many other PIO, I'm more than happy to help: feel free to shoot me a quick email - the moving countries quicksand can make you feel like you're sinking! :)
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    Flights to the UK October or December 2020

    Hi VBLiver ~ What an awful predicament ~ I'm sorry you're having to go thru all this. I had 6 long-haul round-trips booked between Feb & Dec that had to be cancelled. Four were with Etihad (& subsidiaries/codeshare partners of), Two with SIngapore Airlines and their CS Partners. Both companies offered me refunds in full. OR: If I chose to leave my money with them as a credit they offered me bonus $$ to do so. They set their passengers up with travel-credit banks which you can use for any future bookings. They also offered me bonus airmiles. Etihad offered me both money and airmiles to leave the cost of my ticket with them. You have two years to use your credit with them. From what I can gather speaking with various friends around the world, the UK airlines are behaving the worst in terms of trying to either cancel and/or get your money back. Middle Eastern, Asian and American carriers are going above/beyond to help the customer. Call your airline direct, let them know why it's not possible for you to leave Australia and ask what they will do for you - especially as you plan to fly with them in the future.
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    Family law and custody of son

    Liam, With the amount of life-experience, professionalism and family members from all around the globe here on PIO, I'm confident there will be new friends who will be happy to do anything they can to guide you. No one wants to see friends suffer - and suffer unnecessarily. My wise neighbour always tells me, "Good things happen to Good people". I'm sure there is a lot of good coming your way Just hang in there. It's torturous I know, but please stay the course. Can you tell me which area you're based in?
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    Family law and custody of son

    I'm heartened that you've reached out to this trusted Forum, Liam. I'm sure there will be people hearing your story who want to guide you to the professionals who can get you the right answers as quickly as possible. I will check in too to see how I can help. You're doing the right thing - and you're not alone.
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    Migration agent recommendations please.

    Corinna, Perth is wonderful! (As are Fremantle and Rottnest - two of my favourite places in all my travels) Please feel free to drop me a line at the office: susan.watts@moneycorp.com and I'll be glad to help further
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    Migration agent recommendations please.

    Hello Corinna I work closely with agents both here in Sydney and around the Perth area of WA - let me know which area you may have chosen to relocate to and I'll be glad to introduce you personally ~ Good luck! Sue ~ Susan Watts Director of Business TTT Moneycorp PTY Ltd Australia T: +61 414 838586 Level 6, 201 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  13. Hi everyone ~ We wanted to put together an overview of where the AU$, GB£ and major currencies currently stand 6-months post-pandemic lockdown. As always, feel free to give us a call/email if we can help with any more in-depth numbers and conversation. www.moneycorp.com/en-au/news-hub/whats-been-happening-in-the-currency-markets-since-the-arrival-of-the-pandemic/
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    That was the week that was.....Issue 9

    Heightened tensions with China, Slow but steady in New Zealand, Encouraging numbers from the UK and the continuing demise of the extremely Un-United States of America. That Was The Week That Was. https://www.moneycorp.com/en-au/news-hub/weekly-brief-4-september-20203/
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    Transferring money to England

    Hi everyone ~ Always happy to have a chat and see how we can help: we're all expats who have made the move ourselves and been in the same position exchanging our money, buying/renting homes, schools, families etc. We've also been in the Banking industry for decades. Our office number is: (Sydney) 0414 838586
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    What is considered a good rate of exchange from AUD to GBP

    No problem at all Red Rose ~ we have all this historic info to hand in front of us.... call me if you need anything else Sydney office direct number: 0414 838 586
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    What is considered a good rate of exchange from AUD to GBP

    Hi everyone, The avg rate of the past three years has been 0.5606 Whilst the AU$ economy looks to be in a much stronger position right now than the UK, we have the escalating trade tariff war with China (& the Australian journalist they have arrested/imprisoned) which could impact the AU$ regardless of how well Australia is doing compared to the rest of the world. The UK has a brexit deadline coming up and their economy/gvmt is not handling the covid fallout well. Or even at all. America continues to implode: not really at any point until after the election is there any reason to buy the USD - which is the only reason for GBP strength at the moment - it's not based on buoyant activity in the UK economy or UK purchasing manager's confidence. If you have a rate in mind that you'd like to achieve, remember that you can always leave that rate as an order with your FX provider and they will contact you when the rate is reached ~ that way you can go on with life not having to monitor it every hour/day. Leave the ulcers to the professionals
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    Money Transfer from will

    Hello Midster, Firstly, sincere sympathies to you at what is, understandably, a very sad time for all of your family. This is something I have often helped clients with ~ will be delighted to have a chat with you as and when you feel able. Respectfully, Sue ~
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    Transfer Values for UK Pensions - Defined Benefit/Final Salary

    Brilliant - will give you a call tomorrow!
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    Transfer Values for UK Pensions - Defined Benefit/Final Salary

    Hi Andy! Whats the best number for me to reach you on? Hope all's well your side this morning, Sue,
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    That was the week that was.....(8)

    With division growing wider by the day in the US and Consumer confidence at a 6-year low, stronger than forecast Retail Sales seem to be giving the AUD and GBP something unexpected to smile about in the short--term ~ https://www.moneycorp.com/en-au/news-hub/weekly-brief-14-august-20203/
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    That was the week that was.....(8)

    A storming end to the week for the Pound; the Australian Dollar continues to soar; continued water-treading for the Euro and the division and disagreement continues in the US. That Was The Week That Was. https://www.moneycorp.com/en-au/news-hub/weekly-brief-31-july-202022/
  23. Hi Okila, Yes, your EU cards will all work fine here - but beware of the exchange rates and fees that your German bank may charge. Definitely check their policy on those. Otherwise, before I moved here I opened an expat account with Westpac and it was seamless. Could not have gone smoother. You can use your Aunt's address as your temporary address and just go into your local branch when you arrive to collect your ATM cards etc. You won't want to do your FX Euro/AUD through them though because their margins are very big. Shop around for a good FX provider who only take a small margin. Good luck!
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    The UK Chancellor's economic outlook -

    For all the Poms In Oz who may be having to juggle both UK and Australian funds - an update on the UK outlook as the economy starts to get back on track: https://www.moneycorp.com/en-gb/news-hub/back-to-business-as-usual/
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    Is it safe??

    Hi Aussiebird! Most of our Australian client business is due to the purchase/sale of property and, understanding that this is an incredibly important chapter for them, and also having had to go through the process ourselves during our respective moves to Australia, we're especially sensitive to their needs and concerns. Being the No1. global non-bank International Payments provider, it's our responsibility to set the precedent for our sector and both create and maintain the most stringent standards possible. Please let me know how I can help you further ~ Sue.