Determining how to send wire transfers, purchase foreign currencies, and understanding what causes exchange rates to fluctuate can be overwhelming. With so much information out there, how do you know where to begin? The NorthStar Currency Resource Center was designed with you in mind. The articles below are designed to give you a greater understanding of currency markets and FX solutions.
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If you are going to be studying in Australia, you will need an Australian Bank Account!
Do it the easy way: open a bank account before you leave home and get the following benefits:
Opening a bank account in Australia is quite easy and most accounts are not subject to any service fees. Many banks allow international students the option of opening the bank account prior to arrival in Australia. Below are links to 3 of Australia's major banks international student account application forms:
Please contact the bank directly with any questions regarding opening a bank account in Australia.
We know it is tough to determine the best way to make international currency payments, navigating the foreign exchange market and deciphering all the terms can be pretty overwhelming - so we created a comprehensive guide to foreign exchange basics with you in mind.