On 19th June 2010, I became an Australian citizen, after living in this fine country 5 years prior. I am proud to be Australian, as much as I am proud to be British too.
When I first arrived in Australia, as many expats do, I couldn’t help but compare everything; the beaches, the weather, the food, charity shops vs op shops, car boot sales vs trash n’ treasure markets, and general cost of living, all of which are quite different to that of my former ‘home’.
British car boot sales
I still to this day, 7 years later after arriving in the Southern Hemisphere, get frustrated with Australian bank fees. British banks do not charge for withdrawals from other bank’s ATMs (cash points), or for simply having a bank account, Australian banks do.
Western Union contacted me, as they are running a promotion that allows you to send money to any bank account in the UK and Ireland, with no transfer fee. This is great, considering on average, the usual banks charge at least $22 each time you choose to send money internationally. The exchange rate customers receive through Western Union, is also much better than the 'Big 4' Australian banks.
Western Union, are asking that Expat UK / Irish readers, try out the service by registering online, and try to send money. To register and try out this service, click here.*
As an added bonus, if you choose to register, you can enter a giveaway to win a hamper of British sweets:
To enter the hamper giveaway, you must live in Australia. Leave a comment below for a chance to win.
Oh, and, did I mention, I miss British sweets terribly, so if you win the hamper, you must share with me (just kidding!)
* any readers that are unable to be verified online may comment below or send me a message. I can then pass on a unique code that you'll be able to take to the local post to use the $0 transfer fee offer there.