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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    We are moving to Nîmes next summer/fall and are in the process of opening a bank account with HSBC France. It can be done online, but has many detailed and sometimes bizarre requirements (send us pictures of you and your wife with your left hand under your chin). It is going well so far and...
  2. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Do stores in Barcelona usually accept Master Card, or other credit cards? For example, furniture stores, or other retail establishments?
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello...I'm not sure where the best place to post this is, so I thought I'd start here. My question is this: I'm a UK citizen in the process of acquiring permanent residency in Australia (my wife is dual Australian/British), currently living in Brisbane. We own a flat in Folkestone which we...
  4. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Afternoon all, I have just left the armed forces at the tender age of 26 and have been offered a new job in dubai. My starting salary is 180k basic with an additional 100k allowance for accom and also a yearly bonus scheme. Im pretty happy with the package but have a few questions about living...
  5. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    What is the easiest and cheapest way to pay a USA credit card every month in dollars with a Mexican bank account in pesos? Wire transfer is very costly, about $40.00 dollars which is what the banks charge. Western Union connects only with their own offices and not with the credit card company...
  6. Other Middle East & Africa
    Hi I'm about to open a bank account. Can anyone suggest a good one. It's really important I have a debit card straight away for my internet dealings. My wife is in vakif bank, she says vakif just give a cash card unless you get a credit card. Firstly I don't really want or need a credit card...
  7. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Credit Card Surcharges Introduced by Department of Immigration Effective from 19 April 2014 the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has implemented a credit card surcharge for all visa application charges paid via credit card. The new charges will apply to all applications lodged...
  8. General Expat Discussions
    I am a single man, aged 59 that recently retired. I will be leaving in a month or so for an extended long term trip throughout Asia/South & Central America etc. I would like to know (if one even exists) of a credit card company that will not charge fees to withdraw cash from ATM's or will...
  9. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    Hello I am wondering if anyone has had any problem with their UK credit card companies because of living in Thailand. It seems I am going to be stuck in Thailand much longer than expected. I actually don't know for how long exactly. Yippee, no cold winter (s)! I have been told by John Lewis PLC...
  10. Other Asia
    I'm raising an old chestnut but I cannot find any information on this that is current or really answers the question. Does any Hong Kong bank or financial institution offer a HKD credit card that charges no foreign transaction fees and no or very little Fx spread on the Visa/Mastercard...
  11. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I heard that its extremely tough to get a credit card in Australia especially if you dont have a credit history. I will relocate to Sydney and I already have a very good credit history here in India and can get a reference of the same. However I heard that it will not be of much use in...
  12. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    What is a good Spanish credit card with low annual fees? Per August 2011 our bank, Bancaja, is going to increase the annual fees tot €32 for the main card and €24 for the additional one (for my wife), which seems far over the top. Or should we perhaps use our debit cards (which still is 2 x €18...
  13. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello all, I cancelled all my credit cards back home and want to start new ones here, I did a search on best buy and found out that RAK bank for instance provides a free credit card but they want me to sign a dummy cheque with the total amount of my credit limit..which I was..HAAAA!!! and the...
  14. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, My partner and I are looking to open a joint chequing or credit card account. We prefer the former but it appears nigh-impossible to find a bank with very low or no monthly fees, so we're considering the latter. ING is no good - they're requesting a a 2009 French tax return from me...
  15. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I am moving to Sydney in 3 weeks on a 457! It took a long time for my visa to come through, but eventually it did! I'm very excited, but also a little stressed by all the things I still have to do to get ready. I've been trying to do some research on banking and am wondering if anyone has any...
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