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  1. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi There, Does anyone have any advice or recommendations on how I can establish a credit history here in SA? Myself and my South African husband are hoping to take out a bond, and as he's contracting for an overseas company it's not straightforward to take one out in his name. My Status: On...
  2. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All, I went to Telstra today, to get a apply for a new post paid connection with a mobile phone. They asked me to gave AUD:600 to make a credit history in Australia as I don't have a job /credit card (I've only debit card). They told me this amount will deduct from the monthly bill. But do...
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I have recently become a UK resident, after marrying a UK national, and am wishing to buy a property here in the UK. Does anyone know how long I need to build a credit history here for before we can get a joint mortgage? I've already registered on the electoral roll and council tax. Grateful for...
  4. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hi everyone, So another thing that has dawned on me is our lack of credit history in the US. Other than a current account that has been kept open in the States for the last 13 years (and in the past ten years has never had much more of a balance than a couple hundred dollars) in which I have...
  5. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hi I am moving from the UK to the USA in a couple of months. I will be working in Costa Mesa, so will be based somewhere in Orange County, California. The move will be permanent so I will have the visa that goes with that while my green card application is in process. With regards to a car...
  6. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    I recently went to my local Bank of America to discuss with them about getting a credit card. I was shocked to learn that I could not transfer my UK credit history to the U.S and they told me I would have to start from scratch with a charge card (secured card) for 11 months to build credit. Is...
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