Opening a bank account abroad

If you are traveling to a country with a different currency, you will likely need to open a bank account in order to transact in the local currency. That's why our integration coordination team will guide you through this process. This is another exclusive service for members of the #DingoosFamily.
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How to open your bank account before arriving at your destination

Our integration coordination team will guide you through the process of opening a bank account or obtaining a card for international payments. This way, you can have savings in the local currency and avoid paying currency exchange fees.

Australia: ¿por qué Commonwealth Bank?

There are many reasons why we have chosen this bank as our trusted partner:

  • They have numerous branches throughout Australia.
  • Their online banking and mobile app are very user-friendly and intuitive.
  • They are very friendly and attentive to our students. Even if your English level is not that of Shakespeare, we can assure you that they will have all the patience in the world to communicate with you; they have been doing it for years and are very accustomed to serving newly arrived international students in Australia.
  • But undoubtedly, the best part is that you can open your bank account before arriving in Australia. Sounds good, right?

Canada: Why TD Bank?

It is one of the most popular banks in the country and offers many advantages for students:

  • They have specific accounts for students in Canada.
  • There are numerous branches in major cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.
  • Their online banking is modern and user-friendly.
  • They are very accustomed to dealing with international students.
  • But undoubtedly, the best part is that you can open your bank account before arriving in Canada. Incredible, isn’t it?

Ireland: Why AIB?

It is one of the four major banks in Ireland and has many branches throughout the country:

  • They have accounts for international students.
  • They have a huge network of branches spread across the country.
  • You can have multiple accounts, including a regular current account and savings accounts to organize your money.
  • They have a mobile application that works very well and will be very useful in your day-to-day life.

Malta: Why BNF?

BNF is a very popular bank in Malta, and opening an account here is easier than in other banks in the country.

  • Their online banking works very well and is very convenient for day-to-day operations.
  • You will find branches in major cities in the country.
  • They have recently updated their mobile application, allowing you to do everything you need without having to visit the bank.
  • They are very accustomed to dealing with international students.

United Kingdom: Why HSBC?

HSBC is one of the most widely used banks in the United Kingdom and has a very good reputation in the country:

  • You can perform almost all operations through their online banking.
  • You will come across branches on every corner.
  • The tellers speak multiple languages, and if your English level is good, they can assist you in your language.
  • They are very accustomed to dealing with international students.

The advantages of opening a bank account in the destination country are simply amazing!

  • You can transfer money from your home country to the local currency bank account.
  • You can make debit card payments in the local currency without your bank charging you any fees.
  • You can withdraw money from ATMs of your bank without paying currency exchange fees.
  • If you plan to work during your stay in the destination country, you will need a local bank account where your employer can deposit your salary.
  • You can set up direct debits for payments such as your phone line or accommodation.
  • Depending on the city you are traveling to, your Dingoos Integrator will accompany you to the nearest branch to confirm your bank account and apply for your debit card.

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Personalized advice

What, when, how, and where do you want to study? At Dingoos, we are experts in developing a tailored plan based on your needs, preferences, interests, and budget.

Course enrollment

We not only help you choose the course that suits you best but also take care of enrolling you in the school of your choice, so you don't have to lift a finger.

Visa processing

As visa experts, we know that dealing with paperwork to obtain a visa can be a hassle. That's why we guide and support you throughout the entire process.

Insurance coverage

At Dingoos, we search for and arrange excellent health insurance coverage at an affordable price, so you can live your life and enjoy your visa without any worries.

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Connecting with other students

Feeling nervous about coming alone? Don't worry, at Dingoos, we connect you with other students even before you arrive at your destination, so you'll always have company.

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Finding cheap flights

We assist you in purchasing your flight at the best price, thanks to our experience in the sector and exclusive agreements with airlines.

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Initial accommodation booking

We'll help you reserve accommodation for your first few days. That way, after the long journey, you can take a shower, rest, and meet other students who have just arrived too.

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W&H Welcome Package

If you're considering traveling with the Work and Holiday Visa, we offer you an all-in-one package at a spectacular price that includes a variety of services no one else will provide.

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Reception and integration

Relax and enjoy, because your Dingoos Integrator will be with you as soon as you arrive at your destination to welcome you and assist you with all the necessary procedures to start your adventure.

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Airport transfer

We'll arrange for your pick-up at the airport and take you directly to the accommodation we've reserved for you.

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Mobile line activation

When you arrive at your destination, we'll provide you with a SIM card and assist you in activating it, so you can let everyone know you've arrived safely and start sharing stories.

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Work number registration

Upon your arrival, we'll take care of applying for the number you need to start searching for work as soon as possible.

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Transport card

All you need to move around the city freely by bus, metro, or tram is a public transport card. When you arrive at your destination, we'll accompany you to get yours.

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Assistance in finding accommodation

At Dingoos, we'll advise you, provide tips, and answer all your questions to help you find long-term accommodation where you feel at home.

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Job search support

The foreign country is full of job opportunities. We'll teach you some tricks to identify them and find a job that helps you settle down.

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Events and leisure plans

Every month, we organize a variety of events and activities for our students: surfing, skiing, diving, barbecues, drinks, excursions... Needless to say, you're more than welcome to join!

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Student discounts

We have numerous exclusive agreements with local, national, and international companies designed for you to enjoy as part of the #WeAreDingoos community.

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Support and assistance abroad

Whenever you have any doubts or need assistance with anything, we'll be there to help and advise you. At Dingoos, we'll be "your family away from your family." As long as we're here, you'll never be alone.

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Visa renewal

When you decide to stay longer in the destination country, which you will, we'll advise you on the best way to renew your visa and take care of all the paperwork for you.

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Welcome Pack delivery

Upon your arrival at your destination, we'll provide you with our exclusive and useful Welcome Pack. This way, you'll have everything you need for your first days right at hand.

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