- Posted by Joe Campbell on March 18, 2018 in Students Travel
We’ve been there. Borrowing money for study is all fun-and-games until it comes time to paying it back! We’re here to give you a bit of a briefing on paying back your student loans. Plus, we’ll tell you how we can help.
- Posted by Joe Campbell on February 2, 2018 in Students
Waitangi Day is soon upon us, and no, it’s not just an excuse for a public holiday and a short week. It’s a significant part of New Zealand’s history. Waitangi Day commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) (the Treaty) on the 6th of February 1840. We’re going to use this article to give you a bit more insight into the Treaty and brush up on our Te Reo (the native Māori language) along the way.
The Treaty is New Zealand’s founding agreement, made between the British Crown and 540 Māori Chiefs (also known as Rangatira). It gets its name from Waitangi – a place in the Bay of Island where it was first signed.
- Posted by Sean on September 21, 2017 in Immigration Students Travel
Australia’s education crackdowns in student funding
If you were hoping to move to Australia for future study, you’ll want to know about a few new rule changes that may affect you. What does this higher education reform mean for you? We’re going to look specifically at tertiary students coming from New Zealand (including some Australian permanent residents).
- Posted by Sean on May 1, 2017 in Immigration Students Travel
Adjusting to expat life can be both exciting and challenging. If you’re living expat life, you may enjoy reading about the experiences of others going through the same transition – so we’ve compiled this list of some of the most insightful and entertaining expat blogs and websites to follow in 2017.
- Posted by Sean on April 1, 2016 in Immigration Students
- Posted by Sean on September 8, 2015 in Global Economies Immigration Students
Moving to another country can be difficult and scary, especially to a competitive Western economy like the UK but you’ll be happy to know that finding your first job in Britain isn’t as hard as you might think. At the peak of the recession in 2008, hundreds of qualified professionals were unemployed across the United Kingdom, but now firms are very willing to increase their recruitment intake as the economy has stabilised. In fact, recruitment is set to reach its highest point for more than a decade in 2015 and the median starting entry-level salary is set to rise to £30,000 ($65,360 AUD).
- Posted by Jason on June 3, 2015 in Students Travel
Travelling can be expensive, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. No matter what destination you choose, there are plenty of simple ways to reduce costs and enjoy your vacation even more. Some websites may offer tips and advice that seem like common sense, so we have compiled a list of the top 10 ways to save money on travel that you haven’t heard before. Keep reading to find out what they are.
- Posted by Jason on June 2, 2015 in Global Economies Immigration Students
If you’re looking to immigrate and find a job in Australia, you’ll want to market yourself in an area with plenty of demand. In order to help you, we’ve compiled a list of 15 high-demand jobs in Australia for foreign workers!
- Posted by Paul on November 6, 2014 in Global Money Transfer Immigration Students
Making payments to the IRD in New Zealand from overseas can be a big hassle and a very expensive proposition. When you’re living in the United Kingdom it can be difficult to keep on top of your commitments to the New Zealand tax authorities. For anyone living overseas with a New Zealand student loan, they will also find that their loan starts attracting interest once they’ve been out of NZ for more than half the year. This makes it essential to get that student loan paid off as soon as possible, if you want to avoid what can become a lifelong drag on your finances.
- Posted by Paul on October 29, 2014 in Banking Global Money Transfer Students
Kiwis living in Australia and the UK trying to make the most of their qualifications represent a pretty big group of people and many of them have student loans to contend with. Just like any other debt, a student loan is not something you want to be shackled to for any length of time – especially when the interest starts accumulating. The sooner you can get rid of the burden, the better off you’ll be, so you can get on with your life without the stress of being in debt.