Thank you to all of our Members and their guests who attended this event.
The evening featured a brief presentation from HSBC discussing the expat credit services, including home loans, available to our members. Currently our members are able to open bank accounts and access credit cards before they receive their social security number, and start building a US credit score from Australia.
You can use this link to learn more about expat credit services available to members: www.aucommunity.org/news_hsbc/
Through this new program, our members can now access HSBC’s expat mortgages, an important service for those members who may be considering selling their Australian property and reinvesting in the US before the proposed changes to Australian Capital Gains Tax that come into effect in June, 2019.
The Australian Community’s 2018 Creative Challenge art competition was also announced on the evening.
The Creative Challenge is an art competition open to Australian artists living in the Greater New York Area, and the entry can be in any medium of art that embodies Australia, Community and New York.
Click here to learn more and submit an entry in this year’s Creative Challenge.
Diving into the deepest end of the most shark infested pool on the planet may be no brainer when it comes to taking your career to the next level. However, without a social or professional lifeline, you are going to face some serious challenges.
The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to connect Australians living in the US through social, professional and charitable initiatives.
The challenges that face Australians living in the US are constantly evolving. Our private social network is the perfect platform to access, and share knowledge with other Australian professionals!
The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) registered public charity whose mission is to connect Australians through social, professional and charitable initiatives. Since its inception in 2011, we have assisted more Australians overcome the challenges of living in New York than any other public charity.
As we enter our sixth year, we are now using the lessons learned in NYC to assist Australians overcome many of the same challenges across the US.
According to the latest US Department of Homeland Security statistics, 3,239 Australians obtained legal permanent residency in 2016, and another 5,609 obtained E-3 visas.
One of the main challenges facing these and thousands of Australian expats every year is how to access US credit without a US Credit Score.
The simple reality is that no credit score is almost the same as a bad credit score! Thousands of Australians who arrive in the US experience the frustration of a zero credit history. Continue reading “How our Members can quickly Access and Build US Credit – Even before they arrive in the US!”