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Building up a Credit Ratting in Australia


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Old 08-15-2016, 09:19 AM
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Building up a Credit Ratting in Australia

For a recently returning Australia after many years abroad and my wife who is in the Process of applying for Residency, (BVA visa) I am thinking about ways to build a credit ratting in Australia.

Initially utility bills will not be in either of our names, do people have suggestions on how to start building a good credit ratting when you don't have much in your own name here?

Does a mobile phone account with Telstra really make much difference, or do you need a credit card etc to make any real impact ?



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Old 08-15-2016, 04:09 PM
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I've never worried about credit rating reports in Australia as they only tended to hold negative info.

No credit history has always meant no problems.

I am not sure that companies like Telstra would contact all the credit agencies just to say that people have paid bills on time. But they do if you don't pay

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Old 09-18-2016, 12:48 AM
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Is there a transpacific agreement to share credit history between NZ and AU?


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Old 09-27-2016, 07:12 AM
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A credit card would be best, even if it only has a small credit limit.


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