Financial Planning, Conveyancing and Foreign Exchange

Looking to secure your financial future with financial planning? Or send some money overseas? 

Credit Union SA has the ability to help your money move in or out.


Foreign Exchange

Heading overseas, or need to get funds to or from someone who is overseas?

Find out more about our Telegraphic Transfers, Foreign Currency Drafts, Foreign Cash and Inward Payments.

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Plan a holiday

A handy guide including forgotten travel costs, visas, vaccinations, clothing and equipment, accommodation, food and drinks, travel insurance and more.

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View current exchange rates

View current Western Union Foreign Exchange Rates for sending and receiving international payments.

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Find ATM’s around the world

Going overseas? Before you leave, it is important to check where your Credit Union SA Visa debit or credit card will be accepted.

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Financial Planning

The benefits of financial advice are numerous and far greater than simply recommending where to invest.

Having a sound financial plan for the future can make your money work harder, while you don't have to.

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Keep my retirement on track

If you’re placed in the position of having your adult kid live with you, careful planning is essential to ensure you still have the means for a comfortable retirement.

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Save while paying off debt

A recent report from the OECD found that Australians have one of the largest household debts in the world. So, it’s no surprise that a lot of us feel like we will never get out of debt.

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Stay safe from scams

We’ve put together some useful tips on how to keep yourself safe from scams, and information on what to do if you think you’ve been scammed.

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Conveyancing

Whether it's your 1st time, 2nd or 10th, a real estate transaction is a big thing.

Once known as 'land brokers', conveyancers are professionally trained and officially licensed to complete these specialist tasks. And Credit Union SA can refer you to two of the best.

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Understand Lender’s Mortgage Insurance

If you’re a first home buyer and you don’t know how you’re going to save hundreds of thousands of dollars for a deposit with housing prices so high, paying Lenders Mortgage Insurance might be an option for you to consider.

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Understand the costs of buying a home

The full range of costs will depend on a number of factors, including whether you’re buying or building and if you have an existing property to sell.

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Understand how Family Guarantee works

The Family Guarantee is a flexible home loan solution which enables first home buyers and first-time property investors with limited savings to enter the property market sooner.

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Seminars and workshops

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Find out how you can do more with your money at our FREE seminars and workshops.

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Contact us

Call us or visit us at 400 King William Street, Adelaide

Own your banking: the credit union difference

We are a member owned organisation, so it is our members – everyone who banks with us – who collectively own us. Consequently, it’s them, their families and communities who are our top priority.

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FAQs

Our foreign cheque deposit conversion service is a convenient way to receive payment by foreign currency cheques. Funds are held in your account and usually become available to access after 30 business days.

You don’t need one! Our Credit Union SA Visa Credit Card, Visa Debit Card and rediCARD plus can be used overseas, so there is no need for a separate travel card. It includes no ATM withdrawal fees* as well as having the convenience of access to your internet banking and mobile app whilst travelling the globe. You can even order an additional card specifically for your travels, completely free of charge! Find out where your card will be accepted with this Global ATM locator.


*We do not charge any fees when using ATMs within Australia. However, some ATM operators may charge a fee to process your transaction or balance enquiry. If withdrawing cash overseas a fee may be charged by the ATM operator and the details will be disclosed at the time of the transaction or enquiry. Other fees and charges may apply. This is general advice only and you should consider the terms and conditions before determining whether any of our products are suitable to your situation.

Our International Payments Service, otherwise known as a ‘Telegraphic Transfer’ is an electronic transfer of funds directly credited to an overseas bank account. Credit Union SA offers a choice of more than 130 currencies and the ability to send a Telegraphic transfer online.

Please note that Telegraphic transfers are sent via a network of correspondent banks, which sometimes levy a small handling charge on your payment. Any such fees are out of Credit Union SA and Western Union Business Solutions’ control. Given that a network of banks is used to complete your telegraphic transfer, the time it takes for your payment to be credited cannot be guaranteed.

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Credit Union SA can provide a number of different currencies, as well as advising you on the wisest choice for your particular destination. To order currency, visit us at 400 King William Street, Adelaide or call us on (08) 8202 7777 and we will have it ready for you in 3 – 4 working days. Credit Union SA do not issue travellers cheques.

An inward telegraphic transfer through our International Payments Service, is a direct credit of funds to your account from an overseas bank. All you have to do to set up an inward telegraphic transfer is access this link, complete your details and send the instructions to the sender overseas.

This can vary depending on what you want guidance on, and the extent of your plan. For more information, please see our dedicated financial planning section. Contact us to arrange a free, no-obligation initial consultation with Calm Wealth.

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Credit Union SA is proud to partner with local South Australian law firm Wallmans Lawyers to offer members a discounted offer for wills and estate planning services. Wallmans Lawyers have a dedicated estate planning section which assists clients with wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Directives (previously known as Powers of Guardianship) as well as general succession planning, taxation and superannuation issues. It's just another way that Credit Union SA is helping our members to protect their assets.

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We are proud to offer you the services of our financial planning partner Calm Wealth. A Calm Wealth financial adviser provides you with valuable assistance in planning for your future and managing your wealth. The benefits of financial advice are numerous and far greater than simply recommending where to invest.

Calm Wealth has been helping Australians reach their financial goals for over 30 years in Adelaide and is focussed on providing financial advice to the customer-owned banking sector including credit unions and mutual banks.

A Calm Wealth financial planner will develop a plan specifically for you - one that’s tailored to your needs and circumstances, to help you achieve your goals.

Contact us to arrange a free, no-obligation initial consultation with Calm Wealth by calling us (08) 8202 7777.

Retirement planning is the planning one does to be prepared for life after paid work ends, not just financially but in all aspects of life. The non-financial aspects may include lifestyle choices as how to spend time in retirement, where to live or when to completely quit working.

Financial planners or advisers can help you develop retirement plans with the goal of achieve financial independence after paid work is complete. Credit Union SA works with Calm Wealth to deliver superior financial planning services. Calm Wealth has been helping Australians reach their financial goals for over 30 years in Adelaide and is focussed on providing financial advice to the customer-owned banking sector including credit unions and mutual banks.

A Calm Wealth financial planner will develop a plan specifically for you - one that’s tailored to your needs and circumstances, to help you achieve your goals. Contact us to arrange a free, no-obligation initial consultation with Calm Wealth.

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Credit Union SA can refer you to two of the best conveyancers in the business - SAIT Conveyancers and Alexander - Botten & Associates. Both are highly experienced operators and provide a quality service we're proud to recommend. What's more, they offer Credit Union SA members:

  • Generous discounts on their fees;
  • Free advice on any real estate matter;
  • Convenient access in the Adelaide CBD

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Guides and news
INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Credit Union SA Ltd ABN 36 087 651 232 AFSL 241066 arranges for the sale and repurchase of Foreign Cash in conjunction with Travelex Limited ABN 36 004 179 953 AFSL 222444 (Travelex). Travelex is the supplier and purchaser of foreign cash. Telegraphic Transfers, Foreign Currency Drafts, Inward Telegraphic Transfers and Foreign Cheque Deposits are provided by Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd ABN 24 150 129 749 AFSL 404092, trading as Western Union Business Solutions (“WUBS”), under its agreement(s) with Credit Union SA Ltd ABN 36 087 651 232 AFSL 241066. Western Union Business Solutions is an operating division of the Western Union Company. Western Union is the product issuer. The Internet Banking facility to send Telegraphic Transfers is provided by Credit Union SA. For more information about these services please visit our terms and conditions.

The information on this page has been provided by Consultum Financial Advisers (Consultum) ABN 65 006 373 995, AFSL No 230323. It is general advice only and has been prepared without taking into account your particular objectives, financial situation and needs. Before making an investment decision based on this information, you should assess your own circumstances or consult a financial planner. Examples are illustrative only and are subject to the assumptions and qualifications disclosed.

Credit Union SA may refer members to Calm Wealth Management Pty Ltd ABN 85 645 323 913 and its financial advisers, who are authorised representatives of Consultum. Consultum is part of the IOOF Group. Credit Union SA does not accept liability or responsibility for any acts, omissions or advice provided by Consultum or its authorised representatives.

Credit Union SA receives up to $1,500 from Consultum when members are referred to and obtain financial advice from authorised representatives of Consultum.

In referring our members to SAIT Conveyancers and Alexander Botten and Associates, Credit Union SA does not accept liability or responsibility for any act or omission of, or advice provided by, SAIT Conveyancers and Alexander Botten and Associates or their Authorised Representatives.