Once I found out on Thursday that I got the house, I immediately transferred $1500 out of my ING account into my National Australia Bank (NAB) account so I could buy essentials. The transfer, when completed before 7pm AEST, will have the money in your linked account the next business day. Joy!
Only, when I attempted to buy some petrol at a servo outside Marulan on Friday, my savings card was declined and when I checked my NAB balance, the transfer hadn't gone through. When I was finally able to check my ING account on Saturday, it showed that the transaction had been reversed. I immediately put through another $1500 transfer but because it was the weekend, I won't get the money in my NAB account until probably Tuesday.
This means until then I have $8.00 to buy saucepans, kitchenware, cutlery, linen and a cat travel accessories, items which I couldn't buy before because I didn't even know whether I'd be in a new house or living in a boarding house. Sure, I have my emergency credit card but that's nearly maxed out (low limit) as I was previously four on a student allowance and had book a hotel room for four (4) nights so I could house hunt.
I'm pretty sure that the problem is on NAB's end as I previously attempted to confirm that my paypal account was linked with my NAB account and the latter rejected the deposits, even though the account number was right.
So thanks NAB! I'm sure it won't be at all stressful cramming an inter-city move into <14 days. Arrg.