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Woodford and Hargreaves Lansdown

June 9, 2019, 12:31 pm

I'm badly affected by the Woodford disaster. I hope the man is permanently banned from the financial sector. As the main fund is suspended, we have to wait to see how much the damage is. Partly my... Read more »

property valuation for inheritance tax

May 25, 2019, 3:06 pm

In 1998, when my father died, we valued our property at 300,000 pounds. This was incorrect, because its actual value was around 200,000. Currently our property is at around 1.1 million pounds. Tha... Read more »

Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins?

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May 12, 2019, 3:24 pm

Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless. Read more »

paying a solicitor for inheritance tax

May 5, 2019, 5:57 pm

I have a question which you may find interesting. At some point in the next few years, I will have to pay UK inheritance tax on a UK residential property, probably in the neighbourhood of 50,000 p... Read more »

other UK finance forums?

April 14, 2019, 3:10 pm

Where can I find other (web) forums for UK finance questions? reddit, perhaps? any others? thanks Read more »


April 7, 2019, 7:40 am

I have a Canadian CAD account, and I want to transfer 80,000 CAD from it to UK GBP cash. I live in the UK. What's my best move? I can take 500 GBP per day / 3,000 CAD per week via Canadian credit ... Read more »

Does the FSCS cover dormant accounts?

March 5, 2019, 9:24 am

Does the ?85000 protected in an account under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme remain protected if the account becomes dormant? Harry Read more »

High Income Child Benefit Charge

September 29, 2018, 12:42 pm

I have just received a letter today about the High Income Child Benefit charge for the 2017-18 tax year. It does not make clear what we might owe. This is the first I have heard about this tax so... Read more »

Where to Put My £-Sterling Savings Before Dollar-Pa rity?

May 26, 2018, 2:23 pm

I think the pound will continue to drop from $1.33 to $1.29 on a 61.8% Fibonacci retracement over the past year and a half, before another possible dead-cat bounce. Where can I place my savings, ... Read more »

£1m inheritance WOOP WOOP - what to do?

May 13, 2018, 5:25 pm

As per the title, father-in-law has passed on leaving his estate to his dau ghter (my wife) looks like the final figure after taxes is going to be approximately £1m. Never having had read... Read more »

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jTWScharts - FREE 7-day evaluation version available

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hi, i've updated the jTWScharts web-site: to allow interested people to request a free 7-day evaluation version. If you already know jTWScharts just go to Co... Read more »

releasing jTWSdump for Interactive Brokers

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i've completed this new application jTWSdump which allows to download historical data from Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation: it has a graphical user in... Read more »

Travel Insurance for the over 65s

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What a nightmare. All the insurance companies we have tried wont insure us now that we're over 65. We actually want a multi-trip worldwide policy (sans North America). We use d to insure with STA... Read more »

Re: Spelling Error on Cheque- acceptability

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Palindrome gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying: I'd pay it in. The bank could, strictly speaking, refuse to cash it - but it's very unlikely. Read more »

P800 calculation

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Today I received a P800 calculation from HMRC telling me I owe them £1 However, the calculation includes an £889 underpayment from 2014-15 wh ich I am currently paying back via a reduced tax code... Read more »

Investment advise, tracker funds

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I would like to invest in equities via tracker funds, some within an ISA and some outside. I would like to look into trackers that track the FTSE100, European indexes, North American and the BRIC... Read more »

How pedantic are banks?

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I've got a cheque here from an elderly lady dated Nov 13th 1940. Reckon the bank will accept it? -- Rescuers in Pakistan today reported rescuing a man from the rubble. They became aware when the... Read more »

House to joint ownership?

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Wife and I are in mid seventies. House (paid for) is in my name. Is there any advantage in changing to joint ownership and if so, how to do it. Scotland if it makes any difference. Read more »

When do you need to report capital gains on a sale of property?

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According to the HMRC website, you don't declare the sale of your main home on your tax return (because there's no tax to pay nor losses to claim) If you don't normally complete a tax return then ... Read more »

Joint Account Tax Liability

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My dad has asked me to open a joint share dealing account with him, to help him buy and sell shares, using only his money. I will receive no payment or benefits from it. My question is, will I be... Read more » is a site by and for consumers of financial services and advice. We are not affiliated with any of the banks, financial services or software manufacturers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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