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'Optional' insurance legal cover
Having a house and two cars, we have been in the habit of selecting the 'optional' legal cover for all three. Does anyone have any experience or views as to whether this is necessary, or is it just...
12 years ago 2
 
An Open Letter to Chelsea Clinton:
Dear Chelsea, You are living proof that it is a fine thing to be born with the proverbial silver spoon in your mouth. Raised in the White House, educated at Stanford and then Oxford, you have lived...
12 years ago
 
Tracker with dividends?
Hello, I curently invest in L & G trackers - the UK and the Europeans. Am I right in assuming these trackers do not benefit from dividends the companies represented in the trackers pay? Are there any...
12 years ago 2
 
Mobile billing dispute.
Hi All, I find myself in dispute with a mobile operator over a bill. In the middle of last year I sent a letter by recorded delivery ending the contract at the end of the 12 month minimum period -...
12 years ago 8
 
Tax Bands 2008/09
I know the income tax free allowance for the coming financial year will be £5435 with the 10% band being abolished and the basic rate being reduced to 20%, but has the upper limit of the basic rate...
12 years ago 2
 
Northern Rock - naive question
I don't pretend to know much about these things - so can someone enlighten me about this:- From what I've heard on the box it seems the initial Northern Rock problems started because of people failing...
12 years ago 15
 
19/2/2008 - the current market sentiment
The British pound is still depressed by the publication of the northern rock. The publication shows how much the financial situation is serious and negative after the sub-prime mortgage problem impact...
12 years ago
 
On Wall Street, Crime Pays
?Crime doesn?t pay.? Remember when people believed that old adage? More and more, we are seeing evidence that Wall Street criminals can expect handsome rewards. Consider the case of Oleksandr...
12 years ago
 
3% of cash withdrawal on Credit Card
Forgive me as my mind has gone to mush.. What is 3% of 20 for a cash withdrawal on Credit Card? (Min 3). I know it's 3 on 10, so would it be 6 on 20? Thanks "Studio" wrote... 3% of 10 is 30p, not 3....
12 years ago 3
 
Options trading accounts in the UK?
I'm on the lookout for a UK based online trading account that will offer trading in options in US indices, specifically the Russell 2000 (on which you can trade options via the IWM ticker symbol)....
12 years ago
 
"Gordon Brown Stole My Pension".....How??
Every so often over the past few years i have heard people ranting on about, when he was chancellor, our erstwhile PM "stole my pension" or words like it. What i want to know is what, EXACTLY did he...
12 years ago 33
 
Northern Rock - Legal Challenge
I see in the light of the nationalisation announcement, that the largest shareholders Monaco-based hedge fund SRM are considering a legal challenge. In my opinion they can just fuck off. When did they...
12 years ago 86
 
Withdrawing Cash Abroad - New Ripoff?
Hi All, I feel especially aggrieved about the way I've been treated by Alliance and Leicester on my most recent holiday - I'm used to the £1.50 charge per cash withdrawal, but they've imposed new...
12 years ago 26
 
Jim Cramer for Treasury Secretary?
I used to laugh at the Oprah Winfrey show. I found it pathetic the way she could take every single guest and every single subject and make it all about herself. Then I watched Jim Cramer?s Mad Money...
12 years ago 2
 
EMAP offer: CGT or income+CGT?
Advice please There's a bid currently in place for EMAP The offer seems to be: special dividend of £4.61 per share cash offer of £4.70 per share total of £9.31 per share. Is the whole £9.31 the...
12 years ago 2