Latest UK Finance Discussions

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Child Tax Credits really need help
I have a seventeen year old daughter currently in thye lower sixth form if she were to get a part time job would i still be eligable for the child tax credits. She is still in full time education ...
13 years ago 2
 
Inheritance Tax or Capital Gains Tax (UK)?
My father, our last surviving parent, died about a year ago. The value of his estate was less than the threshold for inheritance tax. My brother and I are sole beneficiaries and I am the sole execut...
13 years ago 22
 
Limiting card card usage
At work, I'm in the process of arranging a new contract for our Corporate Credit Cards. One of the 'services' that most providers offer is the ability to restrict card usage to only being able to...
13 years ago 1
 
Medical Severence Question
I am to be offered (i think its called) an MDR2 medical severence package at work, consisting of a lump sum, plus a monthly pension How does this affect my entitlement to Incapacity Benefit? Woul...
13 years ago 12
 
How you react to this sot of (HSBC) bank teller experience?
I went to the the bank today (HSBC), to pay some cash into my FirstDirect account. There was no one in line and the only clerk on duty was fiddling with some papers, so I went straight to her teller...
13 years ago 61
 
Could I go to Switzerland on Saturday (day trip) to open a bank account
Hypothetically speaking.. I live in central London. Could I get a flight to Switzerland (around 9am). Open a bank account, make a small(ish) initial deposit, then get a flight home a couple of t...
13 years ago 7
 
Final Salary Scheme rule changes
Due to the poor state of our final salary scheme I've decided to take advantage of the new rules this year by taking the pension early and continue working for the company. The trustees have agree...
13 years ago 1
 
Text
Anyone tried 60207? (http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,9558-2415292,00.html) I heard about it through work and thought I'd check it out. I've been looking for an all-singing all- dancing...
13 years ago
 
Text service empowers high street shoppers to get a good deal
Anyone tried 60207? (http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?p=3339936#post333993 6) I heard about it at work and thought I'd check it out. I've been looking for an all-singing all- da...
13 years ago 2
 
Chip and spin
I see in the news today that credit card fraud is supposedly down on last year as a result of chip and PIN technology: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6122116.stm The cynic in me wonders whe...
13 years ago 47
 
Brown downplays Olympic VAT bill
Does anybody know what this means: But Mr Brown said there was "not an issue about the overall bill" for tax payers as "it is money transferred from the Exchequer or to the Exchequer". http://ne...
13 years ago 15
 
Help with term life insurance + permanent disability
I'm thinking of buying a term life insurance, with additional insurance for permanent disability. I'm new to life insurance and I hope someone can give me some advice. 1. I'm 36 years old, single,...
13 years ago 7
 
Transferring personal to company pension scheme
I'm looking at transferring the money from two personal pensions into my company final salary scheme. Two questions: 1. Calculating added years: I'm assume the calculation is fairly complex but i...
13 years ago 2
 
The best site for getting the best mortgage deals
Hi, I am looking for the best sites out there for mortgage deals and loans. I have tried several sites like www.financearranged.com and would love any opinions on any other good sites? Thanks, ...
13 years ago 1
 
Water Rates UK
This is a very specific question on UK Water Rates. Just about to move house to a larger house and we are doing the numbers for affordability. The current owners have told us that their (unmetere...
13 years ago 9