I'm trying to figure out in my head how best to go about obtaining a mortgage in the UK whilst also satisfying certain criteria. I'm not sure if Metafilter is the place for this. Sorry if not! [more inside]
I'm looking for a bank account that works both in the US and UK. My situation - UK citizen, US green card. My main need at the moment - for folks in the UK who are dealing with estate matters to conveniently deposit sterling in the UK, which I can then access, should I need to, in the US or the UK. Thank you! [more inside]
I've got a full time job but have landed some freelance work that will bring in multiple thousand pounds a year. I'm registering as self-employed and I've read a whole bunch around allowances/expenses etc. I've a couple of questions over the fold: [more inside]
I'm in the fortunate position of having £69,000 in my Casa ISA this year and be able to put the £15,240 maximum allowance in. Unfortunately this will push me over the £75,000 FSA protection limit - so what are my options now and, assuming I plan to save again next year, what are my options then? [more inside]
Affordable, multi-currency small business/accounting software for dummies? [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a financial advisor based in the UK? [more inside]
I need a UK Business Bank Account, but I have a terrible credit rating. Anyone managed to open one with a High Street Bank? [more inside]
How do I safely look after a large chunk of money for a short period of time? Difficulty - I'm in the UK, and some of it isn't mine... [more inside]
Coming across this, it looks like the UK has over the past year bought $220bn in US Treasury Securities. I'm curious. Can anyone explain the reason? (or connect this to a specific political decision made by the UK government) Because I'm struggling...
My ex-employer is claiming I was overpaid, and is asking for the money back - what should I do? [more inside]
I'm thinking of getting a credit card -is it worth it? [more inside]
"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery." British personal finance blogs, forums and other resources? [more inside]
UKSharesFilter: Some of my relatives have had a small selection of the shares in an inherited portfolio disappear over time from their online tracker, so my question is what has happened to the following stocks: CHB.L; GAA.L; MFBUEUGI.L and MFBUTRU.L, and should they have received any notification, documents or even cheques, (and what can be done about finding out more)? (I should clarify that they still have the certificates and haven't sold, traded or otherwise physically disposed of them, it's the listing themselves that now come up as 'No Such Symbol' on the internet listing of the portfolio).
What is the best way to do international transfers in order to get the best currency exchange rates and avoid excessive bank transfer fees? Transferring from the UK to Canada is costing me £20/transfer.