About a month ago, a British company hired me to work 25+ hours a week for three months, with the possibility to go full-time after that if my coworker and I land a certain number of clients. (We're opening its New York office.) Payment is a clusterfuck. [more inside]
posted by jessca84
on Oct 20, 2013 -
Advice please for hands-off medium to long term investment of about £12,000 in Britain, with complication. [more inside]
posted by anadem
on Aug 4, 2013 -
So my UK Lloyds regular bank account was suspended while I was in the USA and now they want me to show up in a local branch. I have spent three days on the phone explaining to them that I cannot because I am in the USA at the moment.
They insist that I do and until then all my funds are frozen! Nightmare!
It looks like I will have to fly home just to show my face at the branch so I can access my funds. Anyone had anything like this? Do I really have to fly back to the UK just to ID myself?
posted by seatofmypants
on Jul 15, 2013 -
I have between 80K and 100K euros in a savings account in the Netherlands. If I need to transfer this to the UK (to, say, buy property), what is the best way to do this? I am a US citizen, current EU resident, possible near-future UK resident.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike
on Jun 1, 2013 -
I bought some clothes online from a store based in the UK, shipped to the US. Is this surprise customs/duty/shipping charge normal? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes
on Dec 22, 2011 -
UK Driving Tour Honeymoon - 3 technical questions Re: US cards in a Chip & Pin world, UK power conversion with 110v power strips, and things to know about congestion fees, and tolls, etc. [more inside]
posted by chambers
on May 11, 2011 -
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]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 4, 2011 -
Unexpected inheritance of $100,000 - $150,000 complicated by move from the US to the UK in the next year. My wife and I have never dealt with financial matters beyond credit cards and a moderate paycheck before, who do we talk to in Los Angeles/Southern California to make sure we don't screw this up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 1, 2011 -
I am thinking about living off savings of about £15000 for a couple of years. How can I best manage my money? [more inside]
posted by caek
on Aug 23, 2010 -
US Friend would like to send UK Friend some money (lets say $100, but could be more). How to best do this so UK Friend gets the most she can out of the money? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Sep 27, 2009 -
I want to deposit a UK check (written for £) into my bank account. Will this be a problem? Will they hold it for a ridiculous period of time? I assume they'll charge me a conversion fee, but how much? (I searched my bank's website and found nothing, thus I ask Mefi.)
posted by sdn
on Jul 5, 2009 -
Hi. I live in the UK and have a 3 month old baby boy. I have just started saving into a child trust fund but am trying to figure out if this is the best way to save some money for his future. I would like to generate a lump of cash for him when he is 16-18 (for Uni or whatever needs paying for then), would prefer to do it ethically, and am not sure what the best value way of doing this is. More details available if needed but gotta go ... he's waking up! Thanks in advance!!!
posted by steve3001
on Feb 8, 2009 -
Help me get a great accountant in the UK (pref Manchester), who understands on-line businesses. [more inside]
posted by Andorinha
on Dec 29, 2008 -
My British employer overpaid me back in June 2008 to the tune of £1k. I pointed this out at the time, but never heard from anyone. Now it's December, and they want the money back.
However, I've heard that I can contest this, on the grounds that the employer made a mistake, and that it's illegal to force employees to rectify companies' mistakes.
Is this true? And what legalese can I quote? :)
posted by almostwitty
on Dec 3, 2008 -
My ex-employer is claiming I was overpaid, and is asking for the money back - what should I do? [more inside]
posted by hnnrs
on Oct 7, 2008 -
The UK based company I have been working for is going under (I am in the US... I was hired as their Los Angeles based Art Director last November.) They never got the US corporation together so I was always payed as a contractor, month to month, for which I had to invoice them, always with the promise that as soon as they got the US corporation established I would get my pay as a salary with benefits like health insurance. [more inside]
posted by semidivine
on Mar 16, 2008 -
"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]
posted by Happy Dave
on Feb 15, 2008 -
What are some good job search websites/engines for Europe? I'm interested in jobs in international affairs, public relations, business and finance, advertising and marketing. I'm mostly looking for resources for Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, but pan-European websites are good too.
posted by barrakuda
on Jan 31, 2008 -
Does anyone know anything about UK property law? Can they make us pay this? Conveyancer demanding small payment they should have asked us for a year ago. [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic
on Nov 28, 2007 -
What is the best, most cost-effective way to transfer about £9,000 from a bank account in the U.K. to another in Spain? [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno
on Feb 26, 2007 -
Like many UK people, I earn some money in dollars: Adsense and Cafepress mostly. Whilst the exchange rate is poor, it would make a sense to leave this money in the US and only collect, as and when the rate changes significantly in my favour. Any one got any experience with a UK based person setting up US dollar savings account with good interest?
posted by robmanuel
on Dec 4, 2006 -
Currency Exchange: I have a handful of Japanese Yen and a desire the British pound wasn't so strong. What are my best
options for getting my Yen converted into Sterling? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Sep 21, 2006 -
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).
posted by timpollard
on Aug 7, 2006 -
Help a bunch of idiots start a business maybe - advice required on how to go about it. [more inside]
posted by Leud
on Aug 18, 2005 -