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Cr card with no foreign transaction charge? by tarquinlinbin
I note that many cr cards charge around 2.75% on foreign transactions. Is there anyone who doesnt charge this?. I'm looking for a card with no annual fee,no commission on foreign transactions and cashback,am i asking too much?
June 30th 04 09:58 PM
by Jonathan Bryce Go to last post
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Co-op bank loan by peter lawless
After being nagged by the Co-op bank to top up my existing loan, I finally agreed to do so. They put the money into my account, but failed to tell me that although they were promising a lower rate, they actually put my rate UP by 2% without telling me. When I became aware of their deception I...
June 30th 04 09:31 PM
by Zoe Brown Go to last post
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Mortgage Change and Tax by John
Hi, Our current mortgage deal is about to expire (Alliance & Leicester) and we wish to move to Nationwide. We have already secured a deal (5.19% fixed for 2 years) by submitting a cheque covering the setup fees.
June 30th 04 07:54 PM
by Jonathan Bryce Go to last post
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Online share-trading in Indian stocks by the_muse
Does anyone know the rules governing share-trading in Indian stocks by UK residents via the web? And can anyone recommend an online share-trading company giving access to the Indian stock market, whether directly or by proxy? Any other relevant information welcome. the_muse
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June 30th 04 05:58 PM
by Jon S Green Go to last post
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Containg the Property Boom by Malcolm Shykles
Raising interest rates may not be the answer to containing house prices. One of the major reasons; is that the present boom in house prices started with Brown's 6 billion-a-year raid on pension funds in 1997. The destruction of this pillar of long term savings has resulted in heavy property...
June 30th 04 05:56 PM
by Daytona Go to last post
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Credit Reference Agencies by peter lawless
Hello groupies, Something I've never understood, (well, one of them): How are companies ALLOWED to give my personal and private details to a third party, i.e. credit reference agencies, without my consent or knowledge? And how are these agencies allowed to pass this confidential information on to...
June 30th 04 05:38 PM
by Zoe Brown Go to last post
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Purchasing with Credit - what will CC company do? by T.
Hi, I've read the consumer advice on Trading Standard's web site about the rights consumers have when purchasing using a credit card. Equal liability etc. However, I have few questions please... If I have since paid off the credit card statement, am I still within my rights to write to them...
June 30th 04 04:35 PM
by T. Go to last post
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Wages by Wibb
I've recently started a new job and are just wondering about wages and tax. My old job I was paid 20k a year and came home with 1299 a month after taxes. My new job pays 24k a year and will be paid 1389 a month. For some reason I thought I was going to end up with more than just a 90 a month...
June 30th 04 03:05 PM
by Zoe Brown Go to last post
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Bank e-mails. by Andrew
Does anyone know if there is a list somewhere of bank e-mail addresses to contact customer services. Most bank websites don't seem to have this info. Thanks.
June 30th 04 08:22 AM
by D.A.L. Go to last post
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buy to let by Smokeyone
Hello Can anyone suggest a good forum for finding out the latest info. Also, and I am probably asking too much - would you leave it for a couple of years before buying. Thanks in any event Smokeyone
June 30th 04 06:53 AM
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Cashing US Cheques at a UK bank? by Netman
I'm with HSBC, anyone know what the charges would be? I also have an account with NatWest, if they turn out to have lower charges. It's a $50 cheque from a relative, I'm wondering if it's actually worth cashing it, depending on the charges?! TIA Steve --
June 29th 04 08:42 PM
by Tumbleweed Go to last post
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Seen on the DLR by The International Language of Screaming
Seen on the DLR (its a fancy tram for non londoners)last night: Barratt Homes advert for something new in Woolwich. A picture of a youngish, trendily dressed woman in the style of "been photocopied, then photocopy the copy, then repeat until a sort of black mess results". The text reads something...
June 29th 04 08:39 PM
by Jonathan Bryce Go to last post
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Mis-sold endowment mortgage compensation by Dominic
I am in the process of applying for compensation for an endowment mortgage which was mis-sold to me in 1988. The insurance co have sent me a form with various questions, it looks like a fishing excercise to me, I am deeply suspicious. As I understand it, they first need to establish if I was...
June 29th 04 12:30 PM
by Ronald Raygun Go to last post
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Is Switch / Solo being phased out? by empeejay
In an effort to manage my finances better, I've just opened a second bank account with the Halifax. For some reason I've received a Visa electron card instead of the expected solo debit card. I've rung the bank enquiring why they've issued me with a card that is accepted at very few retailers in...
June 29th 04 11:39 AM
by empeejay Go to last post
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Renting the 'in' thing to do... read it in one of those free papers... by m.cantaloupe
This Sunday I picked up a copy of one of those free papers in the London Underground. I forgot the exact name but it focuses on finance and savings advice for the rest of us, that kind of thing. Well anyway what caught my attention was an article about how renting is actually quite a smart thing...
June 29th 04 09:24 AM
by m.cantaloupe Go to last post
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How much is 20000 in 1840 worth today? by Anna
In Charlotte Bronte's novel, Jane Eyre inherits 20000. Assuming this takes place around 1840, how much is that worth today? Just curious as she promptly gives away 75% of it. Thanks, Anna.
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June 29th 04 09:21 AM
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CLEARING TIME FOR CHEQUE FROM IRISH RELATIVE by JT1uk
A relative recently opened a NatWest current account with a cheque in Euros drawn on a bank in the Irish Republic. She was told at the time that it would take 28 days for the cheque to clear, and after this time had elapsed phoned the bank to confirm that it was ok to draw funds from her new...
June 29th 04 09:21 AM
by john boyle Go to last post
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Stopping paying into endowment by Dave D
I'm hoping for a little mortgage advice... Currently, we've got an interest only mortgage with the Halifax and an endowment with Standard Life. I have taken steps to switch the mortgage to Portman's 5 year fixed rate repayment mortgage. However, I'm not too sure what to do with my endowment....
June 29th 04 12:25 AM
by john boyle Go to last post
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mortgage by parkhead
if you have mortgage arrears with a finance company will the same company give you a remortgage or would you have to wait untill arrears cleared mortgage 430000 property worth 150000
June 28th 04 08:33 PM
by Eric Jones Go to last post
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Birmingham Midshires fiddling the figures... by Reece Bythell
Hello everyone. This morning I received a letter from Birmingham Midshires telling me that after the 31st of July, my ATM card will no longer work with my account. Apparently: "As part of a recent review it has become clear that the cash card facility is being used by a small and declining number...
June 28th 04 05:39 PM
by George Edwards Go to last post
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