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Nov 25th 2017, 6:34 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By RJB123

Re: Financial Advisor for returning expat

Did you find anyone SZR. I returned from the Middle East 4 years ago and am now looking for a financial adviser I can trust to help me with accessing an offshore pension fund now that I am retiring.
Nov 23rd 2017, 5:20 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,263
Posted By RJB123

Financial advice -Overseas pension

Whilst working in the Middle East I built up a reasonable pension pot which is in a pension fund in Jersey. I am now retired back in the UK and want to transfer the fund to mainland UK and invest it...
Jul 10th 2013, 10:54 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,615
Posted By RJB123

Re: Car Insurance

I believe I got 50% discount so without the discount it would have been about 950 pounds on a 2010 Tiguan.
Jul 8th 2013, 9:38 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,615
Posted By RJB123

Re: Car Insurance

Just under 500 for a VW Tiguan 2.0TDI including 4 years of no claims bonus from Bahrain. We live in an extremely low risk area though.
Jul 7th 2013, 8:53 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,615
Posted By RJB123

Re: Car Insurance

I returned from Bahrain very recently and NFU Mutual were willing to accept my Bahrain no claims with AXA insurance. In the end I went through A-Plan insurance who also accepted my no claims and gave...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 6th 2013, 8:33 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By RJB123

Re: Selling and buying house in UK whilst overseas - anybody done this?

I gave my sister power of attorney so that she was able to sign all documents on my behalf.
Jul 4th 2013, 9:54 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,415
Posted By RJB123

Re: How did your pets cope when you moved them back?

We bought our two dogs and cat back to the UK a few days ago. They have all settled very quickly. Having come from the Middle East it was a massive change for all of them. The dogs love being outside...
Jun 16th 2013, 7:29 am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,200
Posted By RJB123

Re: What Car in the UK?

We are heading back to the UK in 2 weeks time and have opted for a VW Tiguan. Because of the area we are going to be living in initially 4WD is essential for us as is reasonable economy and the...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 14th 2013, 6:39 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,495
Posted By RJB123

Re: Saudi to UK VOIP/whatsapp - allowed ?

Was working in Riyadh up until 2 months ago and Facetime worked fine on an iPad bought outside of Saudi as did Skype and Whatsapp. Units sold in Saudi have Facetime disabled and as far as I am aware...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 11th 2013, 9:15 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By RJB123

Re: transferring funds to the UK

Where are you based? I am in Bahrain and use BFC as they give much better rates than the banks. I imagine that some of the other Gulf countries have something similar.
Forum: Middle East
Jun 9th 2013, 5:54 am
Replies: 5
Views: 5,150
Posted By RJB123

Re: Living and Working in Bahrain

British expats live in various areas. If you are out here on your own then my recommendation would be Adliya or Mahooz as both give you easy access to good licenced restaurants. If you have family...
Forum: USA
Jun 5th 2013, 12:36 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By RJB123

Re: Car insurance after returning home

Thanks. Just the answer I was looking for. Much appreciated.
Forum: USA
Jun 5th 2013, 5:38 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By RJB123

Re: Car insurance after returning home

Still sounds like a lot of money but I am not up to date with UK prices. I am looking at a 2litre estate, possibly Passat or Mondeo. Anyone any idea what I should expect to pay on this as someone in...
Forum: USA
Jun 4th 2013, 6:30 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By RJB123

Re: Car insurance after returning home

I am in a similar situation to you and will be returning to the UK at the end of this month. As a result of advice on here I have been in contact with NFU over the past few days and they have...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 2nd 2013, 6:01 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,272
Posted By RJB123

Re: Any second hand cars for sale in Riyadh? Tips on what to buy?

Seem to recall that there are restrictions on single expats owning larger SUV's in Saudi. Not sure whether you are on your own or with family but if you are on single status worth checking out before...
May 27th 2013, 11:42 am
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By RJB123

Re: Car Insurance

Thanks will give them a try. I do at least have a UK driving licence.
May 27th 2013, 11:16 am
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By RJB123

Question Car Insurance

Moving back to the UK at the end of June after being away for 30 years. Any recommendations on car insurance companies that might be prepared to accept no claims from Bahrain? I was insured here with...
May 21st 2013, 8:24 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By RJB123

Re: US phone number in the UK

Take a look at Skype as I believe you can get a US number which your friends and family could reach you on. We do the same but with a UK number.
Apr 29th 2013, 9:23 am
Replies: 49
Views: 10,123
Posted By RJB123

Re: Torquay

I was born in Torbay and spent the first 19 years of my life there. It was on my list of possible places to move back to when I finally return to the UK in June after over 30 years working away. It...
Forum: Caribbean
Mar 28th 2013, 8:11 am
Replies: 11
Views: 6,608
Posted By RJB123

Re: Retire & Live in a shack on the beach

A couple of my friends have retired to Thailand and are loving it. As long as you are over 50, have no criminal record and have a Thai Bank account with THB800,000 or a monthly income of THB65,000...
Forum: Caribbean
Mar 27th 2013, 10:45 am
Replies: 11
Views: 6,608
Posted By RJB123

Re: Retire & Live in a shack on the beach

Are you convinced that the Caribbean is the area that you want to settle in? Although I have been fortunate enough to have lived and worked in the region and loved my time there it wouldn't be my...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 26th 2013, 3:34 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
Posted By RJB123

Re: Skype ban in KSA

Anyone know whether Apple Facetime will be blocked as well? Apple devices sold in Saudi come without Facetime but Facetime is currently working on devices bought elsewhere. It might be an option if...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 24th 2013, 9:39 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,573
Posted By RJB123

Re: Cost Of Living In Bahrain

You will get a 2 bedroom apartment for about BD500 upwards. Car hire would be BD180 to 200 a month. Groceries and clothes I would put at being about 50% more than the UK. St Christopher's is probably...
Mar 20th 2013, 9:08 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,065
Posted By RJB123

Re: Returning Tax Implications

Yes that would be my advice but as previously stated I am no expert. Also if you have bought any shares whilst you are non resident and they have increased in value then you might want to consider...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 20th 2013, 6:18 am
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By RJB123

Re: Bahrain - where to live?

Personally I wouldn't go for Seef as the restaurants around there aren't licensed.
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