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Nov 1st 2014, 5:21 am
Replies: 303
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Posted By redbean

Re: Why Retire in Malaysia?

Hi there, I just came back last week after spending almost a week visiting sister who was initially diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I was told to come sooner than later so off I went. I must say I was...
Oct 31st 2014, 3:22 pm
Replies: 303
Views: 54,957
Posted By redbean

Re: Why Retire in Malaysia?

I haven't return, not since I got booted out. Lol!

Now, to get back to those intriguing discussions, where should I post, here or the link above? Heh heh heh
Oct 31st 2014, 2:17 am
Replies: 303
Views: 54,957
Posted By redbean

Re: Why Retire in Malaysia?

Greetings everyone. :)

It has been a long time since I visited this site. Saw a familiar avatar here........hello baked bean. How have you been? I came here because another ex member informed me...
Mar 20th 2014, 9:31 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By redbean

Re: Tax question - regarding UK

Hello

My daughter is currently a UK residence. Last year she has helped completing a tax return as her company pays for it. This year, however, she may need to do it on her own as KPMG quoted a...
Feb 4th 2013, 10:05 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,398
Posted By redbean

Re: Car insurance

Thanks. She is going to do the swop but just discovered it takes 3 weeks to get the British licence.

It seems like there is a lot of red tape to follow here.

Same with the National Insurance...
Feb 4th 2013, 9:24 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,398
Posted By redbean

Re: Car insurance

Thanks for that. :)

Is it worth the risk to just insure third party? That is what I did in 1975 as I was a student and didn't have much money. The insurance at that time would have cost half of...
Feb 3rd 2013, 10:16 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,398
Posted By redbean

Car insurance

Hi

My daughter has just bought a small car and she now wants to buy a comprehensive car insurance but because she only holds an Australian drivers licence and no previous driving history in...
Jan 24th 2013, 4:09 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,805
Posted By redbean

Re: Borrowing to buy a property in London

Hi

Will get back to you shortly and hopefully answered some of the questions asked here such as whether friend paid cash for property, whether she misunderstood (and I am beginning to have a...
Jan 23rd 2013, 3:37 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,805
Posted By redbean

Re: Borrowing to buy a property in London

Well! that's what we thought but not according to the UK tax office. Perhaps the UK tax office worry about money laundering but we can prove that the money obtained is from a loan by an Australian...
Jan 23rd 2013, 3:33 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,805
Posted By redbean

Re: Borrowing to buy a property in London

Another thing that confuses us, is that to buy a property in the UK (so we were informed by British colleagues of daughter) you must go to a mortgage broker to secure a loan. And, this seems to be...
Jan 23rd 2013, 3:18 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,805
Posted By redbean

Re: Borrowing to buy a property in London

Hi

Sorry if I had confused the issue but what I had meant to say is that the bank in Sydney has pre-approved a loan of say AUD300,000 (using her flat in Sydney as collateral). Now this bank knows...
Jan 21st 2013, 11:43 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,805
Posted By redbean

Re: Borrowing to buy a property in London

Hello!

A friend of a friend recently bought property for their daughter but we just don't know how they go about it.

My daughter is now in London, so hopefully she can investigate further into...
Jan 19th 2013, 4:24 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,805
Posted By redbean

Re: Borrowing to buy a property in London

Hello! We are Australian citizens and daughter is going to work in London for 3-4 years.

I know this forum is for British expats returning to the UK but I was getting desperate trying to source...
Forum: USA
Jan 19th 2013, 4:16 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By redbean

Re: Money transfer

Hi All

Thanks for your responses. I did use Oxforex to get a good rate and send the money, so all is well. :)

As the money is deposited into her account prior to her arrival, it should meet the...
Jan 18th 2013, 1:56 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,805
Posted By redbean

Borrowing to buy a property in London

Hi

My daughter would like to buy a one bedroom flat in London or somewhere close by. How does she go about borrowing from the bank?

She was hoping to use her savings but was advised by KPMG...
Forum: USA
Jan 18th 2013, 1:47 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By redbean

Re: Money transfer

Hi

The money has to get to her bank account in London before she arrives otherwise it will be treated as an income but the British taxation office.

redbean
Forum: USA
Jan 12th 2013, 5:25 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By redbean

Re: Money transfer

Thanks for your prompt response. Have you heard of ozforex.com.au.

Apparently, you can get an on the spot quote and if you are sending more then AUD10,000.00 there is no charge.

I suppose the...
Forum: USA
Jan 12th 2013, 4:45 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By redbean

Money transfer

Hi

My daughter is due to move to London in approximately a week's time. Please advise the best way to transfer funds from Australia to the UK?

Thanks

redbean
Sep 24th 2011, 7:51 pm
Replies: 303
Views: 54,957
Posted By redbean

Re: Why Retire in Malaysia?

Hello!

Interesting thread.

Can I hijack this thread and ask if anyone thinks of retiring in Malaysia without his/her partner? Or, say if the other half has tried out living in Malaysia and...
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 24th 2011, 7:12 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 16,954
Posted By redbean

Re: Bars and pubs in Penang

RAAF bar and the wee swimming pool are still there but they are in the base in Butterworth. I think you may still access it if you claim to be an ex-defence personnel and is on a memory trip.

Good...
Sep 23rd 2011, 8:49 am
Replies: 136
Views: 54,738
Posted By redbean

Re: Tell me about Buddhism....

Takso, matey....take a chill pill.......you are giving us, buddhists a bad name. :whatchutalkingabout
Sep 23rd 2011, 1:58 am
Replies: 136
Views: 54,738
Posted By redbean

Re: Tell me about Buddhism....

According to Ajahn Brahm......"Buddhism is a religion for tax purposes" .... . :rofl:
Sep 22nd 2011, 2:35 pm
Replies: 136
Views: 54,738
Posted By redbean

Re: Tell me about Buddhism....

The Dalai Lama does not try to preach and what he says make a whole lot of sense. :)

My all time favourite buddhist monk is a Brit and he goes by the name of Ajahn Brahm. Great sense of humour and...
Sep 22nd 2011, 10:59 am
Replies: 136
Views: 54,738
Posted By redbean

Re: Tell me about Buddhism....

You may be right, bakedbean. :D Enough to put one off buddhism forever. lol
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 20th 2011, 4:56 am
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By redbean

Re: Advice sought on dealing with recalcitrant hubby......

Hi ex-reg, bakedbean

ex-reg .......Did you enjoy being a kept hubby? :p

I suppose I can become a kept wife again.....did it for awhile but didn't quite enjoy it as much having my own income to...
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