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Forum: USA
Jul 15th 2019, 7:03 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By alfista1

Re: Transferwise fees

Still a brilliant service and one of the cheapest easiest services out there especially for larger amounts. 47 pence increase per 1000 is not what I call significant tbh.
I've been using them for...
Forum: USA
Jul 15th 2019, 5:53 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By alfista1

Re: National Insurance Contributions - Contact form?

Thank you very much durham_lad.

Been dreading calling them. Guess I'll have to do that now.
They were supposed to update my NI class contributions but I'm still on the full amount.

They are...
Forum: USA
Jul 15th 2019, 2:44 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By alfista1

National Insurance Contributions - Contact form?

I was wondering if anyone had used this contact form from overseas who need to write to HMRC in regards to NIC.
I've written 4 times and no response. Is this not being monitored does anyone know or...
Jul 11th 2019, 2:36 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 10,226
Posted By alfista1

Re: Giving in to the 9 year itch.q

Good luck with the process and move. We went through this back in 2014. Wife and son actually joined me in the UK for 6 months while we settled and started looking for work. Son went to school but...
Jul 11th 2019, 1:46 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,643
Posted By alfista1

Re: Remote Working

Check out N26 and Bunq also for the EU company.
Curve is another excellent debit card which uses your current underlying cards without any fx fees!
Jul 11th 2019, 1:43 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,643
Posted By alfista1

Re: Remote Working

IMHO if you are here for a few months/even a couple of years there is no point using an old legacy bank.

Use your debit cards as mentioned - save money/better exchange rates/real time transaction...
Jul 11th 2019, 1:11 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,643
Posted By alfista1

Re: Remote Working

Just be aware that most banks charge to recieve money in Uruguay. Can be as much as 100 USD!! Daylight robbery. (Brou atm will charge you 100 pesos for each withdrawal, banred 200 pesos!!) . Nearly...
Jul 11th 2019, 12:23 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By alfista1

Re: Staffordshire anyone?

My wife mentioned Stafford and Stone are not so great areas.

Lichfield as mentioned, Little Aston, Sutton Coldfield and Burntwood (close to Lichfield but more affordable) are the most affluent...
Jul 10th 2019, 7:52 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By alfista1

Re: Staffordshire anyone?

Now I'm really jealous. I have a 9year old son and small dog. Your house sounds like a dream house for us.
Always watching the programs 'list it or live it, the chicago duo and the 2 twins in Canada...
Jul 10th 2019, 7:30 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By alfista1

Re: Staffordshire anyone?

Prices are not going anywhere due to Brexit and the GBP is the lowest historically for you to buy.
You are in the best position now. I would buy GBP now and stockpile it if you can before Oct. (but...
Jul 10th 2019, 7:12 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By alfista1

Re: Staffordshire anyone?

This is where my parents retired to. (and they are really picky!). Warren Close. Have a look on Google maps/earth.

Tamworth is just down the road with all the big department stores like John Lewis...
Jul 10th 2019, 7:05 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By alfista1

Re: Staffordshire anyone?

Awesome. Just avoid the other area of Lichfield around Dimbles Lane. Big contrast.
Best places are around Boley park. Really safe. Great for kids also.
Lovely centre with markets and nice...
Jul 10th 2019, 6:41 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By alfista1

Re: Staffordshire anyone?

We just left the UK after spending 5 years in Lichfield. This was our favourite place, especially aroud Boley Park. We rented a small 2 bed semi.

Lovely parks, friendly people, nice communities,...
Jul 10th 2019, 6:38 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,643
Posted By alfista1

Re: Remote Working

Did you manage to make it over here?
Jul 10th 2019, 6:35 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,543
Posted By alfista1

Re: Mar del Plata

Hi.

I live in Uruguay and don't see the attraction of mdp either. Atlantida/Piriapolis/Punta Del este has much nicer coast lines. Mdp is just next to a dirty river and gets really humid and...
Forum: Canada
Dec 28th 2018, 10:32 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,498
Posted By alfista1

Re: PSS Removals

We are in the process of using DB also but to another destination.
Our container is close. Just less than 2 weeks away now BUT we're having major commication issues as they are not understanding the...
Oct 18th 2018, 11:11 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,979
Posted By alfista1

Re: Leaving the UK again

Wonderful!! Our dog is back in for x-rays today as he's either fratcured his leg or his recent operation with an implant on his joint has gone wrong! Emergency visit last night at 6.30pm!

The vet...
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 17th 2018, 10:50 am
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By alfista1

Re: Health Certificate to export dog outside of the EU - What a joke!!

Thanks! We should be fine as long as we have the updated pet cert version from the embassy even that won't be legalised as the UK ministry won't recognise it!

We've got a 2.5 hour flight to Spain...
Oct 17th 2018, 8:55 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,979
Posted By alfista1

Re: Leaving the UK again

Flights booked for the 25th Nov!!

Removal company coming with a 20ft container on the 20th Nov!!

Still 2 cars to sell and lost of paperwork to be done for the dog and my wife to leave. (yes she...
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 17th 2018, 8:39 am
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By alfista1

Re: Health Certificate to export dog outside of the EU - What a joke!!

Well spoke with the embassy and they said the UK ministry certificate is way out of date (12 years old) and does not match the current laws!!
Spoke with the ministry and they said they knew nothing...
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 16th 2018, 11:29 am
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By alfista1

Health Certificate to export dog outside of the EU - What a joke!!

We are having major issues with APHA and the UK pet export ministry.

Their documentation for the certificate to export a dog to Uruguay is 12 years old!! The timeframe of 72 hours from the last...
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 12th 2018, 3:58 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By alfista1

Re: New rules for renewing British Passport

I'm leaving the UK in November with flights booked and still have a year on it. Decided to renew it now as it is such a complicated process overseas.
Did it online, digital photo upload. sent the...
Oct 9th 2018, 8:22 am
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By alfista1

Re: Paying NI after leaving the UK - 52 weeks clause

In regards to the 52 weeks NI payment after you leave the UK to work overseas but for a UK company HMRC are asking for proof that I am going to be permanent overseas!! Otherwise they will deduct 52...
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 4th 2018, 1:25 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By alfista1

Re: Student loans threshold changing a lot!

I deferred mine back in April 2018 and nothing had changed strangely. We'll see next year.

Well i am struggling with them to get my online services activated before I move overseas in Nov. I can...
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 3rd 2018, 3:01 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By alfista1

Student loans threshold changing a lot!

Just read the deferment threshold is changing for your unpaid student loan!!
9% anything above your salary of £18.333! So instead of the previous 29,000 approx I think it was it has lowered...
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