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Sep 26th 2020, 12:56 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,762
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Moving back to the UK after living abroad over 5 years

UK will not take Canadian credit history, we tried that when we moved back from Canada. As for car insurance, contact UK insurers first. They require specific information. For us we had to pay as if...
Sep 26th 2020, 9:23 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,762
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Moving back to the UK after living abroad over 5 years

After 15 years away biggest pain in the a$$ we have had is we have no credit score in UK, so having to build from scratch.
Cant get a credit card, because of above. Other than that no problems.
Jun 7th 2020, 10:33 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Credit Reports

How long have you been out of the country? If only a short amount of time you may still have a UK credit score.
If you lost them due to being gone so long you will have to start from scratch (yes it...
Jun 7th 2020, 10:24 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,103
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Opening UK bank account from the US?

I did it with Lloyds bank online.

They have a nice security feature. You take picture of your passport, then 2 selfies. After that they send you a code and what to write on a piece of paper, take...
Jun 1st 2020, 7:46 am
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Moving back from Canada to the UK

Hi,

My wife and I moved back from Canada after 14 years just over a week ago.

Biggest downfalls so far seem to be car insurance, and having zero credit score as we have been gone so long.
...
May 25th 2020, 7:11 am
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Flying back through Toronto Pearson

Flight was fine, shorter than normal, as they can take a more direct route with reduced air traffic.

@Scilly The post was for information for people about to fly through Pearson, not me being...
May 24th 2020, 4:31 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By blokeandbird

Flying back through Toronto Pearson

My wife and I flew back to UK on Thursday night.
Advice for anyone about to fly through this airport.
Currency exchange, duty free, burger place, and one place serving some limited food and...
May 11th 2020, 5:22 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By blokeandbird

TV and broadband with no credit

Hi,

Managed to rent a house before moving back (paid 3 months ahead, and deposit), anyone have any recommendations for getting TV?

Plusnet offer internet, and I have just set up with them. They...
May 10th 2020, 1:57 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: HELP! Need recommendations for International Movers USA to UK PLS

I tried getting a quote form upakweship close to 10 times, they never responded. Maybe because I am in Canada.

We used Orbit. All quotes were inside a few dollars of each other, as it is cube...
May 9th 2020, 10:02 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,641
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Imminent move and Coronavirus

Oh, Okay well there goes that plan then, thanks for the head up, saved me wasting time.

ON a side note, those looking to use Air Canada to fly back they have a great deal (was greater) on aeroplan...
May 9th 2020, 9:56 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Dual Residency?

Just as note, the people you will be doing your post grad degree with will have done 2 years college in that subject before the time in the degree. Knowing people that have done this both ways,...
May 5th 2020, 8:28 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: How to build a credit rating in the UK

Get a broker and get a mortgage if you can afford to. Down payment is higher but starts building a solid credit score.
The cars you may have being paying cash for, dont. Put down more than 50% and...
May 5th 2020, 8:15 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,641
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Imminent move and Coronavirus

I have to go to work as deemed essential. As such you can be tested. My plant manager already has been.

So port news from our side. Moving company is loading containers next week, so they either...
May 2nd 2020, 4:57 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,641
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Imminent move and Coronavirus

Well that is scary! For me my company has mandated it, and to get tested before going to work. Will be strange being so close to pubs again, and not being able to pop in after work for a cheeky pint.
May 2nd 2020, 4:02 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,641
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Imminent move and Coronavirus

Arrivals quarantining changed last week. Now need to self isolate for 2 weeks. No food shopping, just straight to isolation. Food shops have no deliveries available in next 3 weeks ( Already tried...
Apr 30th 2020, 8:52 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,641
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Imminent move and Coronavirus

EdandPaula, you get 24 hours boarding as part of your dog clearing customs and being checked over. We are being told customs part for pets is around 2-3 hours. So may want to keep that in mind.
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Apr 29th 2020, 9:51 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,641
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Imminent move and Coronavirus

EdandPaula, looks like we are flying the same day. I thought all international flights were cancelled from the US?

Update from our side. I had rented a hotel suite to isolate in (had to call to...
Apr 27th 2020, 9:24 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,641
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Imminent move and Coronavirus

Update from my side. Got confirmed by company today I can travel.

Timeline is our house closes here 4th May
Fly out May 21st for 2 weeks isolation.
Only BA is currently flying dogs, and...
Apr 26th 2020, 2:28 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,641
Posted By blokeandbird

Imminent move and Coronavirus

Is anybody about to imminently move back to the UK?
I am meant to start my new job June 1st.

Just wondering if anybody has just gone through it or about to?
We wanted to buy a house, that...
Apr 12th 2020, 2:07 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Moving back to UK - buying a house (Question)

Yes you can buy without being in the country. A formal job offer and a minimum 20 percent deposit, I was able to secure approval before even setting foot on UK soil. Interest rate is higher, but will...
Apr 6th 2020, 5:34 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,127
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Corin 19 and moving

I believe you can still close on your property in Scotland, unless it is different than England.
We got word Friday that no pets are being imported into UK from Canada until further notice.
The...
Mar 28th 2020, 3:09 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,127
Posted By blokeandbird

Corin 19 and moving

Pretty sure I am not alone in this.
Anybody else sold their house in Canada (or insert country here), signed a new contract in UK, and are now in limbo?

Basically our house is being loaded into a...
Feb 15th 2020, 1:32 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,306
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Help needed RE: importing dog to UK from Canada

Yes other than you missed having to get the dog checked over by a vet in France that has to happen within 24 hours of you landing.You pet is then locked in a car with you for the long drive to the UK.
Jan 25th 2020, 4:49 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 398
Posted By blokeandbird

Moving Candian private pension to UK

Hi,

I have a private pension with my company (Pension, not RRSP). Is there anyway to move that to the UK? I am moving to the same company, just in UK. I would rather move it as I have heavily...
Jan 25th 2020, 4:44 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,306
Posted By blokeandbird

Re: Help needed RE: importing dog to UK from Canada

We have been quoted 3800 to move our border collie form Toronto to UK.
Another option is to fly into France or Dublin, get a vet to do a once over inside 24 hours and then drive into the UK.
Brexit...
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