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Forum: Spain
Sep 17th 2018, 7:50 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Best way to transfer money

I agree everyone deserves adequate warnings - I think I made that clear - jargon free clear terms and conditions are a must. Companies hiding things in terms and conditions need to be stopped - and...
Forum: Spain
Sep 15th 2018, 4:26 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Best way to transfer money

I am all for jargon free advertising and description of services. Believe me sometimes even professions in the industry are baffled by the nonsense some companies push out.

And I think it's worth...
Forum: Spain
Sep 13th 2018, 3:36 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Best way to transfer money

The FCA doesn't confirm either in the case of Premier FX and simply states they were 'authorised' to carry out remittances. If they were regulated it seems extremely unliely this would happen as all...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 13th 2018, 2:54 am
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Please Help!

Quite.

And if abuse cannot be proven most UK judges will take a dim view of taking children away from one parent.

Best to seek proper legal advice rather than listen to people on the internet....
Forum: USA
Sep 13th 2018, 2:51 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,454
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Buying property in the US

In the case of UK residents they would need to seek proper tax advice to see what the best method of ownership is for them of course.

N.
Forum: Spain
Sep 13th 2018, 2:50 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Best way to transfer money

Regulated or Registered?

And the article clearly states they were acting outside their permitted activities by asking clients to deposit money with them and wait for better exchange rates -...
Forum: Spain
Sep 12th 2018, 12:38 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Best way to transfer money

Given the FCA has limits to compensation for many things, including bank deposits it would be up to the consumer to look at what is acceptable risk or not if they are relying on regulation and/or...
Forum: USA
Sep 12th 2018, 12:10 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,454
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Buying property in the US

Indeed. If it's all wrapped up in an one stop shop service that's something people will pay a premium for...especially if financing can be arranged.

Some people like to do it all themselves of...
Forum: USA
Sep 11th 2018, 2:14 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,454
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Buying property in the US

You need a US bank account normally which requires you to be in the US to sign at the time of opening. However you can get someone there to open an LLC which you can own the property through, and get...
Forum: Spain
Sep 11th 2018, 12:44 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Best way to transfer money

I've used a FCA regulated exchange firm for years, and when I was a financial advisor used to recommend them to my clients who were transferring in all sorts of currencies - never had one complaint...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 24th 2018, 8:14 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,838
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Job-Hunting & Moving Back to UK

Like anywhere a lot depends on your field, what the market is short of and how well connected you and/or how good your networking skills are.

I know people with in-demand skills who are struggling...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 24th 2018, 8:04 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 3,522
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: 'Eye massagers' in the UAE

Confiscations are common I hear. Ocassionally people get them through without fuss though as well.

However if you get the wrong customs guy on the wrong day you or your husband might end up in a...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 23rd 2018, 5:54 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,311
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Bali

Congratulations!
Forum: Middle East
Aug 22nd 2018, 4:30 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,838
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Job-Hunting & Moving Back to UK

I've been looking at roles back home for almost eight months now with nothing more than a few telephone interviews and people who want to pay peanuts by UK standards for my experience.

Obviously...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 22nd 2018, 4:24 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: British teacher with kids moving to UAE

Well these days having anything remotely traditionally British is verboten in Britain - here I found my son learning more about Britain than some of his cousins in England....who couldn't even tell...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 21st 2018, 3:00 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Tedious HMRC

Always good advice to never cut corners and get professional help if you need it.

Keeping a track record of evidence such as old visas/passports, phone bills, tenancy contracts etc really helps...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 21st 2018, 2:54 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: British teacher with kids moving to UAE

Welcome to the forums!

The first thing I noticed was 20% of the children are foreign. That measn 80% Emirati. I have been in the country for 18 years and have met a lot of teachers in my...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 19th 2018, 6:21 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Any US expat in UAE? Tax query

There is a long term US tax attorney in Dubai who has a blog which might help you.

PM me and I'll get the link to you.

N.
Forum: Middle East
Aug 19th 2018, 6:18 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,850
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Sending money to the UK

The exchange rate itself is usually where the most savings are made rather than the transfer fee.

N.
Forum: USA
Aug 19th 2018, 11:02 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,869
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Money Transfer UK to US

Drop me a PM, I can introduce you to someone I have used for years. They also used to help my expat clients when I was a financial planner.

N.
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 19th 2018, 11:01 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,051
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: TransferWise Issues?

I've not used TransferWise but I can recommend someoe who I have used for years for multiple currencies, and who used to look after my clients when I was a Financial Planner - feel free to PM me.
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Forum: Middle East
Aug 18th 2018, 5:25 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Good digital marketing agency Abu Dhabi

I know a few in Dubai if 100miles isn't too far away from AD?

N.
Aug 16th 2018, 9:49 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,176
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: MOVING MONEY FROM S AFIRCA BACK TO THE UK,

Hi Tom,

It looks like no one has replied to you yet. Are you still looking for advice about moving money back to the UK. Feel free to PM if you are, I can recommend someone who can help.

N.
Forum: Middle East
Aug 16th 2018, 9:09 am
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Clothing!

Modest dress by Western standards is more than adequate in most parts of the UAE...including Al Ain.

Women can drive in the UAE. If you have a UK licence you can transfer it to a UAE one once you...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 16th 2018, 9:07 am
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Norm_uk

Re: Smoking banned in Qatar bars

I agree.

I also agree someone's right to smoke ends where my right not to smell the smoke begins.

The rational solution is closed off smoking areas and smoking only bars....but that would make...
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