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Forum: USA
Yesterday, 2:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Best & Cheapest way to transfer money between US and UK bank accounts

There are many threads on this. Current experience is that Transferwise is very popular, but there are many others. I use them regularly for GBP to USD and have had no issues.

If you want to do...
Forum: USA
Yesterday, 12:47 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Travel insurance for relative

Try this: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/cheap-travel-insurance/
Jan 24th 2020, 3:19 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: IR1 Visa & i-864

For DCF in London the London Embassy instructions apply; https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/family-immigration/overview/
Forum: The Lounge
Jan 17th 2020, 4:33 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK Based Banking For Expats / Global Banking

Transferwise Borderless Account may be worth a look.
Jan 16th 2020, 12:33 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 2,193
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Staying in the US as UKC

You have an open door to moving to the USA permanently. It would be foolish in the extreme to put that at risk by overstaying under your ESTA. Follow the correct procedures and you will be able to...
Forum: USA
Jan 15th 2020, 8:26 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Travel while passport is being renewed.

Do some searching here and you will find that it is the common experience to get a replacement back in 10-14 days. This is one case where centralization has improved the service!
Jan 15th 2020, 8:24 pm
Replies: 1,549
Views: 121,368
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Home and garden projects

Yeah, I wondered about that. No artsy-fartsy taps in my house :hysterical:
Jan 15th 2020, 7:39 pm
Replies: 1,549
Views: 121,368
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Home and garden projects

I agree. I had a sudden lack of flow in my kitchen tap a couple of years ago and it took me far too long to work out that it was that mesh that was partially blocked. In my case it just unscrewed and...
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2020, 6:53 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Which figures to use?

It is now published for 2019: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/yearly-average-currency-exchange-rates
Jan 10th 2020, 5:34 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Moving to the US

Not sure why folks are finding it so difficult to determine where to send applications. It's clearly on the London Embassy website:...
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2020, 2:16 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Which figures to use?

No. That requires the Treasury Reporting Rate of Exchange which came out yesterday for December 31, 2019:...
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2020, 12:41 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Which figures to use?

I wonder what the purpose of the Average Exchange Rate now is?
Forum: USA
Jan 9th 2020, 11:47 am
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Which figures to use?

There is no tax on transferred money. It is income that is taxed.
Jan 7th 2020, 12:37 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Accessing travel insurance not yet permanent resident

There is no problem getting US travel insurance for over 45 days.
Jan 6th 2020, 12:45 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Accessing travel insurance not yet permanent resident

If you are US resident then check if your US medical insurance covers you. Otherwise get an insurance policy in the US. One example: https://www.travelguard.com/
Forum: USA
Jan 3rd 2020, 9:17 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Trying to get in touch with HMRC

There is no "double taxation problem" if you follow the procedure that has been set out several times in this thread.
Jan 3rd 2020, 4:39 pm
Replies: 333
Views: 39,499
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Boeing 737 Max 8

Ryanair say they may not get their 737 MAXs until October. It is difficult to see how Boeing can manage the fall-out when major loyal customers are treated like this.
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Forum: USA
Jan 3rd 2020, 12:33 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Trying to get in touch with HMRC

You do not need to be in touch with HMRC, Downing Street or your pension companies. Follow the clear process which has been set out here several times. Many of us have used it and it works.

Why...
Forum: USA
Jan 2nd 2020, 8:15 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Transferring Money from US to UK

You don't need the Transferwise Borderless Account just to do transfers.

For other options see here: https://www.mycurrencytransfer.com/money-transfer-to-USA/1000-GBP
Forum: USA
Jan 2nd 2020, 12:39 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Trying to get in touch with HMRC

Pension companies do not decide whether, or how much, tax to deduct. They simply operate the coding issued by HMRC.

As already stated, send this form to the IRS:...
Forum: USA
Dec 24th 2019, 12:34 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Trying to get in touch with HMRC

I don't recall getting any notice from the IRS that they had done it. It took about two months for HMRC to set a "no tax" coding, then I automatically got a tax refund on what I had already paid. I...
Forum: USA
Dec 24th 2019, 12:29 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Moving Back to the UK (H1B Holder)

I don't know where you are getting your information from but you can move your money back without any problem. It will not be taxed. Currency exchange companies like Transferwise (there are several...
Dec 23rd 2019, 2:48 pm
Replies: 333
Views: 39,499
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Boeing 737 Max 8

Boeing fires CEO Dennis Muilenburg. The only surprise is that this has taken so long.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/23/boeing-stock-halted-pending-news-company-battles-fallout-737-max-crisis.html
Dec 20th 2019, 12:45 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,537
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: Moving money from Canada to UK

The wire charge is only one element. You also need to consider the exchange rate they use.
A currency exchange (like Transferwise) will usually give a better deal when you take account of any fee...
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