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Nov 30th 2020, 2:36 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: Obtaining a UK credit card

We opened the US account online and it was ready to go in about 48 hours - you don't even need to go into a branch. That was very simple. The UK account is the one we're still waiting on; we don't...
Nov 29th 2020, 8:32 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: Obtaining a UK credit card

I opened a US HSBC account in June and then, in August, drove a long way (here in Florida) to open their UK account and sign the documents. We were told it would take 2-3 weeks to receive the banking...
Nov 14th 2020, 9:21 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,872
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: Opening UK bank account from the US?

I was wondering if anyone is in the same boat as me. I opened up my HSBC premiere account in the summer. Almost 3 months ago we had to drive hours to an HSBC branch to open up the UK account and were...
Sep 7th 2020, 3:01 pm
Replies: 52
NHS
Views: 3,396
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: NHS

Thanks durham_lad. Had a feeling that might be the case!
I have to say, overall I'm really looking forward to the NHS. Paying about $2000 a month for health insurance for the 2 of us here in the US...
Sep 7th 2020, 12:43 pm
Replies: 52
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Views: 3,396
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: NHS

So sorry you had to suffer while you waited for hip replacement and happy it's finally been taken care of.
Thanks to everyone who has posted quotes for private insurance. Just curious about private...
Sep 5th 2020, 8:23 am
Replies: 52
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Views: 3,396
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: NHS

First of all, how brave of you to seek out help! I can't imagine that was an easy step to take. :thumbsup: I didn't know in home services like that existed anywhere. Best of luck on Monday and for...
Sep 4th 2020, 11:08 pm
Replies: 52
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Views: 3,396
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: NHS

Thanks for your detail durham_lad. 99.00 a month seems very reasonable for a back-up; I was expecting it to be much higher! I think, as usual, I'm worrying too much. I have a feeling the NHS will...
Sep 4th 2020, 9:33 pm
Replies: 52
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Views: 3,396
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: NHS

Thank - greatly appreciated!
Sep 4th 2020, 9:10 pm
Replies: 52
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Views: 3,396
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: NHS

Glad to hear your wife made it through her heart attack okay. My Dad had a heart attack around the same time and had nothing but praises for the level of care he received. The ambulance driver...
Sep 4th 2020, 9:01 pm
Replies: 52
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Views: 3,396
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: NHS

Thanks for expanding on that.
Sep 4th 2020, 8:59 pm
Replies: 52
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Views: 3,396
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: NHS

I'm starting to get the picture. So emergency medicine is very similar to the US but it's the electives with potential long the wait lists. So I will definitely want to get my knee replacement done...
Sep 4th 2020, 8:23 pm
Replies: 52
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Views: 3,396
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: NHS

Well for sure your family doesn't do things by halves! Thank you for sharing your personal stories and I hope your loved ones are recovering. I don't think we'd be able to afford private healthcare...
Sep 4th 2020, 7:50 pm
Replies: 52
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Views: 3,396
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: NHS

I'm really feeling my age lately! I went to my US doctor yesterday because I've been experiencing a few issues and was referred to a cardiologist because my resting heart rate has been increasing...
Aug 29th 2020, 3:29 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,870
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: Moving back to Wales

I appreciate the step by step guide - yes, that's what I was needing as I've only ever done simple holiday exchanges! Thanks for the info! :thumbsup:
Aug 29th 2020, 1:09 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,870
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: Moving back to Wales

Just visited the HSBC branch in Fort Lauderdale, Florida today to sign the paperwork to open my UK Premier account. Once I receive my packet in the mail we'll be ready to exchange some funds and make...
Aug 8th 2020, 5:38 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: Credit Reports

Just out of curiosity, what's HP?
Jul 10th 2020, 7:01 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 11,345
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: Wanting to move back - sounds like I'm not alone

Sorry, but I can't be of much help because we don't have kids and have only visited Seaford once and know nothing about the schooling or much about community. We've chosen Seaford or Newhaven because...
Jul 10th 2020, 10:34 am
Replies: 64
Views: 11,345
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: Wanting to move back - sounds like I'm not alone

We've decided to move to Newhaven or Seaford, just along the coast. We can catch a train or bus into Brighton whenever I need my city "fix" and those hot, fresh doughnuts they sell at the base of the...
Jul 10th 2020, 4:08 am
Replies: 64
Views: 11,345
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: Wanting to move back - sounds like I'm not alone

My partner takes care of me financially since I was no longer able to work because of anxiety. I can't imagine the stresses of teaching remotely and dealing with unkind evaluations, on top of...
Jul 10th 2020, 3:40 am
Replies: 64
Views: 11,345
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: Wanting to move back - sounds like I'm not alone

Take good care of yourself. We're living under very trying conditions right now and I understand a little of your situation. Be careful with the prednisone; my partner had some very serious side...
Jul 9th 2020, 11:45 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 11,345
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: Wanting to move back - sounds like I'm not alone

I too am longing to move back. I have been wanting to move back for about 10 years but my partner has a small business which provides our income and I'm unable to work. But finally she's willing to...
Jul 9th 2020, 10:16 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: How to get a long-forgotten National Insurance Number?

I applied via that form and successfully received my number by mail a few weeks ago. (It took 3 weeks after they received my form - I sent it Fedex because I don't trust International mail at the...
Jun 21st 2020, 5:34 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: NHS for the spouse visa applicant?

Thanks, that's great to know!
Jun 21st 2020, 5:31 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Brightongirl

NHS for the spouse visa applicant?

Once my wife has paid the NHS fee and is granted her spouse visa, how does she go about receiving care in the UK? Is this different from me as the citizen?
Jun 21st 2020, 5:26 pm
Replies: 52
NHS
Views: 3,396
Posted By Brightongirl

Re: NHS

Sometimes I forgot we're living in a Covid world with patients not being comfortable with surgeries at the moment! Thanks for the perspective.
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