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Forum: Canada
Jul 22nd 2013, 3:08 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By johnh009

Re: Bank account help!

Presidents Choice for free banking and as they are operated by the CIBC, your money is covered by the financial services compensation scheme:
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May 2nd 2013, 9:32 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,107
Posted By johnh009

Re: Suggestions/Advice on Locations to Live in the UK

I lived in Malvern, Worcestershire for a while which I liked. It is centrally placed in England and, for work, using the M5, you can access the West Midlands and Bristol areas. The Bristol area has...
Forum: Cyprus
Apr 2nd 2013, 11:12 am
Replies: 89
Views: 16,631
Posted By johnh009

Re: Ex-pats and money in Cyprus banks

It seems that this bank in Lithiuania (which is now part of the EU) has also gone bust. No sign of a bailout forthcoming for them. Maybe the EU/Germans have had enough and this is a sign of things to...
Apr 2nd 2013, 9:40 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,752
Posted By johnh009

Re: Weak Pound

I think it will be this way for a long time to come. A weak pound means high inflation and therefore the ability to print more money. We have to, we don't make anything to sell anymore. I believe the...
Forum: Canada
Feb 6th 2013, 1:52 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,752
Posted By johnh009

Re: Setting up a business in Canada

You could be a stand-up comic.
Forum: Canada
Feb 6th 2013, 1:50 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,752
Posted By johnh009

Re: Setting up a business in Canada

Cheese is expensive in Canada compared to the UK because dairy products are subsidised in Europe.
Feb 6th 2013, 12:50 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,104
Posted By johnh009

Re: UK Tax on Income

I think the waters are getting murkier. It is an applicant's UK income they are interested in, not the income in their current country and the OP's US employer is not registered in the UK with HMRC...
Feb 6th 2013, 12:42 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,991
Posted By johnh009

Re: How legally binding is the job contract in UK?

I work in the contract engineering field and this sort of thing happens all of the time. The reality is, no employer wants an employee on site who does not want to be there. Speak to them and tell...
Replies: 111
Views: 11,684
Posted By johnh009

Re: Want to move but cannot afford to move back any suggestions?

And, judging by the questions/requirements on the Set M forms, it is clearly intended to stop arranged marriages.
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By johnh009

Re: Spain as a backdoor to the UK?

Being allowed to settle in the UK is based on nationality and not residency although being closer may be benifical when looking for a job, etc. I have come across quite a few Brits who work in the UK...
Jan 30th 2013, 9:14 am
Replies: 59
Views: 4,104
Posted By johnh009

Re: UK Tax on Income

Is it a case that your employer requires you to be based in the UK for business reasons or it just suits you both that you could continue in the same job working from home in the UK so as to speak?
Jan 30th 2013, 7:29 am
Replies: 59
Views: 4,104
Posted By johnh009

Re: UK Tax on Income

The whole process is stressful for anyone who goes through this but, there is a required sequence of events you must go through. If followed, it should result in a satisfactory conclusion for you. As...
Jan 29th 2013, 4:04 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,104
Posted By johnh009

Re: UK Tax on Income

Yes or there will be a lot of fines flying around. Probably the only way around this is if the OP comes over for short periods of time and retains residency in the US.
Jan 29th 2013, 12:50 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,104
Posted By johnh009

Re: UK Tax on Income

If you are working in the UK for a foreign company, the company must register with the HMRC as an employer and pay the tax and National Insurance due by deducting these from your salary, plus paying...
Jan 29th 2013, 12:32 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 6,734
Posted By johnh009

Re: Moving back British Muslim

Well, this looks like how it is going now; one country - two systems. Bloody marvellous:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7232661.stm
Replies: 25
Views: 29,776
Posted By johnh009

Re: UK Spouse Visa Information - evidence required etc

Yes, we started the process in 2009. I suppose under the new rules there is a fee to pay at each stage. It is probably the only governement department that makes a profit.
Jan 23rd 2013, 5:05 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,409
Posted By johnh009

Re: Overwhelmed with this - any help greatly appreciated

Be aware that exchange control still exists in SA. However, there is an emigration allowance of R4 million per individual and R8 million per family unit. Any more than this, may need to be moved on a...
Replies: 25
Views: 29,776
Posted By johnh009

Re: UK Spouse Visa Information - evidence required etc

According to this it is 12 months. The more steps in the process, the more cash they can extract from you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indefinite_leave_to_remain
Replies: 25
Views: 29,776
Posted By johnh009

Re: UK Spouse Visa Information - evidence required etc

A spousal visa lasts for 2 years and 3 months. Before this time period expires, the spouse/applicant has to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) status. The application process involves...
Replies: 25
Views: 29,776
Posted By johnh009

Re: UK Spouse Visa Information - evidence required etc

We have just been through this. What I would say is that they will be basically looking for you to prove that you have a genuine releationship. As you have realised, at this point, make sure you save...
Jan 23rd 2013, 8:35 am
Replies: 7
Views: 10,297
Posted By johnh009

Re: Looking for a UK stock broker

TD Direct have a really good trading platform and are a reputable outfit. They are originally Canadian, part of the Toronto Dominion Bank who operated in conjunction with Price Waterhouse. You can...
Jan 23rd 2013, 7:30 am
Replies: 7
Views: 10,297
Posted By johnh009

Re: Looking for a UK stock broker

It is worth noting that the following blue chip companies on the London Stock Exchange pay quarterly dividends so this gives you a nice income stream providing money to reinvest.

HSBC (HSBA-L)
...
Jan 22nd 2013, 6:46 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 10,297
Posted By johnh009

Re: Looking for a UK stock broker

Why not open an online account and execute the trades yourself? It is far cheaper that way. There is plenty of free information out there to help you choose, such as this:
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Replies: 116
Views: 14,925
Posted By johnh009

Re: Spouse visa

And, of course, at the end of the day, the decision lies with the immigration officer handling the case and I am sure they are well prepared for all of the potential scams they are about to face.
Replies: 116
Views: 14,925
Posted By johnh009

Re: Spouse visa

Yes, I can see they have tightened up. My wife came in 2010. The only consideration is that children who are British citizens are not subject to the financial requirment which will bring the...
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