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Today, 1:43 am
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Posted By countrygirl33

Obtaining a UK credit card

Does anyone know how to go about getting a UK credit card on return to UK ? I had read that opening an HSBC bank in the USA is a good way to getting a UK HSBC bank account . Will the bank take my...
Today, 1:38 am
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Views: 4,625
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: Lowdown on Tax Issues

Hi Durham Lad,

How does the tax treaty work when you have a regular IRA ? When I retired , I had my Franklin Templeton mutual funds 403B transferred to an IRA with Charles Schwab . How does the...
Nov 10th 2020, 4:20 am
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: 401k 30% tax withheld? Can I reclaim back in UK

Durham Lad , I have ETfs with Charles Schwab .. I looked at the link you shared about reporting funds and not sure what this all means .. I just thought if I converted my mutual funds to ETFs with...
Nov 10th 2020, 3:36 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,040
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: Opening UK bank account from the US?

Hi Durham Lad, just interested as to why you used the HSBC to transfer house sale money to UK ? I might sell my house here and was wondering if it safe/better deal to transfer large amounts through...
Oct 15th 2020, 4:18 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,073
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: Keep USA Health Insurance?

Thanks Durham Lad for the info
Oct 15th 2020, 3:34 pm
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Views: 2,073
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: Keep USA Health Insurance?

Well, I don't know really, I know that I once needed an appointment and paid at a private hospital in UK and got in within days to see a doctor. I was thinking that private doctors/hospitals would...
Oct 15th 2020, 3:23 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,073
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: Keep USA Health Insurance?

I agree with Streetlegal.. I have the same excellent coverage in USA and it is comforting knowing that I can get in to see a specialist within a few days if needed. From what I hear and read now,...
Oct 13th 2020, 8:11 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,073
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: Keep USA Health Insurance?

Thanks SanDiegogirl.. I will try and keep my USA health coverage till I am fully settled and established with UK docs .. I'm thinking at least it will give me an option to return for treatment if...
Oct 13th 2020, 5:38 pm
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Views: 2,073
Posted By countrygirl33

Oct 13th 2020, 5:14 pm
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Posted By countrygirl33

Re: Keep USA Health Insurance?

Do they cover pre- existing conditions ? Thanks
Oct 13th 2020, 4:12 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,073
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: Keep USA Health Insurance?

Thanks Durham Lad, is it BUPA that you have? I am hearing that BUPA is the best there but will not apply to pre-existing conditions .. Thank you
Oct 13th 2020, 3:44 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,073
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: Keep USA Health Insurance?

Thanks Pulaski, I am a dual UK/USA citizen.. If I applied for private insurance in the UK , I don't believe it would cover pre-existing conditions like my USA insurance does. Also, from what I...
Oct 13th 2020, 2:53 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,073
Posted By countrygirl33

Keep USA Health Insurance?

I'm moving back to UK as a permanent resident, but was wondering if anyone ever kept their USA private insurance ? In the past while visiting , I have occasionally paid privately to see UK docs and...
Sep 10th 2020, 4:59 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,153
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: Transferwise

Thank you Pulaski for the info.. My money went through Transferwise. I now feel more comfortable .. I also learned that by transferring ACH debit from my bank to TW , I saved fees. Originally, I...
Sep 6th 2020, 7:31 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,824
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: The rose tinted glasses are off.

Don't be put off trying .. I live in San Diego too and know how beautiful it is here as well. I also understand the draw of "home" .. I bought a flat there 6 years ago and have been going back a...
Sep 6th 2020, 5:49 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,153
Posted By countrygirl33

Transferwise

I have just set up a Transferwise account to test with a transfer from my US bank to UK bank . I'm only sending $1000 at this point to see how it works. However, I received an email saying that I...
Aug 13th 2020, 2:52 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: Renew UK Driving License

Thank you , I should have made it clear that I plan to be primary resident in the UK and paying taxes . I just hope I can update my driving license without having to wait 2 years ..
Aug 13th 2020, 2:50 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: Renew UK Driving License

Well , my plan is to make the UK my primary residence , so I thought I was able to update my green paper license ..
Aug 12th 2020, 7:52 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By countrygirl33

Renew UK Driving License

I have retired in USA and have had a flat in UK for 6 years where I plan on spending more months of the year .. My old UK green license has my mum's address and I need to change to my flat .....
Aug 12th 2020, 6:35 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: Establishing a US Phone Number

It sounds like you are in the same boat as me. I just retired and have and apartment in UK that I plan to make my primary residence.. I keep my bank accounts open here for my pension to be paid...
Aug 12th 2020, 6:07 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: Transferring Large Amounts of Money from Canadian to GBP How

Hi, please could you tell me which transfer company you used or advise what you think is the best way to transfer large amounts for best rates .. Thank you
Jan 8th 2020, 1:52 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By countrygirl33

Car insurance

Anyone know how I can get reasonable car insurance ? I have a green UK license , but can't use it due to non resident and mum's old address. I spend about 5 months in UK at present ( which could be...
Jan 7th 2020, 3:01 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By countrygirl33

Re: Accessing travel insurance not yet permanent resident

Thank you , never heard of backpacker's insurance , but I will check it out ..
Jan 7th 2020, 3:00 pm
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