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User-friendly directory of independent financial advisers also provides links by subject area, including mortgages and savings
Independent body seeks to resolve disputes that arise between consumers and financial service providers.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) was set up by government. It is an independent organisation responsible for regulating financial services in the UK. Its' aim is to promote efficient, orderly and fair financial markets and help retail financial service consumers get a fair deal. The agency regulates most financial services markets, exchanges and firms. It sets the standards that they must meet and can take action against firms if they fail to meet the required standards.

The FT is pink, a global financial resource and required reading for anyone in the industry. You won't get very far into the site before you are asked to subscribe.
Treasury's Financial Services and updates. The tabs are mouth watering - Departments, Worldwide, How government works, Get involved, Policies, Publications, Consultations, Statistics, Announcements. For some it could be a fail safe cure for insomnia for others a matter of financial survival. In short boring but important!
Tax advice and forms from the agency responsible for administering income, corporation, capital gains and inheritance taxes.
IFSL's role is to promote the international activities and expertise of UK-based financial services. It is the only independent cross-sectoral organisation representing the UK financial services industry.
Self Assessment tax returns online. It takes a government to make a website look this bad!
This site could help you find a lost bank account (or building societyor national savings account). It is a free service provided by the British Bankers’ Association, the Building Societies Association and National Savings and Investments - these represent most of the firms that offer savings and current accounts in the UK.
Impartial information from the FSA. Explains Bank accounts, Credit cards, Insurance Investments, Mortgages,Pensions and Retirement options, Savings
Money search engine
Financial Information site, the online directory that lists the share dealing websites.
FTSE 100 and lots of other global and home financial data.
Website of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Find out who's up and who's down. Lists companies and current statistics.
Online resource covering business and technical aspects of the electronic trading service. Includes latest news, Q&A, guides and a newsletter.
Provides listed company info, investor resources, a tour, a summary of market activity and indexes, and glossary of market terms.
Offers stock prices, listing info, links to national and international companies, a market summary, and guidelines for investors.
Get the latest stock prices, charts, and news instantly
Links to all leading Uk car insurance companies. Listed alphabetically
Links to all leading UK health insurance companies. Listed alphabetically
Links to all leading UK home insurance companies. Listed alphabetically
Links to all leading UK pet insurance companies. Listed alphabetically

Travel Insurance

STA Travel

33 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2HN, UK – 0131 261 5751

Amazing service - organised JR Rail Pass tickets very efficiently, with helpful advice. And they arrived super quickly to branch. Thanks!

I contacted STA online, which redirected me to their George Street Edinburgh store. I was helped by Peta, she gave me all the advice I was looking for and recommend me an AMAZING trip. The booking process was faultless, even though I never met Peta in person she was always at the end of the phone or email whenever I had any questions. I would really recommend booking with STA, the knowledge of the staff is brilliant, and the prices are also really good.

Thomas Cook Travel Ltd

52 Hanover St, Edinburgh EH2 2DX, UK – 0131 285 1784

A huge thank you for the excellent customer service by Karen and her colleague in order to resolve my train travel problem on Monday. I really appreciated your help . You are a credit to Thomas Cook.

Karen Buchanan is exceptional white great attention to detail.

Trailfinders Edinburgh

14 Castle St, Edinburgh EH2 3AT, UK – 0131 243 2800

Easy to arrange holiday, good local knowledge of destination and best way to travel, very competant

Easily the best Travel Agent in the city. We have used Trailfinders twice now, once for our Honeymoon and once for my Wife's birthday. Both times the staff have been excellent. For our Honeymoon we had a rough idea of what we were looking for but very little outside of new, warm and relaxing. Our agent, Warren, talked us through a whole raft of options, swapping and chopping and changing dates, destinations and itinerary based upon our initially vague criteria. The destination we ended up with was something we never imagined or knew anything about but which turned out to be absolutely perfect. Our agent had stayed in the same area but at a different resort and his local knowledge was absolutely spot on. Any changes to our flights were communicated clearly and quickly and they also took care of transfers and tours for us. They also let the hotels know that we were on our honeymoon and each made a special effort for us on our arrival. After the faultless service we received with out Honeymoon we again returned with a slightly less vague destination but, other than a "Where" and "When". we relied wholly on our agent. Again the service was excellent with any of our "what about swapping this for that and moving this to here and can we stop off here and do x?" being quickly amended and options put to us clearly. We ended up with not only our desired destination but an extra one on top and a stop over that will allow some shopping before coming home. We used to book every part of the holiday ourselves but now we will be using Trailfinders, and especially this branch, every time we go away for more than a weekend.

Property search site with info on mortgages.
Financial Times. It's pink, a global resource and required reading for the industry.
Analysis and tips for UK stock market investors
Weekly Financial Paper giving round up of week's financial news
World, Home, Business and Financial News. Latest from the Markets.
Opinions and news on the global financial situation
Online financial news from the Mail group of newspapers
Link to Retirement Advice with lots of information about pensions.
Tax advice and forms. Info re. income, corporation, capital gains and inheritance taxes.
Inland Revenue's Internet service for self assessment. In common with most Government sites it looks as though it was designed by an undertaker. However, once we had gone through the long winded verification process, we did manage to pay our personal tax in minutes without the site crashing which was great.

Sadly the site is still a work in progress if you have a partnership or a trust. Incredibly these organisational forms still require third party software to enter their accounts. Remarkably HMRC seem quite happy with this situation!
Personal and business tax advice, link to Inland Rev, calculators, Q&A, tax news, saving tax.
HM Revenue & Customs

15 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 7UL, UK – 0843 903 3088

Recently helped with my rebate. I wasn't expecting it to be quite so painless

Advice Shop

249 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ, UK – 0131 200 2360

Andrew was a great help as have other staff been in the past, all staff are very friendly and helpful, big thanks for the help and advice you give to people, I really do believe some would Not know which way to turn without you.

These people deal with the benifits all day with their jobs, so who better to go to? It was a life saver for me! I feel confident from my experience, to say the staff will do their jobs and ensure your benefit claim(s) will get sorted out. It's hard to not get extremely down when your income disappears right before christmas but the staff are (stuck in the system) and are just doing their jobs. Some are better at their job than others. As in most workplaces. I received advice from one individual, Julie S, who was incredible. It's unbelievable how stressful and tiresome sorting out benefit claims can be. However, Julie went over and above, what I believe her job requires. I corresponded with Julie via emails on numerous occasions. She was happy to advise, reasure me and give thorough clear advice on what to do next. Also what I should expect, regarding how long I would wait for payments and step by step how my situation would be resolved. Julie also emailed me months after I'd initially visited the shop to inform me of upcoming benefit changes and what I should expect. I believe this email has potentially prevented another stressful visit to the shop. Big THANK YOU to all the staff, in particular Julie S. ☺


144 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EB, UK – 0131 226 4488

cool place

Nice office

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