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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
Find.co.uk, 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

3 Low Ousegate, York YO1 9QX, UK – 01904 206924

All this hate one here. Geeez! I've been using STA Travel for years now and never had any issues whatsoever. I have used numerous stores and like this one, they're always inviting, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. It's best to go in there knowing what you want to do as the options available are vast, depending on budget. I would say if you're looking for a standard beige holiday of lying on the beach use another travel agency, but if you're looking for adventure or volunteer work (which I highly recommend) use STA travel. The guys in the York branch are great, they have always been there to answer my questions via mobile, email or in store. You can also get travel insurance from STA which cuts out any middle man, and its good value too, with a wide range of covers. I would recommend popping in store and picking up a brochure or two, there's so much to look at and consider so take your time, then when you're ready head back to the store and I'm sure one of the lovely members of staff will help you, they have done for me.

Quick and friendly service with a reasonable price

Geldart G A & Co Ltd

5-6 Kings Square, York YO1 7LD, UK – 01904 629129

Absolutely great. A proper insurance broker who will shop around on your behalf and if you have a claim he will work with you to get all the paper work done. We have used Geldart Insurance for a number of years and wouldn't go elsewhere. Highly recommended.


17-18 Parliament St, York YO1 8SG, UK – 0800 554 0791

A nice, central Nationwide with friendly staff, counters always open, and ATMs inside and outside.

Quick service, friendly and help staff. Often busy on 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.
City of York Council

West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA, UK – 01904 551550

I have been in contact with the council on a few different occasions. Each time I contact them they are very friendly and helpful. For example, today there was a dead rat on my street and within an hour of me calling the council it was moved.

17 July van 01225 telling to move van from double yellow , sure , wouldn’t be on double yellow if normal car wouldn’t be taking space at loading only zone for more than 4 hours . Different rules for different people ?

Broadway Post Office

44 Broadway, Fulford, York YO10 4JX, UK – 01904 627290

I've used this Post Office twice in the last week and not had any problems whatsoever... The staff are very helpful and no waiting... I will be supporting this local Post Office

This is the only post office I use as the staff are so quick and efficient. I post a lot of packages at one time and the lady who serves me is cool as a cucumber and very quick at processing my packages. Other post office staff are much slower and those self serve counters in town are terrible. Especially if you want packages to be sent signed for, it’s too stressful.

Post Office

13 Main St, Heslington, York YO10 5EA, UK – 01904 412171


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