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by mike
October 6th, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Trump gets the bird
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Trump gets the bird

It is very true, and here's what happened a few seconds later

https://youtu.be/JMSrz0W-irc?t=65
by mike
September 29th, 2018, 3:12 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Unilever - SIMPLIFICATION OF UNILEVER'S CORPORATE STRUCTURE
Replies: 270
Views: 7056

Re: Unilever - SIMPLIFICATION OF UNILEVER'S CORPORATE STRUCTURE

If I've understood that correctly, it explains Unilever's reported statements without nominee holdings not counting and the need to rematerialize them as a certificated holding ( though I think transferring them to a CREST account would do the same job ), without implying any wrongdoing by Unilever...
by mike
September 27th, 2018, 10:49 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: SSE Dividend Not Appearing In Barclays Smart Investor
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: SSE Dividend Not Appearing In Barclays Smart Investor

You should hope so too. Also that crediting dividends of the correct amount to the correct account is one of the basics. The last HSBA dividend I received July was actually paid by Barclays at the wrong 'per share' amount, and it took several days to be put right. The GNK divi was received many day...
by mike
September 24th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Voting nominee shares
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Voting nominee shares

Not something I've ever particularly wanted to do before, but the impending Unilever EGM caused me to check it out. I hold ULVR shares in a dealing account with iWeb. All it took was a telephone call. Very painless. I've just called iWeb where I hold some ULVR in an ISA, not a trading account. They...
by mike
September 22nd, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Unilever - SIMPLIFICATION OF UNILEVER'S CORPORATE STRUCTURE
Replies: 270
Views: 7056

Re: Unilever - SIMPLIFICATION OF UNILEVER'S CORPORATE STRUCTURE

There was a time limited offer to transfer free of charge the registrar-held DIs to an account of my choosing, and I transferred them to my CREST account. Very few people have a sponsored CREST account and it is near-impossible to find a broker offering one these days. A nominee account is not the ...
by mike
September 22nd, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Unilever - SIMPLIFICATION OF UNILEVER'S CORPORATE STRUCTURE
Replies: 270
Views: 7056

Re: Unilever - SIMPLIFICATION OF UNILEVER'S CORPORATE STRUCTURE

Just received this via email - it is a circular from the Unilever chairman. It looks as though they may be a bit worried.... ...I am still not convinced that this proposal is in my best interests. Still it is interesting to see Unilever's argument. My main concern is that the new shares will be Cre...
by mike
September 21st, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Well Salzburg seemed to go well ...
Replies: 106
Views: 1543

Re: Well Salzburg seemed to go well ...

They can hardly just ignore May's speech so I wonder how it will go down? Dod Like this ! Statement from Donald Tusk, 18:55 CET today The European Union and its leaders fully respect the UK’s decision expressed in the referendum on leaving the EU. [...] We studied the Chequers proposals in all seri...
by mike
September 21st, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Well Salzburg seemed to go well ...
Replies: 106
Views: 1543

Re: Well Salzburg seemed to go well ...

Well summed up in the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, or at least the Guardian's translation of it May had “stormed the European continent like a Don Quixote”, Chequers plan and Brexit conditions under her arm: Britain wanted to “keep playing footie and snacking at the canteen, without paying any sub...
by mike
September 14th, 2018, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Another plant identification request.
Replies: 26
Views: 517

Re: Another plant identification request.

I would say certainly not Lady's Mantle. It has hairy leaves and rain water balls up on them quite spectacularly.

Have you tried this to try to narrow it down a bit ?

http://www.botanicalkeys.co.uk/flora/content/SEARCH.ASP
by mike
September 14th, 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Passport renewal changes
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Passport renewal changes

But, rather than doing away with the time extension, why not just issue passports between now and 29th March 2019 to expire on 29th March 2029, with an ever-shortening extension so no-one will fall foul of the Schengen Border Code, yet the extension is not lost suddenly and without warning? If 6 mo...
by mike
September 13th, 2018, 7:43 am
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Passport renewal changes
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Passport renewal changes

The 9-month window to renew passports without losing the unexpired portion has been withdrawn - already, and without notice. Until now, the Passport Office has granted up to nine months of extra validity for British passports renewed ahead of the expiry date. A traveller whose passport is due to exp...
by mike
September 6th, 2018, 10:01 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Story Songs
Replies: 68
Views: 1444

Re: Story Songs

And with a hat-tip to R4 this morning, interviewing Stephanie, daughter of Michael Flanders of Flanders & Swann fame,

The gas man cometh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyeMFSzPgGc
by mike
September 3rd, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Inspection (wander) Lamps - are LED bulbs suitable ?
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Inspection (wander) Lamps - are LED bulbs suitable ?

Following (very!) hard on the heels of Quelquods LED request, could I ask the following. With mains powered inspection lamps, it is normally recommend you use rough service bulbs. Well the last one I had blew earlier today, and I only had an LED bulb readily available. Of course, the first thing you...
by mike
September 1st, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Showing my age.....
Replies: 38
Views: 1192

Re: Showing my age.....

Just to rub it in a bit further

The real James Garner ?

hehehe
by mike
August 31st, 2018, 4:20 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Story Songs
Replies: 68
Views: 1444

Re: Story Songs

Everly Bros - Ebony Eyes
by mike
August 30th, 2018, 5:16 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Progress
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Progress

Yeah. But we are in the age of 'Fact Free' politics. Get with the programme... :( That would be the Remain programme, I guess. Where is the recession that was promised? Where was the punishment budget? Weren’t you guys predicting war in Europe? No. That's as good as any example of the fact free pro...
by mike
August 9th, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Legal & General Half Year Report
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: Legal & General Half Year Report

An increase of 6.9% on last year's interim dividend. That will do for me As a recent purchaser, good news. Raptor Just to dampen the enthusiasm a bit (!), the increase is stated in many places as A formulaic approach is used to set the interim dividend, being 30% of the prior year full year dividen...
by mike
August 8th, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Smart meters
Replies: 48
Views: 1940

Re: Smart meters

... The recommendation in the consultation was for abolition. This appears to have now been implemented. Well that explains why after I switched to my current supplier in Feb 2015, I still have not had a meter reading visit. I am dual fuel, non-smart meters although the elec is digital rather than ...
by mike
August 8th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Aberdeen Asian Income trust
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Aberdeen Asian Income trust

Have a look at HFEL as well. I hold this and AAIF as the country focus is markedly different for both.

Mike
by mike
August 5th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: 'New' Brexit
Replies: 231
Views: 8176

Re: 'New' Brexit

On your 'planes not flying' sensationalism, read up on the International Air Services Transit Agreement (IASTA) of which the majority of Europe are signatory's of. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedoms_of_the_air List of signatory countries https://www.icao.int/MemberStates/Member%20States.English...

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