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by Regdragon
February 6th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Lanzarote
Replies: 22
Views: 1746

Re: Lanzarote

I meant “almost-rooftop” rather than “almist-rooftop.” I was actually trying to stress the view rather than talk it down!

RD
by Regdragon
February 6th, 2018, 4:45 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Lanzarote
Replies: 22
Views: 1746

Re: Lanzarote

Having been to Lanzarote just before Christmas, can I just add that I think Arrecife, the capital, is worth a day’s “pottering” too? From Playa Blanca it’s about 40 minutes on a cheap bus and it has the Strava Bar or Tabla restaurant for lunch, the old harbour at San Gines for a very pleasant beer i...
by Regdragon
January 16th, 2018, 12:21 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Carillion post-mortem
Replies: 394
Views: 17058

Re: Carillion post-mortem

Practical question: Since it seems that our Carillion holdings are now worth nothing, at what point, and on what date, do we record the capital loss for CGT purposes? And will brokers provide some sort of evidence, of a similar function to a contract note, of the date and zero value? I held to the ...
by Regdragon
January 12th, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Barclays Smart Investor
Replies: 370
Views: 24646

Re: Barclays Smart Investor

I’ve transferred three accounts to Charles Stanley and, after about 9 weeks, all the shareholdings in each were transferred but the cash is still outstanding.It’s smallish amounts for two accounts but in the case of my SIPP, where the shares were transferred on or before 1 December, the outstanding ...
by Regdragon
January 12th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Barclays ISA transfers
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Barclays ISA transfers

More than two months after my ISA was transferred, I am still waiting for the balance of the ISA cash - £650 of dividends that arrived at Barclays just after the transfer date - to be sent on to Charles Stanley. The situation with my SIPP is worse. Barclays finally transferred the SIPP shareholdings...
by Regdragon
January 8th, 2018, 9:26 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Recommendations for accommodation in New York - near Broadway - and flights
Replies: 17
Views: 592

Re: Recommendations for accommodation in New York - near Broadway - and flights

Hi Clariman, On flights I always use the skyscanner site, rightly or wrongly - it’s just easy. We stayed at the Element hotel near Times Square. (Actually I think it’s on the same street as the Sofitel. It’s close anyway.) It’s only 3-star but the rooms are well-appointed and comfy, particularly the...
by Regdragon
November 12th, 2017, 5:58 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Barclays Smart Investor
Replies: 370
Views: 24646

Re: Barclays Smart Investor

False alarm... The shares have transferred, but none of the cash...... Ah well..... Penteluk, I’ve got the same problem with my ISA which I’m trying to transfer to Charles Stanley - the shares transferred about 5 days ago but not the funds. It’s a bit disconcerting. Can you say how long it took for...
by Regdragon
September 23rd, 2017, 6:18 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Barclays Smart Investor
Replies: 370
Views: 24646

Re: Barclays Smart Investor

Thanks for this Pink Dalek - I'll check it out on Monday. I bought these for my SIPP actually and just assumed I was buying - what seemed to me at the time - to be a really cheap FTSE100 stock. They've doubled in price and still have a yield around 2.9% so they've been good, whatever they are! Thank...
by Regdragon
September 23rd, 2017, 11:00 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Barclays Smart Investor
Replies: 370
Views: 24646

Re: Barclays Smart Investor

Yyuryyub, I've got a text about website down-time before now but not so far about tomorrow's downtime. So, just in case you don't know, the site will be down from 0030 to 1730 tomorrow. For some reason, my shares in 3i Plc have been reclassified on Smart Investor as an Investment Trust. Barclays are...
by Regdragon
September 6th, 2017, 8:57 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Barclays Smart Investor
Replies: 370
Views: 24646

Re: Barclays Smart Investor

Are we entitled to any compensation does any one know?[/quote] Awaiting the first dollop of charges. I'm not sure about compensation but surely this is not fit for a private investor's purpose? I've been waiting for a reply on "live chat" for about 15 minutes now. They can't possibly inten...
by Regdragon
August 31st, 2017, 7:24 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Barclays
Replies: 294
Views: 21810

Re: Barclays

Many thanks to DSPP for linking to Interactive Investor (which may yet be of interest. I'm still looking at the escape options.) Here's a short video of A J Bell, if it helps anyone, because it shows their screen format which includes that amazing feature - movement on the day! I'm not sure if it's ...
by Regdragon
August 29th, 2017, 11:12 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Barclays
Replies: 294
Views: 21810

Re: Barclays

Anyone have any idea how to view the price change today as opposed to from purchase? And where to find current index values? I did find indices at one point but lost it again. I can't find % movement on the day either or an easy link to the RNS that might be driving that movement. But you can get t...
by Regdragon
August 9th, 2017, 6:23 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Barclays
Replies: 294
Views: 21810

Re: Barclays

I do apologise for causing confusion. I said you have to enter the whole password currently with Barclays Stockbrokers and I was confusing Barclays with another account. With Barclays you do currently just have to enter 2 random digits - sorry. Reading the replies I may have to use a new log-in proc...
by Regdragon
August 9th, 2017, 12:20 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Barclays
Replies: 294
Views: 21810

Re: Barclays

Thanks Biggles. I run two accounts too and on the current Barclays Stockbrokers site, i can log into both using two tabs and one device - separate log-ins obviously - but i just see the shares relating to each account. Your experience does sound a bit worrying. Currently the Barclays Stockbrokers ac...
by Regdragon
August 7th, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Barclays
Replies: 294
Views: 21810

Re: Barclays

It's a shame but i'm considering leaving Barclays too although the (apparent) improved security on Smart Investor sounded good. Anyone got any experience of an execution-only Broker combining a good security system with ease of access? E.g my Bank send me a code over the phone which I then input on ...
by Regdragon
April 27th, 2017, 7:05 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Is harassment not an offence?
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Is harassment not an offence?

Many thanks Tango - very much appreciated. I'll pass that on.

Regards

RD
by Regdragon
April 25th, 2017, 9:43 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Is harassment not an offence?
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Is harassment not an offence?

I'd be grateful for any advice on this problem for a friend. My friend's partner is Polish and has lived in the UK since 2003. She has had dual nationality for eight years. They have a four year old son together. In 2003 she left a violent and abusive relationship with an Egyptian national working i...
by Regdragon
March 17th, 2017, 1:18 am
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Visiting Cuba
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: Visiting Cuba

I would recommend people travel in Cuba rather than take an all-inclusive package which would probably be Varadero-based. Varadero is not really Cuba - it's a homogenised honey pot designed to bring in foreign currency. It's quite bland really - you feel you could be anywhere to be honest. It remind...
by Regdragon
March 9th, 2017, 12:49 am
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Car Hire at Faro Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 1062

Re: Car Hire at Faro Airport

Sats, A few thoughts ... Tavira is a pretty little coastal town with plenty of eateries and it's not overly touristy. It's east of Faro - in fact it's the last place you get to before the Guadiana river which is pretty much the Spanish border. Tavira's beach is on an island just off the coast which ...
by Regdragon
February 2nd, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: Public Sector Pension - lump sum
Replies: 14
Views: 884

Re: Public Sector Pension - lump sum

Hi Alaric. I've not long retired with a public sector pension and I had the option to increase my lump sum, paid now, in return for a reduced annual pension - but not an option to do it the other way around I.e reduce my lump sum to take more in annual pension. I can well understand why that might b...

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