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by JMN2
January 16th, 2017, 9:24 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: upcoming dividends?
Replies: 24
Views: 663

Re: upcoming dividends?

All Surrey libraries have free wifi so I'll just take my laptop there once a month if need be. Just need that website once a month just before the month end to check the following month's upcoming payments. All the free online proxies I've checked today are under maintenance...very crafty.
by JMN2
January 16th, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Barclays
Replies: 66
Views: 1954

Re: Barclays

IR35x wrote:I pay £46.50 per quarter so it looks like Barclays take the AJ Bell fee and their own on a quarterly basis.
46.5 * 4 = 186 = 155 + VAT
So 125 for AJ Bell and 30 for Barclays - can't say that I remembered but just checked my account.


Yes, same here, I was too lazy to do the math. :oops:
by JMN2
January 16th, 2017, 2:59 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Barclays
Replies: 66
Views: 1954

Re: Barclays

... They also said that fees for SIPPs hadn't been decided. I looked a bit further at their website today and looked at the FAQs here: https://www.barclaysstockbrokers.co.uk/Pages/direct-investing-faqs.aspx It says that the current £30 SIPP charge will disappear as it is covered by the user account...
by JMN2
January 14th, 2017, 1:26 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Beer glass preferences, what's yours?
Replies: 32
Views: 304

Re: Beer glass preferences, what's yours?

I prefer oversized pint glasses and have perfected a method of holding my pinky under the glass for support. I have never dropped a glass with beer in it.
by JMN2
January 14th, 2017, 1:22 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: My portfolio with John Lee
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: My portfolio with John Lee

A few years ago he was banging on about Christie Group (CTG). I was sorry to miss it and see it fly. Has come back down now.
by JMN2
January 14th, 2017, 8:38 am
Forum: Drink
Topic: Beer glass preferences, what's yours?
Replies: 32
Views: 304

Re: Beer glass preferences, what's yours?

In Jack's Return Home ie Get Carter, Michael Caine orders a beer in a pub in Newcastle.

"Pint of bitter.... In a straight glass!"
by JMN2
January 13th, 2017, 4:32 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Beer glass preferences, what's yours?
Replies: 32
Views: 304

Re: Beer glass preferences, what's yours?

I used to have an extensive glass collection, now I mostly drink from festival pint glasses (GBBF, Ealing, Redhill). I do have this Spiegel Speigel IPA, stout, wheat glass set but it doesn't see much action.
by JMN2
January 13th, 2017, 2:35 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Barclays
Replies: 66
Views: 1954

Re: Barclays

... Charging for SIPPs hasn't been sorted yet. ... Currently I pay 4x £40+ a year, and around £11 a trade. IIRC HL would charge £200 a year and if Barclays SIPP charges go above that then I'll transfer to HL where my ISA is which I am 100% happy with how they run it. Only problem with Barclays is t...
by JMN2
January 13th, 2017, 10:05 am
Forum: Drink
Topic: Christmas Beers - Never Again
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: Christmas Beers - Never Again

Rule no 1 addendum - use a mason jar when ever available.
by JMN2
January 12th, 2017, 8:55 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Personal Tax Account
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Personal Tax Account

monabri wrote:...

JMN2 - I bet you are still paying tax and NI though ! :)


Not for many years. I just wanted to have a look to see what my details at HMRC looked like as I have most of my records off site in storage.
by JMN2
January 12th, 2017, 10:46 am
Forum: Drink
Topic: Christmas Beers - Never Again
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: Christmas Beers - Never Again

Hallucigenia, agree with you totally.

Also, those 5L minikegs are very handy for a homebrewer, but really have to be finished off in 2 days max. That's barely 9 pints so no great task. 8-)
by JMN2
January 12th, 2017, 10:38 am
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Personal Tax Account
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Personal Tax Account

I couldn't get access as they found no credit rating details for their identity check.
by JMN2
January 11th, 2017, 4:10 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: upcoming dividends?
Replies: 24
Views: 663

Re: upcoming dividends?

Seems to me my IP address stays the same, have rebooted a couple of times. Using a Virgin Media cable.
by JMN2
January 11th, 2017, 1:22 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: upcoming dividends?
Replies: 24
Views: 663

Re: upcoming dividends?

I haven't been able to access the website for almost a week now, forbidden #403 error. Never had this before so I guess my luck had to run out.
by JMN2
January 9th, 2017, 8:33 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Life - It's what happens whilst you are Hyping
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Life - It's what happens whilst you are Hyping

I don't spend much time in choosing the companies, I have outsourced research and due diligence to a handful of regular HYPers here, at the same time being very aware of caveat emptor.
by JMN2
January 7th, 2017, 9:46 am
Forum: Drink
Topic: Christmas Beers - Never Again
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: Christmas Beers - Never Again

I agree about the bottle sizes, it hardly seems worth the effort of opening a 330ml. I drove to the brewery and complained (it's only 10mins away). They said that they had just installed a new bottling line which only did 330ml and that everyone was going that way :roll: I think it's a big mistake ...
by JMN2
January 1st, 2017, 8:35 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Christmas Beers - Never Again
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Christmas Beers - Never Again

Had a large selection of dark, malty, spicy, boozy, strong Christmassy beers. Just couldn't drink much at all. Cloying anf not refreshing. For me beers are mostly against thirst, slight buzz takes second place. Next Christmas, pale ales, IPA's, bitters.
by JMN2
December 31st, 2016, 8:34 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Bree's HYPish Portfolio - Christmas Review 2016
Replies: 78
Views: 3474

Re: Bree's HYPish Portfolio - Christmas Review 2016

Donkey's years ago in my previous life I used to be in charge of PnL for a multi-billion $ hedge fund, operations, middle-office, treasury, fx, hedging, repos, etc, in the morning reconcile the prime broker reports, post ex-dividends, reconcile cash, get the PnL's out early afternoon, get the daily ...
by JMN2
December 30th, 2016, 7:51 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Bree's HYPish Portfolio - Christmas Review 2016
Replies: 78
Views: 3474

Re: Bree's HYPish Portfolio - Christmas Review 2016

JMN2, Did you ever see my reply to you, here: http://lemonfool.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=227 MDW1954 (Apologies for going off-topic, but I'm quite keen to follow this topic up, and it's been several weeks!) I did see but assumed your comment was directed at that other fella as he posted before...
by JMN2
December 29th, 2016, 1:30 pm
Forum: International & Expat Investors
Topic: EUR to GBP transfer into UK
Replies: 12
Views: 296

EUR to GBP transfer into UK

I hope to sell some property soon in the Euroland, I have a EUR bank account there where euros will be paid into. I then wish to send GBP to my UK bank account ie bring the loot home. Instead of having a regular retail bank do the fx and send me Sterling to Lloyds Bank, and 1) give me a bad fx rate ...

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