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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

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The Insurance Surgery Ltd

45 Pickford St, Macclesfield SK11 6HD, UK – 0800 083 2829

Having previously been turned down for life insurance due to a health condition, I researched online and decided to try this broker to help me find a provider. I've been dealing with Dan, who is superb. Patient, sympathetic, and non judgemental. He has found me cover with a well known provider for a premium costing only 50% more when some providers were quoting 4-5 times as much, or not at all. Highly recommended.

I recently used the insurance surgery to get life insurance for me and my wife. I spoke to Alex who was very friendly and helpful, kept me up to date throughout the process and helped us get cover when a couple of other places turned us down.

Hurdsfield Post Office

248-250 Hurdsfield Rd, Macclesfield SK10 2PN, UK – 01625 423278

Easy access but not for disabled, great staff and great range of foods

Nice friendly local Post Office

Bupa Health Centre Macclesfield

Spire regency hospital, West St, Macclesfield SK11 8DW, UK – 01625 501150

Very Good Private Hospital.

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.
Cheshire East Council Macclesfield Customer Service Centre

Town Hall, 1EA, Market Pl, Macclesfield SK10 1HA, UK – 0300 123 5500

Nice place to live and work

Post Office

155 London Rd, Macclesfield SK11 7SP, UK – 01625 427944

Very helpful staff

Post Office

51 Mill St, Macclesfield SK11 6NE, UK – 0345 722 3344

We all have our regular rants about how things were way back then. Alas, the staff at this post office is amazing. Say you had a surprising success with a Kickstarter project (a mere 600% funding, so you now need to post some 300 parcels, 10 days before Christmas - true story BTW), you will here find someone with a smile and one of those confident *no problem* attitudes. They're a good lot here!

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