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, 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

37 Corporation St, Birmingham B2 4LS, UK – 0121 679 3414

Can't thank you enough to Gary primarily and also Jess and Rachel for helping me sort out my nightmare with flights to Australia. Gary spent so much time on the phone with me finding the best way to date change my flights and saved me a huge of amount of money and hassle in the end. Thanks for making it possible for me to go home and see my family you guys :) Will be sticking with STA travel for sure and with this branch in particular.

Really friendly staff with loads of travel advice and suggestions. Good prices and offers but they're not pushy about it.

Trailfinders Birmingham

22 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 6BS, UK – 0121 236 1234

Great information and help planning a trip to visit relatives in America and Canada. Donna was very friendly and helpful. Thank you for taking the stress out of the planning for this trip.

Have used Trailfinders many times and will continue to do so. Always friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Would thoroughly recommend.

Flight Centre Colmore Row, Birmingham

16b Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QD, UK – 0121 456 6096

You can find some good deals sometimes

Mark took care of all our travel needs, great service and an even better holiday package and price.

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.
Birmingham City Council

Waterloo St, Birmingham B1 1BB, UK – 0121 303 1111

Would be good to have a description of the building history on the front facade side

Arithmetic Accountants & Tax Advisors

Fifty Seven, 17, Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HS, UK – 0333 011 3330

Quick, customer friendly and i would recommend

Birchfield Road Sub Post Office

203 Birchfield Rd, Birmingham B19 1LL, UK – 0121 554 6705

Great staff

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