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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.
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Links to all leading Uk car insurance companies. Listed alphabetically
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Travel Insurance

Hays Travel

47 Hyde Rd, Paignton TQ4 5BP, UK – 01803 552755

was seen straight away, Staff were very friendly and helpful. Got my Euros from the bureau, Christine in the office was very helpful and got me a good rate on my holiday money. would definitely recommend.


3 Hyde Rd, Paignton TQ4 5BW, UK – 0800 554 0409

Friendly staff & very helpful, when your waiting to be served there's always a member of staff buzzing about that comes & helps you out!! 🤑 I've never been to the Torquay branch tho i only use Paignton branch on Hyde road.

Very friendly staff a self service paying in machine in branch useful when busy

Age U.K.

21 Torbay Rd, Paignton TQ4 6AA, UK – 01803 558178

A great friendly charity shop

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.
Post Office

30 Torquay Rd, Paignton TQ3 3BD, UK – 0845 722 3344

Very long queues, desparately understaffed, is 11:20 on a Thursday morning and there's one person on the main counters and one on the travel money -_-

Friendly and helpful staff always trying to help you out and reduce your waiting time

Paignton Green

Paignton TQ4 6BQ, UK – 01803 201201

Great during the summer , always something going on. Great park for the kids , beach just yards away , pier with loads of amusements, crazy golf. There's a Vue cinema next to the green and plenty of pubs , and eateries close by.

Known locally as "The Green", Paignton Green provides a welcome parkland buffer between the beach and passing traffic. Back in the 1990s Radio 1 would host their summer roadshow here every August, but there are still numerous other events, fairgrounds and circuses hosted here throughout the year. Even when it is not "in use" The Green provides a fantastic green space for local families and holidaymakers alike. Sadly the surrounding businesses are slowly closing down, which is terrible for the area. The Lighthouse (aka Sports XS) despite being in a prime location has been boarded up for many years and The Park Hotel, dating back to 1884, was recently also boarded up - though investors are possibly turning into residential properties in the future. The shining star of the area will always be The Spinning Wheel and may it never close! If my review was helpful or you agree, please give it a thumbs up 👍🏼

Paignton Beach

The Esplanade, Esplanade Rd, Paignton TQ4 6ED, UK – 01803 201201

A time capsule of Britain's seaside heritage. Pier, donkeys, amusement arcades and gift shops. Huge fun. Beautiful clean beach with red sand. Quite gorgeous.

It's not too bad here. You could hurt yourself accessing beach because of steps and a curved wall. The beach is very sandy but sea water isn't clear, and has got lots of floating seaweed in places. It's commercialised and live music was being belted out from a pub and you could hear it from a quarter of a mile away. The Harvester pub looked like a farm to feed geese as you walked passed it too.

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