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, 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

Thomas Cook Travel Ltd

36c, Newcraighall Rd, Edinburgh EH15 3RD, UK – 0131 285 2911

Very Friendly Staff

Northfield Post Office

231 Willowbrae Rd, Edinburgh EH8 7ND, UK – 0131 661 7143

Great wee shop. Staff are friendly and they go out of their way to help.

The staff are so helpful and always ready to go out of their way for all customers. I highly recommend using this post office/store even if it may be out of your way.

Integrity Insurance Services Ltd

25 Morton St, Edinburgh EH15 2HN, UK – 0131 653 0588

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.
Portobello Post Office

6 Bath St Ln, Edinburgh EH15 1EY, UK – 0131 669 2020

Mystified by negative comments. Been my local post office for many years and without fail customer seevise excellent. Sure there are busier periods than others that's the nature of it but even then with patience one by one everyone gets served no problem. At quieter times it has the friendly feel of a rural post office. Out with normal hours post office business can happen at the supermarket till where willing but less familiar staff can assist - perhaps for some negative folk they have mis-read the situation instead of appreciating it's a back up. I've found in the main staff are brilliant.

Over 8 years of daily drop offs and I have had consistently excellent service from Stacey and Stuart.

Straiton Place Park

18- UK, 49 Promenade, Edinburgh EH15 2BA, UK – 0131 529 3111

It's a marvellous place to have a drink with your friends. A small grassed area set back off Portbello Promenade. There is a well-used toddlers play area and picnic benches. It's a nice place to enjoy the environment, fully recomended with a good company, good time and a good beer !

So much people on a sunny day but its great just ignore the litter

North East Locality Office

101 Niddrie Mains Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4DS, UK

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