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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
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Links to all leading UK pet insurance companies. Listed alphabetically

Travel Insurance

Thomas Cook Travel Ltd

43 Fishergate, Preston PR1 2AD, UK – 01772 429540

The lady (Caroline Mercer) in the Thomas Cook shop in Preston city centre went above and beyond today. I recently bought a single currency cash passport and found I would be more suited to the new multi currency one, which the lady told me had only just come into play today. Although she had been on training for this she explained that there were things which were not covered and she was doing her best on the first day of it being in place I.e transferring my original card to a new one included transferring the money over. The Caroline was extremely patient dispite other customers becoming irritated and she did her absolute best to ensure my situation was resolved. I just want to say a huge thank-you to Caroline Mercer - you are a credit to the company!

Gull Travel

350 New Hall Ln, Preston PR1 4SX, UK – 01772 704026

Good service


41 Fishergate, Preston PR1 2AD, UK – 0800 554 0758

Always had excellent service from the staff here and the interior layout is a doddle to navigate

Excellent service, the staff are always very polite and helpful.

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.
New Hall Lane Post Office

204 New Hall Ln, Preston PR1 4SS, UK – 01772 797330

Opens early at around 08:30am and the ATM gives £5 notes also.

Normal, nice services... what to say... always can be better.

Plungington Road Post Office

44 Plungington Rd, Preston PR1 7RB, UK – 01772 253710

expensive if you want to send sth, I spent 7 pound for an envelope.

amazing service! and well informed and helpful staff!

Sharoe Green Post Office

347 Garstang Rd, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9UP, UK – 01772 717153

Parking can often be a problem but this is offset by the very helpful, efficient and welcoming staff.

Helpful Staff. Very polite/welcoming

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