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    The NHS vs Medicare: Which is better?
    Jan 30, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
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    What is the cost of living in London in 2018?
    Jan 25, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
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    To rent in the UK, you absolutely need to have the right to rent
    Jan 19, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    This is how contractors can take home more cash
    Jan 09, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • airport-waiting-takeoff-plane
    5 pro tips for surviving your long-haul flight
    Dec 19, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    10 interesting facts about the UK working holiday visa
    Nov 27, 2017  |  by John Dunn
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    How long it will take to qualify for ILR in 2018
    Nov 23, 2017  |  by John Dunn
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    Autumn Budget 2017: Summary points
    Nov 22, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
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    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa
    Nov 21, 2017  |  by John Dunn
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    The top 10 places to visit in the UK (that are not London)
    Nov 08, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
 
 
  • Forex

    Why your international money transfers are so expensive

    by 1st Contact | Aug 29, 2014
    With so many South Africans abroad, transferring money back to South Africa is a common practice. International money transfer companies have carved a nice niche in this arena, offering exchange rates that, in many cases, beat the banks. So why is it that most South Africans still use banks as their first point of call when transferring money home?
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    Phishing? Vishing? Royal Mail? Don’t get caught by these 7 scams

    by 1st Contact | Aug 27, 2014
    If you’ve just arrived in the UK, take 10 minutes to familiarise yourself with the scams doing the rounds at the moment. These are often targeted at second-language English speakers, many of whom are unaware of the tips and tricks to avoid being scammed.
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    4 reasons to avoid using a bank for your FX transfer

    by 1st Contact | Aug 20, 2014
    Contrary to popular belief, high-street banks are not the cheapest way to transfer money to another country. Here are four reasons why you should avoid using a traditional bank for your international forex transfer.
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  • Tax refunds

    7 unusual taxes imposed through the ages

    by 1st Contact | Aug 19, 2014
    At 1st Contact Tax Refunds, we like to take a break from the norm and showcase the lighter side of business matters. Tax may have been around since ancient times, but it’s not without it’s fair share of oddities. Here are seven unusual taxes imposed through the ages.
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    UK Treasury may strip non-resident migrants of tax-free allowance

    by 1st Contact | Aug 15, 2014
    The UK is looking to clamp down on the benefits received by temporary migrants. If the Treasury’s proposal goes through, temporary workers from outside the UK will no longer receive their £10,000 tax-free personal allowance.
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  • Immigration

    New UK visa for Australian migrants in the works

    by 1st Contact | Aug 14, 2014
    A new visa deal which aims to revise the UK government’s immigration policies for Australians is currently in the works. Under the new law, more Australians could be allowed to live and work in the UK as early as from 2015.
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    Lost tax forms? No problem

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Aug 13, 2014
    One in three people are due a tax refund, yet millions of Pounds lie unclaimed at HMRC. One of the reasons people don't claim is because they believe their misplaced documents disqualify them from a tax refund. The truth is, locating your lost tax forms is the easiest trick of all.
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  • Tax refunds

    Healthcare workers: Your guide to claiming a professional tax rebate

    by John Dunn | Aug 12, 2014
    If you’re a nurse, midwife, doctor, dentist or other professional working in the UK’s healthcare industry, you could be due a professional tax rebate. Here’s how to check if you’re eligible.
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    IXP Visas liquidates

    by 1st Contact | Aug 12, 2014
    IXP Visas, previously known as Global Visas, has been liquidated, leaving thousands of customers in the lurch.
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    Tax refund jargon buster

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Aug 11, 2014
    Tax terminology has a reputation for being complicated, but it's easy to digest once you speak the language. Start off by using our tax refund jargon buster, designed to remove the stress of your annual tax return.
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  • medical-cross-and-heart
    The NHS vs Medicare: Which is better?
    Jan 30, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • big-ben-london-at-night
    What is the cost of living in London in 2018?
    Jan 25, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • house-key
    To rent in the UK, you absolutely need to have the right to rent
    Jan 19, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • man-making-more-money
    This is how contractors can take home more cash
    Jan 09, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • airport-waiting-takeoff-plane
    5 pro tips for surviving your long-haul flight
    Dec 19, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • young-friends-drinking-beer-at-pub
    10 interesting facts about the UK working holiday visa
    Nov 27, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • big-ben-on-union-jack
    How long it will take to qualify for ILR in 2018
    Nov 23, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • blog autumn budget summary
    Autumn Budget 2017: Summary points
    Nov 22, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
  • couple-marriage
    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa
    Nov 21, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • isle-of-skye-uk
    The top 10 places to visit in the UK (that are not London)
    Nov 08, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
 
 

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