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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, 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

Lloyds Bank

38 High Street, Powys, Brecon LD3 7AR, UK – 0345 300 0000

Grotty but serves a purpose


27 High Street Superior, Brecon LD3 7LF, UK – 0345 302 0774

This used to be a bank. The sort of place that has assistants sitting at their counter serving people. There was a clear area to queue and a couple of offices. The refurbishment means no counter and one possibly two people to serve you. They stand at an open plan area. There is a wide open space where the queue just goes out the door. They do their best but you end up frustratingly using a machine whether you want to or not.

Brecon Beacons Caravan and Motorhome Club Site

Brecon LD3 7SH, UK – 01874 623325

Wow what a great Site, super clean , well maintained & friendly Staff, it's everything you hope it's going to be when you make the booking. The Site is also in a great location for those who fancy a bit of adventure, there are plenty of things to see and do close by. We had the most amazing long weekend here.

Lovely site with generous sized pitches. Well stocked shop and friendly staff. Facilities were great and kept clean. Good dog walk and children’s play areas. You can walk to Brecon along the tow path approx 1 mile. We had a fully serviced hard standing pitch. We will definitely be back.

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.
Pendre Post Office

Spar Store, Bryn De Winton, Brecon LD3 9HN, UK – 01874 623890

This Spar shop has everything you need and a post office. They even managed to get a milk delivery during the recent ‘Beast from the East’ snowstorm when the local supermarkets had nothing. Great local shop. We need to support these types of shops otherwise they will all cease to be.

Powys County Council

Cambrian Way, Neuadd Brycheiniog, Brecon LD3 7HR, UK – 0845 602 7030

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