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    Sign up for a mettle business bank account (free)...

    Sign up for a mettle business bank account (free) - the app includes the functionality to create invoices :wink
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    So, ~7 months since I originally posted this...

    So, ~7 months since I originally posted this thread, and it's been a bit of a learning journey ...

    TL;DR: BTL looked a decent investment option, certainly using leverage to boost returns. But...
  3. Download the Crunch personal tax estimator...

    Download the Crunch personal tax estimator 2018-19 and plug in your numbers.

    Had a quick play, and when I stick in:
    PAYE income: 11850
    Pensions PAID: 9480
    Dividends up to the HRT level: £46,350
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    Am currently using Stripe for taking payments on...

    Am currently using Stripe for taking payments on a website. Got some news from them in the last few months about changes due to SCA coming into effect. Didn't take much effort to "upgrade" - just...
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    Based on the rewards return with my current...

    Based on the rewards return with my current credit card (admittedly not the best-paying rewards CC) - I'd probably be up ~£160 after the cost of Metal (-£150). £160 is still okay, but just weighing...
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    John Redwood's onboard - shame about the party...

    John Redwood's onboard - shame about the party he's a member of :p

    John Redwood on Twitter: "I want the self employed to flourish. We need to revisit IR35 to make sure it does not hit the...
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    ii still looking good - £19.99 a month flat fee,...

    ii still looking good - £19.99 a month flat fee, which includes 1 trade (works for me as my Ltd is paying in monthly)



    Plus, currently offering £250 cashback for transferring in a SIPP.
    ...
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    Just looking at transferring existing pension pot...

    Just looking at transferring existing pension pot to a SIPP (~£110k).
    Ltd pays monthly employer contributions, which will probably be used to buy Vanguard ETFs (still got to watch Lars Kroijer...
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    I'd consider paying for Black/Metal if it meant...

    I'd consider paying for Black/Metal if it meant higher limits, enough for a single corp tax payment :wink
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    Anyone else done the Curve survey sent out this...

    Anyone else done the Curve survey sent out this week? A few interesting questions:



    Are they thinking what I'm thinking :D
  11. Just looking at how one would log in Free Agent...

    Just looking at how one would log in Free Agent paying company taxes with a personal debit/credit card (i.e. using Curve).

    Just transfer the money from my Ltd's account to my personal account and...
  12. Hmm, okay sounds like cancelling the DD is the...

    Hmm, okay sounds like cancelling the DD is the safer option, thanks !
  13. Quarterly VAT payment: Card v Direct Debit

    Picking up on something in the 'Company credit card' thread ...

    Ltd currently pays its quarterly VAT bill via direct debit.
    I'm thinking of trying out paying by card this time around - Curve...
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    Nice, let me know how it works out for you.

    Nice, let me know how it works out for you.
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    I've just engaged someone on upwork to refresh a...

    I've just engaged someone on upwork to refresh a homepage on an eCommerce site I originally built. I had been spending ages thinking about what design would work best, but I'm more of a techie...
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    I'd expect a reasonable number of peoples Ltd's...

    I'd expect a reasonable number of peoples Ltd's have a quarterly VAT bill over £4k, and a higher annual corporation tax bill. I think I read that you could split payments, so pay tax bills over...
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    I need to work on my Curve limits - currently...

    I need to work on my Curve limits - currently limited to £4k a day...
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    Yep, that's how COT explained it.

    Yep, that's how COT explained it.
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    "COT BOT" says the switch to Visa will now happen...

    "COT BOT" says the switch to Visa will now happen on 31st October, and currently issued Mastercards will be replaced after that.
  20. Another bank I'm keeping my eye on (well,...

    Another bank I'm keeping my eye on (well, acutally I've opened a business account with them as a backup): mettle

    - Free banking
    - Curently lets you have a balance of up to £100k, but I tend to...
  21. Thanks, have got TLC35 so will engage QDOS if...

    Thanks, have got TLC35 so will engage QDOS if needed.

    But ... wait, I didn't know QDOS also had a template available ! Thanks for the link :smile
  22. IPSE Template Ltd Contractor Agreement - Outside IR35

    I need a contract for a new client engagement. Previously I have used an IPSE 'Master Consultancy Services Agreement' (Egos) version, but there's now a more recent template available "Contractor...
  23. RateSetter (or similar) - allows Ltd Co...

    RateSetter (or similar) - allows Ltd Co investment accounts and potentially better returns (your Ltd's cash is at risk, etc...)
  24. I'm with Starling, and have used the app to...

    I'm with Starling, and have used the app to generate/download bank statements (PDF format). CSV exports are also an option - looks like you can set a custom date range going back 1 year.

    I've also...
  25. Starling working well for me currently.

    Starling working well for me currently.
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    :rolleyes: If only there was a lengthy...

    <NLUK mode>:rolleyes: If only there was a lengthy sticky at the top of this board that discussed accountants in detail</NLUK mode>

    :D
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    4 new Starling transactions today - all 'guessed'...

    4 new Starling transactions today - all 'guessed' correctly by FA when synced.

    And Yes, I had previously used manual statement uploads and ticked the "Guess my transactions" box, so I "guess"...
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    Poll: Finally made a decision and went .... #fullqdos...

    Finally made a decision and went .... #fullqdos
    See you in a year :laugh
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    Oh :ohwell Was just about to sign-off and start...

    Oh :ohwell
    Was just about to sign-off and start using it for VAT payments. I won't bother now.
    Working on getting the limits up on my Curve card ...
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    ... along with a recommendation :p

    ... along with a recommendation :p
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    Here's how it played out ... A friend wanted...

    Here's how it played out ...

    A friend wanted recommendations for an accountant
    I gave them a list of 5 and suggested speaking to each one
    They decided to go with Maslins
    Roll forward a while,...
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    Not yet. I did recommend them to a friend who is...

    Not yet. I did recommend them to a friend who is using them, and they're happy with the service.
    I'll likely swap to them when my current local accountant raises their price next year :wink
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    Maslins. HTH :D

    Maslins. HTH :D
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    Poll: Read some posts/reviews on FSB Insurance, and not...

    Read some posts/reviews on FSB Insurance, and not convinced about their support from the moment the brown envelope arrives ...

    Think it will soon be coin flip time between IPSE & QDOS :D
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    Poll: Still not pulled the trigger yet on renewing...

    Still not pulled the trigger yet on renewing (with anyone!).

    Started to think who else would offer the products/services I'm looking for from either IPSE/QDOS ... and found the FSB website - not...
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    Poll: Have been pondering over the weekend, still...

    Have been pondering over the weekend, still dithering and changing... think I'm now just going to stick with QDOS (PI, PL) & IPSE for the next year and see where things are at then ...
    Maybe !...
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    Had a transaction go through Starling account...

    Had a transaction go through Starling account today, appeared in FA pretty much immediately and 'guessed' correctly. All good for me :glasses
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    Got IPSE membership ? Maybe their Tax and legal...

    Got IPSE membership ? Maybe their Tax and legal helplines could help ...





    Anyone ever tried using this ???


    QDOS also offer legal protection, but it seems more for it you are already in...
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    Poll: That time of year again ... AGAIN

    Time sure flies. Just received renewal notices from QDOS & IPSE...

    Giving serious consideration to just going with QDOS this time, and adding tax enquiry insurance/jury service & legal protection...
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    Starling now offer business accounts to multi PSC...

    Starling now offer business accounts to multi PSC Ltds
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    Have noticed that Starling's FreeAgent...

    Have noticed that Starling's FreeAgent integration has improved recently. Used to take ~12 hours or so for some of my transactions to show up in FA, but the last few have synced up instantly.
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    +2 for Starling.

    +2 for Starling.
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    Had a chat with a hiring manager at HSBC. He said...

    Had a chat with a hiring manager at HSBC. He said that contractors who had been there 1 year+ and pretty much doing the same job as a permie were being made permanent (he had 2 in his area). Mainly...
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    Boom - generating business

    Boom - extended current gig till November :banana:

    Did a strategy review and the business case just got approved. So new project is live.

    Also working on a plan for the next piece of work to...
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    Have been looking at options this morning trying...

    Have been looking at options this morning trying to work out which is the best route to generate rewards from expenditure - mainly paying taxes to HMRC (company & personal).

    Curve looks the best...
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    I wasn't being serious, but now you have me...

    I wasn't being serious, but now you have me thinking ...

    So, I want to pay my Ltd's VAT or Corp tax bill.
    I can pay by debit or corporate credit card (can't pay with a personal credit card) - I'm...
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    They don't list HMRC as one of their cash back...

    They don't list HMRC as one of their cash back 'retailers' so not much benefit for me :D
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    Starling debit card has a £10k transaction limit...

    Starling debit card has a £10k transaction limit on it. Must try and remember that when paying next year's corp tax :laugh
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    Got it, thanks ! Will see what limit they give me...

    Got it, thanks ! Will see what limit they give me ;-)
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    One question on paying HMRC (or any other bill...

    One question on paying HMRC (or any other bill for that matter) - is there a limit on a single transaction amount ?

    I hit a problem with Starling recently having a max debit card transaction limit...
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