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    I have been with HSBC for years. I believe they...

    I have been with HSBC for years. I believe they integrate with FA but I don't use it so can't say. I assume that if FA use the Open Banking malarky then it'll be fine.
  2. Hang on. So you're working for an IT...

    Hang on.

    So you're working for an IT consultancy as a contractor. How did the end client know which agency you're contracted via? How did they know you are not an employee of the consultancy?

    I...
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    Ditto WiB there. Don't volunteer any cash unless...

    Ditto WiB there. Don't volunteer any cash unless you make it clear it's a goodwill gesture and is given without prejudice.

    Definitely try the tips from NLUK first though.
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    What is dead may never die

    What is dead may never die
  5. I thought this was from Money Saving Expert at...

    I thought this was from Money Saving Expert at first. Their moral money questions are laughable. I tend to click the link to chuckle at the outrage expressed on the forum.
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    Sticky: :wave: Good morning fine people A bit...

    :wave:

    Good morning fine people

    A bit chilly, grey and overcast today. Rain is forecast at some point.
  7. Depending on my workload, when I visit the OH I...

    Depending on my workload, when I visit the OH I will often go and hot desk somewhere rather than WFH. Far fewer distractions...
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    Ye olde nature vs nurture debate. Inheritance...

    Ye olde nature vs nurture debate. Inheritance gives you a likelihood of a scenario and, in some cases (not all!), your lifestyle influences whether that outcome will happen.
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    I have that calculator! I am so going to look up...

    I have that calculator! I am so going to look up how to do that.
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    My BP was 113/77 last time I measured using my...

    My BP was 113/77 last time I measured using my Withings cuff in April. It's always been on the low side, fortunate as there's lots of cardiovascular issues in my family.
  11. I charge a day rate and that doesn't stipulate...

    I charge a day rate and that doesn't stipulate hours, just 'professional working day'.

    I tend to turn up about 7.45 - 8am, tend to leave about 4 - 4.30pm. Sometimes, if I get up a bit earlier or...
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    Rockers

    Rockers
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    Why oh why oh why could they not build them in...

    Why oh why oh why could they not build them in straight lines!
    :cry2:
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    Sub-par

    Sub-par
  15. Ah comprende. It's becoming more and more evident...

    Ah comprende. It's becoming more and more evident that today is a two coffee morning...
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    Sticky: :wave: Good morning folks. Lovely sunny...

    :wave:

    Good morning folks.

    Lovely sunny warm day today. I bravely opted for cardigan and not a jacket (but did pop a brolly in my bag, just in case).

    This did mean I left my Oyster card in...
  17. I have no idea what you're talking about! I was...

    I have no idea what you're talking about! I was going OT re Glasgow, not suggesting it as a solution for working in London.


    There's a wework in Paddington. IPSE hosted the launch of their new...
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    Sticky: Drove down to the parentals. Raining but not...

    Drove down to the parentals. Raining but not overly inconvenient until I reached Horsham then the heavens opened until I got to Findon. I was making good time until then, having left at a reasonable...
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    Sticky: Realised late yesterday evening that my MOT...

    Realised late yesterday evening that my MOT expires on the 24th. Called my local Nissan garage to book the old jalopy in for her annual service and MOT only to discover their service bays are out of...
  20. There's an argument that if you scan in a receipt...

    There's an argument that if you scan in a receipt it's always available whereas presenting a faded illegible bit of paper that's 5 years old during an investigation offers a smidge of plausible...
  21. Habit more than anything. I used quite a lot of...

    Habit more than anything. I used quite a lot of the action pack when I used the server software and built my own kit. The office and OS licenses are useful, as is the monthly Azure credit for running...
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    I use my Capital on Tap card for establishments...

    I use my Capital on Tap card for establishments that are not civilised enough to accept Amex. No experience of Santander card. I gave up on that outfit years ago as their customer service was...
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    Er... that doesn't sound quite right TBH Would...

    Er... that doesn't sound quite right TBH

    Would you like to quote the source of that?
  24. I have the Microsoft Partner Action Pack...

    I have the Microsoft Partner Action Pack subscription, which I've had for years, and it comes with 5 x E3 licenses that I use for all my email, so I'm fully O365 signed up now.

    Works well enough...
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    The 'problem' with all forums, and also places...

    The 'problem' with all forums, and also places like Facebook or similar sites where you post comments about tulipe, is that if you delete the account there is a knock-on effect to everything you've...
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    Almost as bad as "what's your favourite Excel...

    Almost as bad as "what's your favourite Excel formula"
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    Does ye olde trick of reuploading your CV every...

    Does ye olde trick of reuploading your CV every Tuesday morning still trick recruiters into thinking there's fresh meat on the market? A couple of people I know swear it works but I'm yet to be...
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    Sticky: You can make a nice bread pudding out of stale...

    You can make a nice bread pudding out of stale croissants.

    My lunch today is spinach and feta pie, mustard mash and roasted carrots from the office canteen. They do half portions so it's not of a...
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    Porter

    Porter
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    Sticky: I tend to use Scribbler, they can deliver quite...

    I tend to use Scribbler, they can deliver quite quickly although you are cutting it a bit fine ;)
  31. The app is only on Apple at the moment but if you...

    The app is only on Apple at the moment but if you put your name on their mailing list, you get an email back from Dominika with an intro code. She will check availability and book you in while they...
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    Sticky: That's harsh. You'd think alcohol would numb the...

    That's harsh. You'd think alcohol would numb the pain.

    Hope you get it fixed soon
  33. This is worth keeping an eye on for future...

    This is worth keeping an eye on for future reference

    D&D London restaurants to turn spare seats into co-working space – Business Traveller

    Introducing London's newest Co-Working space: The Work...
  34. Sticky: I'm not telling cos I don't want more...

    I'm not telling cos I don't want more competition! It would be good to know what's being done with the information.
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    Transport does not incur VAT

    Transport does not incur VAT
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    Sticky: :wave: Back to the office today. Work to do!...

    :wave:

    Back to the office today. Work to do! Sadly didn't win the £122m euromillions jackpot this week.
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    Not with that apostrophe! I'm not an idiot

    Not with that apostrophe! I'm not an idiot
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    Eek! I thought he was already dead

    Eek! I thought he was already dead
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    The black death one is 99p on Kindle, I have...

    The black death one is 99p on Kindle, I have purchased!
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    Maybe it was an honest mistake. Some people do...

    Maybe it was an honest mistake. Some people do have a landing strip. I'm sure stairs is a euphemism for something
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    Spoken from the heart there!

    Spoken from the heart there!
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    Sticky: Exam done! I only needed 30% to pass course....

    Exam done! I only needed 30% to pass course. Here's hoping I managed that!

    Completely didn't remember (aka don't bother revising) the actual mechanism of bone creation/reabsorption. I could wax...
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    We all pay for it, one way or another!

    We all pay for it, one way or another!
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    Panel

    Panel
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    Oh a long, long time ago when I was young/dumb...

    Oh a long, long time ago when I was young/dumb enough to enjoy nightclubs and holidays in Ibiza, when cellulite was something that happened to other people
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    Woo! Win enough to treat yourself to a Maccie D's?

    Woo! Win enough to treat yourself to a Maccie D's?
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    Not me! It's been a few years since I burnt my...

    Not me! It's been a few years since I burnt my bum that badly.
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    For whom?

    For whom?
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    Sticky: Morning all Microsoft rebooted my laptop...

    Morning all

    Microsoft rebooted my laptop overnight and so that means (a) my laptop thinks it has no network card until I've restarted it a sufficient number of times and (b) my laptop fails to...
  50. No good for an ad hoc day visit, you have to take...

    No good for an ad hoc day visit, you have to take out a subscription.

    When I'm Glasgow, I find Clockwise to be good. Short walk to Queen Street and Central stations. £10 +VAT a day! It was £20...
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