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    Hi,

    I recently got a job offer to go to Norway and I would like to know if anybody has a good/bad feedback on the following Umbrella Companies:

    -> Von Essen
    -> Globo Solutions
    -> Capital Consulting
    -> MSL Payroll

    thank you.

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bishop View Post
    Hi,

    I recently got a job offer to go to Norway and I would like to know if anybody has a good/bad feedback on the following Umbrella Companies:

    -> Von Essen
    -> Globo Solutions
    -> Capital Consulting
    -> MSL Payroll

    thank you.

    Tony
    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accou...von-essen.html

    Can't find anything on the site about the other you mention
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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaContractorUmbrella View Post
    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accou...von-essen.html

    Can't find anything on the site about the other you mention
    Thank you Lisa!
    from that thread you mentioned I can understand they have been in the market for a while (at least since 2009).
    the curious thing is they showed me the highest retention (75%) against all other companies (60~65%). It seems to me they are very confortable in the Norway market..

    cheers,

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bishop View Post
    Thank you Lisa!
    from that thread you mentioned I can understand they have been in the market for a while (at least since 2009).
    the curious thing is they showed me the highest retention (75%) against all other companies (60~65%). It seems to me they are very confortable in the Norway market..

    cheers,

    Tony
    Hi Tony

    And did they explain how they were going to offer you a much higher retention rate than any other company?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaContractorUmbrella View Post
    Hi Tony

    And did they explain how they were going to offer you a much higher retention rate than any other company?
    Hi Lisa,

    Yes they did, while other companies where just offering the umbrella scheme, VE offered me the Self Employed scheme and as part of the deal they recommended an "expenses card" which is a kind of top-up credit card where they put some money every month that I can use on my monthly expenses or anywhere in the world and another account like an offshore account.. in the end there will be 3 payments to be made.. I really dont care how many payments they will make, as long as I get some more money in my pocket
    they also confirmed, all this is legal..
    only one thing I dislike.. theyre fee... almost EUR 600 per month..
    other umbrellas charge a bit less ~EUR 500.. but in the end VE with such a higher retention worths the higher fee

    Thank you.

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bishop View Post
    they also confirmed, all this is legal..


    Here comes another one, no wonder these schemes prosper, there is always some mug who believes their spin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bishop View Post
    Hi Lisa,

    Yes they did, while other companies where just offering the umbrella scheme, VE offered me the Self Employed scheme and as part of the deal they recommended an "expenses card" which is a kind of top-up credit card where they put some money every month that I can use on my monthly expenses or anywhere in the world and another account like an offshore account.. in the end there will be 3 payments to be made.. I really dont care how many payments they will make, as long as I get some more money in my pocket
    they also confirmed, all this is legal..
    only one thing I dislike.. theyre fee... almost EUR 600 per month..
    other umbrellas charge a bit less ~EUR 500.. but in the end VE with such a higher retention worths the higher fee

    Thank you.

    Tony
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bishop View Post
    Hi Lisa,

    Yes they did, while other companies where just offering the umbrella scheme, VE offered me the Self Employed scheme and as part of the deal they recommended an "expenses card" which is a kind of top-up credit card where they put some money every month that I can use on my monthly expenses or anywhere in the world and another account like an offshore account.. in the end there will be 3 payments to be made.. I really dont care how many payments they will make, as long as I get some more money in my pocket
    they also confirmed, all this is legal..
    only one thing I dislike.. theyre fee... almost EUR 600 per month..
    other umbrellas charge a bit less ~EUR 500.. but in the end VE with such a higher retention worths the higher fee

    Thank you.

    Tony
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bishop View Post
    Hi Lisa,

    Yes they did, while other companies where just offering the umbrella scheme, VE offered me the Self Employed scheme and as part of the deal they recommended an "expenses card" which is a kind of top-up credit card where they put some money every month that I can use on my monthly expenses or anywhere in the world and another account like an offshore account.. in the end there will be 3 payments to be made.. I really dont care how many payments they will make, as long as I get some more money in my pocket
    they also confirmed, all this is legal..
    only one thing I dislike.. theyre fee... almost EUR 600 per month..
    other umbrellas charge a bit less ~EUR 500.. but in the end VE with such a higher retention worths the higher fee

    Thank you.

    Tony
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    Hi lady and gents,

    first of all, thank you for your comments.
    after reading all these replies, I really dont know what to think..
    it seems to me that all of you think this is not a 100% legal procedure.
    I asked them why their retention was higher (much higher) and they explained..
    and I also asked if this is legal.. and they confirmed its very legal, otherwise they would get exposed to the company involved (big company in Norway market) and to other contractors.. the guy said the reason they expand so fast is because of so many happy contractors.. as everybody knows.. an happy costumer brings another costumer.. so in the end it makes sense to me.

    I would like to share with you that MSL Forza surprised me today.
    I could not believe when they said their fee is £100 per month
    It is by far the lowest fee I've been asked in all my contractor experience..
    once again, too good to be truth, huh?
    on the other hand, Capital Consulting surprised me by the negative, when they asked £1060 per month fee..


    cheers,

    Tony

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