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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 11:28pm On Jul 07
mrcodebreaker:
Anyone used starling, monzo or revolut. Which one did you prefer?


I use all 3........ grin


Revolut is good, if you also intend to buy shares, commodities and cryptos + ease of international money transactions (£ to $ to €).........

Monzo is good for account organisation and pays you good interest, for a combined balance of £2K...... You also get free device and travel insurance, with Monzo premium......

Plus discounted RAC breakdown cover and a host of others (but the aforementioned, are all I use)......

Starling is also good, plays a backup for me (an account I can hide money, I don't want Madam to see)........ Till I confess...... cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by marylandcakes: 12:13am On Jul 08
Hello house has anyone had any dealings with bloor homes?

I have already checked google and the reviews are mixed.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by elisinho(m): 12:24am On Jul 08
wallg123:

Use the link and narrow it to your budget. It’s within 3 miles radius to the hospital
https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/find.html?locationIdentifier=REGION%5E83522&insId=1&radius=3.0&googleAnalyticsChannel=renting

Thanks mate
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DeeOneBangin: 4:49am On Jul 08
Lexusgs430:



I use all 3........ grin


Revolut is good, if you also intend to buy shares, commodities and cryptos + ease of international money transactions (£ to $ to €).........

Monzo is good for account organisation and pays you good interest, for a combined balance of £2K...... You also get free device and travel insurance, with Monzo premium......

Plus discounted RAC breakdown cover and a host of others (but the aforementioned, are all I use)......

Starling is also good, plays a backup for me (an account I can hide money, I don't want Madam to see)........ Till I confess...... cheesy

Hmmm Snr bros.... I hope Mummy Wa is not on nairaland oooo. grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 5:16am On Jul 08
DeeOneBangin:


Hmmm Snr bros.... I hope Mummy Wa is not on nairaland oooo. grin


I hope not o...... Or else that cat is already out of this bag...... cheesy
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by mumsgirl27(f): 12:23pm On Jul 08
Good afternoon Good people of uk grin
Finally, I can say I belong here after getting my visa and read from page 1.

Pls house, my hubby got a deal on a house in dagenham..it is a good deal {frm a trusted person) but reading the review of the place... Am so scared.

Pls, can anyone give personal review of dagenham.

Most importantly, Please can u recommend a school for 3 $ 5 years old around Hathaway dagenham.

Places to avoid.

Also, Fun places I can take my girls to.

Thank you all for all d information shared here. I have learnt so much about living in uk without stepping a foot there.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 1:27pm On Jul 08
mumsgirl27:
Good afternoon Good people of uk grin
Finally, I can say I belong here after getting my visa and read from page 1.

Pls house, my hubby got a deal on a house in dagenham..it is a good deal {frm a trusted person) but reading the review of the place... Am so scared.

Pls, can anyone give personal review of dagenham.

Most importantly, Please can u recommend a school for 3 $ 5 years old around Hathaway dagenham.

Places to avoid.

Also, Fun places I can take my girls to.

Thank you all for all d information shared here. I have learnt so much about living in uk without stepping a foot there.

There's nothing wrong with Dagenham about 20 years ago it used to be the headquarters of racist BNP but now the Blacks and Eastern europeans have taken over. Just like anywhere in London you will get good and bad spots. When you do a search on anywhere in London you will be scared but its not as bad. Stay away from the council estates. It also depends on the kids and you will feel at home because Barking is not too far and there are loads of African stuff.

Dagenham is also one of the cheapest places to buy or rent a place in London.

You have the showcase cinema and some other entertaining spots for bowling , racing etc

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 1:30pm On Jul 08
marylandcakes:
Hello house has anyone had any dealings with bloor homes?

I have already checked google and the reviews are mixed.

They are top of the range builders and their houses are on the expensive side. Lets just say that while Barrats is your Lidl, Bloor is your Waitrose.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by TheGuyFromHR: 1:31pm On Jul 08
mumsgirl27:
Good afternoon Good people of uk grin
Finally, I can say I belong here after getting my visa and read from page 1.

Pls house, my hubby got a deal on a house in dagenham..it is a good deal {frm a trusted person) but reading the review of the place... Am so scared.

Pls, can anyone give personal review of dagenham.

Most importantly, Please can u recommend a school for 3 $ 5 years old around Hathaway dagenham.

Places to avoid.

Also, Fun places I can take my girls to.

Thank you all for all d information shared here. I have learnt so much about living in uk without stepping a foot there.

My experience of the whole Barking/Dagenham area might be a bit out of date since I haven't been there since 2017, but I shouldn't think it would have changed magically in those years. I had an uncle who used to live there and I used to spend time with him on holiday, but he's dead now and my cousins sold up. He was one of those who came over in the 70s and all that and liked the place and never really left.

To the best of my knowledge, that area is typical of east London, so it is what it is. Like most of that area it's very ethnically diverse, which is good, you get your African food and all that quite easily. I remember that there are (or were) lots of the east Europeans there, fond of making noise. If you're coming to live in London and want cheaper housing, well, that is among your options, so you make the most of it and look forward to moving on up.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Hebraeem: 4:05pm On Jul 08
Hebraeem:
Good day everyone, please can someone share the nairaland thread for prospective nursing students if any? Thank you.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by KOVIC19COVID20: 4:20pm On Jul 08
LagosismyHome:


No, its not longer allowed... had to use the boot inshore test version which is £89 or there about

Thank you very much.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Pogracious: 6:37pm On Jul 08
Hello NLs
I have an issue that I can't wrap my head around.I came into the country towards the end of last year on tier 4.I applied for jobs and got several rejections ,so I joined an agency which gives me job as they have ,of which my 20 hrs is not even sure.I continued applying for jobs as I wanted a company that I will fixed with my sure 20hrs.
I got one that invited me for interview and I attended and was subsequently sent an invitation for induction and for final check on RTW.Now today they are sending me a message that unfortunately they cannot move my application to interview stage etc.
Please I am confused as per why they will send for induction and take it back and are they discriminating against international students on Tier 4 or what.This is really getting to me.
Please all advise
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by babajeje123(m): 7:06pm On Jul 08
Pogracious:
Hello NLs
I have an issue that I can't wrap my head around.I came into the country towards the end of last year on tier 4.I applied for jobs and got several rejections ,so I joined an agency which gives me job as they have ,of which my 20 hrs is not even sure.I continued applying for jobs as I wanted a company that I will fixed with my sure 20hrs.
I got one that invited me for interview and I attended and was subsequently sent an invitation for induction and for final check on RTW.Now today they are sending me a message that unfortunately they cannot move my application to interview stage etc.
Please I am confused as per why they will send for induction and take it back and are they discriminating against international students on Tier 4 or what.This is really getting to me.
Please all advise
What type of work are you looking for? There are so many factory jobs on total jobs.com

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by TheGuyFromHR: 8:42pm On Jul 08
Pogracious:
Hello NLs
I have an issue that I can't wrap my head around.I came into the country towards the end of last year on tier 4.I applied for jobs and got several rejections ,so I joined an agency which gives me job as they have ,of which my 20 hrs is not even sure.I continued applying for jobs as I wanted a company that I will fixed with my sure 20hrs.
I got one that invited me for interview and I attended and was subsequently sent an invitation for induction and for final check on RTW.Now today they are sending me a message that unfortunately they cannot move my application to interview stage etc.
Please I am confused as per why they will send for induction and take it back and are they discriminating against international students on Tier 4 or what.This is really getting to me.
Please all advise

If they don't want to proceed with your application, then accept it and move along.
It doesnt necessarily mean they are discriminating against those with Tier 4, even though some employers may see your visa's January end date and feel you will need sponsorship and so forth and don't want to get into all that.

Shake it off and continue looking. Do not let it or things like that get to you. It's a jungle out there and only the strong survive.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wallg123: 8:44pm On Jul 08
Pogracious:

What’s your location ?
Have u tried using indeed.co.uk to do your job searches ?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Sunexy(m): 9:11pm On Jul 08
Please people who applied for EEA family permits, how long does it take for the visa to be processed and a reply given
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Pogracious: 9:23pm On Jul 08
wallg123:

What’s your location ?
Have u tried using indeed.co.uk to do your job searches ?

The job was seen and applied for on indeed.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by KOVIC19COVID20: 10:16pm On Jul 08
So, I finally got to watch an episode of Naked Attraction this evening.

Gosh!!!!!

A guy was asked to choose from a set of 5 guys whom he wants to date?
Guy even said as a gay man, he prefers receive, rather than giving….

See their ugly looking pricks. Disgusting!!!
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 11:26pm On Jul 08
KOVIC19COVID20:
So, I finally got to watch an episode of Naked Attraction this evening.

Gosh!!!!!

A guy was asked to choose from a set of 5 guys whom he wants to date?
Guy even said as a gay man, he prefers receive, rather than giving….

See their ugly looking pricks. Disgusting!!!


Remember, this is a society that tolerates/accommodates all...... Either 0 - 0, 1 - 0, 1 - 1 even 0 - 1.......... grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by mumsgirl27(f): 7:49am On Jul 09
TheGuyFromHR:


My experience of the whole Barking/Dagenham area might be a bit out of date since I haven't been there since 2017, but I shouldn't think it would have changed magically in those years. I had an uncle who used to live there and I used to spend time with him on holiday, but he's dead now and my cousins sold up. He was one of those who came over in the 70s and all that and liked the place and never really left.

To the best of my knowledge, that area is typical of east London, so it is what it is. Like most of that area it's very ethnically diverse, which is good, you get your African food and all that quite easily. I remember that there are (or were) lots of the east Europeans there, fond of making noise. If you're coming to live in London and want cheaper housing, well, that is among your options, so you make the most of it and look forward to moving on up.

Thank u so much for the reply, we hope to move as soon as we can. According to hubby, this is just for us to get our foot.and May your uncle RIP.


@Rubyventures... I appreciate your reply, for the council flat, I will ask. I never knew council flat are not that great. I will make cautious effort to avoid it. Thanks
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Wristler: 11:26am On Jul 09
Lexusgs430:



I use all 3........ grin


Revolut is good, if you also intend to buy shares, commodities and cryptos + ease of international money transactions (£ to $ to €).........

Monzo is good for account organisation and pays you good interest, for a combined balance of £2K...... You also get free device and travel insurance, with Monzo premium......

Plus discounted RAC breakdown cover and a host of others (but the aforementioned, are all I use)......

Starling is also good, plays a backup for me (an account I can hide money, I don't want Madam to see)........ Till I confess...... cheesy
With all these.... Do you have/keep OR is there a need for the traditional/big banks?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 11:37am On Jul 09
Wristler:

With all these.... Do you have/keep OR is there a need for the traditional/big banks?


Nope...... I don't have any traditional UK bank account ....... wink

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by dustydee: 11:45am On Jul 09
Lexusgs430:



Nope...... I don't have any traditional UK bank account ....... wink
Erico2k2 come and hear o.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Bourne007(m): 1:36pm On Jul 09
Hahaha .. You are now freakying your account in the modern way grin

Lexusgs430:



Nope...... I don't have any traditional UK bank account ....... wink
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by jtech17: 3:00pm On Jul 09
Lexusgs430:



Nope...... I don't have any traditional UK bank account ....... wink

Badt guy... hmmm I'm really learning oo... cos man gat to learn how to beat d system else one will just toil toilfully like toilet roll ... e no go saveup ANYFIN .. in British accent
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Bourne007(m): 3:49pm On Jul 09
Just curious... What system do you think he's beating?

jtech17:


Badt guy... hmmm I'm really learning oo... cos man gat to learn how to beat d system else one will just toil toilfully like toilet roll ... e no go saveup ANYFIN .. in British accent

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 3:54pm On Jul 09
Bourne007:
Just curious... What system do you think he's beating?


grin grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sherilycious: 5:35pm On Jul 09
Please to invite a parent for few weeks visit to the UK what documents are needed. Parent is a pensioner
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 6:42pm On Jul 09
sherilycious:
Please to invite a parent for few weeks visit to the UK what documents are needed. Parent is a pensioner


- Letter of invitation
- Biometrics data page of sponsors
- Bank statements
- Mortgage deed/rent agreement......
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 6:42pm On Jul 09
sherilycious:
Please to invite a parent for few weeks visit to the UK what documents are needed. Parent is a pensioner


- Letter of invitation
- Biometrics data page of sponsor(s) PP
- Bank statement(s)
- Mortgage deed/rent agreement.........
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 6:48pm On Jul 09
Bourne007:
Hahaha .. You are now freakying your account in the modern way grin



This fintech banks have features, this grandpa erico2k2 banks, are only just dreaming about........

- Virtual cards (what a brilliant idea)
- No useless building on the high street
- Call the bank with your registered number, if that call goes unanswered, they would send you a feedback message
- Pots organisation structure
- Ability to buy shares, cryptos, commodities, within fintechs exchange
- Higher interest rates payments (if you are risk aversed)....... cheesy
- Too many to mention, make erico2k2 no go vex........

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