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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by bigtt76(f): 8:06pm On May 23, 2023
Funny enough, I recently started doing this and it shit my scores up. Before I was doing just less than 20% and my score was just there not moving 😂😂😂 we learn every day. Thanks for sharing


justwise:
[b]

No reminder, just a habit.

I don't really do 25%, 30% and even 70% thing, i spend and pay back
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by bigtt76(f): 8:07pm On May 23, 2023
I use both



justwise:


That is what i do
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by bigtt76(f): 8:08pm On May 23, 2023
I use both - repay back with card so I can use more credit and pay back. On some days I allow DD to set in



profemebee:
Hi Hi,

For the AMEX users here, pls what's the best way to make repayment ? do you use bank account (direct debit) or manually go online to pay via debit card?

Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Phayie(m): 8:19pm On May 23, 2023
Zahra29:


A 5% mortgage deposit is very unlikely with only 1 year non-permanent residency

Very unlikely, yes, but you can't discourage anyone to try their luck
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by BouharryArtikou: 8:21pm On May 23, 2023
CowbellY:


Curious about this, What interest does a referral link proffer ?. you get a referral point bonus only if the person gets approved. and they also get points as well.

Also, if they apply themselves, they get fewer points viz applying with a referral, so how does it not benefit both parties ?.

Context bro. Context.
If you had taken time to read the original post, and what I was responding to, you would have understood.

‘Also, if they apply themselves, they get fewer points…’ while that sounds right, the crux of my message was: Do not just jump on the bandwagon & use a referral link to apply for a credit card. If you apply , and you are refused, it damages your credit records/scores.

If you had read more, you would have seen where I suggested that newbies should use comparison websites to see cards that they are Pre-approved to get. 99.9999999% of the time, pre approval means acceptance.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by LagosismyHome(f): 8:27pm On May 23, 2023
Hkana:


Please, may I send you a PM? I need your input on an issue. Please?

Pm
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by BouharryArtikou: 8:27pm On May 23, 2023
Overthinker:
Good evening people, is it advisable for a family of 4 to relocate with their kids instantly or should they leave the kids back at first and come over to get to know about life here? people talk about school commitments and how both parents can't attend that and also work, dropping of kids at school and picking them also. Is it something that can be managed or do they take their time before the kids come join them

Several factors to consider.
Ages if the children.
Visa type (you didn’t mention if both parents are working or will be working. Or if there is a student visa involved.

If you are on a workwr visa, you need to consider if it’s an A-list sponsor or just some mediocre sponsor who will ‘bring you’ to the UK and then decide to put you an a queue for training and not pay you for >1 month.

Do you have plenty plenty money to spend should things not go on as expected within your 1st 3 months (for any reason)?

Etc….

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by bigtt76(f): 9:01pm On May 23, 2023
Don't mind that one. Referral links work exactly as you've described it. The pre-approved mentioned still depends on having good score which is not different from the AMEX. You get approved based on your situation


CowbellY:


Curious about this, What interest does a referral link proffer ?. you get a referral point bonus only if the person gets approved. and they also get points as well.

Also, if they apply themselves, they get fewer points viz applying with a referral, so how does it not benefit both parties ?.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Hkana: 9:21pm On May 23, 2023
LagosismyHome:


Pm

Thanks. PM sent
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by BouharryArtikou: 9:22pm On May 23, 2023
bigtt76:
Don't mind that one. Referral links work exactly as you've described it. The pre-approved mentioned still depends on having good score which is not different from the AMEX. You get approved based on your situation



Surprises me the sort of comprehension some people have.
Someone used a referral link, and applied for AmEX credit card. And was rejected. That someone is advised to go for pre-approved cards to be near certain of eligibility before applying,rather than blindly clicking on referral links and getting rejected.
If that is not a good advise, then I don’t know what is.

But well comprehension is hard.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by rowon(m): 9:28pm On May 23, 2023
Hi good people, please what is best and cheapest means of transportation from Glasgow to London. I would be traveling to London to renew my passport in July .
I would appreciate any useful information regarding everything I need to know about renewal of my passport before leaving Glasgow. I intend to return same day if possible.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Nobody: 9:30pm On May 23, 2023
CowbellY:


Curious about this, What interest does a referral link proffer ?. you get a referral point bonus only if the person gets approved. and they also get points as well.

Also, if they apply themselves, they get fewer points viz applying with a referral, so how does it not benefit both parties ?.

Point is people might be getting encouraged to get credit cards before they need them, thereby running the risk of getting into a spiral of debt because we know that despite all the 'pay in full' warnings, few people will have the discipline required to do that, which is why so many people have credit card debts hanging around their necks.

It's the same thing with those credit karma, clearpay etc portals for checking credit score - every time you login they are pushing you to take loans and credit cards, and they'll even send alerts to your mail to remind you to take credit cards and loans. Those temptations are great and many people will fall for them to their own detriment while the portal will make money as soon as you take out the card/loan.

The obsession with credit score is extremely unhealthy, in my view. Check it once in a while for errors but don't make it the priority of your existence. For most people, there'll be a timeline of a couple of years or so to buy a house. The credit score will sort itself out naturally over that time by getting on the electoral roll, paying bills, having a phone contract and the basic things, without opening an unneeded line of credit just because.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Hwy9: 9:33pm On May 23, 2023
Has anyone seen the video of the interview granted by the 9ja guy, where he exposed why people japa to escape hardship in 9ja?

Pathetic!!

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by jedisco(m): 9:42pm On May 23, 2023
eniola1010:
Honestly i dont know why people give themself so much headache.
Dont rush. Everything will come in place.

If they say no t4 dependent. Finish ur 2year course or 1 year course. Get sponsorship and carry ur fam. Simple

U come under 4month u wan run get CC. Just chill, improve ur CS and apply for CC. Simple

U come under 4months u wan get mortgage you made ur self enter mortgage of 5% deposit, instead make u chill save enough with ur lisa.

I no know why ppl dey rush.

I don't this would really hurt their masters admissions rate. A change in PSW would have done it.

Truth is, this move just pushes the can down the road. Those dependents are still likely to arrive but from 2025.
They're looking to go into the next election saying to the populace they're already cutting down the numbers. Not like they don't know those dependents would still not come.

I'm sure they know very well that for many students, the UK masters is a pathway for migration. Seems the government and schools want to do the selling.

P.s. I wouldn't knock those coming in for having the extra drive. They need it as the system and numbers are already stacked against them. It's just about being reasonable
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by semmyk(m): 9:53pm On May 23, 2023
As it became evident today, the student visa dependant curtailing has been long coming. Is it truly justified, I don't think so. Has it or is it been abused, we all know the answer/truth in our hearts.

Well, there are many changes that have kicked in or are in the pipeline.
The statement of changes was published on 9 March 2023: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-of-changes-to-the-immigration-rules-hc-1160-9-march-2023

Read more 9n UKCISA site: https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/studentnews/1993/Student-update-Immigration-rules-changes-9-March-2023.
Changes affecting the Start-up route and the Innovator route
The start-up route and the innovator route have closed. They arebeing replaced by a new Innovator Founder route. PS : the new route allows applicants to come to the UK and establish innovative businesses without the £50,000 minimum funds requirement!

Changes affecting the Skilled Worker route:
Minimum salary level increasing and going-rate for salaries will be calculated using a 37.5-hour working week.

Changes to relationship requirements for partners under the Student, Graduate, and Skilled Worker routes:
From 25 July 2023, the requirements will be housed in a central part of the rules and the each route having its own specific requirements

There'll be changes to the Youth Mobility Scheme and the ETA (electronic travel authorisation) for certain citizen. Granted that these does not apply to most Nigerian.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Overthinker: 9:53pm On May 23, 2023
BouharryArtikou:


Several factors to consider.
Ages if the children.
Visa type (you didn’t mention if both parents are working or will be working. Or if there is a student visa involved.

If you are on a workwr visa, you need to consider if it’s an A-list sponsor or just some mediocre sponsor who will ‘bring you’ to the UK and then decide to put you an a queue for training and not pay you for >1 month.

Do you have plenty plenty money to spend should things not go on as expected within your 1st 3 months (for any reason)?

Etc….

Thanks....this your moniker always makes me laugh sha.....both will be working, not mediocre sponsor and as an overthinker and as a staunch follower of this thread, at least 3 months has been the plan to prepare even if it goes better than expected, I always hope for the best but expect the worse in situation you can't control, but children are so important and that's why I needed people's input

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Oggg: 10:11pm On May 23, 2023
Am to pm, Monday to Sunday … January to December… credit card.. credit card. Ah!
Even people still yet to board their flight to the UK.. credit card… this is becoming a menace on this thread respectfully grin

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by hayesconcept(m): 10:23pm On May 23, 2023
Use flixbus
koonbey:


Point is people might be getting encouraged to get credit cards before they need them, thereby running the risk of getting into a spiral of debt because we know that despite all the 'pay in full' warnings, few people will have the discipline required to do that, which is why so many people have credit card debts hanging around their necks.

It's the same thing with those credit karma, clearpay etc portals for checking credit score - every time you login they are pushing you to take loans and credit cards, and they'll even send alerts to your mail to remind you to take credit cards and loans. Those temptations are great and many people will fall for them to their own detriment while the portal will make money as soon as you take out the card/loan.

The obsession with credit score is extremely unhealthy, in my view. Check it once in a while for errors but don't make it the priority of your existence. For most people, there'll be a timeline of a couple of years or so to buy a house. The credit score will sort itself out naturally over that time by getting on the electoral roll, paying bills, having a phone contract and the basic things, without opening an unneeded line of credit just because.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by BuildingProject: 10:31pm On May 23, 2023
Xanderlex:

Thank you

Which date did you see?
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Zahra29: 10:38pm On May 23, 2023
jedisco:


I don't this would really hurt their masters admissions rate. A change in PSW would have done it.

Truth is, this move just pushes the can down the road. Those dependents are still likely to arrive but from 2025.
They're looking to go into the next election saying to the populace they're already cutting down the numbers. Not like they don't know those dependents would still not come.

I'm sure they know very well that for many students, the UK masters is a pathway for migration. Seems the government and schools want to do the selling.

P.s. I wouldn't knock those coming in for having the extra drive. They need it as the system and numbers are already stacked against them. It's just about being reasonable

Don't be so sure. Many people didn't believe the gov would go through with the policy change announced today. If Suella had her way, the PSW would have been cut down as well. She might well try again if they see that the migration numbers are not coming down enough, especially as they have already surpassed their initial 5 year target of 600k students. She has some backing as the govt's think-tank has recently advised that they think the post study 2 yr visa is unnecessary:

A curb on the amount of time overseas university students can stay in Britain was recently backed by Professor Brian Bell, chairman of the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), which advises ministers on migration issues. Professor Brian Bell told The Sunday Telegraph that his body thought it “unnecessary” for foreign students to be permitted to work in Britain for two years after completing their masters degree.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Zahra29: 10:52pm On May 23, 2023
Hwy9:
Has anyone seen the video of the interview granted by the 9ja guy, where he exposed why people japa to escape hardship in 9ja?

Pathetic!!

Lol....do you mean this one:

https://twitter.com/brownthywill/status/1661099340721430538/mediaviewer
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by kwakudtraveller(m): 10:53pm On May 23, 2023
Hwy9:
Has anyone seen the video of the interview granted by the 9ja guy, where he exposed why people japa to escape hardship in 9ja?

Pathetic!!
The video is mind blowing. To go out and flap our dirty laundry outside and then give the Brits more ammunitions to use against us. Such a shameful video.

https://twitter.com/TomieLagos/status/1661086080169328648/mediaViewer?currentTweet=1661086080169328648&currentTweetUser=TomieLagos

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Zahra29: 11:02pm On May 23, 2023
kwakudtraveller:

The video is mind blowing. To go out and flap our dirty laundry outside and then give the Brits more ammunitions to use against us. Such a shameful video.

https://twitter.com/TomieLagos/status/1661086080169328648/mediaViewer?currentTweet=1661086080169328648&currentTweetUser=TomieLagos

A gov spokesperson on the BBC called it "people smuggling" using education as a smokescreen

Expect further tightening of the student route
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Solumtoya: 11:13pm On May 23, 2023
heroshark:


Can you please reshare, I want to bring in 5 pieces of senators/traditional attires, do they accept it or it's strictly foodstuffs?

You can call 08067212084 in Ikeja, don'twant to write his name or more info here. All I had to do was to go pick it up at peckham. The phone number I had to call for pick up was 07915243229. Their office address here is Covenant Air and Sea Cargo Ltd, 9 peckham Park Rd, London SE15 6TR.

You can also use Topship https://ship.topship.africa/login They can deliver straight to your home in UK.

There's also DHL.

I have a good personal experience with 3 of them.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Treadway: 11:14pm On May 23, 2023
Hmm interesting @ the bolded
semmyk:
As it became evident today, the student visa dependant curtailing has been long coming. Is it truly justified, I don't think so. Has it or is it been abused, we all know the answer/truth in our hearts.

Well, there are many changes that have kicked in or are in the pipeline.
The statement of changes was published on 9 March 2023: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-of-changes-to-the-immigration-rules-hc-1160-9-march-2023

Read more 9n UKCISA site: https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/studentnews/1993/Student-update-Immigration-rules-changes-9-March-2023.
Changes affecting the Start-up route and the Innovator route
The start-up route and the innovator route have closed. They arebeing replaced by a new Innovator Founder route. PS : the new route allows applicants to come to the UK and establish innovative businesses [b]without the £50,000 minimum funds requirement!
[/b]
Changes affecting the Skilled Worker route:
Minimum salary level increasing and going-rate for salaries will be calculated using a 37.5-hour working week.

Changes to relationship requirements for partners under the Student, Graduate, and Skilled Worker routes:
From 25 July 2023, the requirements will be housed in a central part of the rules and the each route having its own specific requirements

There'll be changes to the Youth Mobility Scheme and the ETA (electronic travel authorisation) for certain citizen. Granted that these does not apply to most Nigerian.

kwakudtraveller:

The video is mind blowing. To go out and flap our dirty laundry outside and then give the Brits more ammunitions to use against us. Such a shameful video.

https://twitter.com/TomieLagos/status/1661086080169328648/mediaViewer?currentTweet=1661086080169328648&currentTweetUser=TomieLagos
It was only a matter of time before one representative idiot got close to a microphone. Not surprised one bit! The person fit dey travel section sef, chochocho blabbermouths wey never see skyscraper before..lol

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Solumtoya: 11:14pm On May 23, 2023
profemebee:
Hi Hi,

For the AMEX users here, pls what's the best way to make repayment ? do you use bank account (direct debit) or manually go online to pay via debit card?


Direct debit, please.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Solumtoya: 11:15pm On May 23, 2023
profemebee:
you must be using a reminder

another question.. whats the ideal utilization for credit card usage? I see 25%, 30% and even 70% in my research


There's no exact number. A typical good spot should be somewhere between 5% and 25%

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by kwakudtraveller(m): 11:21pm On May 23, 2023
Zahra29:


A gov spokesperson on the BBC called it "people smuggling" using education as a smokescreen

Expect further tightening of the student route
That’s correct, I truly envision them making stricter laws with the student route. They just used this guy as a face to buttress their point.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Atk1nson(m): 11:23pm On May 23, 2023
Treadway:
Hmm interesting @ the bolded


It was only a matter of time before one representative idiot got close to a microphone. Not surprised one bit! The person fit dey travel section sef, chochocho blabbermouths wey never see skyscraper before..lol

It was bound to happen when Nigerians who have not spent 1 month in the UK started opening youtube channels to outcompete each other in broadcasting. .....Tamiyu of London after 1 week of staying in the UK. The person does not even have NI Number yet grin

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by kwakudtraveller(m): 11:27pm On May 23, 2023
Treadway:
Hmm interesting @ the bolded


It was only a matter of time before one representative idiot got close to a microphone. Not surprised one bit! The person fit dey travel section sef, chochocho blabbermouths wey never see skyscraper before..lol
I hope he’s happy with the cheap fame.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Goke7: 11:32pm On May 23, 2023
Atk1nson:


It was bound to happen when Nigerians who have not spent 1 month in the UK started opening youtube channels to outcompete each other in broadcasting. .....Tamiyu of London after 1 week of staying in the UK. The person does not even have NI Number yet grin

na village people pick the guy call, he's all over twitter explaining himself now grin
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Goke7: 11:39pm On May 23, 2023
The UK can tighten its laws in whatever they like but to demonise people using the education route to migrate is a joke. All over the world, people use the education route to migrate especially if they are highly skilled. If the Uk wants to be sincere, they should give us the data of dependents that now have high-skill jobs and it will be shocking what the data will reveal.

The conservatives are desperate to remain in power and I don't have a problem with that but to continue to profile Nigerians deliberately is hypocritical, yes our people are foolish but for the sake of many hardworking Nigerians especially the highly skilled ones, we don't deserve all these insults.

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