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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 10:13am On Jun 09
fatima04:


I know moving to an area helps with school selection but the child must still pass the 11+ exam right?

Absolutely........ If you put your child in a private primary school, they coach them as part of the fees you pay .......

But if you are from Ijebu like some of us, put your child in public primary school and get a teacher or do the coaching yourself........

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by fatima04: 10:14am On Jun 09
@mamatukwas. You can check out Royal London. We have been using them for 4yrs with very minimal changes. Remember to explore the option of putting it in a trust, and also not cancelled by your employer's cover if being provided.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by UnconventionalT: 10:27am On Jun 09
Lexusgs430:


If this was my money and I had no short term plans to spend it....... What I would do is :-

1 - Either open a Monzo account and lock it a savings account, you would receive about Β£10 per month.......
2 - Put money with a fund manager like Blackrock, moneyfarm or nutmeg..... And receive about 20% appreciation per year (cash invested can go up or down)....... 😁🀣
I have a Monzo account. grin thanks for the tip
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by UnconventionalT: 10:28am On Jun 09
Viruses:


I don't have a direct answer to your question, but in your shoes, I will open a pounds mutual fund account in Nigeria with Stanbic IBTC asset management and dump the pounds there. The pounds will retain it's value as pounds and will grow with the mutual fund interest rate which is higher than normal bank rate. Revolut will not even give you interest.
They are not giving me interest at all.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 10:41am On Jun 09
UnconventionalT:

I have a Monzo account. grin thanks for the tip

Simply navigate to the investment part of Monzo, either put in savings or investments (with investments funds are used to buy ETF's). Depending on your risk appetite on type of investments........ I am set at maximum risk....... 😜🀣
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 10:48am On Jun 09
Viruses:


I don't have a direct answer to your question, but in your shoes, I will open a pounds mutual fund account in Nigeria with Stanbic IBTC asset management and dump the pounds there. The pounds will retain it's value as pounds and will grow with the mutual fund interest rate which is higher than normal bank rate. Revolut will not even give you interest.


I feel this is a good idea, only if you want to use funds in Nigeria....... If you hope to recall funds to Β£ later, your gains would be eroded + you might incur some losses......

But going down this your thought process, I would open a 1st bank savings account or Branch....... On ₦4 million, you would receive an interest of ₦25K per month guaranteed...... πŸ€£πŸ˜‚
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by ukay2: 12:13pm On Jun 09
Lexusgs430:


Absolutely........ If you put your child in a private primary school, they coach them as part of the fees you pay .......

But if you are from Ijebu like some of us, put your child in public primary school and get a teacher or do the coaching yourself........

We are couching our children (years 4,3 and 1)... We live close to you grin... Na Grammer schools we de target

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by ukay2: 12:14pm On Jun 09
fatima04:
@mamatukwas. You can check out Royal London. We have been using them for 4yrs with very minimal changes. Remember to explore the option of putting it in a trust, and also not cancelled by your employer's cover if being provided.

Yes, we use Royal London Insurance too... Everything is in a Trust too..

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by ukay2: 12:16pm On Jun 09
Lexusgs430:


Simply navigate to the investment part of Monzo, either put in savings or investments (with investments funds are used to buy ETF's). Depending on your risk appetite on type of investments........ I am set at maximum risk....... 😜🀣

Make him buy Microsoft shares and Visa shares using the Stocks and Shares ISA...5 years later, compare the result of the investment

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by fatima04: 12:33pm On Jun 09
Lexusgs430:


Come over to Rochester, we have Fort Pitt, Rochester Grammar school, Rainham school for girls, walderslade school and Chatham Grammar school (only girls)......πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

Na mama born boys I be grin grin. When we have money like you 7%
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by fatima04: 12:34pm On Jun 09
Lexusgs430:


Absolutely........ If you put your child in a private primary school, they coach them as part of the fees you pay .......

But if you are from Ijebu like some of us, put your child in public primary school and get a teacher or do the coaching yourself........

Didn't know the private schools do that, almost worth it then
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 12:34pm On Jun 09
ukay2:


Make him buy Microsoft shares and Visa shares using the Stocks and Shares ISA...5 years later, compare the result of the investment


I love to deep my toes into all sectors and regions .......
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 12:36pm On Jun 09
fatima04:


Didn't know they do private schools do that, almosy worth it then

King's in Rochester does it ........

Where I wan see Β£6K per term, per child ........ I no get cannabis farm inside loft ........πŸ€£πŸ˜―πŸ˜‚
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 12:42pm On Jun 09
fatima04:


Na mama born boys I be grin grin. When we have money like you 7%

Sir Joseph's, Holcombe grammar,Rainham Mark Grammar School ..... All this in Medway.......

By the time you expand into Kent county, nah you go tire .......

I would say Kent county has over 30 grammar schools, the largest in the whole of England .......πŸ€£πŸ˜‚
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by ukay2: 1:13pm On Jun 09
Lexusgs430:


Sir Joseph's, Holcombe grammar,Rainham Mark Grammar School ..... All this in Medway.......

By the time you expand into Kent county, nah you go tire .......

I would say Kent county has over 30 grammar schools, the largest in the whole of England .......πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

Yes.....
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 1:15pm On Jun 09
ukay2:


We are couching our children (years 4,3 and 1)... We live close to you grin... Na Grammer schools we de target

You no even allow madam rest........ πŸ˜‚πŸ€£
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by dustydee: 1:46pm On Jun 09
Lexusgs430:


You no even allow madam rest........ πŸ˜‚πŸ€£
What if na different mama? grin
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 1:56pm On Jun 09
dustydee:

What if na different mama? grin

Hin suppose rest be dat...... πŸ˜‚
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by missjekyll: 2:06pm On Jun 09
fatima04:


Sadly it won't go into building infrastructure but employing needless people into roles that can be easily absorbed. Increasing workforce efficiency and productivity should be the target.

Not forecasting income that you don't have or might not get. What happens if the majority pulls their kids from private back into state schools? And additional strain is put on the already poorly performing schools.

Maybe personal experience will better inform you than statistics you are quoting

What does this mean? This is a novel side to the argument and I want to know more
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by ukay2: 2:14pm On Jun 09
Lexusgs430:


You no even allow madam rest........ πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

Na school years oo.... grin
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Treadway: 6:58pm On Jun 09
Peerielass:


University education is a choice. You don’t need to be a university graduate to be successful in life, there are other routes like apprenticeship or learning a trade.

Private healthcare is a choice, you can use NHS like Keir and wait forever for your appointment and procedure.

Private nursery school is also a choice. Most people keep their kids at home until they reach school age.

None of these private services are any different from private school education but Labour has chosen to discriminate against one group of people to match their left wing ideology.
very well said..A perfectly logical submission

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Zahra29: 10:44pm On Jun 09
Surge of the right/far right in European elections, particularly France, Belgium and Germany...

Macron having to call a snap election...

Only a few years ago, Marine Le Pen was dismissed as a rabid, far right "nutter", today she is positioning herself as a credible government in waiting.

Will be interesting to see how the far right i.e. Reform, performs in the UK.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Zahra29: 10:57pm On Jun 09
The Top global university list 2025 was published last week.

UK's Imperial College overtook Oxbridge for the first time to be named 2nd best in the world after MIT.

The US and the UK performed best in the international league table, with both countries each boasting 4 universities in the top 10.

There are 90 UK universities in this year’s league table, making it the second-most represented location, behind the US (197) and above China (71).

See how your Alma mater ranked in the top 100 or top 1500 cheesy :

https://www.topuniversities.com/world-university-rankings?page=14&tab=indicators

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 12:42am On Jun 10
Zahra29:
Surge of the right/far right in European elections, particularly France, Belgium and Germany...

Macron having to call a snap election...

Only a few years ago, Marine Le Pen was dismissed as a rabid, far right "nutter", today she is positioning herself as a credible government in waiting.

Will be interesting to see how the far right i.e. Reform, performs in the UK.

FREXIT & GEREXIT loading.........πŸ˜‚πŸ˜―πŸ˜‚
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Osoderi(m): 2:58am On Jun 10
Good morning house. pls I want to assist a sister who lives in Northampton fill out her application for FLR visa extension. pls is there any agent here in Northamton that she can go for her biometric or would she have to travel to london to do her biometric? someone told me if my phone have NFC capacity that I can use it, no need for my sister going to the centre. how true is this Pls. Pls kindly assist. Thank u
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by humblemoi: 6:38am On Jun 10
Osoderi:
Good morning house. pls I want to assist a sister who lives in Northampton fill out her application for extension. pls is there any agent here in Northamton that she can go for her biometric or would she have to travel to london to do her biometric? someone told me if my phone have NFC capacity that I can use it, no need for my sister going to the centre. how true is this Pls. Pls kindly assist. Thank u

Your question is quite vague. Could you clarify what extension this is for? Visa extension? Or Passport renewal? Let's start from there.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 6:39am On Jun 10
A word of advice for people seeking cheap vehicle insurance.......

Avoid using agents, it would always end up in tears........😭😭😭

You would lose your money + have a CIFAS marker on your credit report + if you're unlucky to get stopped by the police, you would appear before a magistrate........

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by ehizario2012: 7:10am On Jun 10
Lexusgs430:


King's in Rochester does it ........

Where I wan see Β£6K per term, per child ........ I no get cannabis farm inside loft ........πŸ€£πŸ˜―πŸ˜‚

Hmmm... Inside loft with constant electricity to supply light 😊
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 7:14am On Jun 10
ehizario2012:


Hmmm... Inside loft with constant electricity to supply light 😊

Are you an experienced grower......πŸ€£πŸ˜‚
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Teamfrosh1201: 7:15am On Jun 10
Good morning guys,

Please how can I pay my Β£2k tuition fee deposit from Nigeria ? I don’t want to use form A, which other option is available to me ??

Thanks.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by missjekyll: 7:26am On Jun 10
Zahra29:
Surge of the right/far right in European elections, particularly France, Belgium and Germany...

Macron having to call a snap election...

Only a few years ago, Marine Le Pen was dismissed as a rabid, far right "nutter", today she is positioning herself as a credible government in waiting.

Will be interesting to see how the far right i.e. Reform, performs in the UK.

You know what this means ,don't you? Far from interesting, the rise of the far right is a calamity for anyone who is not white, male,Christian or straight.

They have previous form for deadly persecution. I am usually very open to other ideas but I do not understand their supporters on this thread, to be frank.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Goodenoch: 8:09am On Jun 10
missjekyll:


You know what this means ,don't you? Far from interesting, the rise of the far right is a calamity for anyone who is not white, male,Christian or straight.

They have previous form for deadly persecution. I am usually very open to other ideas but I do not understand their supporters on this thread, to be frank.

I find it very interesting too.

Labour currently isn’t in its best phase generally and from an immigrant standpoint but go say one will vote for Reform in particular due to that is just funny.

Imagine going to vote for one of these Reform candidates:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usV9RhxZhVs


Or this guy whose policy in an article he published is to deport all immigrants from 1997 and have their families shrieking and crying https://hopenothate.org.uk/2024/03/21/far-right-fantasies-of-reform-uk-candidate-beau-dade/

Or these dudes, one of which; surprise surprise, is of Nigerian origin : https://hopenothate.org.uk/2024/06/08/more-weird-and-worrying-reform-candidates/

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