Independent body seeks to resolve disputes that arise between consumers and financial service providers.

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) was set up by government. It is an independent organisation responsible for regulating financial services in the UK. Its' aim is to promote efficient, orderly and fair financial markets and help retail financial service consumers get a fair deal. The agency regulates most financial services markets, exchanges and firms. It sets the standards that they must meet and can take action against firms if they fail to meet the required standards.

The FT is pink, a global financial resource and required reading for anyone in the industry. You won't get very far into the site before you are asked to subscribe.

Treasury's Financial Services and updates. The tabs are mouth watering - Departments, Worldwide, How government works, Get involved, Policies, Publications, Consultations, Statistics, Announcements. For some it could be a fail safe cure for insomnia for others a matter of financial survival. In short boring but important!

Tax advice and forms from the agency responsible for administering income, corporation, capital gains and inheritance taxes.

IFSL's role is to promote the international activities and expertise of UK-based financial services. It is the only independent cross-sectoral organisation representing the UK financial services industry.

Self Assessment tax returns online. It takes a government to make a website look this bad!

This site could help you find a lost bank account (or building societyor national savings account). It is a free service provided by the British Bankers’ Association, the Building Societies Association and National Savings and Investments - these represent most of the firms that offer savings and current accounts in the UK.

Impartial information from the FSA. Explains Bank accounts, Credit cards, Insurance Investments, Mortgages,Pensions and Retirement options, Savings

Money search engine

Financial Information site

STOCKS & SHARES, the online directory that lists the share dealing websites.

FTSE 100 and lots of other global and home financial data.

Website of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Find out who's up and who's down. Lists companies and current statistics.

Online resource covering business and technical aspects of the electronic trading service. Includes latest news, Q&A, guides and a newsletter.

Provides listed company info, investor resources, a tour, a summary of market activity and indexes, and glossary of market terms.

Offers stock prices, listing info, links to national and international companies, a market summary, and guidelines for investors.

Get the latest stock prices, charts, and news instantly


Links to all leading Uk car insurance companies. Listed alphabetically

Links to all leading UK health insurance companies. Listed alphabetically

Links to all leading UK home insurance companies. Listed alphabetically

Links to all leading UK pet insurance companies. Listed alphabetically

Travel Insurance

Nationwide Building Society

36 Rose Hill, Chesterfield S40 1LR, UK – 0800 554 0815

Excellent bank. Staff really helpful and friendly. Feel like a valued customer every time i go in.

Barclays Bank

37 Rose Hill, Chesterfield S40 1TT, UK – 0345 734 5345

Always get a warm welcome.

Very helpful friendly branch

The Post Office - McColl's

6 Cuttholme Rd, Chesterfield S40 4RA, UK – 01246 563904

Nice Local shop with post office and a range of products.


Property search site with info on mortgages.


Financial Times. It's pink, a global resource and required reading for the industry.

Analysis and tips for UK stock market investors

Weekly Financial Paper giving round up of week's financial news

World, Home, Business and Financial News. Latest from the Markets.

Opinions and news on the global financial situation

Online financial news from the Mail group of newspapers


Link to Retirement Advice with lots of information about pensions.


Tax advice and forms. Info re. income, corporation, capital gains and inheritance taxes.

Inland Revenue's Internet service for self assessment. In common with most Government sites it looks as though it was designed by an undertaker. However, once we had gone through the long winded verification process, we did manage to pay our personal tax in minutes without the site crashing which was great.

Sadly the site is still a work in progress if you have a partnership or a trust. Incredibly these organisational forms still require third party software to enter their accounts. Remarkably HMRC seem quite happy with this situation!

Personal and business tax advice, link to Inland Rev, calculators, Q&A, tax news, saving tax.

Chesterfield Borough Council

Town Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield S40 1LP, UK – 01246 345345

HQ of Chesterfield Borough Council and seat of local government for the borough of Chesterfield. The town hall is the main office for Chesterfield Borough Council, a number of voluntary sector organisations, and from 2018 (the building is currently undergoing internal renovations) the home of the Register Office for births, deaths, and marriages. The building is of historical significance - built in 1935, it's a replica of Stormont, Northern Ireland's parliament building, a scaled down size. It isn't as large as Stormont, but has a near identical frontage. It has a number of meeting rooms that can be hired by external organisations. The meeting rooms are walnut panelled, and the decoration of the town hall has an Egyptian theme, with the ceilings decorated with lotus flowers. The furniture of the meeting rooms was specifically designed for the town hall. Disabled access is via a ramp down to the basement for the voluntary sector organisations based there, and a ramped entrance to the rest of the building, both at the east end entrance (the end closest to the town centre). At the top of a hill, on Rose Hill, the town hall overlooks Shentall Gardens and has a great view. There are four pay and display car parks close to the town hall, two directly behind the town hall, with disabled parking close to the rear of the building. There is limited on-street parking at the front of the town hall.

Very nice place and warm people

Brimington Post Office

16a High St, Brimington, Chesterfield S43 1EP, UK – 01246 273699

Great Post office. Simon is very friendly and helpful. The Birthday cards are fantastic and a very good price.

Got everything a post office should have and more

Royal Mail

Rowland Hill House, Dock Walk, Chesterfield S49 1HQ, UK – 01246 547547

For a start its not the head office that's in London, its a ADMIN OFFICE not parcel pick up.

Good mail


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