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8 minutes ago, rtco said:

I wasn't broke when I moved here. I had a good pension that a so called reputable Financial Adviser suggested I invest in a secure Australian Fund which, after 2-years, went bust and was found to be a Ponzi Scheme + the Financial Adviser was found to be operating illegally here. Still fighting for some kind of recompense after 6-years. So not "utter madness" as you call it but a victim of circumstance. We all have different stories so don't generalise.

They got me too,

I got 3,000 pounds back this year, out of 40,000 pounds.

Made me quite happy as I wasn't expecting anything at all.

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3 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

renting out my house. When my tenant turned out to be a drug trafficking hippie unemployed rat bag, I was forced to leave my wife and child to come back, get the house back, repair all the damage

its called landlord insurance, cheap enough and your fully covered for <deleted> tenant's

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Just now, BritManToo said:

They got me too,

I got 3,000 pounds back this year, out of 40,000 pounds.

Made me quite happy as I wasn't expecting anything at all.

I wish ... not seen anything yet

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17 minutes ago, Scot123 said:

having to donate over £22,000 for 6 months to a Thai bank every year and donate over £11,000

Yes because it was much better leaving it in the UK and watch it fall off a cliff

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25 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I'm hoping to avoid that by being dead before I run out of money.

Well I hope you have plenty of money because balcony skydiving lessons can be arranged. 

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4 minutes ago, joecoolfrog said:

Inflation is minimal in the UK so in domestic terms Sterling has not lost any value.

Sure but I replied to a post about leaving it in a Thai bank living in Thailand as an expat.

 

obviously a pound is a pound in the UK

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1 minute ago, madmen said:

Sure but I replied to a post about leaving it in a Thai bank living in Thailand as an expat.

 

obviously a pound is a pound in the UK

 

2 minutes ago, madmen said:

Sure but I replied to a post about leaving it in a Thai bank living in Thailand as an expat.

 

obviously a pound is a pound in the UK

Your post still makes no sense.

If he left the money in the UK ( as you suggested ) it wouldn't have fallen off a cliff would it !

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12 hours ago, joecoolfrog said:

Inflation is minimal in the UK so in domestic terms Sterling has not lost any value.

interest rate are down by the zero mark and general prices have risen by quite a lot more than zero

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14 minutes ago, sanemax said:

interest rate are down by the zero mark and general prices have risen by quite a lot more than zero

Yes you are correct , though wage increases are currently above inflation and more than balance the books.

In technical terms though yes I should have said Sterling has lost a little value , certainly not fallen off a cliff though.

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57 minutes ago, joecoolfrog said:

 

Your post still makes no sense.

If he left the money in the UK ( as you suggested ) it wouldn't have fallen off a cliff would it !

If he was drawing down an income to use in Thailand whilst LIVING in Thailand from a UK Bank

 

What don't you get? His income is getting smashed!!

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1 hour ago, madmen said:

Sure but I replied to a post about leaving it in a Thai bank living in Thailand as an expat.

 

obviously a pound is a pound in the UK

i would say that those Brits that put a lot of their money here within the last ten years were

actually baht wise and pound foolish.    Of course it was just luck...... but so are many things

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