Saturday, 18 June 2011

How to make Freedom of Information Act request? (United Kingdom)


Everyone has the right to request information held by public sector organisations under the Freedom of Information Act.
Find out how freedom of information works, how to make an information request and what to do if your request is refused - you can find out more details about the topic here.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Is there a cheap money transfer & global payment service on the Internet?

https://account.skrill.com/signup?rid=23189308


Skrill aims to provide the most convenient global payment service on the Internet. Below are just some features which make their service easy to use:
  • Once registered with Skrill, all you need is your email address and password to make payments.
  • You can send money worldwide to anyone with an email address – even if the recipient does not have a Skrill account yet.
  • Register all your credit/debit cards and bank details with Skrill and use them to pay at over 20 000 online shops. This means that you don’t need to provide them each time you want to purchase goods and services online.
  • Skrill provides a localised service with 12 supported languages and domestic payment options in over 200 countries.
  • All your transactions can be found in the history section of your account which can be accessed at any time. This data can be exported to an excel file if you want to have a digital copy of your Skrill transactions.
  • Our online Support Centre reduces unnecessary emails and enables our Customer Service Department to deal with your queries more efficiently.
  • Skrill Prepaid MasterCard® - The prepaid card that directly links to your Skrill eWallet to offer total freedom. Accepted at 35 million online and offline shops and at over 1.9 million ATMs worldwide. - Save €/£6 on each Ryanair flight*

Skrill VS. OTHER WAYS TO TRANSFER MONEY

Bank transfer
Cheque
Skrill
Duration
2-5 days
3-12 days
REAL-TIME
Cost - domestic transfer
up to € 5
up to € 5 + postage
1% but maximum € 10.00
Cost - international transfer
up to € 30
up to € 30 + postage
1% but maximum € 10.00
Required details
Name, account number, bank name, sort code and/or SWIFT/IBAN
Name and postal address
ONLY EMAIL
Instant online shopping
No
No
Yes
Security
Providing bank details may allow unauthorised debits from your account
Risk of cheque fraud
Keeps your financial information safe
Regulated financial institution?
Yes
Yes
Yes
FSA regulated
    https://account.skrill.com/signup?rid=23189308
    Since becoming the first emoney issuer to obtain an electronic money licence from the FSA it’s taken Skrill less than a decade to change the world of online payments. With their mix of consumer and business focused solutions they have become one of Europe’s leading digital money companies operating one of the world’s largest independent eWallet platforms on the internet.
    * You save the €6/£6 administration fee on each Ryanair flight when you pay with your Skrill Prepaid MasterCard instead of a debit or credit card (as long as Ryanair run this promotional offer for all prepaid MasterCard cards).
    ** This article has been amended after Moneybookers had rebranded into Skrill, but still could contain some inaccuracies, please refer to Skrill website to find most up-to-date information.