Are you actively searching for areas where there is the remote possibility that you can afford a house? or just curious of what your neighbour paid for his house? If so the check out this website. Not only does it link in with the land registry database but it links in with google maps to provide a colour coded guide to the average prices of each road.
Very handy for us now that we are actively searching for property.
Nationwide recently closed down the ability to get OFX statement files. These files were used to get transaction information into Microsoft Money and many other bits of accounting software. You can read more about it at the BetterOnlineBanking.co.uk website.
I needed to find a way round this so that I could continue using Gnucash without resorting to typing everything in. Looking around I notices that the QIF format was pretty simple and so I have written two scripts:
They are tested to work on both OS X and Linux and have zero requirements.
Lets hope that Nationwide sort themselves out and produce a better way to do this.
Download the full statement in csv format from Nationwide Download the relevant script into the same directory Make the script executable: chmod +x NWCreditcsv2qif.sh Create the QIF file: ./NWCreditcsv2qif.sh NWCreditOct2009.csv > NWCreditOct2009.qif Use the QIF …
This is a really great deal from google payments at the moment that aims to get you to sign up to their "paypal" like service. What you get is £10 off when you spend £30 or more (excluding p&p) from a range of merchants. The best thing about this is that it is for every transaction that you make! Only google could afford to five you 33% off, that is for sure.
I have been tempted into buying a harddrive and webcam already!