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Are your funds suitable for you?

  There are thousands of investment funds available to invest in. Besides the traditional ones which invest in equities, bonds and real assets, you may come across alternative opportunities which sound tempting, such as funds which invest in property, timber and fine wines. Often the more esoteric ones advertise higher rates of return.   How do you choose? The ...Full Article

Jersey to end banking secrecyfor EU residents

  Jersey is to drop the withholding tax option under the EU Savings Tax Directive. It will be mandatory for financial institutions to automatically exchange information on their clients’ ...Full Article

Do you still have UK investments?

  The news that the prize money from UK Premium Bonds has been cut is a useful reminder for British expatriates that they should review their investments now that ...Full Article

The beginning of the end for Tax Havens

  Over the last 10 years or so, we have reported on a number of new initiatives to clamp down on offshore tax evasion.  The Savings Tax Directive in ...Full Article

Stockmarkets reaching for new highs

  The media tends to focus on bad news rather than good, and investment news is no exception.  The media are quick to report market falls, but outside the ...Full Article

Luxembourg for investor protection

  The banking crisis in 2008 undermined the financial strength of institutions such as banks, but for many people the threat had receded since then.  Until, that is, the ...Full Article

More Exchange Of Information Ahead

  It looks like more and more automatic exchange of information agreements will be signed over the coming years. Following on from the US’s revolutionary Foreign Account Tax Compliance ...Full Article

New UK Tax Residence Test Now In Effect

  The UK finally has a Statutory Residence Test, which came into effect at the beginning of the new UK tax year on 6th April.   This is important for ...Full Article

Bank Deposits After The Cyprus Crisis

  The events in Cyprus shocked bank depositors across Europe and beyond.  It was a wakeup call for anyone who still thought of cash as a ‘risk free’ option. ...Full Article

Pensions Liberation… all that glisters is not gold!

The UK Pensions Regulator has launched a campaign to warn consumers and pension professionals about so called “pension liberation schemes”.   These schemes are promoted as a means of allowing ...Full Article
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