Ice Bucket Challenge With A Twist For Expats

Ice Bucket Challenge With A Twist For Expats

The Ice Bucket Challenge that has raised millions of pounds for charity has gone global – with some new twists for expats. The challenge is aimed at raising awareness for motor neurone disease charities, but the craze has swept … MUST READ

Head Hunters Tracking Best Expat Executive Talent

Head Hunters Tracking Best Expat Executive Talent

Companies are stepping up their head hunts for the best executive talent as the world’s leading economies pull clear of recession. The number of companies searching for managers and executives has increased by 4% in the past … MUST READ

How To Get Your Money Back From A Fraudster

How To Get Your Money Back From A Fraudster

Lawyers are urging expats who fall victim to Ponzi schemes or boiler room share frauds to chase crooks through civil courts rather than wait for compensation after a criminal prosecution. Verity Altaras of solicitors Kingsley … MUST READ

Osborne Puts A Spoke In Pension Recycling Loophole

Osborne Puts A Spoke In Pension Recycling Loophole

A pension ‘recycling’ loophole has been plugged by the government as part of new pension reforms. Under current rules, nothing would stop a retirement saver drawing their 25% tax free lump sum from a pension and then … MUST READ

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Millions Of Workers Face A Bleak Retirement

Millions Of Workers Face A Bleak Retirement

Retirement may be a thing of the past for millions of workers, according to a new survey. More than a third of workers – that’s around 12 million people – have no idea of when they will retire or whether they can afford to give up work. The problem is worse for the over 65s, with nearly double … [Read more...]

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Lost Expat Winners Wanted For Premium Bond Prizes

Lost Expat Winners Wanted For Premium Bond Prizes

Two British expats are sitting on a £150,000 premium bond windfall but do not know they are winners. One of the unclaimed prizes belongs to a woman living in Australia. Her £6 investment in premium bonds in 1967 won a £100,000 prize in 2007 that is sitting in the vaults at National Savings … [Read more...]

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Spanish Tax Man Targets Expats With Gib Connections

Spanish Tax Man Targets Expats With Gib Connections

Spanish tax authorities are targeting British expats in Spain who own property in Gibraltar. The government is stepping up pressure on expats with links to the British financial centre whose sovereignty has long been disputed by the Spanish. Finance minister Cristóbal Montoro is concerned that … [Read more...]

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Russia Hits Out At ‘Unlawful’ FATCA

Russia Hits Out At ‘Unlawful’ FATCA

Grumbling about the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is growing around the world. After a Canadian pressure group launched a legal challenge against the government signing a FATCA treaty with the USA, now Russian regulators are hitting out against the tax reporting law. FATCA is … [Read more...]

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Judges Order Spanish IHT Law Changes For Expats

Judges Order Spanish IHT Law Changes For Expats

Families and loved ones of expats living in Spain should no longer have to pay higher death taxes than the Spanish. The European Court of Justice has demanded the Spanish government change tax rules and charge all European Union nationals the same rate of inheritance tax. Judges ruled that the … [Read more...]

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Volcano Flight Alert Lifted

Volcano Flight Alert Lifted

Iceland’s civil aviation authority has lifted a flight ban after a small volcanic eruption spewing molten lava 50 metres in the air failed to create an ash cloud. Seismic activity around the Bardarbunga volcano had led scientists to warn a much larger eruption was on the way. However, during … [Read more...]

Retirement

BT Toppled As Britain’s Biggest Pension Fund

BT Toppled As Britain’s Biggest Pension Fund

BT has lost pole position as Britain’s biggest pension scheme – but the new top dog admits difficult times ahead as administrators struggle with a £7 billion deficit. The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), which manages pensions for retirement savers in higher education, has nudged into … [Read more...]

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200m Consumer Data Files Sold To ID Fraudster

200m Consumer Data Files Sold To ID Fraudster

Data security firm Experian warns that more than 350 people a day fall victim to identity theft in the UK alone. However, the firm does not add that recently it was caught up in a scandal over selling consumer data on 200 million people to a known identity theft company in Vietnam. Experian … [Read more...]

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Pilot strike threatens to ground flights

Pilot strike threatens to ground flights

Flights across Europe are under threat as Air France pilots plot a strike as part of an ongoing row over the airline’s plans to reorganise services. The strike is planned to last a week, starting from September 15. The walk-out is expected to ground most of the airlines domestic and … [Read more...]

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Ban And £350,000 Fine For Dishonest UCIS Seller

Ban And £350,000 Fine For Dishonest UCIS Seller

Financial adviser Craig Cameron was branded by consumer watchdogs as ‘lacking honesty and integrity’ after he was fined £350,000 for his involvement in three risky unregulated collective investment schemes (UCIS) that lost millions of pounds. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) also banned him … [Read more...]