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

Don’t Follow A Fallen Star Fund Manager

Don’t Follow A Fallen Star Fund Manager

Just because a star fund manager leaves, investors should not follow suit and jump ship, according to industry experts. Eleven funds which were left without a leading fund manager at the helm had their returns analysed by … MUST READ

Why Buying The Wrong Annuity Can Cost

Why Buying The Wrong Annuity Can Cost £17,000

Failing to shop around for the best annuity rates can cost retirement savers thousands of pounds, according to new research. The income gap between the best enhanced rates and the worst standard rates is almost a third. Over … MUST READ

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Car Hire Firms Put Brakes On Unfair Pricing

Car Hire Firms Put Brakes On Unfair Pricing

The chief executives of six major car hire companies have been hauled over the coals by the European Commission for their pricing policies. The letter was sparked by complaints from motorists around Europe who claimed they could not pay the cheapest prices for car hire because online booking … [Read more...]

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Expats May Get Gulf States Freedom Of Travel

Expats May Get Gulf States Freedom Of Travel

Gulf States want to give expats working in the oil and gas sectors more freedom of movement. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are looking at the implications of a single working visa allowing expats the chance to move between each country without having to go through any more red … [Read more...]

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Visa Dodgers Face Ban On Entering Thailand

Visa Dodgers Face Ban On Entering Thailand

Expats who leave Thailand on ‘visa runs’ so they can extend their stay face a crackdown by immigration officials. The government claims expats avoid immigration rules by dodging in and out of the country on tourist visas. From September, expats who have left Thailand and try to get back into … [Read more...]

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Putin Plays Russian Roulette With Sanctions

Putin Plays Russian Roulette With Sanctions

President Vladimir Putin is playing Russian roulette with the country’s economy in his cat-and-mouse game over sanctions, claim investment experts. Putin has barred food and agricultural imports from the US and European Union following rounds of sanctions imposed by Western states over the … [Read more...]

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Ebola Spreads To Fifth African Country

Ebola Spreads To Fifth African Country

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is warning British expats, business travellers and holidaymakers to stay away from a long list of global trouble spots. Top of the list are the five West African nations struggling to deal with the deadly Ebola virus. Sierra Leone and Liberia have … [Read more...]

Retirement

Easy Access Pension Options Revealed

Easy Access Pension Options Revealed

If the new British pension easy access rules were not complicated enough, the government has issued a new stack of guidance explaining three ways retirement savers can take their money. From April 2015, the government is throwing away the old pension drawdown rules and replacing them with a new … [Read more...]