Warm Weather Brits Flock To France And Spain

Warm Weather Brits Flock To France And Spain

Despite a world of opportunity to choose from, British expats retiring to France and Spain remain cloistered in a few areas, according to official figures. France is now home to 160,000 British expats,

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VCTs Investments Hit 10-Year High

VCTs Investments Hit 10-Year High

Venture Capital Trusts (VCT) investment hit the highest level in a decade raising £429 million in the last tax year. According to trade body the Association of Investment Companies (AIC), the 2014-15 tax year was also the fourth highest amount raised in the ...

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Pension Freedom Offers Businesses Financial Hope

Pension Freedom Offers Businesses Financial Hope

Small businesses desperate for startup cash may find pension freedoms will give them a kick start as retirement savers look for better returns from their cash. Peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding are two alternative finance sources where savers can make a ...

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Buy To Let Landlords See Returns Of Up To

Buy To Let Landlords See Returns Of Up To 1,400%

Investing in buy to let has given landlords an astonishing 1,400% return over the past 18 years, according to financial experts. Buy to let has outperformed all other asset classes over that time – and is set to carry on doing so over the next decade, says ...

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FATCA Under Attack As Reporting Deadline Passes

FATCA Under Attack As Reporting Deadline Passes

Opposition to Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is not dead even though the first deadline for financial institutions to pass information about US taxpayers to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has passed. April 1, 2015 was the key deadline and ...

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Warm Weather Brits Flock To France And Spain

Warm Weather Brits Flock To France And Spain

Despite a world of opportunity to choose from, British expats retiring to France and Spain remain cloistered in a few areas, according to official figures. France is now home to 160,000 British expats, counted by the government’s official statistics service ...

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How To Claim A Flexible Access Pension Tax Refund

How To Claim A Flexible Access Pension Tax Refund

Millions of retirement savers jammed help lines to find out how to claim a tax refund on money taken from their pensions under the new flexible access rules. The cash chaos has lit up switchboards at pension providers, HMRC and the new free advice service ...

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1m Pension Freedom Tax Calls Jam HMRC Help Lines

1m Pension Freedom Tax Calls Jam HMRC Help Lines

Pension freedom confusion has led to telephone chaos as more than a million retirement savers have blocked the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) help line with calls about working out the tax they pay on taking cash from their funds. Frustrated callers had to ...

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Top 7 Investment Scams Revealed

Top 7 Investment Scams Revealed

City regulators are braced for a deluge of scam cold calls aimed at parting newly rich pensioners from their cash. Around £350 billion was unlocked by flexible access rules that came in on pension freedom day on April 6, 2015. The Financial Conduct ...

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Banks Named And Shamed As Millions Complain

Banks Named And Shamed As Millions Complain

Financial regulators dealt with a staggering 2.18 million complaints from consumers in the closing six months of last year. High Street banks top the list – with Barclays Bank heading the table with 276,626 gripes from customers. Lloyds Bank, with ...