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

Identity Theft – Keeping Expat Financial Secrets Safe

Identity Theft – Keeping Expat Financial Secrets Safe

Living life on the move is nothing new for many expats and this can expose even the most security-conscious of them living and working overseas open to theft and fraud. While many expats are clued up about life and culture in … MUST READ

Stars Lead Way As Workers Carry On Into Their 70s

Stars Lead Way As Workers Carry On Into Their 70s

Show business is leading the way for working beyond retirement with dozens of leading entertainers and performers still working well into their 70s. Singer songwriter Bob Dylan has just finished a world tour at the age of 73 … MUST READ

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We All Earn A Million – But Where Does The Cash Go?

It’s definitely a man’s world when it comes to pocketing cash as women wait 20 years longer to earn their first £1 million, according to a new survey. The average British worker earns a £1 million by the time they are 57 years … MUST READ

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Carbon Credit Scammers Closed Over £2m Fraud

Carbon Credit Scammers Closed Over £2m Fraud

Two alternative investment companies who cheated customers out of almost £2 million by lying to them about the value and performance of investments have been closed in the High Court, London. A judge ordered Pinecom Services, trading as Pinecom Commodities, and Pine Commodities to be liquidated … [Read more...]

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Why Overseas Weddings Upset Friends And Families

Why Overseas Weddings Upset Friends And Families

The cost of going to an overseas wedding is draining the bank balances of guests invited to celebrate in an exotic location with the bride and groom. An estimated one in 10 people will have an invite to weddings of expats or British couples choosing a sunshine destination to get hitched. But … [Read more...]

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Expats Trapped In Visa And Passport Chaos

Expats Trapped In Visa And Passport Chaos

Britain is not the only country where expats are experiencing a nightmare backlog of passport and citizenship documents. More than 500,000 UK passport applications are stacking up in the UK – where one regional office has a mountain of 30 crates of applications to work through with more paperwork … [Read more...]

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New Player Offers Buy To Let Mortgages For Expats

New Player Offers Buy To Let Mortgages For Expats

British expats who want to make some money from investing in buy to let from overseas have a new lender in a dwindling market. Few lenders offer borrowing to expats because someone living overseas fails a UK credit check and is outside the arm of the law if the deal goes sour. However, Skipton … [Read more...]

Currency

Euro Gets A Pounding From Strong Sterling

Euro Gets A Pounding From Strong Sterling

Expats in Europe and the US are at the mercy of foreign currency exchange markets even though those paid from pensions or savings in the UK have had their spending power boosted over the past year or so. The Pound is up more than 9% against the euro and 15% against the US dollar, making cash go … [Read more...]

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Fear Of Failure Keeps Entrepreneurs In Comfort Zone

Fear Of Failure Keeps Entrepreneurs In Comfort Zone

Britain needs more entrepreneurs to conquer their fear of failure and to start new businesses, according to a think-tank report. The country’s best brains need encouragement to leave their well-paid comfort zone to help the economy – and more women need to go into business as well. Only one in … [Read more...]

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Uncontrolled Ebola Virus Could Ravage West Africa

Uncontrolled Ebola Virus Could Ravage West Africa

A deadly Ebola virus outbreak that has killed hundreds on victims in West Africa could rampage out of control, claim international health officials. Medical charities and government agencies allege the World Health Organisation (WHO) has suffered budget cuts because many of the world’s wealthier … [Read more...]

Tax

FATCA Hits US And UK Taxpayers Banking Offshore

FATCA Hits US And UK Taxpayers Banking Offshore

Expats and British taxpayers opening bank accounts will find they are subject to new UK and US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) rules. FATCA started on July 1, 2014 and both countries have agreed to swap tax information about their citizens. As part of the run up to the US … [Read more...]

Retirement

Your Retirement Financial Planning Checklist

Your Retirement Financial Planning Checklist

Financial planning for retirement is a daunting task seemingly governed by many unknowns, so breaking the task down into small chunks can make the job a lot easier. So many assumptions have to be considered – like how long will you live and whether you will need to cover the cost of long term … [Read more...]