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I sit on the board of two London Asset Management companies and also owned my own brokerage before merging it - and its extensive portfolio – with a major firm in 2006. I now prefer to spend my time analysing areas of growth and opportunity, while providing training for newly qualified individuals. I have always written on finance throughout my career, and have made contributions to publications such as Financial Planning, Risk Magazine, The Financial Times and International Business Times.
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Crypto Jolts Back To Life And Drags Bitcoin To $4,000

Cryptocurrency has seen an unexpected rally as a sea of green lights up the price boards at exchanges around the world. Bitcoin has improved from $3,911.29 to more than $4,000 for the first time since...

Soaring Home Values Boost IHT Tax Take

Astonishing new official figures show that where your home is when you die has a huge bearing on how much inheritance tax is paid on your estate. The major factor is house prices and anyone...

Everything you need to know about blockchain technology

Blockchain is one of the most-used buzzwords of the modern internet, but as fintech providers adapt the technology to deliver new and secure online services, few understand completely how the blockchain works. Experts claim the...

You Can Choose To Save If You Really Want

Everyone can make excuses about why they do not have enough to fund a comfortable retirement, but we all know the most likely reason is we have decided not to choose to save. Lifestyle choices,...

Brexit State Pension Doubt For British Expats In Europe

Almost a million British expats living in Europe are facing an uncertain financial future after Brexit because no one yet knows what will happen to existing treaties. State pension payments depend on reciprocal treaties between...

Time Running Out For British Steel Pension Decision

If you have cash in the British Steel pension scheme you need to brace yourself for some tricky financial decisions about your retirement. You do not have to do anything, but will likely see your...

Property Tax Shock Awaits Returning British Expats

Expats looking to move back to the UK could face unexpected property tax bills. Everyone buying a home in England must pay stamp duty on property purchases of more than £125,000, while Scotland and Wales...

Pension Freedoms Can Lock Savers Into Paying More Tax

Pension freedoms could cost retirement savers almost £20 billion in income tax over the next decade. But how much each saver pays could vary widely depending on how they decide to access their money, says...

Poor Security Opens Iot Door For Cryptojackers

Poor security and the proliferation of devices on the internet of things has opened a new source of victims for cryptojackers. Improving technology means devices such as routers and TV sticks are targets for the...

Ministers Eye Up High Earners For Rich Pickings

Wealthy landlords, expats and investors could be in the firing line as ministers look for ways to raise more tax. Even though taxpayers are paying more towards government revenue now than at any time in...

Ditch Default Pensions In Favour Of DIY Investing

Financial experts are calling on retirement savers to ditch their default pension funds offered by employers and providers before they give up work. Most savers with a ‘one size suits all’ pension fund with investment...

Pension Savers Should Get A Better Deal, Say Watchdogs

Financial watchdogs want retirement savers to be told more about their pensions and a clearer charging structure if they choose pension drawdown. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) looks after the interests of consumers saving into...

Governments Zero In On Digital Currency Controls

Cryptocurrencies are likely to come under the cosh as governments around the world are calling for regulation to crack down on criminals and terrorists. Government leaders claim the lawless realms of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and...

Bitcoin Trading Loses Thousands Of Dollars

The bitcoin bonanza failed to carry into the new year as the much-vaunted cryptocurrency lost more than a third of value in just a few days of trading. Bitcoin investors lost almost a third of...

More State Pension Reforms Need, Says Think-Tank

More pension reforms are needed to tackle the financial problems of rising numbers of retired people, says a think-tank report. Governments need to look at policies to relieve financial inequality among the elderly and to...

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