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Rob Dawson

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A former accountant, I have previously written blog pieces and articles for a variety of industry publications. Now residing in Switzerland, I like to keep a keen eye on developments in the pensions and investments sector, while simultaneously enjoying skiing, tennis, golf and travelling in my spare time.

The Irish Back-Stop Explained

The Irish back-stop is a massive stumbling block in the UK Parliament for the Brexit withdrawal agreement between Britain and the EU. The problem is how to manage the land border between Ireland and Northern...

How To Pick A Cryptocurrency Exchange

If you are a cryptocurrency veteran or a newbie ready to dip into investing, you need to pick a trading platform that is right for you. But with a huge number of exchanges worldwide vying...

Expat Cities With The Longest Vacations

Riyadh is the expat vacation day capital of the world, according to a new survey. Expats working in the Saudi Arabian city can expect at least 37 days off a year - for days more...

British Expats In Fight For Their Rights

British expats in the Netherlands are waiting to find out about their fate in the European Union after Brexit. Campaigners have asked the courts in Amsterdam to rule if expats can be EU citizens after...

Pension Freedoms Still Confusing Retirement Savers

Thousands of retirement savers are confused about the pension options they have when they reach 55 years old. Pension freedom rules which let savers take money from their funds as they like are complicated -...

Risky Bitcoin Pensions Could Wipe Out Savings

Digital currency pensions are a new fashion in the US - but critics are warning retirement savers of the risk of losing all their money if they invest and the market slumps. Thousands of investors...

Government To Fast-Track Cold Calling Ban

A new law against scammers cold-calling pension savers will be fast-tracked through the UK Parliament, says the government. After a barrage of criticism, ministers have decided to speed up the measure designed to make cold...

Doctors Retire Early To Avoid Pension Tax Problems

Doctors are taking early retirement in a bid to avoid tax penalties for breaking strict pension saving rules. Researchers found almost a third of family doctors who retired last year gave up work before they...

Trump wants To Scrap Death Tax For The Wealthiest Americans

Donald Trump says America is the most taxed nation on earth, but it’s just not true – plenty of other countries are vying for the title. Take his plan to scrap inheritance tax as part...

Buy To Let Tax Change warning For Expat Landlords

One of the most popular buy to let lenders for expats is warning overseas investors in UK property to brush up on their tax affairs. Skipton International, an offshore branch of a British building society,...

What To Do About a Pension If You’re Moving Overseas

Most people leave the country to live somewhere warmer with a cheaper cost of living without giving a thought to what happens to their pension. But before you wave goodbye to Britain, it's worth taking...

Investors Expect Property Pensions To Make Most Money

Despite the massive multi billion pound pension deficits, most people believe employer pensions are the best way to save for retirement. Workplace pensions were the favoured way to save for 38% of over 40s -...

Buy To Let Keeps Growing – But Corporates Ready To Swoop

Expats banking on buy to let to grow their wealth are likely to see the private renting market expand to one in four homes within four years, according to a new survey. Around 5 million...
bitcoin

Bitcoin Surge Is More About Feeling Good Than Economics

Sentiment rather than good financial reasoning seems to be driving the value of Bitcoin ever upwards. From an investment point of view, the Bitcoin bandwagon has no sensible roots. Jumping on board makes investors feel good...

Fraudsters Prompt Scam Alert From Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson has warned investors not to take his word about staking their money on binary options because too many fraudsters try to rip them off by hiding behind his name and reputation. Branson...

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