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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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What Is The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme?

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is a great way of saving tax for anyone paying at the highest rates. The generous tax breaks wrapped around SEIS are what makes the investment so attractive. But like...
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SEIS Benefits For Investors

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is an investment of two halves - one for investors and the other for entrepreneurs seeking cash. Both have rules they should stick to for a successful investment and...
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More Than 40% of Billionaire’s Row Condos Unsold

It’s been five years since New York was crowned as the world’s top financial centre. NYC has since held on to that spot, followed by the likes of London and Hong Kong. However, a...

How Do No-Frills Airlines Make Their Money?

Britain’s short haul budget airline Monarch has crashed into bankruptcy with estimated debts of up to £250 million, which begs the question of just how do discount airlines make money? Some passengers flying between European...

Brexit Chaos Delays Probate Fee Hike

At last some good has come out of Brexit as the Ministry of Justice confirms a probate fee hike planned for April 1 has been shelved until further notice. The lack of Parliamentary time due...

Cryptojacking Detections Soar By 450%

Cryptojacking has increased by more than 450% this year and shows no sign of slowing down, according to new research. Cryptojacking is when a remote computer illicitly takes control of a device and harnesses the...
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Time Running Out Before Brexit Delay Kicks In

It’s time to take stick of Brexit with just about 10 days to go before Britain departs from the European Union. Will the country slide out of the EU on March 29 without a deal? Unlikely....
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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...
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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...

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