Apple Pitches ‘Affordable’ iPhone SE To Smartphone Mid-Market

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Apple has released a new version of the iPhone aimed at offering a more affordable version of the market-leading smartphone. The iPhone SE starts at £419 – around half the price of many other iPhones. The device features a 4.7-inch retina display and touch ID for enhanced security. Apple says the iPhone SE is re-engineered from … Read more

£3m Aid For Brits In Europe Applying For Brexit Visas

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More than a million British expats in Europe can dip into a £3 million emergency fund set up  to protect their post-Brexit residency rights. Charities and other expat support groups in the European Union can access the money with Brits living in Spain, France, Germany, Cyprus and Italy likely to benefit the most. The UK Nationals … Read more

Business Angels In Call To Ditch EU Investment Handicaps

Fund managers are worried that a Brexit trade deal will see the government scrap or restrict tax breaks on hugely successful investment schemes that have raised billions of pounds for businesses. The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) wants the government to overhaul the Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme now the UK has … Read more

Builders Scamming Online Find-A-Trader Sites

Unscrupulous builders are scamming online find-a-trader platforms by bribing customers to post fake reviews, a web site owner claims. Even though thousands of home owners rely on honest review sites when making a choice about which tradesmen to hire, customers are offered cash discounts to post favourable reviews of their work. The revelation comes from … Read more

Email signature slip-up costs land seller £25,000

A lawyer has cost a client selling land £25,000 with a slip up over an automated electronic signature. The lawyer sent an email confirming the sale for £175,000 by email with an auto-generated signature block – and later tried to back out of the deal claiming no contracts had been signed by both parties as … Read more

Think-Tank Comes Up With Ways To Shrink Retirement

Your retirement is shrinking as government act to delay the time workers leave the workforce, says a new think-tank report. Moving retirement dates is one of the only ways governments can reduce the number of older workers who are not earning a salary or paying tax, says the Organisation of Economic and Cultural Development (OECD). … Read more

Travel Money Secrets Revealed For Expats And Tourists

Forex hacks for expats and travellers can make a huge difference to the cost of spending abroad, but few have the knowledge to make managing their money pay. Independent financial monitor Defaqto has lifted the lid on the cheapest and most expensive ways to spend in a foreign country to help smart travellers make their … Read more

What Sort Of Home Does $1 Million Buy For An Expat?

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Just what does a million dollars buy a wealthy expat looking for a home in one of the world’s thriving cities? Not as much as you would like to think, according to research by international property consultants Knight Frank. Researchers looked at real estate listings in 20 cities and found that $1 million would buy … Read more