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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.
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Pension Savers Pay £433m Too Much Tax

Thousands of over 55s have overpaid millions in tax after drawing money from their retirement savings under flexible access pension rules. The mandarins at HM Revenue & Customs resolutely refuse to change the rules, which...
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Expats In Gulf Ignore Financial Advice From Professionals

Expats in the Gulf States shun taking professional financial advice  for at least the first two years they spend abroad. Just over one in three expats consult a financial adviser during the first 24 months...
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Pension Passport Triggers Savers Into Action

Cutting red tape and diluting the financial options for retirement down to just one page has paid off for savers unsure what to do about their pension money. The government’s Behavioural Insights Team – better...

Fine Art Scam Shut By Courts After Brush With The Law

Two companies involved in a £1.4 million fraudulent art investment have been closed after a brush with the law. After a flood of complaints, Halifax Mannin Ltd, based in Trawsfynydd, Wales, and Hey Design Services...

35 Countries Set To Licence Crypto Exchanges Like Banks

The world’s leading economies have agreed a strategy to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges in the same way as they lay down rules for commercial banks to operate. The plan was drawn up by the Financial Action...

Middle-Aged Don’t Trust Family With Their Money

Concerns over trusting dishonest relatives with their money are stopping one in three middle-aged people from making financial arrangements for their later years. Giving someone power of attorney is the recognised way of appointing a...

Secret Savers Keep Cash Hidden From Their Partners

Married couples may swear until death do us part, but they secretly hide savings and debts from each other. One in five partners confess that their partners do not know how much they earn. While squirrelling...

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...
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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...

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