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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.

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...
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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...

Going With The Cash Flow Is A Good Way To Save

The problem with retirement saving is no one knows how much money they will need because they have no way of knowing how long they will live. Other factors come into play as well, such...

Aussie QROPS Fears As Expat Pension Rules Change

Australia pension providers fear superannuation funds may fail to meet strict Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) rules from April. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the UK has flagged the QROPS 70% rule will...

Harlequin Boss Allegedly Cheated Investors Out Of £390m

Harlequin Property boss David Ames faces three fraud charges involving £390 million allegedly lost by investors in the Caribbean resort business. His trial is booked at Southwark Crown Court for September 2018 and is expected...

Healthcare One Of Most Expensive Ways To Spend A Night

Unless you are an expat checking in to one of the world’s most exclusive five star hotels, the most expensive way to spend a night is as a private hospital inpatient. An aging global population...

Over 60s Don’t Work Because They Need The Money

Money is not the main reason older people work beyond their retirement age, according to a new survey. Some have no choice to keep on working to pay the bills because they have no savings...

Corbyn Arrives Late For Expat State Pension Battle

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has taken up the fight of state pension unfairness towards British expats. His party has few days to mount a campaign and win a vote in the House of Commons to...

Minister’s Pension Target Unattainable For Millions

Pension Minister Richard Harrington wants everyone to have savings of £250,000 when they retire. But hard-pressed workers are doubtful they can meet his target. Pension firm Aviva has also crunched some of his numbers and found...

New Stats Pinpoint British Expats In Europe

New official figures show that nearly a million British expats are living in European Union countries. The Office of National Statistics has gathered data from across the EU to profile the expats. The aim was to...

City Watchdog Wants Better Deal For Crowdfunders

Financial watchdogs want to update the rules about crowdfunding to better explain the risks to investors. The move follows a review of the loan and equity based crowdfunding market. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which supervises...

Fed Hikes US Interest Rate For First Time In A Year

US interest rates have gone up 0.25% for only the second time since the 2008 financial crisis. The official interest rate hike announced by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellon doubles the former rate to 0.5%. And...

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