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Editor-in-Chief of MoneyInternational.com My commitment is to ensuring the latest developments across the financial world reach our readership first. My own contributions and area of expertise lie predominantly in the British pension sector, a field I worked in for many years in England before moving to the UK. As Editor-in Chief, I welcome and appreciate all feedback, and any ideas or requests for future pieces. It is the enthusiasm of our team, and the constructive feedback and sometimes heated debate of our readership that fuels my passion for financial journalism.

Record Pay Day For Investors As Dividends Hit A High

Global stock markets smashed their way to record highs in 2017 - and took investors on the ride with them. In the UK alone, companies paid a record £94.4 billion in dividends to shareholders. The increase...

Divorce Settlements in the UK are Including Cryptocurrencies as Financial Assets

The rise of cryptocurrencies seems to be making divorce cases more complicated. Due to the couples concerned needing to come to an agreement on how their assets will be divided, there is now widespread...

Buy To Let Mortgage Guide For Expats

Buy to let mortgage rules have tightened up for new landlords as well as seasoned investors. If you are an expat looking to buy or refinance in the UK, then you need to know how...

How Much You Need To Save For A Comfortable Retirement

Pension experts have crunched some numbers to come up with how much an average worker needs to save to retire on a target annual income of two-thirds of their final salary. The average salary at...

How Tax Residence Impacts UK Savings And Pensions

Simply leaving Britain to live or work overseas for a stretch of time does not make you non-resident for tax. That statement may come as a bit of a surprise, but expats do not decide...

Will You Live Until You Are 100?

Life expectancy is improving so much the chances of living to 100 years old will increase from 20 to one now to evens by 2066. This astonishing leap in longevity means someone reaching 55 years...

Watch Out How You Spend That Pension Cash

If you are going on a spending spree with your pension cash, watch where the money goes, or you could be in trouble. Anyone who the government believes deliberately spends their pension money and then...

Are You A Victim Of Your Own Financial Mind Games?

Savers and investors are often their own worst enemy when managing their money because false obstacles stop them from making the right financial decisions. The insight comes from behavioural psychology studies of investors with self-managed...

Retirement Is Better Than Most Pensioners Hoped For

Pensioners who have given up work in the past decade are reporting that they are enjoying life and feel financially well-off. More than a quarter (26%) consider they are in better health than when they...

Interest Rates Rising For First Time In A Generation

The world is changing for the generation in their mid-30s who have never experienced an interest rate rise – until now. A whole generation has enjoyed record low interest rates for their economically active lifetime. But...

VCT Option For Retirement Savers Hitting Pension Limits

Investors have a perfect window of opportunity to invests in small businesses as the government continues to make the future uncertain by tinkering with pensions and buy to let tax. Venture capital trusts are one...

Offshore pension jargon explained

Pensions are confusing, but offshore pensions are even worse because they involve unfamiliar terms and rules that few retirement savers run into unless they are expats. Here are some of the most common terms bandied...

Time To Check The Dividend Tax Grab Countdown

Time is counting down for the government’s latest tax grab – slashing the tax-free dividend allowance for shareholders and investors. The government plans to cut the allowance from £5,000 a year to £2,000 a year...
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SIPP Option For British Expats In Dubai

International SIPPs can be ideal for British expats in Dubai who fear transferring their UK pension offshore due to the crippling 25% overseas transfer charge. For expats outside Europe, QROPS offshore pensions are not a...

Five Rules For Checking A Crowdfunding Deal

Start-up and crowdfunding investors should consider five key points before parting with any cash, according to a new guide. SyndicateRoom, a crowdfunding platform, has drawn up a due diligence guide with market commentator Rob Murray...

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