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Mortgage borrowing has just become that much harder for expats as new European mortgage rules mean many hopeful buyers could find they are locked out of the market next year. Workers with foreign income looking to borrow to fund buying a home overseas will have to negotiate the tough terms...
Monero is the latest cryptocurrency to face a hard fork - but the upgrade is to improve the blockchain rather than increase the throughput of transactions. Other hard forks - like the recent Bitcoin Cash fiasco - have looked towards speeding up the cryptocurrencies blockchain. The Monero hard fork will happen...
As currencies fluctuate in value almost hourly, expats would be forgiven for worrying about the impact the volatile markets are having on their cash – especially if they are in retirement and living on limited savings. Now, one expert says that with some planning, expats can safeguard themselves from currency...
A landmark court ruling has sorted out some of the issues for trading the virtual currency Bitcoin. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled the supply of Bitcoin is exempt from VAT, but any service involved in the transaction, like the cost of trading is not. The...
Advertising watchdogs are warning expats to watch out for misleading foreign exchange rates quoted by currency brokers. The alert from the Advertising Standards Authority comes after broker World First was rapped for displaying exchange rates that were unavailable to customers on their web site. Rival foreign exchange firm Eris FX complained...
Expats are bearing the brunt of the Bank of England’s plans to punt interest rate rises into touch. Bank of England governor Mark Carney has put any thought of a rate rise out of mind for many months. He blames low inflation and economic volatility around the world. The news has sent...
 Policies for a “new Scottish currency” must be clearly stated in the long-awaited White Paper for Scottish independence, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael noted earlier this week during a speech in Inverness. It was Carmichael’s first constitutional speech since becoming the Scottish Secretary, and he used the platform to warn that the White...
Horrified investors who have accounts with one of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchanges are set to lose more than a third of their money following a $65 million hack. Even if their accounts were unaffected by the theft, Bitfinex will take 36% of their deposits to help compensate customers who...
Sterling is giving many other world currencies a pounding, so investors need to look at how a strengthening British country affects their stakes in economies with weaker or more volatile currencies. Although the value of the Pound has shrunk in recent years against the dominant US dollar – from around...
Another round of extreme currency and bond volatility is on the horizon as the US Federal Reserve considers putting up interest rates. The United States has had a rate of just over 0% since the closing months of 2008, but the latest minutes of the Fed’s last rate-setting meeting show...
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 Task Force- a talking shop and think-tank for 353 of the world’s leading economic nations. A...
There’s a new quid on the block today as the old pound coin bows out in favour of a sleeker, shinier version. The old pound coin was introduced in 1983 when a loaf of bread cost 38p and a kilo of Cheddar cheese weighed in at £2.55. Today, the bread costs...
Citigroup and HSBC are the latest international banking giants to suspend foreign exchange traders as the probe into the potential rigging of global currency deals deepens. US regulators arrived in the UK this week to begin a joint investigation with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); Britain's financial watchdog. The US regulators...
Worries about interest rate rises in the United States may have been put on the back burner by the Federal Reserve. Minutes of the latest open market committee meeting cite concerns about the strengthening dollar and fear of global economic growth faltering may put off a decision to hike rates. The...
Health and happiness is more important than wealth to people in retirement, according to Pensions minister Steve Webb. That’s why the government is proposing to change pension rules to give retirement savers easier access to their cash. In a major change of sentiment, the government reckons if people want to spend...