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Financial watchdogs are concerned that many firms offering binary options are scams and that the odds of winning are stacked against investors. As a result, the Financial Conduct Authority is stepping in to take over regulation of the market to crack down on the crooks and make trading fairer for...
Film director and foodie Michael Winner really seems one of life’s losers now that that his finances have unravelled after his death. Flamboyant Winner wined and dined at the most exclusive restaurants and spent an annual £90,000 holiday in the Caribbean. To most, he seemed to have all the trappings of...
Expats who are looking for a better work-life balance can find out which countries offer the most public holidays. New research published by travel site wego.com looks at the nations with the most public holidays across the world, focussing on the Middle East and Asia, the current favourite destinations for...
Entrepreneurs can win a golden visa for Malaysia in a bid to boost the country’s business and trade. The government is targetting entrepreneurs, finance executives and wealthy business angels with the new measure. Successful applicants will receive a five-year multi-entry visa from December 2014. The aim is to ease relationships between Malaysian...
Financial watchdogs are warning that fraudsters are cold-calling consumers and posing as bogus financial advisers. Several complaints have been received about a man calling himself William Howarth who telephones consumers and tells them he works for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the official financial regulator. He then demands money upfront to...
The decision by seven countries to start sanctions against the Gulf State of Qatar is impacting on the lives and wealth of hundreds of thousands of expats. The tiny nation sandwiched between the Arabian Gulf and Saudi Arabia is home to 2.7 million, but the majority are expats. Most are low-status...
Expat campaigners want to rally hundreds of thousands of Brits living abroad to register to vote in General Election 2015. Lobby group Votes For Expat Brits argues that if expats cast a vote, the next government will face more pressure to extend the vote to expats who have lost their...
Nigeria zoomed to the top of the list as Africa’s biggest economy over night – thanks to some smart mathematics. Apparently, Nigeria outstripped South Africa’s when government economists changed the way they measured growth. The new calculation immediately increased GDP by 89%. However, the jobless rate among under 25s is reckoned at...
The British Film Institute revealed new figures that report, shockingly, only 7% of films made in the United Kingdom are able to make a profit. The figures are calculated by studying more than 500 British-made films that were released over a 7 year time period between 2003 and 2010. A number...
Official wealth statistics paint a miserable picture of falling incomes and living standards in Britain while those in many popular expat destinations are doing much better. The report from the UK Office of National Statistics reveals that Britain dropped from fifth place in 2005 in a league table of household...
It was revealed that over one third of phone calls made by UK citizens to select Government departments have been charged high rates. Over 100 million phone calls made to these departments have been charged a premium rate. A committee of a number of Members of Parliament have reported that...
Contrary to the global view of many countries in Africa having the world’s poorest and least developed economies, wealth experts are expecting the number of multimillionaires on the continent to rocket over the next decade. Looking at the world’s richest people who have £18 million or more in net assets,...
If you are over 53 years old, the likelihood is your number’s up if you want to manage your money effectively, according to a Harvard University study. Professors at the US university found that people made less reliable financial decisions once they reached their mid-50s. The government is taking the research...
A deep love of the arts, science and culture is encouraging some of the world’s top talent to come to Britain as expats. The government has made moving to Britain simple for ‘exceptional people’ and a standing invitation remains open for others to move to the nation. The application is made...
Driving in the United Arab Emirates can be a nerve-wracking experience for expats, according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Drivers do not always show the same discipline behind the wheel as expats would expect back in Britain, says online guidance. While the World Health Organisation confirms the chance of...