Wealth

The list below is a collection of articles that refer to, mention or discuss Wealth.

Cities Where Money Can Buy The Megarich Happiness

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The saying goes money can’t always buy happiness, and for the most part that seems true in a new global city wellbeing index. International property consultants Knight Frank have produced a wealth report for 2020 that charts the fortunes and lifestyles of the megarich and the places where they feel the happiest. One of the … Read more

Cost Of Living Overseas Is A Shock For Expats

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The cost of living in a new country is a concern for many expats who find their bills are higher than expected. Half are forking out more than planned after moving, research by Axa Global Healthcare reveals. Expats with families are especially hard hit, with 40% shocked by the cost of higher education and one … Read more

Spending Cash Is Becoming A Thing Of The Past

The days of handing over cash could be numbered as the economy is in a shift to digitisation, warn campaigners. New laws are needed to protect the pound in the pocket, says lobby group Access to Cash Review. And they are calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to take urgent action to protect spending money in … Read more

Global Giant Shuts Poor Performing Funds

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Investors choosing to pull their cash from wealth manager Jupiter have triggered the closure of two under performing funds. The global investment giant has announced the Jupiter UK Alpha and Jupiter Enhanced Distribution funds will shut on March 31. The Jupiter UK Alpha fund has operated for more than 25 years. Investors have withdrawn huge amounts … Read more

Tax Dodgers Warned They Can’t Hide Money Offshore Anymore

Tax authorities around the world are warning expats to own up to offshore tax avoidance as a new international data sharing network is switched on to full capacity. The Common Reporting Standard links tax services in more than 100 countries. The way the network swaps data is simple. Each country sends every other network member … Read more

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Top 20 Funds For Spreading Global Investment Risk

Neil Woodford’s demise as a celebrated fund manager has prompted many investors to diversify – but the problem is where to look for suitable investments. If you are making a single investment to spread across lots of different stocks, sectors and countries, then the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has put together a list of … Read more

VCT Investment Surges By 375% In A Decade

Venture capital trusts are sweeping up more money from investors as the opportunity to stake savings in other tax efficient investments dries up. In 10 years, VCT investment has surged by 375% to £731 million as tax changes have  knocked other investments, such as pension saving and buy to let. VCTs back small, new companies … Read more

Most People Really Do Find Tax Too Taxing

Few people understand tax and how the rules impact the money in their pockets, according to new research. Out of 2,000 people quizzed about tax, the average score out of 30 was just 10.6 – while half of those taking the quiz scored less than 10. The lowest scores came from the youngest people asked … Read more

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Bigger Is Not Always Best For Pension Savers

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The new pensions dashboard may encourage retirement savers to tidy their finances by consolidating pensions – but this is not always a good idea, says one expert. Former Pensions Minister Steve Webb, who is now a director at financial firm Royal London, reckons savers should take professional advice before consolidating  as the wrong decision could … Read more

Pension Savers Left Stranded By Thomas Cook Collapse

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The collapse of the world’s oldest travel company Thomas Cook has left thousands of workplace pension savers uncertain over what happens to their retirement savings. Although the firm closed the door on the workplace defined benefit pension scheme some years ago, money in the funds of 13,000 current and former employees are impacted. The good … Read more