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Monira Matin

Senior Reporter

Monira joined International Adviser in March 2016 from Informa Global Markets where she worked as a eurobond reporter for over two years, covering fixed income markets. She has previously held a number of editorial positions covering politics, insurance and technology. Monira has a degree in Journalism and Economics from City University.

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Why it doesn’t pay to own property in Spain through a company

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As tax laws have changed in recent years the disadvantages of owning Spanish property through a company have increased, says Jason Porter, director of European IFA firm Blevins Franks.

Published : 27, Jun 2017
£500m divorce market an ‘untapped’ opportunity for UK advisers

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People going through divorce and separation are “crying out” for specialist financial advisers, according to a new report by the UK’s Personal Finance Society (PFS).

Published : 27, Jun 2017
British expats blast UK’s ‘lacklustre’ offer on Brexit rights

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UK citizens living in Europe have condemned the British government’s decision not to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK, despite plans to maintain reciprocal healthcare rights and the 'triple lock' on pensions.

Published : 27, Jun 2017
UK expats in EU offered pension ‘triple-lock’ and healthcare

UK expats in EU offered pension ‘triple-lock’...

The British government has announced it will maintain reciprocal healthcare rights and the 'triple lock' on pensions for the 1.2 million UK citizens currently living in the EU.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
Old Mutual unveils offshore bond for UK market

Old Mutual unveils offshore bond for UK market...

Life insurer Old Mutual International has launched a new offshore bond in the UK aimed at savers caught out by cuts to the pension allowances.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
Messi to swap prison sentence for €255k fine in tax fraud case

Messi to swap prison sentence for €255k fine in...

Football star Lionel Messi could see his 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud replaced with a €255,000 (£224,313, $285,381) fine, Spanish prosecutors have said.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
HMRC faces claims of ‘unlawful’ raid on Newcastle Utd

HMRC faces claims of ‘unlawful’ raid on Newcastle...

The seizure of documents from British football club Newcastle United by HMRC tax officials may have been unlawful, a judge has said.

Published : 23, Jun 2017
Up to £50bn pulled from DB schemes in pension transfers

Up to £50bn pulled from DB schemes in pension...

The amount of money being withdrawn through transfers from defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK has reached a record £50bn since the pension freedoms came into force, according to new figures released by professional service group Mercer.

Published : 23, Jun 2017
UK IFA promoting Brazilian teak scheme enters liquidation

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Total Wealth Solutions, which has links to the collapsed Brazilian teak forestry scheme Para Sky Plantation, has entered voluntary liquidation, just months after the UK’s Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) upheld a complaint against the financial advice firm.

Published : 23, Jun 2017
Singaporean firm to build platform for Malaysia’s life insurers

Singaporean firm to build platform for Malaysia’s...

A unit of Singapore-based tech firm Silverlake Axis has won a contract to develop a digital platform for life insurance and takaful providers in Malaysia.

Published : 23, Jun 2017
EU’s new tax avoidance law to target Channel Island schemes

EU’s new tax avoidance law to target Channel Island...

Schemes involving transactions to low tax jurisdictions such as Jersey and Guernsey will need to be reported to the European Union, under new legislation aimed at tackling tax avoidance.

Published : 22, Jun 2017
Footballer to pay €2m to settle Spanish tax fraud case

Footballer to pay €2m to settle Spanish tax fraud...

Former Manchester United winger Angel di Maria has agreed to pay €2m ($2.2m, £1.76m) to settle tax fraud charges in Spain in the latest high-profile tax scandal to rock the football industry.

Published : 22, Jun 2017
Woman loses £50m UK divorce case over ‘sham offshore trust’

Woman loses £50m UK divorce case over ‘sham offshore...

A woman in the UK has lost a £50m (€56.7m, $63.2m) divorce court battle after failing to prove her millionaire husband’s offshore trust was a sham.

Published : 22, Jun 2017
Pension transfer advice rules were ‘past sell-by date’

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The financial planning industry in the UK has welcomed the FCA’s plans to overhaul advice on pension transfers, with many describing the reforms as long overdue.

Published : 21, Jun 2017

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