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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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UK CISI advisers to visit South Africa on fact-finding mission

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The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is working with London-based firm Perceptive Planning to organise a fact-finding trip to South Africa in October.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Italy introduces non-dom tax breaks to lure wealthy foreigners

Italy introduces non-dom tax breaks to lure wealthy...

Italy has introduced a flat rate of tax aimed at attracting wealthy expats to its shores as it looks to compete with similar regimes offered in the UK and Spain.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Understanding tax residency in Portugal

Understanding tax residency in Portugal

If you have recently moved or are moving to Portugal, you need to understand the tax implications of living there as a British national, says Jason Porter, director of European IFA firm Blevins Franks.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Critical illness cover the next big opportunity for advisers

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Imagine your client owned a goose that laid a golden egg every month, says Chris Bagnall, chief underwriting officer and head of claims at Zurich International Life.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
More firms in the FCA firing line after Holborn sanctions

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Several more firms are at risk of being sanctioned by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as the regulator steps up action against international IFA firms specialising in overseas pension transfers, says Tim Searle, chairman of Dubai-based advisory firm Globaleye.

Published : 23, Mar 2017
Luxembourg in ‘breakthrough’ tax treaty talks with Australia

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Luxembourg is in talks with Australia to sign a double tax agreement (DTA) following efforts by the Grand Duchy to clean up its controversial tax regime, finance minister Pierre Gramegna has said.

Published : 23, Mar 2017
Luxembourg shuns ‘aggressive’ Brexit plan to attract UK firms

Luxembourg shuns ‘aggressive’ Brexit plan to attract...Lock icon

Luxembourg, the largest domicile for Ucits funds, will not engage in a “race to the bottom” to lure UK-based asset managers that want to maintain their passporting rights when Britain leaves the EU, according to Anouk Agnes, deputy director general of the Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry (Alfi).

Published : 22, Mar 2017
Fees on European funds ‘must come down’, warns regulator

Fees on European funds ‘must come down’, warns...Lock icon

Asset managers in Europe must reduce the cost of their products, Steven Maijoor, chair of the European Markets and Securities Authority (Esma) has warned.

Published : 21, Mar 2017
HSBC boss ‘tested’ UK tax office on his non-dom status

HSBC boss ‘tested’ UK tax office on his non-dom...Lock icon

Stuart Gulliver, the chief executive of HSBC, may have set up a trust to test whether the UK taxman would accept he was a non-dom, according to specialist tax advice agency Mark Davies & Associates.

Published : 20, Mar 2017
UK to 'raid pensions' to fund U-turn on self-employed tax hike

UK to 'raid pensions' to fund U-turn on self-employed...

The UK Treasury is reportedly considering a fresh raid on pensions tax relief in order to plug a £2bn ($2.47bn, €2.3bn) funding gap after chancellor Philip Hammond was forced to drop national insurance contribution (NIC) increases for self-employed people.

Published : 20, Mar 2017
Dubai’s DIFC slashes start up costs for new fund managers

Dubai’s DIFC slashes start up costs for new fund...

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has scrapped the application fee for setting up as a fund manager in the free zone as competition with rival financial hubs in the region heats up.

Published : 20, Mar 2017
Succession founder Simon Chamberlain dies, aged 51

Succession founder Simon Chamberlain dies, aged...

Succession Group founder and group chief executive Simon Chamberlain died on Friday 17 March, aged 51.

Published : 17, Mar 2017
Swiss court overturns ban on releasing UBS client data to France

Swiss court overturns ban on releasing UBS client...

Switzerland's Supreme Court has ruled that the government can comply with a French request for information about a UBS client's bank account, despite the request probably being founded on stolen data.

Published : 17, Mar 2017
Weatherbys launches private banking service for British expats

Weatherbys launches private banking service for...

Weatherbys Private Bank has launched a service for British expats offering cross-border private banking and cross-currency mortgages.

Published : 17, Mar 2017

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