An annual property tax proposed last week by the Portuguese government on homes worth over €600,000 (£538,572, $660,108), may be “beneficial” for some of the thousands of British expats settled there, according to two leading tax experts.
EU insurance regulator Eiopa is planning to change the current Solvency II regulations to limit the ravages that super-low interest rates are having on the industry.
The fourth set of winners to be revealed in International Adviser’s Best Practice Adviser Awards 2016 series for the South African region were announced on Tuesday afternoon at the Vineyard, Cape Town after the Future Advisory Forum Cape Town.
The Australian Government will introduce legislation this year to set up a new independent standards body to oversee the country’s 22,500 financial advisers, enforce uniform educational standards and police an official code of ethics.
Now is the time for advisers to help their non-UK-domiciled clients tackle the radical changes set to restrict tax benefits on indirect property holdings, says FPI's Brendan Harper.
More than three in five UK adults with assets above the individual inheritance tax (IHT) threshold do not know what the limit is and are potentially putting their families at risk of an unexpected tax bill, according to Canada Life.
Sales of personal pensions fell by 6.8% in the second quarter of this year as a leading tax expert urges the UK government to do more to get the country’s retirement savings "back on track".
Financial advisers name the challenges facing the future of their businesses, from poor market performance and a challenging regulatory environment, according to a survey by Natixis Global Asset Management, which questioned 2,550 advisers across 15 countries.
Brendan Dolan, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa for Old Mutual International, talks about how the group is working with advisers as the regulatory landscape changes in the region.
The UK government is considering a number of new pensions options ahead of the Autumn Statement, including one from Hargreaves Lansdown that proposes breaking the link between tax relief and earnings, instead using a system based on the age of the saver.
Spain has unveiled a new rule which will require British expats to declare the money they have in Malta-based recognised overseas pension schemes (Rops) that allow ‘flexi-access’ in line with the UK’s pension freedoms introduced last year.
Belgium’s government has approved a bill that will exempt cross-border pension schemes from tax in a bid to position the country as the number one location for pan-European retirement products.
The UK government will create a new single body to offer guidance on pensions, debt and other financial issues.
In the second of a series of three, Julie Littlechild, founder of Absolute Engagement explores the value of client feedback
More than three quarters of advisers in the UK support the introduction of a risk-based Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) levy, according to a new survey from platform provider AJ Bell.
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), a UK professional standards body for the financial services industry has defended advisers against British prime minister Theresa May’s pledge to crackdown on the profession for helping the rich avoid tax.
The winners in International Adviser’s inaugural Best Practice Adviser Awards 2016 for the Singapore region were announced on Thursday afternoon at the Raffles City Convention Centre after the Future Advisory Forum Singapore.
Two big providers have ripped the carpet from under a group of American investors in the UAE, says Vince Truong, partner at Dubai-headquartered financial planners Holborn Assets.
The UK government’s plans to potentially scrap the current ‘advice safeguard’ on some overseas pension transfers has met with a mixed response from the financial services industry, with some experts welcoming the move while others believe it will put consumers at risk of being targeted by fraudsters.
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