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South Africa’s government could be looking to introduce a wealth tax as the country struggles to deal with extreme income inequality coupled with a dwindling tax base.
Two UK company directors, who were convicted for giving clients bad advice to invest in fraudulent property investment scheme Arck LLP, have now been banned by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Over a half of UK advisers believe additional regulatory and compliance demands when Mifid II comes into effect will force them to review their business models, according to Investec Wealth & Investment (IW&I).
Cross border financial services provider STM Group, has extended its offer of a zero establishment fee for new Rops customers until 31 March 2017.
Australian expats living in the US may have to pay taxes on their superannuation pension accounts, following changes to the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) reporting requirements for such schemes.
Schroders big-wig Robin Stoakley resigns from his role as the asset manager’s head of UK intermediary business as HSBC Private Bank hires a new head for its APAC division. Rowan Dartington poaches former Brewin Dolphin sales guru as platform giant Hargreaves Lansdown appoints a new tech head.
Insurance giant Axa is set to merge its life and general insurance businesses in Singapore.
After scrapping the secondary annuity market and potentially softening the non-dom tax changes, is the annual pension savings allowance taper the next thing that should go?
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Capital Markets Authority of Kenya (CMA) in a bid to boost financial services technology for both countries.
UK-headquartered Global Qrops has rebranded as bdhSterling amid similar moves by other firms that may signal a dampening appetite for recognised overseas pension schemes (Rops).
The UK government is considering plans to water down upcoming reforms to the tax rules governing non-UK domiciles whose permanent home is based overseas, due to concerns they may force out Britain’s wealthiest foreigners.
After the acquisition of Axa Isle of Man paved the way for a headline-grabbing rebrand as Utmost Wealth Solutions, head of proposition Simon Willoughby talks exclusively to International Adviser about how the 25-year-old international life company was forced to go back to the drawing board and focus on what it does best.
The British Virgin Islands has ruled out adopting a public register of beneficial ownership for the time being, saying it would not support the move unless it was adopted worldwide.
Axa Wealth International on the Isle of Man has been rebranded following its acquisition by Life Company Consolidation Group (LCCG) in April 2016.
Upcoming changes to the tax rules governing non-UK domiciles, set to come into effect in April next year, should be postponed until the “full effects of Brexit” are understood, a leading London-headquartered accountancy firm has urged.
STM Group, the cross border financial services provider, has completed its acquisition London & Colonial Holdings.
The Common Reporting System -- a partnership among around 100 regulators worldwide - will make it more difficult for Asian high net worth individuals to keep undisclosed money offshore, said Richard Corrigan, interim director of financial services for the Jersey Government.
Waves of changing legislation have made pensions and Isas incredibly and unnecessarily complicated, discouraging people from saving, says Andy Bell, chief executive of investment platform AJ Bell.
Merrill Lynch, one of the ‘big four’ investment banks in the US, will no longer work with US citizens living abroad following the closure of all expat accounts earlier this month, a UK-based IFA firm has confirmed.
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.
Axa Wealth International on the Isle of Man has been...
Merrill Lynch, one of the ‘big four’ investment banks...
After the acquisition of Axa Isle of Man paved the...
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