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British MPs have criticised HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over its lack of scrutiny on whether tax reliefs are being used effectively, raising doubts about plans to digitise its services.
An ex-Goldman Sachs banker is facing a ban from Singapore’s securities industry , while Standard Chartered and Coutts have been hit with record fines for their roles in Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal.
The head of a UK IFA firm, which was one of the biggest sellers of the ill-fated Harlequin Property investments, has been fined £233,600 (€274,259, $291,491) for the poor advice he doled out to pension clients.
The Australian government has passed a law that will significantly reduce the upfront commissions paid on life insurance products and cap ongoing charges.
South African tax authorities may clamp down on the way overseas pension products are taxed, according to Martin Hall, director of Isle of Man-based Optimus.
Hong Kong's enhanced fee disclosure proposals should not have a big impact on banks and fund houses, but may impact smaller intermediaries, according to industry players.
As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take the helm in the most powerful job on Earth, the advice industry has continued to raise concerns he may scrap the US Department of Labor’s (DoL) upcoming fiduciary rule, requiring specialist retirement advisers to put their client’s interests first.
The impact of Singapore’s 55% cap on commission payments may not be as severe or restrictive as once thought, and may even see some advisers slightly better off, an industry source told International Adviser.
Ireland’s controversial plans to impose a wealth tax on its super-rich, similar to other European countries such as France and Spain, may yield just €22m (£18.6m, $23.2m), according to a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
As part of its investigation into tax avoidance through the use of virtual currencies, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has filed a petition with a California court requesting personal data from virtual currency exchange firm Coinbase.
Fund distributors in Hong Kong will have to disclose any monetary benefits they receive prior to, or at the point, of sale, under new proposals from the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).
Chancellor Philip Hammond took to the despatch box for his first and final Autumn Statement on Wednesday. To the relief on many he resisted further tinkering of the pension system.
In delivering his Autumn Statement this afternoon chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced cuts to growth forecasts and a £23bn ($28.7bn, €27bn) fund to tackle a lack of productivity in the British economy.
Australia has introduced a new professional standards legislation that will require financial advisers to be degree-qualified.
Ahead of Wednesday’s Autumn Statement, alternative assets platform CoInvestor has urged UK chancellor Philip Hammond not to backtrack on pensions freedoms.
Guernsey based fund administration group Marlborough Trust Company Ltd (MTCL) has been fined and its directors banned as part of the ongoing fallout from the Arch Cru investment failure.
International Adviser rounds up the expert views on what to expect ahead of the UK chancellor Philip Hammond’s debut Autumn Statement on Wednesday.
The government’s plans to crack down on pension cold calling have been hailed as a “golden opportunity” to correct the UK’s “disastrous” rules that are as much use as a “chocolate teapot”, says Angela Brooks of Pension Life.
US president-elect Donald Trump must show some backbone and repeal the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca) as a priority, says deVere founder and chief executive Nigel Green.
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The director of a bankrupt UK-based IFA firm, who also...
South African tax authorities may clamp down on the...