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More IFAs on the hunt for acquisitions than selling up

More IFAs on the hunt for acquisitions than selling...

IFA consolidation could be reaching a tipping point with more buyers than sellers of financial advisory businesses, according to M&A experts.

Published : 17, Oct 2017
FCA warns more products needed for ageing population

FCA warns more products needed for ageing population...

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has warned that as more people reach retirement, more needs to be done to provide financial products and services for the elderly.

Published : 17, Oct 2017
Panama Papers blog linked to Maltese journalist's murder

Panama Papers blog linked to Maltese journalist's...

A Maltese journalist was killed in a car explosion to silence her blog on the Panama Papers, her son has claimed.

Published : 17, Oct 2017
Nearly 50% of UAE advisers ‘anxious’ about new rules

Nearly 50% of UAE advisers ‘anxious’ about new...

Almost half of UAE advisers admit to anxiety about new rules that will affect how they operate and say that they “need to change now” to be ready for them, according to a survey into forthcoming regulations conducted by Zurich Middle East.

Published : 17, Oct 2017
Chinese government wants stakes in widely-held web giants

Chinese government wants stakes in widely-held...

China’s regulatory body for internet security is said to be in discussions for ownership stakes in tech giants such as Tencent and social media units under Alibaba, according to industry reports.

Published : 17, Oct 2017
Ex-Goldman veteran to launch Ucits Indian equity fund

Ex-Goldman veteran to launch Ucits Indian equity...

The ex-CIO and lead portfolio manager of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (GSAM) Indian Equity Fund is launching a Ucits-compliant fund for UK and European clients.

Published : 16, Oct 2017
Israel tightens up residency rules with 7 conditions

Israel tightens up residency rules with 7 conditions...

The Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) has set out seven conditions for a recent immigrant to be regarded as an Israeli resident for tax purposes as part of a wider move to tighten the rules.

Published : 16, Oct 2017
Premier League striker first in a raft of 'image rights' tax investigations

Premier League striker first in a raft of 'image...

In its latest clash with sports stars over their tax affairs, HM Revenue & Customs has taken a little-known Hull player to task over his image rights.

Published : 16, Oct 2017
South Africa’s Sanlam Life buys Barclays-owned consulting arm

South Africa’s Sanlam Life buys Barclays-owned...

South Africa-headquartered Sanlam Life Insurance has agreed to buy Barclays Bank owned subsidiary Absa Consultants and Actuaries (ACA) for R285m (£16.1m, $21.4m).

Published : 16, Oct 2017
UK budget plan for 'intergenerational fairness' no quick fix

UK budget plan for 'intergenerational fairness'...

UK chancellor Philip Hammond’s plan to raid older workers pension relief and give young people tax breaks as part of an ‘intergenerational fairness’ agenda won’t be simple or quick to implement.

Published : 16, Oct 2017
Expats told to divorce and remarry to preserve rights

Expats told to divorce and remarry to preserve...

A same sex couple told to divorce and remarry to preserve their rights when moving to France has highlighted a potentially huge issue for cross border couples, according to a legal expert.

Published : 16, Oct 2017
Kames heads west to America

Kames heads west to America

Kames Capital is heading out west to the US, offering American investors access to two global equity strategies.

Published : 16, Oct 2017
Tax avoidance plan promoter gets done for not telling HMRC

Tax avoidance plan promoter gets done for not...

A tax avoidance scheme promoter has been found guilty of not telling HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) about it.

Published : 16, Oct 2017
Probate disputes to rise over ‘digital messages’

Probate disputes to rise over ‘digital messages’...

An unsent text accepted as a man’s dying wish in Australia could signal more disputes in the UK, after a Law Commission will consultation concludes in November.

Published : 13, Oct 2017
Foiled UK tax-help scam tally hits million milestone

Foiled UK tax-help scam tally hits million milestone...

A million costly tax-help scams have been blocked or diverted by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the authority has claimed.

Published : 13, Oct 2017
Dubai's DIFC prepares to implement CRS and reform trust laws

Dubai's DIFC prepares to implement CRS and reform...

The Dubai International Financial Centre is preparing new laws to implement the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), and to reform its rules surrounding trusts and foundations.

Published : 13, Oct 2017
What to avoid when investing in Europe

What to avoid when investing in Europe

Big brand names in Europe used to be reliable performers, but online businesses have made them less attractive, according to Martin Todd, manager of the Hermes European Alpha Fund.

Published : 13, Oct 2017
Unsent text is last will says Australian court

Unsent text is last will says Australian court...

An unsent text message has been accepted as an official will by an Australian court.

Published : 12, Oct 2017
Expats in the firing-line on 'revived dementia tax'

Expats in the firing-line on 'revived dementia...

A "scaremongering" comment from a UK government minister to raid property to pay for long term care could have knock-on implications for expats post-Brexit.

Published : 12, Oct 2017
Investors step up European equity ETF buying

Investors step up European equity ETF buying

September saw renewed appetite for European equity exchange trade funds (ETFs) after flows had dropped in August, according to data from assert manager Blackrock. But it was another asset class that really stole the show.

Published : 12, Oct 2017

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