Best and worst countries for expats

Best and worst countries for expats

With the clock now ticking on the UK’s departure from the European Union, some people are rethinking their living and employment situation. Click through the slides below to find the best and worst expat destinations, according to research firm InterNations.

Published : 29, 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
Five key questions to ask following the US Fed rate hike

Five key questions to ask following the US Fed...

The third 0.25% interest rate hike of this upcycle from the US Federal Reserve begs five questions, all of which have implications for the US, the globe and portfolios.

Published : 17, Mar 2017
Four key IHT planning tips for residential nil rate tax band

Four key IHT planning tips for residential nil...

Some changes in inheritance tax law can affect wills and trusts, including the introduction of the first tranche of the Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB) of £100,000 on 6 April 2017, says Karen Clark, tax partner in charge of the London private client team at RSM.

Published : 15, Mar 2017
Ten industry views on the Qrops hammer blow

Ten industry views on the Qrops hammer blowLock icon

As the week comes to an end in which the Spring Budget slapped a surprise 25% overseas pension transfer charge in particular circumstances, here are the views on what it means from a cross section of the industry.

Published : 10, Mar 2017
What to expect from the last ever Spring Budget

What to expect from the last ever Spring Budget...Lock icon

There has been little buzz around the last-ever Spring Budget taking place on 8 March, ahead of triggering Article 50. International Adviser has pulled together views from the industry about what it expects or would like to see addressed when the chancellor takes to the despatch box.

How to avoid being scammed

How to avoid being scammedLock icon

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has revealed the tactics used by investment fraudsters to deceive the over 55s, as it urges the demographic to check investment opportunities are genuine before parting with their money.

Published : 1, Mar 2017
The top five contrarian plays of the year so far

The top five contrarian plays of the year so far...

From betting on Europe over the US to sticking by emerging market debt, we look at five ways portfolio managers have stepped outside the box early on in 2017.

Published : 16, Feb 2017
Is there still opportunity to be found in the FANGs? (or Apple?)

Is there still opportunity to be found in the...

They are used to double-digit revenue growth and boast some of the most well-known brands in the world, but do the likes of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google (FANG) still offer opportunities this year?

Published : 15, Feb 2017
Five things you should know about estate planning in Portugal

Five things you should know about estate planning...Lock icon

For British expats living in Portugal, or for those with Portuguese assets, the local equivalent of inheritance tax maybe relatively straightforward, says director of Blevins Franks Jason Porter, but succession law is very different. If advisers do not understand the rules, their client’s estate may not be distributed in line with their wishes or could attract more taxation than necessary.

Published : 14, Feb 2017
Four tips for end of year tax planning

Four tips for end of year tax planning

As the UK approaches the end of another tax year, Tony Müdd, divisional director for development and technical consultancy at St James’s Place, talks through how to make the most of all the allowances and exemptions available.

Published : 8, Feb 2017
Four strategies to reject hidden fees and commissions

Four strategies to reject hidden fees and commissions...Lock icon

We are very conscious that expats are often unfamiliar with the Singapore environment and that they are not protected by the same regulation that they are familiar with in the UK, says David Pugh, director of The Fry Group (Singapore).

Published : 7, Feb 2017
Six year-end tax issues for non-doms in the UK

Six year-end tax issues for non-doms in the UK...Lock icon

The approaching tax year-end applies equally to those born in the UK and to foreign expats living there. This year, expats may have even more to consider given the new non-dom rules coming into force from 6 April 2017, warns Old Mutual Wealth’s financial planning expert, Rachael Griffin.

Trump’s inauguration and the effect on equities

Trump’s inauguration and the effect on equities...

As Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the US, International Adviser has compiled the latest views on how his inauguration may effect your investments.

Published : 20, Jan 2017
Advisers urgently need to get clients IHT planning

Advisers urgently need to get clients IHT planning...

Wealthy British residents over the age of 45 are forgetting or ignoring simple estate planning tools that could help them to pass on more of their estate to their families, according to Canada Life’s annual IHT survey.

Published : 20, Jan 2017
Five tech trends advisers need to watch

Five tech trends advisers need to watch

Adviser platforms, wealth managers, and financial advisers need to keep five key technology trends in mind as they navigate the ever-shifting financial services landscape, according to Alex Kerry, head of Winterflood Business Services.

Published : 9, Jan 2017
Top HMRC criminal cases of 2016

Top HMRC criminal cases of 2016

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed its 10 most significant fraud and organised crime cases of 2016. In the ongoing fight against tax evasion, HMRC prosecuted a range of tax fraudsters leading to 679 individuals being convicted for their part in tax crimes, with sentences for 2016 totalling more than 730 years.

Published : 9, Jan 2017
The best and worst FTSE sectors in 2016 revealed

The best and worst FTSE sectors in 2016 revealed...

New data from Financial Express Analytics reveals a stunning year for miners and oil companies and persistent trouble for telecoms and retailers.

Published : 3, Jan 2017
Scams and rogues of 2016

Scams and rogues of 2016Lock icon

International Adviser revisits some of the biggest investment scams and scandals reported in 2016 as we look forward to the day when greater transparency delivers better client outcomes.

Published : 28, Dec 2016
The top five asset classes to target in 2017

The top five asset classes to target in 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, these are some of the key areas investors are pinning their hopes for the new year on.

Published : 22, Dec 2016

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