Five UK tax changes postponed by the snap election

Five UK tax changes postponed by the snap election...Lock icon

UK chancellor Philip Hammond has put on hold some significant changes relating to IHT, deemed domicile rules, and life insurance policies due to the snap election in June, that will impact the international advice market.

Published : 25, Apr 2017
Best and worst expat countries for high pay

Best and worst expat countries for high payLock icon

The best places to earn a decent annual wage without having to work around the clock are in western Europe. Eastern Europe fared badly but Mexico ranked bottom, a recent report by ExpatFinder found.

Shortlist revealed for int'l product and service awards 2017

Shortlist revealed for int'l product and service...Lock icon

We are delighted to announce the shortlisted companies in International Adviser’s Product and Service Awards 2017.

Published : 12, Apr 2017
Top 10 best performing funds in the UK

Top 10 best performing funds in the UK

The first quarter of 2017 extended the hectic end to last year with plenty of macro and market events to keep fund managers on their toes. Here, based on data from FE Analytics, are the top 10 performing UK retail funds by three-month performance.

Published : 10, Apr 2017
Best performing sectors for UK funds in 2017

Best performing sectors for UK funds in 2017

The results are in - here are the 10 strongest-performing sectors on a total return basis according to the UK's Investment Association and data from FE Analytics.

Published : 10, Apr 2017
Top 10 changes for the UK’s new tax year

Top 10 changes for the UK’s new tax yearLock icon

To hail in the new tax year, International Adviser has compiled the top 10 changes to remember for planning this year’s finances.

Published : 6, Apr 2017
What the changes to the UK nil rate band mean for IHT planning

What the changes to the UK nil rate band mean...

A staggering 70% of people have no understanding of the new residence nil rate band allowance coming into force on 6 April, which could have serious implications for their inheritance tax planning, warns Old Mutual Wealth financial planning expert, Rachael Griffin.

Published : 31, Mar 2017
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.

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