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Expats – Take The Stress Out of Your Currency Transfers

May 14, 2014 |

For expats, there are many reasons why you might want to make an international payment. Here are just some of them:

  • Overseas mortgage payments – if you’re buying a home abroad, you may need to make regular mortgage payments. … Read More

Six tips to consider when buying a property abroad

May 13, 2014 |

1 – Be sure you are clear on the exact purpose of your overseas home before you purchase it

The ideal location of the property will differ depending on whether you are looking to make money through rental yields, … Read More

Tax Changes Create Uncertainty in QROPS Market

April 24, 2014 |

Tax changes made in the recent Budget announcement have made QROPS a less attractive option for those hoping to live abroad during their retirement, industry experts worry.  Due to UK pensioners being hit by a period of low interest rates, … Read More

Where there’s a Will…

April 2, 2014 |

Several of our friends have died this year. It comes to us all eventually; death, that is. As the old adage goes, ‘the two certainties in life are death and taxation’, and the death of family and close friends … Read More

UK Non Resident Tax and the Statutory Residence Test

March 24, 2014 |

If you’re new to the world of UK non resident tax it’s important to get to grips with the latest non resident tax rules. Equally if you were classed as non resident in the past, it’s just as important to … Read More

Alert: New Tax Attack on British Expats

March 5, 2014 |

Are you a British expat?  Do you own property in the UK?  If so, are you aware that a new tax grab could wipe out almost 30% of any gains made on the future sale of your home in … Read More

Huge technical level looms for GBP-CAD rate

March 4, 2014 |

Throughout the 1980s, there was a huge amount of support for the Sterling – Canadian Dollar exchange rate at C$1.8160. The 1990s brought a rally in the value of the Pound that saw Sterling top out at C$2.6745 in the … Read More

The Aussie Dollar – a Gift Horse?

February 13, 2014 |

As we start the Lunar Year of the Horse, it might seem a glib saying to use but there are times when it is definitely not worth looking a gift horse in the mouth. This would appear to be one … Read More

Important News for British Expats Retired Abroad

February 13, 2014 |

According to the Autumn Budget Statement in the UK, Britons retired abroad will soon be obliged to provide proof of their continued existence in order to continue to receive the state pension. Whilst not all UK pensioners will be required … Read More

A Guide to Transferring Money Overseas

February 2, 2014 |

If you’ve decided to “up-sticks” and move abroad, then you’ll soon need to consider the best way of transferring money from the UK to your accounts overseas. When it comes to making payments from the UK, there are a few different methods you can use to make sure you get the most out of your Pound. Read More