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Forum: Expat Finance
Jun 24th 2014, 12:49 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By CraigM

Re: FX Broker

As long as you are now sorted, and happy with your FX Broker. And, if you don't have to even leave your desk!!! What more could you want :thumbsup:
Forum: Middle East
Jun 22nd 2014, 12:05 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 11,438
Posted By CraigM

Re: British passport renewal

When I spoke to the Embassy in the UAE re: Emergency passports, they advised me that my residence visa in the UAE would be cancelled if I left on an emergency passport?? I didn't proceed any further...
Forum: Expat Finance
Jun 15th 2014, 10:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By CraigM

Re: FX Broker

That's great news, I can imagine they wouldn't want to lose any business.. Good Luck
Forum: Expat Finance
Jun 11th 2014, 6:55 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By CraigM

Re: FX Broker

Hi Aviator, I would recommend either Global Currency Exchange Network or IFX Network. If you would like a personal contact for either I will happily PM you their information.
Forum: Expat Finance
Jun 1st 2014, 7:23 am
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By CraigM

UK - New Collective Pensions

Plans to allow workers to contribute to Dutch-style collective pensions are to be unveiled by the government.

The move is expected to feature in a Pensions Bill to be announced in the Queen's...
Forum: Expat Finance
May 22nd 2014, 3:31 am
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By CraigM

How much are you expecting to get?

When you are living overseas many people still contribute to the state pension back home, if you are please read this link:...
Forum: Middle East
May 20th 2014, 12:43 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 11,438
Posted By CraigM

Re: British passport renewal

Sadly mine has been 'with the examiner' since 17th April..... Still with no movement. Spoke to them today, the progress team again stated 6wks turn around... I wonder what they will say next week??
Forum: Expat Finance
May 20th 2014, 12:16 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By CraigM

Re: UK Pension Deficit..... How safe is your Pension???

Hi Bevs,

The alternative option to an Annuity is - Pension Drawdown. This you are able to do through various methods, your existing personal pension now allows this as of March 2014 Budget...
Forum: Expat Finance
May 20th 2014, 8:09 am
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By CraigM

Re: UK Pension Deficit..... How safe is your Pension???

Good Morning Mitzyboy, After reading your comments on another part of this website, I would like to apologize for not replying to your post. I read it more as a statement than a question...

You...
Forum: Expat Finance
May 20th 2014, 7:59 am
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By CraigM

Re: Who are you???

Sadly the Financial Industry as a whole within the UAE has cloud over it thanks to many years shocking advice from other individuals! Yes, I could get a Job with any of the companies out here,...
Forum: Middle East
May 20th 2014, 7:35 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,688
Posted By CraigM

Re: Apartment in Dubai

Or: www.propertyfinder.ae
Forum: Middle East
May 20th 2014, 7:32 am
Replies: 137
Views: 11,438
Posted By CraigM

Re: British passport renewal

Hi Marshi, I am in the same position. Sent my passport off 6weeks ago, was suppose to be flying out tonight! Every time I call all they say is it is "awaiting examination". I have made a complaint...
Forum: Expat Finance
May 14th 2014, 7:58 am
Replies: 0
Views: 545
Posted By CraigM

Overseas Landlords And Tax On Buy To Let Profits

The tax man is focussing more on raising money from landlords – but with the latest government figures showing up to half of buy to let landlords live overseas, what are their tax options?

HM...
Forum: Expat Finance
May 12th 2014, 3:58 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By CraigM

Re: Who are you???

Hi Patsy Stoned, Thank you for your comments and I am sorry that your friends left disillusioned, I too have had friends start in this industry and suffered the same fate.

You will find...
Forum: Expat Finance
May 11th 2014, 9:51 am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,584
Posted By CraigM

Post 93% of Britons will fall short of Pension Targets

A massive 93 per cent of the UK population are not on track to get the retirement they want and either need to boost their savings or limit their expectations, a study has found.

Pension provider...
Forum: Middle East
May 10th 2014, 6:30 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By CraigM

Re: Moving to Dubai

Hi Colin,

(a) I would recommend using a Currency Exchange company if you are regularly transferring money.

(b) Make sure you advise your insurers in the UK that your property will be...
Forum: Middle East
May 8th 2014, 5:04 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,387
Posted By CraigM

Re: Moving to Dubai

In my opinion you would struggle....
Forum: Middle East
May 8th 2014, 12:19 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,387
Posted By CraigM

Re: Moving to Dubai

Hi Sebkachoei1984, What is the position?
Forum: Expat Finance
May 8th 2014, 9:48 am
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By CraigM

Post UK Pension Deficit..... How safe is your Pension???

I have attached a link which is quite disturbing, if you are not speaking with someone about the options available to you with regards to your UK Pension, you should do now;...
Forum: Expat Finance
May 7th 2014, 1:10 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By CraigM

Re: Welcome:

If she has already received a Tax rebate, then usually they would not rebate more money to her for that tax year. You would need to seek professional advice from someone who could look at her case...
Forum: Middle East
May 6th 2014, 3:00 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By CraigM

Re: Dubai - seeking a financial advisor.

Hi winter,

If it was a recommendation does your friend have a personal mobile number of his/her adviser, maybe try calling that out of office hours.. I regularly receive calls after "office...
Forum: Expat Finance
May 6th 2014, 12:18 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By CraigM

LIFE INSURANCE

More than two-thirds of UAE residents don’t have a life insurance policy in place, while 80% haven’t taken out a critical illness cover, a latest survey has revealed.

The figures are part of the...
May 5th 2014, 9:24 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,493
Posted By CraigM

Re: Bringing all my money back to UK in the form of Bankers Check.

We seem to have got off on the wrong foot? Have I offended you in some way? If so then I am sorry.

We are not a bank, so we can assist with the set up off offshore bank accounts and yes, we do not...
May 5th 2014, 8:55 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,493
Posted By CraigM

Re: Bringing all my money back to UK in the form of Bankers Check.

To be honest there would be no benefit to me as an adviser, it's up the individual to research it himself. I do not work in the UK or US.. I was just passing on my knowledge and trying to help out.. ...
May 5th 2014, 8:36 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,493
Posted By CraigM

Re: Bringing all my money back to UK in the form of Bankers Check.

Hi Editha, if you always get the best rate from FirstDirect that is fantastic! The currency exchange company I use always beats my banks rate, hence my statement..

With regards to the TAX,...
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