It is an utter outrage that European Union and the IMF, amongst other authorities, have pushed Cyprus to impose a levy on bank deposits of more than 100,000 euros in order to raise 5.8bn euros …Read More
deVere Group sponsorship beneficiaries, the British Rugby Football Club of Paris (BRFC), achieved another win last weekend, allowing the expat lads to hold onto their unbeaten record this season. In fact, the team hasn’t lost …Read More
I’d like to congratulate all deVere Group team members who participated in either last Sunday’s Semi Marathon de Paris or the 2013 Land Rover Half Marathon of Malta, which took place seven days earlier.
Special recognition …Read More
In a later interview with Dukascopy TV, the Swiss financial television station, the presenter focused on why people use a financial planner and not go down the DIY route.
I told her that, in my opinion, …Read More
News that HSBC is to close its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme from next summer for all existing members is, to my mind, further evidence that financial freedom in retirement is increasingly becoming a personal …Read More
The millions of expats of all nationalities who are tax resident in Spain, that’s all those who spend more than 183 days in the country, have until 30th April to declare any overseas assets worth …Read More
Andrew Oliver, who joined the deVere Group in January 2010 after gaining more than a decade and a half’s experience in senior positions within several major financial brands, manages the firm’s offices across Spain and …Read More
Earlier this week, whilst visiting the deVere team in Geneva, I was invited on to the Swiss financial television station, Dukascopy TV, for an interview about various financial planning matters.
In the interview the host, Doireann …Read More
With the UK’s tax authority, HMRC, set to launch its new Statutory Residence Test (SRT) on 6th April this year, those who divide their time between homes abroad and homes in Britain should urgently verify …Read More
iExpats has create an Infographic that shows the major milestones in the life of Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) from the start in 2006 to the end of 2012.
Courtesy of: iExpats
We all know what has happened in various financial sectors over the past few years. It’s led, in many quarters, to a reduction in available, quality financial planning advice. In others it’s led to legislation …Read More
Legal privilege does not apply to accountants or tax advisers to protect them from disclosing information about advice they may have given clients on tax mitigation, the Supreme Court has ruled.
They must now hand over …Read More
News that the deficit in the Barclay Group’s company pension schemes has increased by a staggering 550 per cent during 2012, further strengthens the case that some of Britain’s largest firms might need to consider …Read More
Germany needs to recruit more migrant workers to help replace its aging workforce, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The country already has the most open policy for recruiting highly skilled immigrants of …Read More
Demand from employers for temporary visas for skilled migrants continues to fall in Australia, according to government statistics.
The visa, known as subclass 457, has become less popular since 2009 when new criteria were added to …Read More
Workers in the UK’s oil and gas industries are seeing wages rocket as demand for skills increases, says a new guide.
The average salary is now £93,400, according to the industry’s Global Salary Guide 2013.
For British …Read More
Market volatility is still a concern for investors who should hedge against the sharp swings by investing in multi-asset funds, says Barings Asset Management.
Their head of multi-asset investment, Percival Stanion, said: “Our research has shown …Read More
Individuals who divide their time between homes in Britain and abroad, in other words expats and those who own homes overseas, should check their tax residency status as soon as possible, because HMRC’s Statutory Residence …Read More
Recently, I was interviewed by iExpats, a website offering financial news and information for expatriates, to put the case forward that expatriates need to embrace the idea of financial planning more than their counterparts in …Read More
I’m delighted that so many members of the deVere Group’s Western Europe division are already getting involved with the soon-to-be launched ‘deVere Group Charitable Foundation’, a global ‘umbrella’ organisation which is to pull together the …Read More
Gold can help protect against market volatility despite the global economic outlook still looking far from settled, says a report.
The World Gold Council has published a review of the gold market for 2012 and found …Read More
Places for people and businesses to hide their financial assets are quickly disappearing with the introduction of treaties, exchange agreements and new technology.
There is now a massive database being pieced together which will pinpoint where …Read More
As we move forward into this exciting digital age, and as an increasing proportion of our lives are based around technology, protecting our privacy is, perhaps, more important now than it’s ever been.
It’s not just …Read More
For far too long, the true cost of education has been something of an ‘elephant in the room’ in financial planning.
It’s a subject that too few clients want to discuss with their financial adviser, but …Read More