Category Archives: Need to know

UK Stamp Duty to be even higher for non-residents?

Breaking news. It has been announced that the UK Government will shortly be issuing a new consultation document in which it will propose that the rate of Stamp Duty, the tax payable on purchase of a property, will increase further … Continue reading

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Financial resolutions – get your money in shape for 2019

At this time of year it is popular to make New Year resolutions, but how many of those are about our finances? Making sure you are financially fit is as important as vowing to visit the gym regularly but once … Continue reading

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UAE Public Holidays for 2019

These are the official dates of public holidays for the UAE for the coming year, as well as notable dates, so you can make a note in your diary now and plan ahead. Actual days off work for both the … Continue reading

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UK Autumn Budget 2018 – the facts for expats

This is just the second UK Autumn Budget and unusually it was on a Monday, the first time since 1962.  Budgets are normally on a Wednesday but that would fall on Halloween this year so too much of a gift … Continue reading

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How to save money on your currency transfers

Most expats have a need to move money between currencies and it makes sense to find a way to do this securely, easily and where you can save money. The online services offered by retail banks are rarely competitive and … Continue reading

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Teenagers & Money – 10 useful tips

There is no doubt that many youngsters leaving school this summer are lacking in practical knowledge about their finances. It is important to have some financial knowledge to safely negotiate the adult world so here are some points that every … Continue reading

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Have you forgotten or lost a UK pension?

This may sound like a silly question but research from a major British insurance company has shown that up there are up to 2.5 million forgotten UK pension plans.  Furthermore, the UK government estimates that the size of these forgotten … Continue reading

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