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Need to know: VAT in the UAE, what it means for individuals

We have known about the introduction of VAT on 1st January 2018 since early 2016 but the official guidance and final rules have not long been issued. There seems to be a fair amount of misunderstanding as to how it … Continue reading

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UK Autumn Budget 2017 – the facts for expats

This is the first Autumn Budget after it was announced that the main one would be issued towards the end of each year. This time there is little that directly affects expats and much of the focus was on the … Continue reading

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12 lessons about money before the age of 12

Money is a fact of life, we all need it, and we all need to know how to manage it smartly so the earlier we start learning this the better. The importance of managing money or saving is not taught … Continue reading

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News: New UK mortgage options from just £30,000

For a long time now the minimum mortgage available for non-residents looking to buy property in the UK was £100,000 but we can now arrange mortgages from just £30,000.

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UK Budget March 2017 – the main points for expats

9th March 2017 saw the final UK Spring Budget as the announcements now move to the Autumn. As ever there were a number of measures that will affect expats, including a surprise regarding pensions. This article is a brief overview … Continue reading

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Want to save money on your currency transfers?

Given all that has happened over the past year we’re all pretty switched on to movements in exchange rates these days and we look to move our money when it is beneficial. Despite this far too many people are using … Continue reading

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UK Budget July 2015 – the main points for expats

UK Budgets seem to come thick and fast these days and the latest one was announced on 8th July. This article is a brief overview of some of the main points with particular reference to any changes that could affect … Continue reading

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Will you outlive your money?

For most of us living longer is one of the benefits of modern life but has it occurred to you that this can also be a problem? This means is that you may last longer than your savings. As it … Continue reading

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Seminars: Financial Planning for Women

As there are always questions about these issues, a colleague and I will be running two seminars on the topic of Financial Planning for Women. Monday 9th February, 10am, Jumeirah Islands Club Tuesday 10th February, 7pm, Holborn office, Tecom Despite … Continue reading

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Universities Uncovered – a presentation. How to get the best for your child.

If your children are currently studying for A levels, or the International Baccalaureate, then the topic of university is probably not far from your mind. I am working with Gabbitas a UK based educational consultancy and would like to invite you to … Continue reading

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