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14 November 2014

French Budget Proposals for 2015

The 2015 budget proposal has three goals: cut the budget deficit; promote growth, and reduce tax for lower earners. It includes only limited changes to the tax system, but investors are still affected by previous budgets.

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11 November 2014

European Banks Stress Tests

20% of banks failed “stress tests” conducted by the European Banking Authority to see if they are strong enough to withstand another financial crisis.

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06 November 2014

No Hiding Place As 50 Countries Sign Deal To Share Your Information

Automatic exchange of information on a global scale will become a reality in 2017, as 51 countries signed an agreement to share financial information. Another 35 jurisdictions will join the following year.

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03 November 2014

Blevins Franks Acquires Siddalls In France

Blevins Franks is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire Siddalls France (Siddalls) from IFG Group PLC.

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31 October 2014

Lower Interest Rates For Longer. If You Are Offered Something That Seems Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is!

With the UK economy performing relatively well, there has been much speculation over when interest rates will finally rise. It now looks like savers will have to wait until mid to late 2015 for an increase.

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31 October 2014

New EU Law On Automatic Exchange Of Information

EU member states have agreed to apply the widest possible scope of mandatory automatic exchange.

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24 October 2014

The Cost Of Living Longer

Provided we are of sound health and mind, most of us would relish the prospect of a nice long life. There are however financial implications at both personal and government levels, with the key issue being: can we afford it?

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14 October 2014

The Long Arm Of UK Taxation – Changes Affecting Expatriates In Cyprus

UK nationals living in Cyprus and those planning to move there are generally pleased to leave UK taxation behind them. However you still need to understand how the UK tax regime may continue to affect you and your heirs, and follow any proposed tax reforms.

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14 October 2014

Is Portugal Tax Taxing For You?

Anyone living in Portugal, or moving there, needs to understand how all the various aspects of Portuguese tax law impacts them personally.

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