European Central Bank Calls For Tax Rises Across the World

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jean-Claude Trichet, has called for an immediate increase in taxes and spending…

Offshore Banking Moves Further Towards Tax Transparency – Isle of Man And Guernsey To End Banking Secrecy

Few expatriates used to think twice about opening an offshore account. They provide a means of keeping Sterling outside the…

Compulsory Tax Audit For Liechtenstein Banks Accounts

Liechtenstein has made marked strides in its aim to discard its reputation as a notorious tax haven. Much of this…

Could Interest Rates Stay Low For Years?

Following the UK?s emergency Budget in June many of the headlines focused on the spending cuts and tax hikes, with…

Another US law Against Tax Evasion? And More Offshore Banks Close US Citizens? Accounts

More and more foreign banks are closing their doors to US citizens after a new law demands that ?international foreign…

The Issue Of Longevity – Will Your Finances Last A Lifetime?

While longer lives are good news for most people they are creating a major headache for European governments. People living…

Returning To The UK At Some Point? Take Tax Advice Now

Many people who move overseas from the UK leave it until they have become resident in their new destination before…

?Work Until You Drop? – Increasing Longevity Forces Governments To Increase Pension Age

The question of longevity is now a major issue which governments across Europe need to address as increasing life expectancy…

Swiss Banking Secrecy? What Secrecy?

On 17th June 2010 the Swiss parliament agreed to allow the hand over of names and details of 4,450 bank…

Proposed Tax Increases In France

The French government has announced its proposals to reform the state pension system. Under the proposals, the legal retirement age…

European Succession Law

On 4th June 2010, the EU approved guidelines towards a single EU law to override the different laws operated by…

UK Emergency Budget: Severe Cuts And Taxes Up

Just under seven weeks after being elected, the new coalition government in the UK has delivered an emergency Budget designed…

Britons Need To Make A ?Distinct Break? With The UK For Non-Residency Status ? Employees Excluded

Britons who move abroad to live need to be able to show that they have made a ?distinct break? with…

Luxembourg For Investor Protection And Client Confidentiality

Luxembourg?s reputation as a leading financial centre is unblemished despite the global financial crisis. Over the last few years when…

Tough Times For The Euro ? But There Is Time To Sort It Out

In May 2008 the European Commission issued a press release entitled ?10 years of Economic and Monetary Union: a resounding…

Blevins Franks ? 35 Years Of Trusted Wealth Management

The last 35 years have seen unprecedented change in the financial world; in particular recently through the global financial crisis.…