Could Bonds Be Your Answer To Low Bank Interest Rates?

With more positive news emerging on economic recovery, savers will be hoping that interest rates should soon rise off their…

Landmark Tax Accord In Fight Against Tax Evasion

The UK has signed a landmark Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with the notoriously renowned tax haven of Liechtenstein. It…

Sizzle Or Fizzle, It Doesn?t Really Matter

So far this year stockmarkets have followed the seasons. Winter was gloomy, with darkest days in early March. As we…

UK Revenue Announce Details of New Disclosure Opportunity

The UK?s New Disclosure Opportunity (NDO) – a second so-called tax ?amnesty? ? begins in September. HM Revenue & Customs…

Choosing A Guaranteed Investment

While guaranteed investments have always had a role to play in a balanced, diversified portfolio, they are particularly attractive in…

QROPS – The New Face Of Pensions

UK pension schemes have always been restrictive. Now, the ability to transfer your UK pension to an international pension arrangement…

Balancing The Need For Returns With The Need For Security

Have you watched your bank interest earnings plummet over the last year? Although the Bank of England base interest rate…

Reasons Why UK Tax Will Have To Rise

Will you find that you have to contribute more of your hard earned money to the government to help it…

International Tax Agreements Abound In Drive To Stamp Out Tax Evasion

Since the G20 summit in April there has been a raft of offshore financial centres rushing to comply with the…

New Disclosure Opportunity – Last chance to avoid being ?vigorously? pursued by UK taxman

The UK tax authority has announced that a New Disclosure Opportunity (NDO) will be launched in the autumn, to enable…

Protecting Your Money From Fraud

On 29th June, Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in jail for his ?unprecedented? $65 billion fraud. In effect…

Isle of Man To Automatically Exchange Bank Account Information

The Isle of Man, a popular offshore banking jurisdiction for expatriates, is to start automatically exchanging information on bank accounts…

UK Taxman To Keep Closer Eye on Non-Residents

More wealthy people are expected to leave the UK to reside abroad and escape the new 50% tax rate for…

Taxing Times Ahead: ?Tax increases for those that can afford them? (Alistair Darling)

In the mid-80s global tax competition intensified leading to a trend for cutting top marginal income tax rates. Today, largely…

Have We Beaten the Banking Blues?

In the US, confidence that the credit crisis is easing increased after the Treasury announced on 9thJune that 10 banks…

Offshore Bank Accounts and Tax Planning ? A Changed Landscape – Part 2

In Part 1 I covered the latest Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development?s (OECD) commitment to heap further pressure on…

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