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 historic lows. Unfortunately expectations are growing in the City that

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 marks an historic breakthrough in the global quest to stamp out

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 moved through spring the sun began to break through the clouds, with stockmark

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 (HMRC) has declared that it is the final opportunity to disclose previo

Choosing A Guaranteed Investment

While guaranteed investments have always had a role to play in a balanced, diversified portfolio, they are particularly attractive in the current climate of low interest rates and stockmarket vola

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 known as a QROPS (Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schem

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 stopped just short of zero, 0.5% is so negligible it may as well be zero f

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 reduce its fiscal deficit and pay for its social welfare commitments, particularly the escalat

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 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development?s (OECD) international tax stand

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 taxpayers to come clean and disclose any previously undeclared offshore income.