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Portugal’s burgeoning ‘Sharing Economy’ to redefine lifestyle of future generations, according to experts

Portugal’s burgeoning ‘Sharing Economy’ to redefine lifestyle of future generations, according to expertsPortugal's burgeoning 'sharing economy' has unlimited potential to enhance and redefine the lifestyle of future generations – but demands new solutions to promote long-term financial security, according to experts.

A brainstorming ‘think-tank’ hosted by the British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (BPCC) brought together international business leaders from the co-living, co-working, construction, property and international investment sectors. It involved delegates from Russia, Australia, Germany, Tunisia, Brazil and Angola alongside British and Portuguese counterparts.

Five questions to help future-proof your legacy

17330It is likely you have put a lot of thought into your financial planning to set you up for the life you want. Have you done the same for your future heirs through careful estate planning? If so, is it up-to-date?

Writing your will is by no means the only step. Cross-border estate planning is complex and there are various things expatriates in Portugal should consider, including local succession law, taxation and wealth management across generations. A good start is asking yourself some key questions.

Seven considerations for a tax-efficient move to Portugal

Seven considerations for a tax-efficient move to PortugalIf you have moved to the Algarve or are planning to relocate, you will appreciate it is a beautiful place to live. With careful planning, Portugal can offer many financial advantages too. These key considerations can help you avoid costly mistakes while making the most of tax-efficient opportunities in Portugal.

What UK homeowners in Portugal need to know about capital gains tax

What UK homeowners in Portugal need to know about capital gains taxFor a long time, UK property owners who lived permanently overseas did not need to worry about UK capital gains tax when selling the property. However, in recent years, significant changes have seen most non-residents come into firing range for this tax. 

If you own UK property, make sure you understand the tax implications and what you can do to minimise taxation and take advantage of tax-efficient opportunities in Portugal.

 Currency Update - Sept 24th 2019

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The past month was marked by significant volatility in the pound in response to a flurry of UK political developments. This saw the GBP/EUR trade between 1.09 and 1.13 with EUR/GBP retreating to 0.88.

Meanwhile, GBP/USD climbed from 1.21 to 1.25 having struck a three-year low of 1.19 along the way, whilst EUR/USD held steady at 1.10.

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