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What you need to think about to help future-proof your finances

WHAT YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT TO HELP FUTURE-PROOF YOUR FINANCESNot much is certain as we head into the final stretch of 2020. Unfortunately, with no end in sight for the global coronavirus pandemic and still no final word on Brexit, we can expect things to remain unsettled for some time. While no-one can predict exactly what’s around the corner, there are some steps you can take to make your financial position as secure as possible.

US dollar undermined by US election and coronavirus vaccine

Currencies DirectStaying on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for over the next couple of weeks…

Lack of UK-EU trade resolution puts pressure on pound

Currencies DirectStaying on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for over the next couple of weeks…

Coronavirus second wave fears rock currency markets

Currencies DirectStaying on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for over the next couple of weeks…

Five tips to get your finances Brexit-ready

FIVE TIPS TO GET YOUR FINANCES BREXIT-READYReviewing your currency, investment, tax planning and pension options now can help you secure financial security for 2021 and beyond. Reassuringly – deal or no-deal – UK nationals lawfully settled in Portugal before 2021 will have locked in the right to remain and enjoy uninterrupted citizens’ rights. But there are still many unknowns.

Final Countdown To Brexit - are you finance ready?

FINAL COUNTDOWN TO BREXIT - ARE YOU FINANCE READY?Unfortunately, due to ongoing coronavirus concerns and the extended restrictions in Portugal, Blevins Franks are unable to go ahead with our October 'Final Countdown To Brexit' seminars, focused on getting ready for Brexit.

However, the pandemic has not stopped the Brexit clock and the associated concerns for British nationals living in Portugal. We now have just over 12 weeks left to prepare for the UK to fully leave the EU.

Pound suffers stunning fall amidst increased Brexit risks

Pound suffers stunning fall amidst increased Brexit risksStaying on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for over the next couple of weeks…

Are your pension funds safe from UK tax penalties?

ARE YOUR PENSION FUNDS SAFE FROM UK TAX PENALTIES?How much are your pensions worth? The answer is not always clear, especially if you have accumulated several pensions over your lifetime. While it may seem beneficial to hold as much as possible ­– the bigger the better to finance your retirement – having too much in UK pensions can actually expose your funds to eyewatering tax penalties. And, as with any financial arrangement, the way you structure and access your pension benefits can have a significant impact on your tax bill.