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Currency Update - Sept 9th 2019

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UK Political Drama Inspires Sterling Volatility 

Staying 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…

Is your financial planning in shape for today?

Is your financial planning in shape for today?When was the last time you gave your finances a health check? If it was a while ago or you cannot remember, you will almost certainly benefit from reviewing your situation.
Not only do your circumstances and goals generally evolve over time, but the rules and available options can change too. If you don’t keep up, you could find you are paying more taxes than you need to or missing out on new opportunities that offer significant advantages. 

Currency Update - Sept 1st 2019

currenciesdirectEuro under pressure, but GBP still falls from multi-week highs

Staying 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…

Cross-border tax planning for today’s global transparency

Cross-border tax planning for today’s global transparencyOver one hundred countries are now automatically sharing financial information on taxpayers to expose tax evasion – and tax authorities are starting to benefit.

Tax transparency has recently been revolutionised by the global automatic exchange of information under the ‘Common Reporting Standard’ (CRS). Now in full flow, this initiative enables tax offices across the world to keep track of taxpayers’ offshore assets and accounts. Meanwhile, many countries, including the UK, have introduced additional measures to check taxpayers are making correct declarations.

‘Brussels IV’ and Portugal: How to ensure your legacy goes to the right place

‘Brussels IV’ and Portugal: How to ensure your legacy goes to the right placeIf you have moved to Portugal, you should have taken steps to ensure that your finances and tax affairs are all set up for your life here. But have you done the same with your estate planning?

While Portugal is relatively straightforward when it comes to inheritance taxes – only charging 10% ‘stamp duty’ on Portuguese property passed between non-direct family members – succession laws work very differently to the UK. If you are not prepared for this, your legacy might not be distributed as you intended.

Pound struggles, end of May in focus

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Staying 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…

 

2019 currency trends – what should you be looking out for?

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If you’ve been paying any attention to the currency market you’ve probably noticed that exchange rates have been particularly volatile in recent weeks.
But is this trend likely to persist in the coming months? And what should you expect out of the main European currencies this year?

The new UK tax year: What has and hasn’t changed?

The new UK tax year: What has and hasn’t changed?The 2019/20 UK tax year ticked over on 6 April 2019, resetting thresholds and allowances for the next 12 months. We explore changes that may affect expatriates and what you can do to make the most of existing rules.