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The Importance Of Long-Term Relationships

The Importance Of Long-Term RelationshipsMany British nationals have made their home in Portugal, and when you consider the lifestyle and attractions it is easy to understand why.  However there are some drawbacks.  You have to deal with unfamiliar local bureaucracy and a foreign tax system.  Your new circumstances mean you have to rethink your investment strategy.  You may need to consider all the complex options for your UK pensions, and how they work for a Portugal resident.

Another Year Over, A New One Just Begun

Review your financial planningHere we are at the start of a new year, when we tend to reflect on the previous 12 months and ahead to what the coming year may bring.
It is a good time to review your financial planning to ensure it is up to date, forward looking and designed to protect your long-term wealth.

NEW Financial Portfolio Valuation and Optimisation Service

Portfolio Valuation and Optimisation ServiceAffinity Global Wealth is pleased to announce its new Portfolio Valuation and Optimisation Service.

We have found that most people we meet have several investments, savings and pensions accounts, often with different advisers and companies. Most people have a financial adviser in the UK, a private banker offshore, an old private and/or company pension and bank accounts both in the UK and overseas.

New online trading system PFX ON-LINE

New online trading system PFX ON-LINEPremier FX are pleased to announce their new online trading system PFX ON-LINE, a  new service from Premier FX for new and existing Customers.

Trade from £100 up to £30,000 on line - 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  

Competitive rates, free transfers, all from the comfort of your own computer.

The UK’s Autumn “Budget”- does it affect you?

The UK’s Autumn “Budget”- does it affect you?A few announcements in the UK Autumn Statement may affect expatriates, depending on your circumstances.
Where necessary you should seek professional advice to establish how the changes impact you and if you need to take action.

7 key ‘Habits’ for a financially secure retirement in Portugal

7 key ‘Habits’ for a financially secure retirement in PortugalMany British people on holiday in the Algarve fall in love with the local lifestyle and start making plans to move here.  Or perhaps you are at the final stages of your move, or have recently arrived in your new country.  There are many important financial considerations to plan for, and the sooner the better.  

A Tale of Two Leavers

The Tale of 2 leaversResidence is a curious beast.  For nearly all countries, it determines what income and gains are taxable, and where, with many countries taxing residents on their worldwide income, and often gains.  Some countries have a relatively simple system, whereby if you spend six months there during the tax year, you are resident.  Others have systems which include day counting over several years, the application of several tests, or simply considering where your main home is located.

New Tax Information Exchange Agreements

Tax Exchange agreementThe UK Crown Dependencies have signed their new agreements with the UK to automatically exchange tax information.  Portugal and Spain have agreed to strengthen automatic exchange of information on tax matters.  

These types of agreements are becoming more and more common, with countries globally starting to automatically share information bilaterally and unilaterally.  This kind of information sharing leaves little room for tax evasion or concealed offshore funds going forward.