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USA based ETFs and investment trusts delisted by Hargreaves Lansdown

USA based ETFs and investment trusts delisted by Hargreaves Lansdown
US expats living and working in the UK could be hit by the removal of exchange traded funds and investment trusts from a popular investment platform. Hargreaves Lansdown’s fund supermarket gives a convenient, inexpensive way for US expat working overseas to save for their eventual retirements through investing in exchange traded funds...

Irish taxman hits out at wealthy retirees in Portugal

Irish taxman hits out at wealthy retirees in Portugal
Wealthy Irish pensioners living overseas as non-resident taxpayers are likely to be hard hit by the Irish taxman’s new rule changes. In the week before Christmas, the revenue office in Ireland announced new tax rules to apply to wealthy Irish national expat pensioners. The move is effective starting December 22, and is aimed at...

Is relocating to Europe during Brexit negotiations a good idea?

Is relocating to Europe during Brexit negotiations a good idea?
The Brexit leave vote came at a bad time for many would-be expats planning an escape from the UK, but is it safe to go ahead as things stand at the moment? Whether to go or stay is a crucial question without an easy answer, as there’s no indication of certainty in anything which has been agreed to date between the two sides. Expat...

Getting real about withdrawing cash from pension savings

Getting real about withdrawing cash from pension savings
Pension scammers won’t be eradicated until all retirement savers get real about their financial options. A recent survey found the most popular reason for pulling cash out of pension savings is investment to generate an income in retirement. Holidays and travel came next, followed by stashing emergency cash in a bank account. Helping...

Landmark High Court ruling lets expats off HMRC taxman hook

Landmark High Court ruling lets expats off HMRC taxman hook
A landmark ruling in the British courts has taken away HMRC’s power to chase expats overseas for information used in a tax enquiry. n the past, expats who live permanently overseas have been called on by Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise office to release information or documentation related to possible tax evasion or avoidance....

Expat investors head north for buy to let bargains

Expat investors head north for buy to let bargains
For expats looking to live well from UK buy-to-let properties, research into the best regions for returns is now essential. With increasing house prices, increased stamp duty and the recent crackdown on tax all squeezing landlords’ profits, expats wanting to take advantage of the fall in sterling to make a buy-to-let investment need to...

US expats at risk from IRS investigation of bitcoin trades

US expats at risk from IRS investigation of bitcoin trades
American bitcoin traders both in the home country and overseas are at risk from IRS investigation for failing to declare their bitcoin trades. The US tax authority is looking to close the loophole of tax-free bitcoin trades by both US residents and expats as it considers tax on the trading profits from the virtual currency should go to...

Are QROPS still viable for Britons retiring overseas

Are QROPS still viable for Britons retiring overseas
Britain’s divorce from the UK is likely to render a QROPS transfer uneconomic for British expats as they may become liable for a transfer tax at a rate of 25 per cent. For British expatriates, QROPS has long been a no-brainer as regards moving private pensions to tax-efficient offshore jurisdictions. The bad news for UK pension savers...

Expats heading to Saudi can trust local banks

Expats heading to Saudi can trust local banks
With warnings about fraudulent expat investment schemes, failing banks and online financial scams hitting the news weekly, what are would-be expats to do to safeguard their hard-earned cash? The good news for relocating expats heading to Saudi Arabia is that the kingdom has one of the lowest rates of bank fraud on the planet. The...

How to land a good job in Singapore

How to land a good job in Singapore
Singapore’s reputation as a wealthy, emerging financial hub is now well and truly on the world map, giving expats looking to work in the city state a choice of ways to increase their earnings. Professional expats looking for opportunities to make money and advance their careers could do a lot worse than head straight for Singapore....