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    How to make cross-border business payments and collections simpler, cheaper and faster
    Aug 23, 2019  |  by Calvin Matsaure
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    4 things first-time homebuyers should do
    Aug 20, 2019  |  by Neil Ambrose
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    Everything you need to know about setting up as a sole trader
    Aug 15, 2019  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Everything you should do on your look-and-see visit to Australia
    Aug 12, 2019  |  by Sam Hopwood
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    What a no-deal Brexit means for EU nationals and their partners
    Aug 12, 2019  |  by John Dunn
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    How Boris Johnson’s election has caused trouble for the Pound
    Jul 31, 2019  |  by Sable International
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    10 reasons to move to Porto, Portugal
    Jul 29, 2019  |  by John Dunn
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    Everything you ever wanted to know about applying for a UK Tier 2 (General) visa
    Jul 18, 2019  |  by John Dunn
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    Why we need more women-owned businesses
    Jul 16, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
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    7 ways to finance your small business
    Jul 16, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
  • Tax refund money

    11 excellent ways to spend your UK tax refund

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Apr 09, 2019
    Receiving a tax refund can sometimes feel like a great bonus. Whether you’re waiting on news of the amount or just anticipating the transfer into your bank account, here are 11 ways to make excellent use of your rebate.
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    Your guide to UK tax reliefs for SMEs

    by Scott Brown | Apr 04, 2019
    The UK is a great place to set up your SME. With one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the world, you’re already off to a good start. You can also take advantage of many small business tax reliefs. Here’s how.
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    The UK still the best country for business in 2019

    by Scott Brown | Apr 04, 2019
    For a second year in a row, the UK has taken the number one spot on Forbes’ list of the Best Countries for Business. The UK earned the top spot on the strength of its workforce, innovation and lack of red tape. If you’re thinking about expanding your business overseas, here’s why you should consider the UK as a destination.
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  • Mortgage Concept

    The perfect time to secure a better interest rate on your remortgage

    by Ian Henning | Apr 03, 2019
    Most recent conversations around Brexit focus on the impact it can have on the economy. An area that doesn’t get a lot of coverage is the opportunity this brings for homeowners when it comes time to remortgage.
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    25% of UK spouse visa applications are refused every year – make sure yours isn’t one

    by Sam Hopwood | Apr 02, 2019
    Before 2012, applying for a UK spouse visa was quite straight forward and refusals were uncommon. Then the UK government introduced the £18,600 minimum income threshold and the refusal rate for spouse visas soared. Up to 25% of applications are denied every year. Last year alone, UKVI refused 8,514 UK spouse visa applications out of 33,456. Here’s our advice on how to ensure your application is successful the first time.
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    Australia’s new five-year parent visa – another way to bring your parents Down Under

    by Sam Hopwood | Apr 01, 2019
    Australian migrants will be able to sponsor their parents to live in the country for up to five or ten years thanks to a new visa sub-category. Applications for the visa open from July 2019; here’s what you need to know.
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    How to calculate your costs before you immigrate to the UK

    by John Dunn | Mar 29, 2019
    When planning an international move it’s essential to be financially prepared. Costs add up and funds can disappear quicker than you think. It can be tough to keep track of every expense you’ll incur, so we’ve made it a bit easier. From your visa to your rent, and everything in between – here’s what to expect when you move to the UK.
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    Everything we know about the new Tier 1 Innovator visa

    by John Dunn | Mar 29, 2019
    The Tier 1 visa category will significantly change from April 2019. This was outlined in the Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules published on 7 March 2019. The most notable changes include the closure of Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) routes as well as significant reforms for the requirements of Tier 1 (Investor) visas.
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    Shipping household goods from South Africa to the UK, what you need to know

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Mar 29, 2019
    In the past five years emigration has tripled among South African home owners. We’ve helped quite a few of them with their visa and finances but one question we often hear is: What’s the most cost-effective way to get my belongings into the UK? We look at some of the best options below.
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    Scam watch: Beware of HMRC fraudsters in 2019

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Mar 27, 2019
    Criminals use clever schemes and tricks to defraud millions of people each year. They often combine new technology with old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. So, what is phishing, how can you spot it and what should you do if you’re targeted?
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