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    14 things to check and questions to ask when viewing a house [checklist]
    Nov 22, 2019  |  by Sable International
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    10 cost saving ideas for your small business
    Nov 20, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
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    Portugal’s Non-Habitual Residence programme: How you can make your income tax-free
    Nov 12, 2019  |  by Cláudia Mendes
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    What’s the difference between a UK Marriage Visitor visa and a spouse visa?
    Nov 08, 2019  |  by John Dunn
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    Hiring your first employee for your UK business? This is how much it costs
    Oct 31, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
  • people students dressed as different careers
    The 8 most popular jobs for international students in the UK
    Oct 31, 2019  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • UK flag in heart with medical symbol
    The NHS: How to use the UK’s healthcare service
    Oct 30, 2019  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    Invest in Australian property and earn permanent residency for you and your family
    Oct 18, 2019  |  by Sam Hopwood
  • Figuera da Foz seascape
    Silver Coast Portugal: Your guide to a dream expat destination
    Oct 14, 2019  |  by John Dunn
  • Property listings on tablet
    Common rental scams and how to avoid them
    Sep 26, 2019  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • House rent protection

    Rental guarantees: What lenders think about rent protection schemes

    by Bill Monty | Apr 24, 2019
    New developments offering rental guarantees may be tempting to investors, but short-term rent protection can be at odds with lender focus on long-term profitability. Here’s what mortgage providers think about the schemes.
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    UK employment contract: Checklist

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Apr 18, 2019
    One of the most critical elements of a move overseas is your employment contract. The benefits, allowances and conditional clauses you negotiate will be key in shaping your quality of life. Here’s what you need to consider before you sign.
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    How “yours, mine and ours” complicates the estate planning process: Advice for blended families

    by Sherron Alexander-Bedingfield | Apr 17, 2019
    A family today can include children, step-children, former spouses and in-laws. Regardless of the make-up, most people will want to provide for a spouse as well as children from a previous marriage. If you don’t take this into account, you may leave behind a legacy of in-fighting and legal action. Here’s how to put together an estate plan that reflects your wishes and looks after your entire family when you’re gone.
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    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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  • London-business

    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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  • Mother, daughter and grandmother

    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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  • UK flag with calculator

    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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