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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
  • Business

    Will 2019 be a good year for UK contractors? IR35 and the loan charge

    by Ashley Deakin | Jan 24, 2019
    We’re hoping that the year ahead will bring some good news for contractors, but right now we’re seeing mixed feelings. Many of our contractors are feeling persecuted by a range of government initiatives and proposed directives. We’re getting lots of questions about the future of contracting given the proposed IR35 reform to the private sector in April 2020. We’re also seeing an attack on contractors who may have received payments through a loan or employee benefit trust scheme.
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  • Brexit

    Here’s what the new EU Settlement Scheme will mean for EU nationals living in the UK

    by John Dunn | Jan 24, 2019
    EU nationals who want to continue to live and work in the UK after Brexit will need to apply for settlement under the new EU Settlement Scheme. The scheme is currently in its pilot phase and is set to officially open on 30 March 2019 (the day after Brexit). If you’re an EU citizen concerned about your future in the UK, here’s how to ensure you can remain in the UK.
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    The UK reveals its new skills-based immigration system for EU and non-EU nationals

    by John Dunn | Jan 22, 2019
    The new immigration system means that entry into the UK with a work visa will be based on skills and qualifications, rather than nationality. Let’s look at what’s going to change and what it means for those wanting to move to the UK to live and work.
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    Why so many people moved to the UK in 2018

    by John Dunn | Dec 12, 2018
    It’s official: The UK is the destination of choice for expats from all over the globe. But exactly how many people made the move in 2018? And which visas were they granted? Let’s take a closer look at just how many people visited and made the UK their home in 2018, and who knows, you may just be inspired to make the move yourself.
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  • London-Eye

    Four of the most important things you need when moving to the UK

    by Leanne Shrosbree | Dec 12, 2018
    Whether you’re considering relocating to the UK permanently or want to spend a gap year in London, moving countries is not a simple process. It pays to do a little homework to ensure a successful relocation and to make things easier. An online search can provide an overwhelming amount of information, that’s why we’ve put together a simple guide on what to take care of first.
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    Common mistakes that first-time homebuyers make

    by Ian Henning | Dec 06, 2018
    The UK mortgage market is large and complex with numerous lenders and options available to a buyer. This can make it an especially daunting place for someone who is entering the market for the first time. With so many choices, buyers could make several mistakes that may affect one’s chances of securing a mortgage, achieving a lower loan, or result in a higher interest rate on the principal. So, before you unlock the door to home ownership, make sure you’re not committing any one of these common mistakes.
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    The Portuguese language test for citizenship and permanent residency

    by John Dunn | Nov 28, 2018
    Portugal’s Golden Visa programme offers an excellent lifestyle and financial investment for South Africans. But, after a successful application, you will still need to pass a Portuguese language test before being granted residency. We’ve put together a short guide to help you understand what this means and how you should go about preparing for the test.
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    The UK’s in-country visa application process is about to change

    by John Dunn | Nov 26, 2018
    The way you apply for a visa extension, settlement or citizenship within the UK is changing. The new system aims to make the process quicker, easier and more secure for applicants.
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    UK citizenship case study: How an adopted child can have more rights than a natural child

    by John Dunn | Nov 19, 2018
    Over his 24 years working with UK nationality, Philip Gamble has seen a fair amount of strange and unusual claims to British citizenship. A recent case involving the adoption of a child in South Africa by a UK-born man may be one of the more unusual.
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    Britain - a good time to invest? Make use of your 2018 investment allowance

    by Andrew Rissik | Nov 14, 2018
    South Africans are, by now, well familiar with the concept that when there is uncertainty in a country the local currency devalues and becomes volatile. Nowhere is this truer than in the UK as it nears the looming Brexit deadline. But, when a currency is under pressure, it presents fantastic buying opportunities to investors using foreign currency.
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