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    Common rental scams and how to avoid them
    Sep 26, 2019  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    Should you remortgage or consider a product transfer?
    Sep 23, 2019  |  by Neil Ambrose
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    [Update] What a no-deal Brexit means for EU nationals
    Sep 09, 2019  |  by John Dunn
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    How Shari’ah (Islamic) mortgages work
    Sep 06, 2019  |  by Ian Henning
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    Step-by-step guide to writing a business plan [template included]
    Aug 29, 2019  |  by Scott Brown
  • Cross-border payments
    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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    How Boris Johnson’s election has caused trouble for the Pound
    Jul 31, 2019  |  by Sable International
 
 
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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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    Moving your business to the UK? You’ll need to understand the UK’s VAT regulations

    by Scott Brown | Nov 12, 2018
    If you’re thinking of establishing a business in the UK, it’s essential that you understand how the UK’s VAT system works. Having a knowledgeable accountant working with you will not only ensure that your VAT is managed correctly and efficiently, but that you comply with HMRC’s rules.
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    Highlights from the 2018 Autumn Statement

    by Scott Brown | Oct 30, 2018
    On 29 October 2018 the Chancellor presented his Autumn budget. The budget gave an overall update of how the economy has fared over the year and what spending is planned over the next four to five years. Below is a summary of some of the main points that we think are relevant to you.
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    A quick guide to UK business tax

    by Scott Brown | Oct 26, 2018
    With so many complicated Corporation Tax rules in the UK, knowing which types of taxes apply to your business can be tricky. It’s vital that you understand your tax obligations before you begin so you can accurately plan your venture’s future. With proper planning, you will ensure the necessary systems are in place which in turn will allow you to concentrate on the more exciting aspects of running your business.
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    South Africans and Australians can expect to pay more for access to the UK’s National Health Service

    by John Dunn | Oct 16, 2018
    The UK government has just announced a proposed increase to the Immigration Health Surcharge fee this year. The increase will affect thousands of non-EU nationals who are currently living, working and studying in the UK.
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    Claim a British passport from your great grandparent

    by John Dunn | Oct 16, 2018
    Philip Gamble, our British nationality expert, has come across a rare situation where a client qualifies for registration as a British citizen on the basis of quadruple descent. What does that mean? Simply put it means some people may be able to claim British citizenship from their great grandfather’s birth in the UK.
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    Self-employment vs. contracting in the UK: What’s the difference?

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Oct 11, 2018
    Although the terms “self-employed” and “contractor” are often used interchangeably, there are important differences between the two. Generally, all contractors operating as individuals are self-employed, but not all self-employed individuals are contractors. This has important tax implications and you need to be aware of the nuanced differences.
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