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    Common mistakes that first-time homebuyers make
    Dec 06, 2018  |  by Ian Henning
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    Are you a UK contractor? Maximise tax-efficiency by using your pension
    Sep 25, 2018  |  by Bill Monty
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    Are you a UK contractor? Here’s how to get your mortgage approved
    Sep 12, 2018  |  by Marlon Borez
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    The hidden dangers of not having a will in the UK
    Sep 07, 2018  |  by Sherron Alexander-Bedingfield
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    You can receive your rental income tax-free if you don’t live in the UK
    Jul 12, 2018  |  by Ian Henning
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    UK pensions: Between a QROP and a hard place? Or is it a damp SIPP?
    Jun 21, 2018  |  by Niel Pretorius
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    What to do with your living annuity when you retire abroad
    Jun 11, 2018  |  by Niel Pretorius
  • house-london
    In the UK, mortgage inaction is pickpocketing thousands of homeowners
    Jun 07, 2018  |  by Bill Monty
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    Saying goodbye to South Africa? Financial emigration can give you access to your RA before you turn 55
    Apr 13, 2018  |  by Niel Pretorius
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    Lessons learned on a trip to Dubai: South Africans take note
    Nov 10, 2017  |  by Mike Abbott
 
 
  • Typical-english-house

    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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    Are you a UK contractor? Maximise tax-efficiency by using your pension

    by Bill Monty | Sep 25, 2018
    As a business owner, you understand the importance of planning ahead and that making the right decisions can translate into profits for your business. When it comes to your pension, it’s no different. If you’re finding it hard to navigate the UK pension system, I’ve highlighted some of the important things to consider before choosing a pension. There are also some great ways your limited company can get you some huge tax savings.
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    Are you a UK contractor? Here’s how to get your mortgage approved

    by Marlon Borez | Sep 12, 2018
    Being a contractor in the UK comes with significant advantages, such as a higher earning potential, flexibility and independence. Unfortunately, there are some challenges, too, particularly when it comes to purchasing a home in the UK. There’s no need to be concerned though. There are ways and means of getting on the property ladder as a contractor in the UK. First, you’ll need to understand how lenders will assess you and what you should be doing to improve your chances of getting a home loan.
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    The hidden dangers of not having a will in the UK

    by Sherron Alexander-Bedingfield | Sep 07, 2018
    More than two thirds of people in the UK do not have a will, even though they know that they should. Unfortunately, dying without a will can lead to a number of undesirable situations. Below are some of the lesser known dangers ahead if you do not have a will setting out your wishes.
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    You can receive your rental income tax-free if you don’t live in the UK

    by Ian Henning | Jul 12, 2018
    Investing in a UK property can be a great way to secure an income stream, but the taxation surrounding rental income is steep and things can get complex pretty quickly. Fortunately, if you are deemed to be a non-UK resident for tax purposes, you could be eligible for the Non-resident Landlord (NRL) Scheme. This set of tax rules allows you to receive your full UK rental income, free of any UK tax.
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    UK pensions: Between a QROP and a hard place? Or is it a damp SIPP?

    by Niel Pretorius | Jun 21, 2018
    Those who have worked in the UK for a few years, and then left to live elsewhere, will know just how hard it is to make sure your UK pension is both reasonably accessible and not overly taxed. Innumerable people from around the world have worked in the UK and have retirement savings from the work they did there. There has been a lot of noise in this space over the last few years, and a lot of unscrupulous advisors have made a lot of money as a result. If you have a UK pension and no longer live in the UK, then you need to continue reading.
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    What to do with your living annuity when you retire abroad

    by Niel Pretorius | Jun 11, 2018
    If you have a living annuity in South Africa but no longer live in The Republic, you will need to make sure that you plan accordingly to minimise your tax liabilities in your adopted home.
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    In the UK, mortgage inaction is pickpocketing thousands of homeowners

    by Bill Monty | Jun 07, 2018
    We are currently in an interesting time within the British mortgage market cycle. According to figures produced by HM Land Registry in February 2018, over the last 12 months, house prices across England have increased by 4.1%, yet London has shown a decline of 1.0%. With Brexit on the mind of many, and London seen as the financial hub of Europe, it is not surprising to see the impact of this within the data.
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    Saying goodbye to South Africa? Financial emigration can give you access to your RA before you turn 55

    by Niel Pretorius | Apr 13, 2018
    South Africans who have already emigrated, or are thinking of doing so, have probably heard of the process of financial emigration. This process is more than just sending your South African assets overseas when you leave. Financial emigration allows you to withdraw and transfer your retirement annuities offshore before the age of 55. This way you don’t have to leave your retirement savings behind when you emigrate.
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    Lessons learned on a trip to Dubai: South Africans take note

    by Mike Abbott | Nov 10, 2017
    We’ve recently had the pleasure of making a trip to Dubai to meet the expat community there to discuss the recent tax changes in South Africa and how they affect South African expats. It’s been great to meet some fellow South Africans in this hub of all expat hubs. These are the key insights I’ve gained from my time there this week.
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