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    How “yours, mine and ours” complicates the estate planning process: Advice for blended families
    Apr 17, 2019  |  by Sherron Alexander-Bedingfield
  • Mortgage Concept
    The perfect time to secure a better interest rate on your remortgage
    Apr 03, 2019  |  by Ian Henning
  • growing tree
    The boom behind ESG investing – what’s actually driving the demand
    Mar 26, 2019  |  by Mike Abbott
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    South Africa’s Retail Distribution Review – slow but important changes for investors and advisors
    Mar 05, 2019  |  by Mike Abbott
  • English-house
    Common mistakes that first-time homebuyers make
    Dec 06, 2018  |  by Ian Henning
  • Man-on-a-rocket
    Are you a UK contractor? Maximise tax-efficiency by using your pension
    Sep 25, 2018  |  by Bill Monty
  • terraced-houses-in-london
    Are you a UK contractor? Here’s how to get your mortgage approved
    Sep 12, 2018  |  by Marlon Borez
  • property-feud
    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
  • carrot-incentive-running-track
    UK pensions: Between a QROP and a hard place? Or is it a damp SIPP?
    Jun 21, 2018  |  by Niel Pretorius
 
 
  • blended-families

    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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  • 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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  • growing tree

    The boom behind ESG investing – what’s actually driving the demand

    by Mike Abbott | Mar 26, 2019
    There’s a growing interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment throughout the world. Ethical investing has been around for many years, but what’s driving the current trend and what does the future hold?
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    South Africa’s Retail Distribution Review – slow but important changes for investors and advisors

    by Mike Abbott | Mar 05, 2019
    The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) will change the South African financial advice industry in fundamental ways. The shift to a client-focused, transparent system is both welcome and overdue. So, why has it taken so long?
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  • 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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  • Man-on-a-rocket

    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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  • terraced-houses-in-london

    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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  • property-feud

    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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