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Pay growth ahead of inflation
13.11.2014

Finally, growth for the average pay for UK workers overtakes inflation for the first time in 5 years, reports the office for national statistics. Excluding bonuses wages rose by 1.3% in the year to September where the Consumer Prices Index …

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Licence please!
12.11.2014

Don’t be fooled by unlicensed financial advisory firms operating within the UAE. That is the message coming from the SCA (the Securities and Commodities Authority) today. In a press release issued on their website the SCA set out stark warnings …

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Population Pressure for Qatar
04.11.2014

  Qatar’s population is on the rise. New government figures from October showed that a whopping 200.000 more people were in the country compared to the same time last year.  The increase comes in the run up to the world …

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Right in the ISA
27.10.2014

You are often told that the cash ISA is the best thing since sliced bread, however in recent years savers have been hit by cuts coming from all sides and this includes the ISA. An ISA is a tax free …

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Calls for MAS to be scrapped
21.10.2014

————————————————————————————————————————————-   The treasury have stopped the Money Advice Service from giving pensions ‘advice’ once the new reforms come into play next year, leading to calls from some advisers for the MAS to be scrapped altogether. The term ‘advice’ was …

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‘It’s never going to happen.’
16.10.2014

As financial planners we are not here to scare you into doing anything our job however, is to make you think about the worst case scenario. This may well never happen to you but the problem is that when it …

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Life is for living
15.10.2014

It’s funny how things alter as you move through life. Places in time that once seemed a million miles from your remit slowly but surely begin to develop into a reality. As financial planners we have an insight into some …

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A shift for citizenship
09.10.2014

If you are an expat living in Qatar you will be constantly renewing your residency permit, unlike most other countries Qatar doesn’t allow foreigners the option of citizenship. This could be set to change, according to the Doha news Zahra …

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Policy for the pocket
02.10.2014

    With 8 months still to go, the race for number 10 is hotting-up. David Cameron impressed his audience at Birmingham yesterday, with a fired up speech; emotive, even witty at times, promising £7.2bn in tax cuts that will …

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Tories to scrap the ‘death tax.’
29.09.2014

  Well, one thing is for sure the current Government are going guns blazing to stay in power and it’s the country’s pensioners who seem to be the focus. As election time looms all political parties play about with their …

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Trouble for Tesco
25.09.2014

  What a week for supermarket giant Tesco, the global conglomerate watched on Monday as it shares plummeted by 11%, Tuesday; a further 4.2% and as of 10.17am this morning they have dropped further by over half a percent. The …

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Are there any winners?
16.09.2014

  There has been much debate in the press about the implications of a yes vote, but as polls released on September 13th made it too close to call, the stark reality hit home. There are many culpable reasons why …

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UK Government tightens offshore tax belt
24.08.2014

  The UK Government has announced its latest plans to tighten controls over tax arrangements offshore for its British citizens. It has declared its intentions to make the failure to declare offshore tax arrangements a criminal offence. Proposals announced today, …

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10 months to seek advice about your pension
14.08.2014

Is it time to go private with your pension? If you have a final salary pension you will already be aware of its benefits. Your income is pre-defined and you can rely on it for the rest of your life. However, with the …

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Choose the right platform
14.08.2014

Choose ‘iGuard’. a new way of thinking The financial world is packed full of jargon, but you don’t have to be a financial advisor to monitor your own investments. In this article we will take you through everything that you …

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