Guardian’s very own Iron Man
Since his move to Asia, Iain Veitch of Guardian Life Management has participated in and won a number of events including the Taiwanese Iron Man, the Airwaves Challenge Triathlon, the Dragon’s Summer Series and, just three weeks ago, the 2013 Hong Kong Triathlon Challenge Race.
A record-breaking number of deals will be finalised at this year’s Dubai Airshow, it has been predicted.
New statistics have indicated that roughly 855 tonnes of the precious metal were transported in the 12 months to September 2013
Final salary pensions crackdown
Guardian Wealth Management is calling on investors to reassess their pension options, as it looks likely that HM Revenue & Customs will clamp down on final salary pension schemes. Currently, members of final salary pension schemes benefit from yearly increases linked to inflation, ensuring that their income keeps pace with real spending power. However, plans outlined by HMRC could see this snatched away, following proposals to allow employers to offer …
The prestigious Ethics in Finance Robin Cosgrove Prize was awarded on 14th November in Geneva to two young finance professionals working in London: Prabhay Joshi, born in India, and Rafael Gomes, a Portuguese national.
HSBC has reported impressive profits during the third quarter of the year, driven largely by a strong performance in Hong Kong.
State-owned businesses in Qatar are to be banned from borrowing money without first seeking permission from the Finance Ministry.
Two separate studies have identified Hong Kong as one of the best countries on earth to live and carry out business.
Campaigners who oppose imminent UK legislation that will ‘freeze’ expatriates’ pension allowances, have been asked to submit a report just days before it could be written into the Pensions Bills
American expats and foreign banks have been the first to protest and push back against the new legislation as they face staggering costs associated with fulfilling the directives of FATCA
While the subject of “dementia” isn’t the most cheery, it’s certainly not one we can afford to overlook, especially for those expats among us. Just as not making a will can leave finances in a legal tangle, ignoring the possibility of dementia could be just as devastating. And with the number of Alzheimer sufferers unfortunately set to double by 2030, Guardian Wealth Management believes it is increasingly crucial for expats …
Guardian Wealth Management is calling on all US expats living abroad to be removed from the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, after Switzerland became the latest country to comply with the Act. Due to come into force on 1st July 2014, FATCA requires all non-US financial institutions to hand over information on US clients, either via national government or direct to the US tax authorities. However, Guardian Wealth Management …
Savers left battling inflation headwinds
The latest figures from The Office for National Statistics have revealed a slight fall in inflation from a rate of 2.8% in July to 2.7% in August thanks to a combination of slowing fuel costs rises, summer discounting of autumn clothing and a lower rise in air fares. But while the rate of inflation may have dipped slightly, it still remains high enough to hamper savers’ efforts and erode the spending power of any feeble interest …
Expats face taxing Questions ….
As home nations continue to change its tax regimes its even more important for Expats to understand what options are available to them in terms of tax efficient savings plans. With the introduction in April of the new ‘Statutory Residence Test’ in particular the ‘sufficient ties test’ it is becoming even more complex to fully understand the extent of tax liability and what as an Expat you are and aren’t …
In todays turbulent times you never know when you will find yourself in the middle of a financial crisis or emergency as many overseas Expats will testify. If you have an accident, fall ill or simply lose your job or suffer any crisis that threatens your family or income, you could suddenly find yourself in big trouble as debts begin to build up. The UAE is no different from many …