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 …
Take the good with the bad
It looks like more good news for the British economy as manufacturing activity has expanded at its fastest rate in three months during October this year. As is often the case though, good news comes with a downside as …
The rules of inversion
Tax to many is a dirty word, for business owners and shareholders it’s no different, this would explain the apparent rise in tax inversions in the US. Tax inversion is the process whereby a US domiciled company merges with company …
Deadline set for the Robin Cosgrove prize
Deadline set for the 5th edition of the Robin Cosgrove prize, for Ethics in Finance. Guardian Wealth Management are once again proud to support the ‘Robin Cosgrove prize for Ethics in Finance.’ The prize aims to promote the importance of …
There is a theme developing when it comes to UK pension legislation and that is the certainty of uncertainty. It was only in April this year that Chancellor George Osborne announced the ‘pension shake up’ that allowed pensioners unlimited …
You’re not a pensioner yet
Good news; you’re not a pensioner yet….. (That’s only because pension age is going up – you’re still getting old.) In March the Chancellor announced big changes to the pensions system in Britain allowing pensioners unrestricted access to their pension …
The extension of the KID to insurance
Developed to make the process of buying funds simpler for investors, Key Information Documents are to be brought into the insurance arena. David Howell asks whether it can work. Originally brought in to help consumers cut through pages and pages …
Putting people at the centre
The daunting task of planning a business model across several jurisdictions was made simpler for Guardian Wealth Management thanks to its client-focused approach. Success comes from acknowledging the people behind the transactions. The challenge of implementing a UK lifestyle financial …
Cheese and pickle on brown please
How should advisers use statistics when it comes to helping clients reach a realistic figure for retirement income? There’s little doubt that statistics are a great way of demonstrating to clients the benefits of saving for retirement. A current favourite …
We are a country enchanted by property; from rising house prices to mortgage deals, buying a house is a top priority for many. How ironic then, that while we’re preoccupied with saving up for a house and working out how …
Advice remains to ensure that all connections, servers and websites are secure when accessing the internet from a mobile device, plus remembering to log out is vital.
It is thought that many non-permanent residents had been reluctant to obtain insurance, preferring instead to wait for treatment in their own countries
Maltese finance minister Edward Scicluna has promised to support the US in its investigation by signing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
Canada rolls out welcome mat to UK workers
Canada is already hugely popular with British professionals but local ministers have set their sights on attracting even more professionals in the near future.
Expats working in Qatar may soon be able to travel easily around the six Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) nations, if a new Schengen-style visa is launched.