For non-Muslim British expatriates, having Sharia applied to their estate can result in a significant increase in Inheritance Tax. This is due to the loss of important exemptions which would normally be used in estate planning.
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Happy New Year!
So, here we are in 2018 and you have been thinking about your personal goals for the next 12 months. Whether you’ve been in Dubai 1 year or 10 it is a useful time to take stock of your progress towards your longer term targets. So what should be on your financial check list?
UK Budgets don’t normally have much of an effect on expats. They give us a bit of an insight into what life is like ‘back home’ and are important for those who have interests in the U.K. such as rental properties. But it does give me an opportunity to raise a couple of points which all British expats should be aware.
I have a social network group to thank for this question. A member wanted to know whether he should invest his money with a life assurance company regular savings plan or into an off-shore investment platform. This post should help him and others…
Bitcoin has grown by 750% in US Dollar terms during the last 12 months. But what is it, who uses it and should you get in on the action?
For many years I have recommended all of my UK clients to pay voluntary national insurance contributions (NICs). Payment of voluntary NICs is important because some UK benefits like the Basic State Pension and the New State Pension (NSP) are linked to a person’s contribution record.
Appointing someone as your guide in the financial jungle can be a daunting task. How do you assess whether they are any good? What pro-active steps can you take to make sure the person who you are dealing with has the knowledge and experience you want?