Why Does the UK Financial Year Start on 6th April?

Until 1752, the fiscal or legal year officially began on Lady Day which was 25th March. This was one on the ‘quarter days’ when rent […]

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Am I UK Resident for Tax Purposes?

This question became a little easier to answer recently as the final version of the rules governing what the criteria are for being UK resident […]

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What You Need To Know About FATCA

One of the benefits of living in Dubai is that you rarely have to think about tax. It is important but since we live in […]

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Four Routes To UK Property

How many different ways can you invest in a property overseas? In the last month, I have met with 4 different companies all offering different […]

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Cross Currency Mortgages

Although cross currency mortgages have fallen out of favour since the global financial crisis due to historically low interest rates in the West, there are […]

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The Lowdown on Leverage

Leverage or gearing as it is sometimes known is a useful servant but a cruel master. This week I look at some of the benefits […]

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I Love Spending, How Can I Save?

A friend of mine who worked in real estate for many years once told me,’ there are two types of people who buy property: users […]

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How Important Are Dividends?

An investor in equities benefits from potential capital growth and income in the form of dividends. The stock market indexes quoted on the news do […]

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Is Regulation Important?

There are big changes taking place in the regulation of financial services in U.A.E. So I thought it may be useful to give you a […]

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How to Make Your Own Guaranteed Investment

During times of market uncertainty, investors often seek capital guarantees but they do not want to give up the potential upside of any market returns. […]

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