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Olivia Williams returns as a Financial Planner at United Advisers Marine

Olivia Williams returns as a Financial Planner at United Advisers Marine

Olivia has been a key member of the United Advisers team since 2003 when she joined as a Client Relationship Manager, and she returns following maternity leave as a Financial Planner for United Advisers Marine. We catch up with Olivia about her new role and why females are underrepresented in finance. UAM: ‘Firstly welcome back! …

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Market Commentary – February 2019

Market Commentary – February 2019

On the whole, an enthusiastic market response for the beginning of the New Year, perhaps bearing out the legitimacy of the so-called ‘January Effect’. With the rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit proposition on January 15th, major European markets rallied with a burst of optimism based on the potential for a postponement of the UK leaving …

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How bad could Brexit be on financial markets?

How bad could Brexit be on financial markets?

With the EU and the UK seemingly deadlocked on a Brexit deal, and the prospect of a hard ‘no-deal’ Brexit looming ever nearer, what do financial experts believe the impact of Brexit will be on the UK economy and financial markets? Economists generally appear to agree that Brexit will be bad news. Major institutions like …

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Information for UK Nationals in the EU

Information for UK Nationals in the EU

As the Brexit saga continues it can be hard to know where to turn to for information. The CAB in Spain has a page dedicated to sharing information for UK Nationals in the EU. You can access that page HERE. In summary Your right to stay in the EU will depend on your nationality, your residency,  your …

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Where to buy an overseas property in 2019

Where to buy an overseas property in 2019

With Brexit decisions and implications clearly on the horizon, trying to predict which road the overseas property market is going to go down this year is not easy.  Simon Conn, the UK’s leading overseas property professional and financial expert, gives us his insight into buying overseas property in 2019. Looking back at 2018, it was …

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Market Commentary – January 2019

Market Commentary – January 2019

Yuletide volatility as world equity markets see worst December in decades While December saw no major changes in current events around the globe, market effects during a season of traditionally thin trading markets, was to elevate volatility. Although it appears 2018 ended on an uncertain note, it’s worth bearing in mind that in the majority …

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Financial planning before you hit 40

Financial planning before you hit 40

They say that ‘life begins at forty’, but does that mean you should wait until then to start saving?  The simple answer is NO! When we’re talking about putting money aside for your future, the sooner, the better. The earlier you start saving, the sooner you take advantage of compound interest and the quicker your …

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Should you trust a financial adviser?

Should you trust a financial adviser?

With any relationship, whether we’re talking about family, finance or romance, trust is everything. In today’s ever-shifting financial landscape, a financial advisers’ level of ‘trustworthiness’ is an increasingly important attribute. So why, you may ask, do you need a financial adviser, a financial planner, or both, in the first place? Like any industry, the financial …

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Silver linings playbook

Silver linings playbook

Is there a silver lining when it comes to Brits leaving Spain? Our overseas property and finance expert Simon Conn has identified potential opportunities following reports that a number of British residents are leaving Spain. Spain’s National Statistics Institute revealed a drop in the number of Brits living there in the last five years. However, …

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Spotlight Interview with Jonathan Pace

Spotlight Interview with Jonathan Pace

Jonathan joins our Luxembourg team from an engineering and corporate development background with an MBA in finance and specialises in helping clients achieve financial independence through Lifestyle Financial Planning. Outside of work Jonathan sits on the Board of a Luxembourg NGO that raises funds for children in Johannesburg with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses; their current …

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