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Market commentary – September 2018

Market commentary – September 2018

Brexit is back in the headlines this month. Despite the new secretary, Dominic Raab, stating his confidence in negotiating a good deal, the majority of commentators are starting to discuss the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. The potential impact of a no-deal Brexit Last Thursday the UK government released 28 documents which assessed the potential …

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Don’t miss out on your inheritance

Don’t miss out on your inheritance

The latest HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) figures show that over 24,000 estates in the UK pay inheritance tax each year and, with many estates not taking advantage of the Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) introduced in April 2017, the UK government collected £1.9 billion in Inheritance Tax (IHT) in the first four months of …

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Paul Evans judges at the Last Word awards 2018

Paul Evans judges at the Last Word awards 2018

Last Word Media is a key publisher for international advisers and have asked Paul to be a judge for their new Global Financial Services Awards. It is not only a great honour to be asked, but a fantastic opportunity to experience, first hand, global innovations within the industry. International Adviser recognises Paul as a principal adviser …

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Market Summary – June 2018

Market Summary – June 2018

Human rights issues surrounding the Mexican border debacle, with the inevitable negative impact on worldwide perceptions of US immigration tactics, rated high in news-cycles and on social media in recent weeks. Despite this, news and discussion within financial circles have been dominated with the upset in financial markets by the looming prospect of so-called trade …

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Top 4 transferable skills for yachties

Top 4 transferable skills for yachties

When it comes to working in the superyacht industry, yachties generally don’t often take the time to analyse the number of valuable skills they’re acquiring.  Whether they’re skills derived from hospitality, engineering, maintenance, or any other discipline, most are transferable skills that can be used significant advantage when securing a job onshore. The skills developed as …

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Standard Bank Seafarer Account FAQs

Standard Bank Seafarer Account FAQs

Each year we help hundreds of yachties open Standard Bank Seafarer Accounts. We often come across the same questions and have found that certain answers can be hard to find online. To help you decide if a Seafarers Account is right for you and your situation, we have answered the most popular questions: 1. How …

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Pocket Money – How much is enough?

Pocket Money – How much is enough?

‘Pocket Money’ or ‘Allowance’ is a valuable resource for children to learn about the value of money. It is a useful tool for parents to encourage children to develop confidence in consciously and actively managing money. But how much is enough? For many parents, deciding how much pocket money is appropriate is anything but an …

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Market Summary – April 2018

Market Summary – April 2018

After a volatile start to the year, with falls in February and March, equity markets rallied to some extent in April. UK Key for April was the disappointingly weak, and lower than expected, 1st quarter GDP growth rate. The weak GDP growth reduced the likelihood of an interest rate rise in May which in turn …

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What the rich teach their kids

What the rich teach their kids

I recently re-read Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T.Kiyosaki and wanted to share the key financial lessons with you.  This book is all about transforming your income so that your money works for you, rather than you having to work for your money, a subject I am obviously very passionate about! This semi-autobiography shares Kiyosaki’s financial …

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6 points to consider before investing in luxury products

6 points to consider before investing in luxury products

Is buying, or investing in, luxury items always a wise decision? Are diamonds and handbags really your best friends? Are paintings a worthwhile investment? In this post, we take a look at a few of the more ‘perturbing’ aspects of the luxury product industry. A recent ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) about …

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