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Happy couples talk about money

Happy couples talk about money

Money is often as a taboo subject for couples to discuss with “money issues” often being cited as a primary reason for couples breaking up. However, recent studies by TD Bank in the US appear to indicate that the tide of popular opinion may be changing when it comes to gauging the effect of couples …

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Market Summary – June 2019

Market Summary – June 2019

Political events shake the world stage, causing market instability A May sell-off in global equity markets followed harsher Sino-US trade dispute rhetoric and veiled Chinese threats to restrict US rare earth metals access, indicating there’s nothing quite like a long, painful trade war between the US and China for choking global growth. Now Trump is …

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Financial Freedom and Divorce

Financial Freedom and Divorce

An emotionally and financially crippling divorce turns your world upside down and lands you in uncomfortable, unknown territory.  It brings with it uncertainty and fear about an unknown future and you can find yourself wondering whether being in an unhappy relationship is easier than the alternative. As with all trauma, recovering from a divorce is …

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The power of half

The power of half

When we are happily living as a couple, we rarely want to think about what life would be like without the other person. This is why we often avoid writing wills, sorting out inheritance or planning funeral costs. These tasks definitely aren’t fun even though they are important. But what if we lived our lives …

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Universal Access Bonds® to support our American clients

Universal Access Bonds® to support our American clients

United Advisers Group will be using the recently launched Universal Access Bonds® (UAB®) to support their American/US connected clients living outside the U.S. Financial planning and investing for Americans has become harder in recent years with the IRS and FATCA, causing Americans to be unwelcome at many financial institutions.  These changes have created challenges in …

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Market Summary – May 2019

Market Summary – May 2019

April World Equity markets strong once again World equities generally performed well during April with Japan experiencing a particularly strong 5% rise going into the Golden Week holiday, extended this year to incorporate the installation of the new Emperor. Strong upward surge for European equities as consumers keep spending Led by Germany, European equities saw …

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Facts and trends for cryptocurrencies in 2019

Facts and trends for cryptocurrencies in 2019

Cryptocurrencies have been growing in popularity since the development of blockchain technology. We run through the key trends and what you should consider before investing in cryptocurrencies in 2019. What is a cryptocurrency? It is a currency independent of a country, an economy or one central bank. This 100% digital asset works like traditional currency …

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Planning for an uncertain future

Planning for an uncertain future

We live in an uncertain world where people place less trust and importance on traditional ways of securing their future. We are less confident that society, national institutions and regulatory schemes and assistance will provide for our futures. How can we change what we do to provide a more certain future? American computer scientist Alan …

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Craig Gardner promoted to Financial Planner in Madrid

Craig Gardner promoted to Financial Planner in Madrid

After four years with United Advisers Group, we are pleased to announce that Craig has been promoted to Financial Planner. Over the past year, he has joined Director David Cooper in launching our new Lifestyle Financial Planning service. Craig is now our lifestyle-planning specialist in Madrid. Our state of the art software allows Craig to …

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Market Summary and Brexit Update – April 2019

Market Summary and Brexit Update – April 2019

Once again, Brexit dominates the political stage, so this month we focus on very recent events to bring you a top-of-the-bill Brexit update. Brexit Update You’re no doubt aware that the UK did not leave the EU on the 29th March, so-called ‘Brexit Day’ but instead received an extension until yesterday, 12th April 2019. Following …

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