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Brexit and the Spanish property market

Brexit and the Spanish property market

Spain has always been one of the most popular countries for Brits buying abroad, but with Brexit underway and the exchange rate in a state of flux, overseas property and finance expert Simon Conn has been looking at the current state of the market. Simon explains the current state of play: “Spain is still in …

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7 questions for your financial adviser

7 questions for your financial adviser

We live in a society where the client is king and you have the power to make decisions about what you need and who you want to provide it. That said, many people take far longer deciding what to buy during their weekly shop, or on organising a holiday than they do planning their future. …

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Update on QROPS and SIPPS

Update on QROPS and SIPPS

The introduction of the ‘Overseas Transfer Charge’ (OTC) by the UK Chancellor in 2017 decreased the popularity of QROPS for many expats who decided instead to transfer into International SIPPS. However, this doesn’t mean that QROPS should be written off as a viable pension solution for expats. There are three primary reasons why QROPS may …

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Spotlight interview with Joseph Maghdoussian

Spotlight interview with Joseph Maghdoussian

Joseph moved from Atlanta, Georgia USA to Luxembourg a little over a year ago. Since then, he has adapted to the culture change and is ready to enhance his career within the financial sector. When not at work, Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife and two children; making them happy is the best reward …

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Spotlight Interview with Alin Iliescu

Spotlight Interview with Alin Iliescu

Alin is an integral part of the team and works as a Client Relationship Manager for our clients in Luxembourg.  When not at work, Alin loves getting out and enjoying everything life has to offer. This ranges from films, photography and music.  His eclectic taste is also reflected in his career; from part-time cook to voluntary assistant …

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Spotlight interview with Andrei Meirosu

Spotlight interview with Andrei Meirosu

Andrei is the newest member of our Bucharest team.  When he isn’t out running or swimming, you are likely to find him reading a good book.  As with many of our Client Relationship Managers, Andrei is incredibly passionate about customer service.  Since the age of 18, he has always worked in roles where he has had …

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How to manage your income when currencies are unstable

How to manage your income when currencies are unstable

Many yachties face the problem of receiving salaries and tips in a currency different to their home currency.  When your ‘work’ and ‘home’ currencies are stable, this doesn’t present many issues, aside from bank exchange fees.  Stable exchange rates make it easy to plan both savings and investments. However, when one or both currencies are …

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The ultimate 2018 bucket list

The ultimate 2018 bucket list

We have finally said goodbye to 2017, because, if we are honest, it wasn’t a great one globally! Now is the time to look forward and get excited about the year to come. One of the best ways to do this is to add to the bucket list! To get your list going here are …

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Will you complete your bucket list?

Will you complete your bucket list?

Do you have a bucket list and, if you do, what’s on it? Everyday use of ‘bucket list’ these days is a popular expression coined for a list of things you want to do someday, although the term was originally used in a completely different context. Before 2006 a ‘bucket list’ was the result of …

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How a typical savings plan works

How a typical savings plan works

Unless you are “independently wealthy”, you will need to save on a regular basis to afford to fund life events like children’s education, children’s wedding/property expenses, and retirement. The goal is to try and achieve the lifestyle you want while saving towards your future life events. If you don’t, years from now, you may kick …

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