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5 advantages of international banking for expats

5 advantages of international banking for expats

An offshore bank offering international banking is a bank located in any country other than the account holder’s home country. An account held in an offshore bank is therefore often described as an offshore bank account. While international banking and offshore bank accounts are often negatively perceived as a way to avoid paying tax (which …

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5 things to consider before investing in luxury products

5 things to consider before investing in luxury products

Is buying, or investing in, luxury items always a wise decision? Investing in luxury goods has long been an attractive alternative to investing in the stock market. A major perk of art as an asset, for example, is that its value doesn’t rise or decline with the stock market and, when sold in the future, …

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Looking after your mind, body and soul

Looking after your mind, body and soul

Now that most of us are experiencing some sort of confinement, we want to share some ideas we’ve come across for staying fit and healthy in mind and body. In our round-up, we’ve included ideas for keeping kids entertained too, which we know is no mean feat!  Mental health Looking after your mental health is …

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Films you should watch about finance and investment

Films you should watch about finance and investment

Given that we are all spending more time at home and inevitably more time in front of the TV, we have updated our top finance and investment film recommendations. We’ve also included TV series in this updated edition and broadened the range a little. We hope you enjoy our top picks including the good, the …

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How cost averaging works in market peaks and troughs

How cost averaging works in market peaks and troughs

It’s not uncommon for people to think they should pull their investments when markets are falling amidst a crisis like a global health pandemic. When markets react, we react. The problem with that, however, is that you make the mistake of selling when prices are low and buying at higher prices when markets inevitably rebound. …

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Investment decisions in uncertain times

Investment decisions in uncertain times

It’s perfectly normal to feel twitchy during volatile times and uncertain about your investment decisions. We understand equity market volatility occurring as a result of events such as global pandemics is a concern for many, certainly as it relates to investments. Short-term volatility is a characteristic of investing. Share prices rise and fall but markets …

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The ‘Truth’ about saving for retirement

The ‘Truth’ about saving for retirement

Regardless of whether you’re nearing retirement or just starting to plan for your future, knowing how much you will need to retire comfortably can be challenging. There are various factors to consider such as your ideal retirement age and what exactly a comfortable retirement means to you. Does it involve travelling the world, staying in …

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Craig Gardner promoted to Financial Planner in Madrid

Craig Gardner promoted to Financial Planner in Madrid

We are pleased to announce that, after four years with United Advisers Group, 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 which is designed for those living or working internationally. Craig is now our financial planning specialist in …

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Fifty shades of green: the reality of impact investing

Fifty shades of green: the reality of impact investing

We know that investment decisions can have an impact on our society and the environment, but it’s not always easy to know whether we are investing in companies that are recognised as having a high negative social and/or environmental impact. So, how do we make socially responsible investment decisions? How do we make a positive …

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Keeping a level head – coronavirus and stock markets

Keeping a level head – coronavirus and stock markets

Stock markets have reacted sharply to the spread of coronavirus to countries outside of mainland China. Given the current crisis looks set to continue for the foreseeable future, investors should brace for more volatility in the stock markets. However, we urge you to remain calm and not to allow fear to govern your investment decisions. …

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