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Bringing you the very latest developments from the world of finance. With news, information and updates relating to investments, savings, retirement and QROPS, property, tax, currency and the stock market. Keeping your finger on the pulse.

How A Tax-Free Lump Sum Works For QROPS Pensions

The Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) is all about easier access to retirement cash, but most of the talk from expats is about...

2016 -A Timeline For The Global Economy

2016 was a year that took polls and predictions by the scruff of the neck and gave them a good shake. The surprises just kept...
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US Interest Rates To Rise And Rise, Promises The Fed

Interest rates are set to rise several times in the United States until 2019, according to Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. The feisty boss of...

Workers Have No Idea How Much To Save For Retirement

Retirement on the poverty line is a real risk for one in five working adults who have no pension savings. And even if they were...

Oil Heading Back In The Black After Years Of Decline

After years of decline the world oil market is at last showing signs of stability. Oil companies have had to redefine their business models, axing...

Full Speed Ahead For Driverless Cars, Urges Minister

Driverless cars are on the way – and it’s just a matter of when they take over from humans at the wheel. And as the...

Why Travel Is So Important To The World Economy

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner can take off at breakfast in New Delhi and deliver more than 200 passengers at London Heathrow in time for...

Saucy 450 A Share Offer Spreads Zero Budget Worries

The recent rebuffed $50 a share offer from Kraft Heinz to buy rival conglomerate Unilever is not only a struggle for boardroom power but...

Are You Ready For The New £1 Coin?

The pound coin in your pocket is set for a change – and now’s the time to get rid of any coins stashed as...

Income Rules For Foreign Spouses Fair, Rules Supreme Court

Immigration laws aimed at stopping British expats with foreign spouses from coming to the UK and claiming social security benefits were ruled as lawful...

Economists Claim No One Is Listening To Them

Economists are working hard to figure out how to deal with a world economy lurching from one crisis to another – but no one...

Sleep Deprivation Wake Up Call For Businesses

Businesses are finally waking up to how much tired workers are costing them after a new survey revealed the impact of sleep deprivation on...