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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.

More Tax Relief On The Way For Social Investments

Community-minded investors will have the chance to plough more cash into social enterprise projects as investment limits are raised from April. A policy paper from...

Oil Exploration Drops To Lowest Level For 64 Years

Oil and gas contractors kicking their heels waiting for the market to pick up may have more time on their hands. Spending on new oil...

Should Expats Opt for A QROPS Or A SIPP?

If you are an expat and confused about the difference between a SIPP and a QROPS, here are some of the questions most asked...

Oil And Gas Firms Struggle With Pension Black Holes

Oil and gas companies are struggling to plug massive pension black holes as profits and prices continue to drop. The industry has been ravaged by...

Global Economy Has Taken Some Blows But Looks In Good Shape

Despite some election shocks on both sides of the Atlantic, the global economy looks in a reasonable shape for the summer, according to a...

Pensions v ISAs – Which Is Best For Savers?

Paying money into an ISA has all changed this month with the advent of the new lifetime individual savings account or LISA. If you are...

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...

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