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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 The Tooth Fairy Gobbles Up Cash

Kids seem to have put the bite on parents when it comes to forking out cash for losing those baby teeth. The going rate for...

Scientists Don’t Mince Words Over Red Meat Tax

Lawmakers have shift their sights to another target - taxing the meat we eat. Taxing red meat could save 220,000 lives a year and slash...
bitcoin

The Only Way Is Down For Bitcoin, Say Analysts

Analysts are predicting a dire future for cryptocurrency Bitcoin with expectations the value could slide to as low as $1,260. Bitcoin has had a rough...

SEIS – A Year On From The Chancellor’s Clean-Up

What a difference a year makes to business angel investors thinking of putting cash into the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme. Chancellor Phillip Hammond left the...

Nobel Prize For Economics Shared By US Academics

A pair of American academics have won the Nobel Prize for economics for their ground-breaking work on sustainable growth. William Nordhaus and Paul Romer have...

SEIS – Tax relief and what can go wrong

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is just one of several venture capital schemes laced with tax breaks for investors. The VCT universe offers incentives...
Cryptocurrency

Consumers Nudged Into The Cashless Revolution

The cashless revolution seems to be taking a grip as banks shut branches and rip out cash machines, but it’s really a self-fulfilling prophecy. The...

Choosing A QROPS Pension Adviser As An Expat

A good pension adviser will help you make the most of your retirement cash - but finding one that measures up to the task...
china

First Salvo Fired In US-China Trade War

China and the USA have started a tit-for-tat trade war - but what’s really behind the dispute? The tussle began when US President Donald Trump...

Trade Truce Is A Contrast To Trump’s Protectionism

Japan and the European Union are signing off on a trade truce that cancels most of the tariffs on imported goods and services between...

How Your Smartphone Reveals Your Wealth

Owning an iPhone or iPad is a giveaway that you are a high earner, according to a new economic study. If you have an iPhone...

Bank Of England Issues Crypto Guidelines

The Bank of England has begrudgingly acknowledged the benefits cryptocurrency technology can bring to financial services businesses. But has warned banks investing in crypto-assets due...

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