Articles written by:

Jim Atkins BA (Hons)

Loving life living abroad. Born and bred in the North of the UK, travelled as a student and then settled down in Dubai five years ago. Still writing and blogging about stuff what I find interesting and it happens to be related to being an expat. Hope my articles inform other fellow expats, travellers, nomads somewhere around the world.

Shell Shock Pushes London Markets Back Into The Red

Worsening economic gloom has pushed stock markets back into the red as Shell slashed dividends and British Airways threatened to close operations...

Investing For Income Hit As Firms Slash Dividends

The impact of coronavirus on company cash flows has seen dividends slashed from investors seeking income. The strategy gave a reason for many to invest...

The Problems Of Comparing COVID-19 Around The World

The way coronavirus deaths are counted is under comparison between countries – but does it really matter? Governments have no accepted standard in how the...

Coronavirus Rescue Package Claims For Expats With Holiday lets

Expats renting out self-catering holiday lets in England should automatically qualify for business rate relief and bounce-back loans under the UK’s coronavirus financial rescue...

Rescue Flights Bring Home Thousands Of Stranded Brits

Thousands of Brits stranded in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh due to the coronavirus will fly back to the UK on a fleet of chartered...

Facebook Waters Down Libra Crypto In Face Of Backlash

Facebook and a host of other high-profile companies have ditched plans to introduce a global digital currency. The plan announced in June last year was...

Keep Calm And Carry On To Beat The Crisis, Urge Over 60s

Britain’s over 60s are looking forward to putting their feet up and taking a break while the country is in lockdown and they must...

Giving Savers Pension Freedoms Is Risky, Says Consumer Watchdog

Giving retirement savers the responsibility to make their own financial decisions is one of the main drivers of poor pension outcomes, says consumer watchdog...

Savers Urged Not To Panic As Markets Dip, By Financial Watchdogs

Financial watchdogs are urging investors not to panic over yo-yo markets during the coronavirus outbreak. And most of all, they say beware of fraudsters peddling...

Workplace Pension Transfers Frozen For Three Months

Retirement savers switching money out of a defined benefit pension face a three month wait to make the transfer. Regulators are worried that volatile stock...

Six Pension Tips For Dealing With Volatile Markets

Unpredictable stock markets are a challenge for ordinary investors , especially if they are around retirement and plan to bolster their income by taking...

FTSE Slumps As Coronavirus Outbreak Looks Grim

The FTSE slumped back into the red after several days of recovery on worsening news about jobs and the coronavirus crisis. The FTSE 100 was...

Retirement Goal Posts Set To Move Again For Millions Of Workers

The government is about to move the retirement goal posts again to leave millions working up to two years longer before they can draw...

Baby Boomers Need To Think About Later Life Planning

The number of older people is growing as the baby boomer generation moves into retirement. The population boom that followed the Second World War is...

Pensions Watchdog Warns Employers To Pay Down Deficits

A financial watchdog is warning firms not to deliberately underfund workplace pensions that could leave savers with less money than they expected on retirement. The...

Government To Raid Lost Cash Billions For Charity

The government wants to give hundreds of millions of pounds locked up in lost savings and investments to charity. The money will go to good...

Watchdog Warning Fails To Stem Pension Transfers

Action to stop financial firms recommending a move away from a workplace scheme does not seem to have dented the enthusiasm of companies or...

Investors Have Never Had It So Good

Humans have never had it so good even though the world can seem a dark and desperate place at times. Despite the challenges of climate...

What Are Your Chances Of Becoming An ISA Millionaire?

Having enough money to do whatever you want is the dream for most people, but can you make this dream reality by prudent investing...

Coronavirus Triggers Global Economy Slowdown

The economic side effects of the deadly coronavirus are still rolling out - this time a steep decline in the price of oil. As much...