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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...

Brexit Deal? What happens to the pound?

There’s growing optimism that the Brexit deadlock is about to be broken. How will the pound - described as the Brexit Bellwether - respond?...

G7 Scrutiny Tips The Balance For Backers Of Facebook’s Libra

It’s crunch time for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project as all but one major payment provider has dropped out of the consortium to bring banking...

PayPal Drops Out Of Facebook’s Libra Consortium

PayPal has pulled the plug on joining the Libra cryptocurrency cartel headed by Facebook. The international payments platform has pulled out of the project in...

Argentina Slaps Currency Restrictions On The Peso

Argentina is attempting to stave off a deepening financial crisis by imposing strict currency controls on the peso. Foreign currency exchange is being tightened and...

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Non Resident Landlord Scheme Explained for Expats

The UK Non-Resident Landlord Scheme (NRLS) is the way HM Revenue & Customs collects tax on rents from property owners who spend...

OECD Explained

The Organisation of Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) is a forum for the governments of 37 developed countries to discuss economic and...

QROPS List – June 1, 2020

The number of Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) across 28 countries has hit 1,917 – with 13 opening during the past...

FATCA List – June 2020

The US Internal Revenue Service’s list of foreign financial institutions (FFI) reporting under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) increased by 1,854...

The World’s First Sovereign Cryptocurrency Explained

Marshall Islands minister David Paul has explained why the small Pacific country is switching to cryptocurrency. The Marshall Islands currency is pegged to the US...

How Does Your Currency Fare In Burgernomics?

Burgernomics is a fun way of comparing currencies around the world by taking the cost of a typical Big Mac burger against the price...

Pound Sinks On Brexit Battering Triggered By No Deal Threats

The long-suffering Pound is still taking a Brexit battering as Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatens Britain will leave the European Union come what may...

Crypto Critics Blasted As Blinkered And Delusional

US lawmakers are out of touch with cryptocurrency as the future of money and delusional about with their thinking that digital cash is just...

Countries Where Sterling’s Not Taking A Pounding

The value of the British Pound has steadily dropped in the past three months, impacting expat spending power. At the start of May, the exchange...

Cryptos Can’t Bank On US Support, Warns Trump

US President Donald Trump has fired a warning shot across the bows of any cryptocurrency enterprise thinking about taking on the US dollar. In one...

Tax And Legal Hurdles For Facebook’s Libra Roll-Out

Facebook’s plans to roll out the cryptocurrency Libra around the world could be halted in their tracks by tax and legal rules. Lawyers have pointed...

Bitcoin Smashes $11,000 Ceiling As Price Doubles

Bitcoin has burst through the $11,000 ceiling to hit the highest price in 17 months - and promises to surge even higher. Current trading sets...

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Difference Between Residence and Domicile

For British expats, their residence and domicile determine how much tax they are likely to pay, both in the country where they...

QROPS, Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme

QROPS is a type of pensions that were designed to cater for the needs of British pension holders that move out of...

Living In The Philippines, A Guide for Expats

Brilliant weather, a low cost of living and friendly, English speaking people makes The Philippines a popular destination for British expats.