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Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

Pitfalls Waiting For Unwary SEIS Investors

Potential profits and generous tax breaks are a heady brew that tempt many investors to plough cash into start-ups with the Seed Enterprise Investment...
SEIS Cash Limit Is Too Low, Warns Fund Manager

Time To Raise The Limits On SEIS Investment

It’s time for Chancellor Phillip Hammond to take a long hard look at the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme in his Budget 2018. SEIS was launched...

Market Slump Is Time For Investors To Hold Their Nerve

Toppling share prices have left a sea of red in their wake as markets around the world have followed each other into a downward...

Half Of Landlords See Buy To Let As Property Pensions

New buy to let landlord surveys have revealed that half of Britain’s landlords regard their properties as a pension - and their portfolios are...
Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

How SEIS works for investors

SEIS is seen as the best way of bridging the gap between personal investors looking for higher returns from their cash and start-up companies...

Ireland Scoops European Buy To Let Top Spot

Ireland has pulled off a property double as Europe’s top buy to let hotspot and the capital Dublin ranking as the city with the...

How Does Crowdfunded Peer-To-Peer Lending Work For Investors?

Peer-to-peer lending comes as two models - lending or investment. Lending is to businesses, to ease cashflow or finance stock or capital spending, or to...

SEIS – Tax breaks for investors explained

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) comes with some of the most generous tax breaks for investors willing to take a chance by staking...

How Do Billionaires Invest Their Cash?

If you are a billionaire or an investor with more modest means, looking for the best returns for your money is always the top...

Are Property Pensions Really A Safe Retirement Bet?

More than a third of us regard out homes as our ticket to financial security in retirement, says research. Lack of knowledge is firing people...

Good Reasons Why Everyone Should Invest In Shares

Millions of shares may be floating around the stock market but a surprisingly few investors own them - even though there are good reasons...

Gold Loses Shine As Price Falls To $1200 Sweet Spot

Gold is losing some shine for investors as the price has plunged to a 20-month low on the back of emerging market currency depreciation. The...

Judge Boots Out HMRC Bid To Set Minimum SEIS Investment

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme investors have no minimum barrier before they can claim tax relief on their stake in a start-up company, a tribunal...

EIS Tax Breaks Lost As Investor Failed To File A Form

A judge dismissed an investors claim to overturn a poor decision by the tax authority even though the investor won his argument in court. Investor...

UK Launches First Regulated Bitcoin Cash Futures

A British cryptocurrency exchange has launched what is thought to be the world’s first Bitcoin Cash futures contract offered by a regulated provider. The derivative...

Watchdog Tightens Rules To Safeguard P2P Loan Investors

Investors and borrowers face dealing with new rules for peer-to-peer crowdfunded loans. The industry regulator has stepped in with proposals to update rules for lenders...

Trump And Juncker Are Heroes For Zero Trade Deal

Much maligned US President Donald Trump and European Union negotiator Jean-Claude Juncker went from zero to hero when they pulled off a deal to...

Financial Watchdog Takes A Bite Out Of Platform Fund Charges

Financial watchdogs want to beef up competition between online platforms to give consumers a better deal from investing in funds. The move comes after a...

Purchasing Property in Portugal

Once settled on a property you desire to buy: as a non-resident of Portugal you will first need to obtain both a tax number...

Cash Is No Longer King For Savers

If you are a saver with a share in that £269 billion cash squirrelled away in ISAs, you could be making a big financial...

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