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Fund tips, investment warnings, and the latest on emerging markets, share opportunities, bonds and business funding and tax breaks such as Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme and EIS – these are just some of the news and headline topics covered by the iExpats.com. Our team delivers the latest information on what’s hot and what’s not in the investment world – plus timely warnings on scams and cons. Insightful commentary will let you get ahead of the markets by giving a broader perspective on commodities and zeroes in on key economic data and analyses. ‘indirect’ influences such as politics and economic matters which all exert pressures on financial markets on a daily basis. Find out how the wealthy are coping and the strategies they are employing

Brazil

Brazil Housing Scam Raised £21m From Investors

An offshore housing scheme offering  all their money back plus 20% interest in a year raised £21 million turned out a scam that misled...
property-market

Letting Agents Fee Buy To Let Is In Downward Spiral

The number of new landlord instructions is at the lowest level since records started in 1998 and looks set to keep falling, suggests the...
seeds

SEIS Raises £800 Million For Start-Up Entrepreneurs

An investment scheme offering generous tax breaks has raised more than £799 million for start-up companies, according to the latest data. The Seed Enterprise Investment...
landlord

Fines For Expat Landlords Ignoring Tenant Fee Ban

Expat landlords could face fines of up to £5,000 if they breach the new tenants fee ban in England that starts from June 1. The...
trades

How Trump’s Trade War Hurts The World Economy

World stock markets are suffering from volatile trading mainly due to the trade war between the US and China. But what is a trade war...
Fraud Scams

Bogus Online Platforms Scam £27 Million From Investors

Police and financial watchdogs are warning investors to watch out for bogus online trading platforms offering high returns from staking cash against cryptocurrency and...
jail

Lifetime Ban For Jailed £14.5m Ponzi Scammer

Disgraced financial adviser faces a lifetime ban from financial services as he serves a six year jail sentence for the part he played in...
Tax

Buy To Let Lenders Crack Down On Tax Avoidance

Buy to let mortgage lenders are declining loans for landlords they suspect of avoiding tax, a leading lender has revealed. Paragon, a specialist property investment...

Millionaire Investors Stake Their Faith In Bitcoin

Wealthy investors have not lost their faith in cryptocurrencies and intend to stake more money into the market over the next three years, says...

Bitcoin Value Soars To Become The Year’s Best Investment

In a spectacular reversal of fortune, cryptocurrency Bitcoin is on target as the best performing investment for this year. After a colossal collapse from being...

Quick Guide To Making A SEIS Investment

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is considered a world leader in raising start-up cash for entrepreneur with new business ideas. Investing is straightforward and...
Gold

Central Banks Stockpile Gold To Drive Up Global Demand

The demand for gold hit grew 7% year on year on the first quarter mainly driven by central banks stockpiling more of the precious...

US Shale Oil Set For Boom As Prices Rise

Boom and bust is built into the DNA of the global oil industry because of the way bringing new fields online works. Typically, oil prices...

Landlords to shell out £500m in another raid on taxes

The British government is launching another £500 million tax raid on property investors with a major reform of capital gains tax rules. The tax -...
stamp duty

Developers Beat HMRC In £7,500 Stamp Duty Case

The tax man has lost a legal challenge against paying enhanced stamp duty rates on the purchase of a derelict bungalow scheduled for demolition. HM...

Markets Fear Recession Is On The Way

Analysts are sensing a whiff of fear in the markets as a key indicator is showing a possible recession may be on the way. They...
Gold

Gold Could Fly If US Fed Keeps Or Cuts Interest Rates

What the US Federal reserve decides about interest rates impacts the price of gold, according to a new analysis by experts. The World Gold Council,...

SEIS, EIS And VCT Compared Side-By-Side

As the year-end approaches, it’s time to revisit the tax benefits of schemes set up by the government to bolster the finances of start-up...

Time To Reconsider Emerging Market Hopes

It’s time to ditch those doubts over emerging markets as the brakes go on economic growth around the world, says an investment expert. Although 2018...

Too Much Choice Is Leading To A Fear Of Investing

Too much choice is overwhelming investors who want simple money management and less risk, according to a new survey. Facing competing claims from more than...

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Have your say about Brexit and how leaving the European Union will affect your life, work and retirement, take a few minutes to give...

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