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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

Property Gains And Savings Rates Reach A Tipping Point

Savers have reached a tipping point where interest rates on cash in the bank is starting to outweigh the returns from property. For more than...

Investment Scams Cost Victims £29,000 Each

It’s the tax year end and fraudsters are lying in wait to trick unwary investors out of their cash, a financial consumer watchdog is warning. The...

SEIS tax breaks and investments under Whitehall scrutiny

The Treasury is scrutinising how the money raised for Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme is being spent, according to a leading civil servant. Donald Stark, head...

Investment Companies Tricked Customers Out Of £1m

Companies that misled customers into spending £1 million on dubious alternative investments have been wound up in the High Court. In the first case, Ozden...

Electrical safety upgrade for buy to let landlords

Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced new electrical safety laws are on the way for landlords. The new measure calls for buy to let landlords...

Investing If You’ve Maxed Out Your Pension And ISAs

With only a few weeks to go before the doors clang shut on this financial year, many serious savers have already maxed...

Business Angels Rush To Invest In Crypto Start-Ups

Funding cryptocurrency and blockchain start-ups took off in the UK last year as record amounts of cash were poured in by investors. New data from...

Where Can Investors Make Money In 2019?

The burning question for investors is how to make money in 2019 after a drab 2018 around the world. Global markets dropped 10% and in...

Investors Lost £9m In Truffle Pension Liberation Scam

An elaborate scam to persuade wealthy investors to stake their cash against growing truffles cheated more than 100 people out of £9 million. The investors...

Overseas Landlords In Rush To Quit Buy To Let

Expat and foreign landlords are leaving the UK buy to let market in huge numbers, according to new data. In 2010, landlords based overseas owned...

Room For Growth, Says Hotel Investment Survey

The latest hotel investment survey has revealed more room for growth across Europe. Going Dutch has proved to be the best move so far for...
Gold

Investors Shunning Gold As Equities Soar

Investors are focussing on stock markets instead of gold to take advantage of strong share prices and rising global growth. Gold demand has seen huge...

11 Year Company Ban For Rogue Investment Trader

A rogue financial adviser spent thousands of pounds on paying of his debts from money that clients had given him to invest. Gerald Chiatoh Etangayong,...
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...

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