Investments

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

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...
Cryptocurrency

Young Investors Favour Cryptocurrency

Wealthy American millennials are backing cryptocurrency by ploughing their cash into the market, says a new study. To qualify as wealthy the millennials must be...

You Don’t Need To Be Wealthy To Save Some Money

It’s not true that investors need a sizeable wedge of cash to put aside into stocks and shares every month. A modest amount of cash...
buy-to-let

Buy To Let Going Out Of Fashion With The Wealthy

Wealthy property investors no longer regard buy to let as a good home for their money, according to new research. Although a quarter of high...

Spectacularly unsuccessful fraudster jailed for two years

Fraudster Manraj Virdee was sentenced to two years in jail for running a ‘spectacularly unsuccessful’ investment scheme that netted £600,000 mainly from friends and...

The Expat Brexit Survey

The Expat Brexit Survey

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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