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Why Expats Shouldn’t Run Away From Debt In The Gulf

Expats in the United Arab Emirates are horrified to find out that unpaid debts can end up in a criminal court or even jail. In...

Divorce Comes With An Unforeseen Financial Cost

Thousands of couples that go through divorce each year regret splitting up when they realise the financial consequences of leaving their partners. Around 50,000 couples...

Did You Hit The Financial Crunch At 35?

If you are aged around 35 years old, the chances are you have hit a financial wall as you juggle with a mortgage, bringing...

Graduates Could Miss Out On £75,000 By Repaying Student Loans

Thousands of students have swapped a life of learning for their first job this summer - and they have a financial dilemma to comes...

The £76,000 Cost Of Divorce For Retired Couples

Divorce can seriously damage your retirement wealth, according to new research. Figures reveal that the cost of divorce is £3,800 a year or a massive...

Workers Pile On Debt Before Heading Into Retirement

Workers are retiring with massive debt millstones weighing on their finances this year, according to a new study. Nearly one in five workers (19%) will...

What’s Best – Saving Or Paying Off Debts?

Paying off debt or saving is one of the biggest dilemmas for cash–strapped expats who want to save for retirement. Besides not having enough money,...

How Expats Can Run Up Hidden UK Debts From Overseas

Expats can lose thousands of pounds if they do not keep in touch with their banks and financial providers when moving overseas. Consumers who fail...

Runaway Tax Fraudster Starts Six Years In Jail

A runaway fraudster who scammed more than £1 million by posing as a bogus tax agent has been brought to justice and returned to...

Autumn Statement 2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond took the chance to stamp his authority on the economy with his first Autumn Statement. He has swept away living under austerity...

Debts Stop Plumbers Pulling Plug On Pensions

Plumbers saving for retirement are not so buoyant now they have found they could drown in debt when they wind up their businesses. Thousands of...

50 Years On For The Credit Card And We’re Deeper In...

The credit card is 50 years old – but is it a flexible friend or just a way of saddling spenders with extra debt...

Couples Keep Financial Secrets Worth Millions

Thousands of couples are keeping financial secrets about debts and savings from each other, according to a new survey. One in 10 partners has a...

Your Pension Might Not Be As Much As You Think

Workers approaching retirement are facing an uncertain financial future as they plan to raid their pensions to release cash to ease their struggle with...

HMRC Gets Power To Raid Taxpayer Bank Accounts

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will have a new power to take tax debts directly from personal and business bank accounts that is expected...

Fleeing Debts Is No Escape For British Expats

Expats who escape to a new life overseas leaving a pile of debts behind in Britain may be in for a nasty financial shock. Many...

Debt Crisis Keeps 20,000 Expats From Coming Home

Expats who sold up in Britain and warmed to the idea of a better life in the sunny climate of Spain have had their...

10% Spend An Hour Working Out Pension Income

More people spend a year or more researching holidays and hobbies for their retirement, while many spend less than an hour working out if...

Pensions Gap Grows For Firms Despite Rising Yields

Workplace pension shortfalls are still weighing heavily on companies with big deficits even though rising returns on investments suggested they might pull out of...

I Invented QE, But Banks Got It Wrong, Says Economist

The economist who invented the concept of quantitative easing claims the strategy isn’t working in Britain because the Bank of England stole the name...