Below are the articles from last week, documenting events from the world of expatriate finance, as reported on iExpats and from other places across the web:
The tax breaks offered by investment through SEIS can benefit everyone. The door to investment has been blown wide open by crowdfunding sites which encourage those with limited capital or with no experience to get incolved in start-up funding. SEIS simply adds to the mainstream appeal of UK start-up investment.
The latest QROPS list for the start of March sees two schemes removed in New Zealand, but 15 additions in multiple jurisdictions.
The volatile nature of currency fluctuations has meant that the average expatriate pensioner has seen a depreciation in the value of their savings across the last 10 years. What’s the solution? We take a look at some options.
All pension schemes which come under the QROPS label must ensure they adhere to the strict reporting requirements of HMRC. Renotification is an important aspect, but HMRC have delayed the requirement for a year to help schemes get to grips with what they need to do.
Our regular round-up of the best and worst savings rates available at the moment.
New guidelines have been put in place which dictate exactly how financial bodies may use social media to conduct or attract business.
Average salaries across the Gulf rose by eight percent last year, but the increase was due in no small part to the high power directors and staff getting very generous raises.
From the web:
LM investors recover $40m from retirement village sale – International Adviser
The Fed’s delicate task – BBC
China Tells Its citizens to work longer – Reuters