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The true cost of saving money in Switzerland
With many Swiss Banking institutions lowering the threshold at which they charge to hold cash in a current account, international workers are…
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Learn How To Get Rich Slowly
If you are able to look beyond the many 'get rich quick' schemes, the key to financial security although it might not sound exciting is to remove the…
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How does the Bank of England base rate cut affect you?
As the Coronavirus continues to infect markets around the globe, the Bank of England took the unprecedented step of cutting the base rate to 0.1%. The…
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Choosing an International Financial Adviser
At GWM we understand that as an international worker you may find yourself in the more remote parts of the world, without regular access to either…
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Investing In A Volatile Market
With the spread of the Coronavirus casting a dark cloud over the world, the knock-on effects of the global pandemic are continuing to impact markets…
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Can you have your cake, and eat it?
Recent developments have seen an increase in the number of Final Salary Pension Schemes offering partial transfers. This essentially allows members to…

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With conversion rates falling and harsh economic conditions meaning lower returns on investments in general, many international workers risk seeing…
A retirement pot of £1 million is often talked about by experts, but how do you achieve this, and is it really enough for all the grand plans you…
Whether you are putting money away for your child's university fees, a holiday home or your perfect retirement, a regular savings plan is a must for…
The arrival lounge at airports across Switzerland are noticeably busier now as the nation prepares for the start of this years ski season. In fact…
If you worked in the UK for 10 years or more and hold a Defined Benefit or ‘Final Salary’ pension with an estimated income in excess of £10,000 a year…
On average parents in the UAE pay more than double the global average for education costs. And this can be multiplied further if you have more than…
As a UK national living overseas, by failing to take action now, your retirement dreams could slip through your hands.
On Friday 13th September, GWM Geneva took part in a gruelling cycleathon which saw them clock up a phenomenal 613.9 miles in just under 11 hours;…
Hosted by GWM Senior Financial Adviser, and Australian expat expert Roy Walker, the seminar explained how using their international status allows…
It's most likely that your career brought you to Switzerland, and with over 50% of expats only staying in Switzerland for less than ten years, it's…
Many organisations in Switzerland offer share schemes as part of a reward package to their employees.

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There is almost a sense of outrage that global equity markets have bounced so hard and fast after the brutal sell-off from 17th February to 23rd March…
The usual themes continued to dominate the headlines this week: Coronavirus, Brexit, economic recovery, Europe’s ‘Hamilton moment’, US-China trade…
Global stocks were flat in what was a quiet week for markets, but bond prices in the UK and the US traded a little lower (prices and yields are…
As investors await the outcome of how the reopening steps taken by society affect the virus, markets have drifted a little this week.
While stock markets have been looking forward to a much brighter future, Investors have been watching economic data fall off a cliff this week
Markets have been strong this week and, very importantly, the rally has been broad based and not just focused on the market leaders. Indeed, value…
Stocks were roughly flat this week, although rallying on Friday, and that should not come as a surprise after the previous week’s 7 per cent rally.

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