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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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Flexible, portable, international friendly savings solutions
As an international worker it's safe to say you’ve worked hard to earn your money. But is your money working hard for you? If it’s sitting in a…
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How to minimise the tax you pay and get the most out of your time in the MENA region
It's most likely that your career brought you to the middle east, and with over 50% of expats only staying for less than seven years, it's safe to say…

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As Americans the world over celebrate the day they gained independence from the United Kingdom we have complied a list of things that only American…
If you have a private pension scheme back in the UK, there can be significant benefits in reviewing the options available to you.
Compiled by UK pension experts specifically to help expats, our FREE Guide explains how recent global developments and legislation changes will affect…
We all have to pay tax, be it on our salaries or investment gains. And the tax requirements for British expats abroad can be complicated.
We all have to pay tax, be it on our salaries or investment gains. And the tax requirements for British expats abroad can be complicated.
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…
If you don’t have any form of pension don’t worry, you are not alone! Record numbers of expats have no retirement plan in place.
Avoid the costly mistakes thousands of others are making and ensure you are able to pass on as much to your children as possible.
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…
As an Australian living overseas, it is likely you are in the enviable position of enjoying a higher income and paying lower taxes, if any tax at all.
In recent years, the UK Government has made more changes to the private pension system than a Premier League Chairman. Some good, some not so good.…

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