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Chris Ferguson

About Chris Ferguson

Chris formed Credence to bring credible financial advice to the offshore marketplace. Chris has been in financial services throughout his whole career, with experience in the GCC, United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Chris entered the financial services sector to enable as many people as possible benefit from freedom and choice in life by making good decisions rather than experiencing stress and anxiety over money.

Market Overview for Q4 2015

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The final quarter of 2015 ended the year on a positive note, with many markets reversing the declines they suffered in the preceding period. However, 2015 was a tumultuous year, characterized by diverging regional economic fortunes and policy trends, where positive currency-adjusted returns were difficult to achieve.   In regional terms, the best performing equity … Continue reading Market Overview for Q4 2015

Travel Claims For Expat Contractors...

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Offshore contractors and consultants face a massive tax shake-up next year as the government scraps their right to claim travel expenses. From April 2016, anyone working through a personal service company or an umbrella company who cannot prove they are self-employed will lose the cost of travelling from their home to a workplace. This will … Continue reading Travel Claims For Expat Contractors Scrapped

US Federal Open Market Committee in...

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  Yesterday evening, the Federal Reserve (the ‘Fed’) announced a rise in US interest rates for the first time in 9 years. While this was widely expected, having been continually signposted by the Federal Open Market Committee’s (‘FOMC’) members for some time, it finally removes any lingering uncertainty as to when the process of monetary … Continue reading US Federal Open Market Committee interest rate announcement