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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.

Global Gold Demand Remains Lack Lus...


The global demand for gold slightly increased in the third quarter of 2015 despite patchy performance in some markets, according to trade body the World Gold Council. Overall, gold supply was up 8% year-on-year to 1,121 tonnes, but some of the underlying markets stood still. Gold supply and demand statistics The figures from the council’s … Continue reading Global Gold Demand Remains Lack Lustre

Are You Rich or Poor – Most Peopl...


A survey asking a million people worldwide has returned a surprising set of answers – no one really knows. The Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) set up a compare your income tool online to highlight where individuals stood on the global income ladder. More than a million people took part in the research, … Continue reading Are You Rich or Poor – Most People Don’t Know

Oil And Gas Workers Face Massive Ta...

WATFORD CITY, ND - JULY 23:  Workers with Raven Drilling line up pipe while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation on July 23, 2013 outside Watford City, North Dakota.  North Dakota has been experiencing an oil boom in recent years, due in part to new drilling techniques including hydrolic fracturing and horizontal drilling. In April 2013, The United States Geological Survey released a new study estimating the Bakken formation and surrounding oil fields could yield up to 7.4 billion barrels of oil, doubling their estimate of 2008, which was stated at 3.65 billion barrels of oil.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Thousands of oil and gas contractors accused of involvement in a tax avoidance scheme have received demands for cash from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). More than 22,000 contractors who sheltered their earnings offshore in now outlawed employment benefit trusts more than seven years ago are now paying the price for breaking tax rules. Accountants … Continue reading Oil And Gas Workers Face Massive Tax Demands