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Barclays Pension Changes 2017

Hidden in Barclays’ July interim results, was an issue that has the potential to affect almost a quarter of a million people in the Barclays pension scheme.The bank’s pension scheme is not in great shape, and as at 30th September last year, the pension shortfall stood at a staggering £7.9 billion. The deficit has increased … Continue reading How Ring-Fencing Rules Will Affect The Barclays Pension Scheme

5 Indicators Your Advisor Isn’t T...

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Your advisor doesn’t have to be the next Bernie Madoff to cause your finances to dwindle. From being unavailable, to charging unclear fees, here are some ‘red flags’ when it comes to financial advice. Lack of Transparency Being aware of how you are being charged for advice is essential. Financial advisors can work based on … Continue reading 5 Indicators Your Advisor Isn’t Taking Care of You

UK Defined Benefit Pension Plans &#...

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Relative to defined contribution pension plans, defined benefit pension plans are complex investment vehicles. A defined benefit plan is a type of pension in which an employer or sponsor promises a specific payout upon retirement. The payout is calculated on a variety of factors such as length of employment, salary history and age at retirement … Continue reading UK Defined Benefit Pension Plans – Should You Transfer Out?

South African Tax Law Amendment Bil...

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There has been a lot of noise in the South African expat community around the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment bill (DTLA), specifically the proposed removal of the 183 day foreign tax exemption. This is of particular concern for those living in high living cost environments such as the UAE.With an estimated 120,000 South Africans in … Continue reading South African Tax Law Amendment Bill Commentary

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