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Ailo brochure explains bonds

The Association of International Life Offices is offering a brochure to help UK advisers understand offshore investment bonds and why they might be suitable for their clients.


Slave to the algorithm

Investment Only by considering all the variables can an informed decision be made on choosing an onshore or offshore investment, says Prudential taxation and trusts manager Paul Kennedy.

Mortgage View: The crucial conundrum

There is something of the night about procuration fees. Even when used in reputable commercial businesses, it refers to a buying function rather than a remuneration for selling. Can we please start using the terms “lender fees” or “commission” to give them their true title?

Standard fears Govt U-turn on Sipp tax breaks

Standard Life has written to the Revenue seeking confirm-ation that the Government will not perform another Sipp U-turn and block tax breaks for private companies investing in their own businesses. Head of pensions policy John Lawson says directors of limited companies with SSASs can switch their assets into a Sipp to take advantage of Sipps’ […]

Investec Private Bank launches enhanced income product

Investec Private Bank has launched an enhanced income product offering 4.25 per cent a year or more if the UK stock-market performs well. The Investec Income Deposit offers a minimum return of up to 8.5 per cent over two years with capital protection. It the Ftse 100 grows by 13 per cent in year one […]

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Thinking of expanding overseas?

Whether you’re a small company or an established larger employer, expanding overseas into emerging markets can be an extremely attractive prospect for growing your business. However, with this comes a duty-of-care requirement to any staff based overseas.


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