Category: Helpful Articles

Latest Trump Trade Warning from Disney

13 Feb 2017
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US businesses are hoping to influence President Donald Trump’s trade policies, urging him not to make good on his campaign threat to start a trade war with China. Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger said that the effects would ‘be damaging to Disney’s business and to business in general.’ The company increasingly relies on China for […]

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Could Brexit Cost the UK £1.5 trillion?

09 Feb 2017
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Brussels think tank Bruegel released a report that sent an icy chill through the City. It warned that Britain’s financial sector was at risk of losing 30,000 jobs and £1.5 trillion in assets. They calculated a loss of £6.8 billion (€8 billion) in revenue, at minimum. The assets, representing 17% of the UK’s banking system, […]

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Trump’s 3am Million Dollar Currency Call

09 Feb 2017
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No wonder the dollar is losing the gains it made when Donald Trump won the US presidential election. There’s been nothing but chaos since he took office and no sign of any of the economy stimulus, tax plans or trade deals that made investors so optimistic about him as the US President. In one of […]

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Expat Shares Money Saving Moving Secrets

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06 Feb 2017
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Watching those programs about expats moving to sunny destinations? Are you panicked by the sheer logistical nightmare that following your dream to live in the sun could be? Relax, breathe and remember that every journey begins with a single step. Your dream of moving abroad begins with opening one wardrobe. Keep it simple, so you […]

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Mixed Reaction of the USD in the Market

28 Nov 2016
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Without any serious news hitting the market today, the USD is currently losing some lustre after its strong run for weeks and it is down against major currencies. The GBP and commodity currencies are the best performers. The relative appeal of the USD seems to have hit a level of saturation in absorbing the pressure […]

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Is CurrencyFair Offering  Apple the Best Rate?

09 Sep 2016
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The world’s largest technology company was recently handed a £11bn (€13 bn) bill for underpaying taxes to Ireland. After a three-year investigation of Apple’s tax deal in Ireland, European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager concluded: “Member states cannot give tax benefits to selected companies – this is illegal under EU state aid rules.” Within hours, Dublin-based […]

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App Tests Travellers Wishing To Call Customer Support

02 Sep 2016
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Popping into the Post Office for travel money is one popular option that’s certainly going to deliver better exchange rates than collecting foreign currency at the airport. Now many travellers are road testing another option- a mobile app that allows them to get better rates than the traditional aforementioned options. Using an app for travel […]

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Expats Abroad: Unfreeze Your UK Pension Today

01 Sep 2016
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Another consequence of Brexit is a worrisome possibility for those retiring abroad in EU: the chill of having their pensions frozen.  As it stands today, retirees that have paid into the UK system their whole life face reduced state pensions if they chose to live abroad in countries that don’t have pension reciprocal agreements with […]

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Five Reasons to Stall Brexit

16 Aug 2016
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Theresa May has assured the public that Whitehall is moving ‘full steam ahead’ with Brexit. She ought to stall until as late as 2020. Critics who urge her to pull the trigger on Article 50 are unwisely demanding haste given the scope of the tasks ahead. This will be the most complex series of negotiations […]

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UK Housing Crisis Now a National Emergency?

02 Aug 2016
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In her first speech as Prime Minister, Theresa May vowed to “build a better Britain not just for the privileged few” and she spoke of the “injustice” that younger people will find it “harder than ever” to purchase their own homes. Given the rising prices of homes across the UK coupled with the decrease in home […]

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