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Impact of the Russia and Ukraine conflict

Investors have had a lot thrown at them in recent months, with the emergence of the Omicron variant, rising inflation worries and the prospect of higher interest rates. To these concerns, we can now add the Russian invasion of Ukraine which, aside from the likelihood of human suffering, poses geopolitical dangers for the West and […]

5 Misconceptions about working with a financial adviser

If you’re considering wealth management but are completely new to the process, you likely have some preconceived ideas, and possibly reservations, about what working with a financial adviser is like. Like a lot of the industry, there are plenty of myths and misconceptions surrounding the financial advice service, some of which can be off-putting to […]

Turning profits from cryptocurrency into an investment for your future

Despite being a concept for several decades, most of us have only become familiar with the term ‘cryptocurrency’ in recent years. The notion of an online-only currency that is not physical tangible can be difficult to grasp, but for some, the profits of trading in cryptocurrency are very real, and have the potential to be […]

The tax advantages of living in Gibraltar

GibraltarLocated at the Southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, the British overseas territory of Gibraltar looks South over the confluence of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This small but strategically important isthmus of land, is home to over 32,000 people in just 6.7 km2 (2.6 miles2) of land. As a British crown dependency, the laws and language are those of the United Kingdom, but Spanish is also widely spoken along with the hybridised form of the two known as Llanito. Due to its location and close links with the UK, Gibraltar has long been a favoured destination by British expats looking for sunnier climes and an attractive tax regime. Although it’s not quite as well-known as some other offshore territories such as Monaco and the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar tax rates make it a very attractive choice for anyone looking to relocate within easy striking distance of the UK and Western Europe.

Spotlight On … Keith Littlewood – Regional Manager Costa Calida

Keith LittlewoodHow / why did you get into your line of work in the financial services sector?

In 1988 a financial adviser from Refuge Assurance encouraged me to start saving money as I had just begun a new job. I said I would like to do what he was doing, so he got me an interview and 34 years later here I am still doing the same thing – helping people with their money.

April Market Update

Blacktower Financial ManagementDespite several obstacles on the way, global equities resumed their uptrend on the 1st Quarter of 2021. Many of these were discussed throughout the first 3 months of 2021 and many of the tops were called for the major stock indices; however, we saw the S&P500, the Dow Jones and the German Dax registering fresh new All-Time Highs during this period.

Are you still eligible for UK residence tax?

River Thames, LondonSome of the most confusing and complex areas for any UK expat to decipher are their tax obligations, in both their new home country, and their country of origin. Should you be paying tax on foreign income? Is there any kind of foreign residence tax exemption? How can I get a residence tax definition? It’s a labyrinthine subject, and one that merits the help of a financial professional, but it’s good to be forearmed with a basic grasp of the subject before you do so. If you are liable to pay UK tax you will be expected to file a tax return, failure to do so or not doing so in good time, can result in penalties and even interest payments on monies owed.

LEADER IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR

Manuela RobinsonManuela Robinson – Joint Country Manager, was interviewed by the magazine “Revista Pontos de Vista” for their 21st November edition.

Blacktower Financial Management (International) Ltd (BFMI) is made up of experienced consultants who offer an excellent service in wealth management and tax planning. With more than 30 years’ experience in the market and with offices on both sides of the Atlantic, whose differentiating aspects have marked the company’s path, making it a leader in the financial sector?

All aspects are summarized in the ability to respond, with pragmatism, rationality and professionalism to the demands of the sector and customers’ expectations. BFMI is a leader in the financial sector due to the whole team being interconnected and ponders on the challenges and risks faced when operating in a complex context, within an international dimension. BFMI services differentiate itself from the others, by striving to guarantee investor confidence and not considering separately the national and international dimension; on the contrary, there are two sides to the same coin in a globalized world – take for instance the effects that the North American elections have on the global markets.

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