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Expat Financial Advice a Must When Returning to UK

Unfortunately, HMRC has so far failed to provide any useful clarity on the issue, saying only that, “The Prime Minister has announced that foreign buyers looking to buy homes in the UK will face a higher stamp duty rate. We will consult on the details in due course.”

Returning expats should be prepared and seek reliable international financial advice to guide them through the process of reintegrating to the UK. If a British citizen is planning to return to the UK, expat financial advisers can help them with strategies to reaffirm their ties to the UK in plenty of time so that they can avoid any unnecessary costs, taxes or indeed surcharges.

Blacktower Financial Management

Whether you are looking to move abroad, are preparing to stay abroad or are considering returning to the UK, Blacktower Financial Management can help you plan and structure your wealth and build for your retirement.

Our expat financial advisers in the Netherlands, Germany France and 12 other European offices understand the complex cross-border tax and financial issues that affect you and your money. And, because they are bilingual and locally-based, they can help you achieve the goals that are unique to your situation and location. For further information contact us today.

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Growth Stocks vs Value Stocks: What’s Your Approach to Investment Management?

Value going upWhat is investment management?

Investment management is the practice of buying, selling, and trading financial assets, with the intention of securing a greater return than the amount paid in. Not everybody is experienced in understanding how investment management works, so it’s important to consult a financial advisor if you’re uncertain.

Good investment management is about looking after your money and will involve finding the investment style to suit your character and risk tolerance as well as your overarching retirement financial goals.

One aspect of this process is finding the right balance of growth stocks v value stocks for your portfolio – but what are they? Below we take a look at the difference between value and growth stocks, and their relevance to successful investment management.

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Data Reveals Expat Cost of Living Impact

How is the outcome of the Brexit process likely to affect your purchasing power as a British citizen living as an expat in Europe?

This question should have priority in your checklist of expat wealth management concerns right now as British expat retirees in Europe are facing the reality of trying to cope with steeper rises in living costs than what is being experienced by their UK-based equivalents.

The revelation comes in the form of a data release from international technology-led services and payments specialist Equiniti. The firm found that British retirees who live in Europe have seen currency shifts contributing to a 14% rise in their cost of living – nearly double the UK’s domestic inflation rate of 7%.*

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