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New penal UK property fund tax introduced for offshore investors

The UK Government has introduced a new Capital Gains Tax (CGT) that applies to offshore investors.

Investors that use Personal Portfolio Bonds (known as PPB's) to access UK Property funds will now be subject to the new tax on all capital gains from their property fund holdings. This new tax can result in a double taxation burden.

Adam Thornton, a dad aged 38 has been diagnosed with cancer and refused NHS funding.

A dying dad, aged just 38, is unable to acquire the drugs that could possibly save or double his life expectancy from the UK’s NHS.

This blog provides the background to Adams's thought provoking story and asks "should we as expats consider more carefully the role of critical illness insurance to ensure such funds are available?"

ReDev's commercial real estate success is built on a winning formula

Whenever people talk about buying property you are likely to hear the cliché: "location, location, location." And for those who are property investors it is more likely to be: "finance, finance, finance."

For those in the commercial real estate sector, who have experience of good and bad times, most are likely to repeat the mantra: "research, research, research."


UBS Bank Loses Swiss Court Battle In Information Exchange

Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court has ruled against UBS and approved the transfer of client data to French authorities.

The case dates back to 2010, when a former employee of UBS in France collected information on 600 customers and handed it to the local tax authority.


Studies find UAE expats not saving sufficient funds for retirement

Two studies find that UAE expats are not saving sufficient funds for retirement and that their lifestyles will be severely curtailed if action is not taken.


Dengue Deaths Force National Alert In Philippines
Thailand Confirms Its Own Outbreak

Health authorities in the Philippines have declared a "national dengue alert" after a spike in cases of the viral disease which has left more than 450 people dead since January.

Around 100,000 dengue cases were reported across the Philippines in the first six months of 2019, an increase of 85% on the same period last year.


Tessie's story is a life assurance lesson for all parents

In June 2017 Tessie Sylvester was on the line with a funeral home, making arrangements for her husband John, who had died that day.

Then her doctor called She was calling to tell Tessie she had cancer. - “It doesn’t look good,” the Dr said.


Don't dive unprotected
dive insured

Scuba diving without the appropriate travel medical insurance can be an extremely costly affair if the worst should happen.

You don't have to risk your health or your dive trip vacation with a suitable dive insurance package.

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