What Shakira’s tax evasion case means for expats in Spain
Expats living in Spain should watch the tax evasion investigation into Colombian singer Shakira with interest, as her situation may be more relevant to them than they might think.
Getting Under the Skin of Pension Transfers – the importance of explaining risk
It is vitally important to explain risk to clients who are transferring their defined benefit (DB) pensions.
Australian bank to pay millions in advice compensation
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has been rapped for more advice failings and is expected to pay nearly A$2m (£1.15m, $1.6m, €1.3m) in compensation to clients of five former advisers.
DB pension deficit headache worsens for struggling employers
The UK High Court has ruled that communications group BT cannot change a pension scheme from the retail price index (RPI) to the generally lower consumer price index, placing more significance on an imminent government white paper on defined benefit pension schemes, a legal expert says.
Will inflation remain absent?
During almost a decade of experimental monetary policy from central banks, inflation has been notable by its absence across most economies. With monetary policy beginning to diverge and unemployment falling, will it rear its head again or has it peaked?
Advisers should learn to be ‘never knowingly undersold’
Advisers and planners have a key role in explaining the benefits of financial services and demonstrating the industry’s trustworthiness, according to an advice guru.
‘Hitman’ using Facebook data in offshore Bitcoin scam
Jersey’s regulator and financial crime unit have warned of email threats to send hitmen to people’s homes unless they make a substantial payment in Bitcoins.