Tax & Regulation
Russian dirty money entering UK through BOTs, report says
Money laundering is a matter of national security for the UK, and it therefore has the constitutional right to make British Overseas Territories (BOTs) introduce public registers of beneficial ownership, according to a select committee report.
Analysis 18 May 18
The PI thorn in the side of DB pension transfer firms
Professional indemnity (PI) insurers are doing more than the Financial Conduct Authority to make the lives of IFAs providing defined benefit (DB) pension transfer advice difficult.
Investment industry in limbo as HMRC appeals Hargreaves tax win
The UK tax office’s decision to appeal a £15m tax ruling in favour of financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown has left the investment industry in limbo over discounts provided to investors in funds.
Swiss to exchange information with HK and Singapore in 2019
Switzerland will start automatically exchanging financial account information with Singapore and Hong Kong from Autumn 2019 and with other financial centres from 2020.
Gallery 14 May 18
Five ways international pension transfers are changing
Pension transfers are “good business for good advisers”, according to Old Mutual Wealth, which has produced a five step best practice guide for international advisers.
UK compensation scheme declares 8 firms in default
A raft of UK financial advice firms were declared in default by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) during April, meaning consumers could get back money they have lost.
Isle of Man ready to fight UK Govt over public register
The Isle of Man was ready to “vigorously challenge” the UK Government if it imposed a public register of beneficial owners on the crown dependency, its chief minister Howard Quayle has revealed.