Bitcoin to become ‘significant feature’ in modern day divorce
The rise of cryptocurrency, and in particular Bitcoin, means divorcing couples may use the currency to hide their wealth from one another, warns a family law expert.
Hansard shows Q2 growth despite Middle East decline
Hansard Global is still recovering from losing a major distribution partner in the Middle East, as it reports low-level growth in new business premiums for the second half of 2017.
News 18 Jan 18
DeVere expands into Latin America, opens Mexico City outpost
DeVere Group is to open an office in Mexico City, headed up by an ex-Guardian Wealth man, its first step in an ambitious plan to expand throughout Latin America.
Tax pariah Panama introduces fresh anti-avoidance measures
The controversial central American jurisdiction is poised to toughen its tax fraud penalties, a year and a half after it came under worldwide scrutiny for the Panama Papers leak.
Trust acquisition adds Asia presence to $95bn offshore specialist
Bermuda-based Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son will establish an Asia presence following its acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s Global Trust Solutions (GTS) business.
Guernsey waives promoter licences for over 100 territories
Investment promoters from a host of countries and territories will no longer have to obtain a licence from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) if their main place of business is in one of more than 100 jurisdictions.
Generali signs $172m agreement to sell Panama business
Generali has entered into an agreement to sell its business in Panama, the latest in a series of exits from Latin American markets for the Italian insurer.
Gallery 4 Aug 17
Top destinations for sun-seeking British expats
Summer in the UK this year has been a brief affair, so it comes as no surprise that nearly two-thirds of British expats think about the weather when planning their moves abroad. But sunshine isn’t the only factor prospective expats should consider.