Bitcoin owners under threat from in-person attacks
Owners of virtual currencies are being targeted in reality, with growing reports of in-person attacks to force people to transfer their cryptocurrencies to anonymous online wallets owned by their attackers.
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.
Offshore companies own a big chunk of UK real estate
Offshore finance centres are home to thousands of companies that own nearly 100,000 properties in England and Wales, with the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the crown dependencies leading the pack.
Half of professional athletes fail to seek financial advice
Almost half of professional athletes have given no thought to planning their finances for when their sporting careers end, according to findings from Old Mutual Wealth’s Financial Adviser School (FAS) and MA Sports consulting (MA).
Amazon moves into healthcare with Buffett and JP Morgan
Amazon has announced plans to partner with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan to launch an independent company that will offer low-cost healthcare to the employees of all three companies, a move that has halted the January healthcare bull run on Wall Street.
Advisers must be aware of the complexities US clients face
American citizens living outside the US often have their financial lives made more complex by local advisers who do not appreciate their need for joined up advice to avoid negative tax treatment by US or local authorities.