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Vexed UAE firms act over Insurance Authority rule delays
As the Abu Dhabi headquartered Insurance Authority drags its heals on finalising sector reform, many businesses are anticipating what the incoming regulations will mean for them and pressing ahead with new strategies.
US to shut $11bn offshore voluntary disclosure programme
The disclosure scheme that allows US taxpayers hiding offshore accounts to come clean and face more lenient penalties will close in September 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced this week.
News 16 Mar 18
PEOPLE MOVES: S Africa taxman, Fidelity Int’l, Charles Stanley
Allegations of money laundering and corruption have brought down the chief of the South Africa Revenue Services’ business and individual tax division. Senior changes at Fidelity International put a new face in charge of its continental European business, while Charles Stanley is targeting improved intermediary relationships with two hires.
News 16 Mar 18
OMI keeps distribution deal as Old Mutual exits LatAm
South Africa-headquartered Old Mutual is selling all of its businesses in Latin America to a Singapore-based firm but has confirmed that Old Mutual International will continue its long-standing relationship with regional distributor Aiva.
IFAs among 24 firms UK compensation scheme declares in default
Three advisory firms, along with 21 other financial businesses, were declared in default by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in February.
DB transfers will ‘come to a head’ when stock market falls
When markets fall, consumers who have transferred out of a defined benefit (DB) scheme and started accessing their pots could potentially face a crisis in their retirement, a director from advice firm Tuto Associates has argued.