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Five things expatriates need to know about UK inheritance tax

INHERITANCE-TAX revenue continues to soar for the UK Treasury, reaching a record high of £5.4 billion in 2018/19. Make sure you understand your position, and how you can minimise exposure for your heirs. You could still be UK-domiciled Even after years of living abroad, you could still be considered UK-domiciled, bringing your worldwide estate into […]

Maria is first woman to take Guardia reins

THE Guardia Civil is now being run by a woman, Maria Gamez, for the first time in its 175-year history.  The Malaga woman, daughter of a lighthouse keeper, adopted the role last Friday to become the first female leader since the Guardia Civil was founded by el Duque de Ahumada, in May 1844. She is […]

Pound starts 2020 on a sour note, as the Brexit uncertainty returns

STAYING on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for, over the next couple of weeks. Latest currency news The pound has been driven lower, over the last couple of weeks, as Brexit-related uncertainty, and a dovish Bank of […]

Pound resilient, in spite of election speculation

STAYING on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for, over the next couple of weeks. Over the past month, GBP movement has been dominated by politics, as markets brace for the upcoming, UK, general election, which will shape […]

Service with a smile, at Blevins Franks

AFTER over two decades of looking after the finances of both expatriate Canary Island residents and non-residents, business is going from strength to strength for Blevins Franks Financial Management Canary Islands. Further expansion has begun under company partner, Paul Montague, starting with the appointment of Adele Thomas as Private Client Manager. “Our growth over the […]

UK political developments continue to drive the pound

THE pound (GBP) struggled to gain, last week, after Q3 UK GDP showed the slowest rate of growth in nearly a decade, while ongoing political developments, ahead of the 12th December general election, continued dominating headlines. Over the last fortnight, the GBP/EUR exchange rate fluctuated between €1.15 and €1.17, as UK political developments continued to […]

Estate planning for UK nationals in Spain

British expatriates living in Spain need to be aware of, and plan for, a number of inheritance issues. Your last will and testament If you live in Spain, it is advisable to make a Spanish will to deal with your Spanish assets. It is easier to wind up an estate using a local will. A […]

UK general election uncertainty really weighs heavily on sterling

STAYING on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for, over the next couple of weeks. Over the last fortnight, the pound-to-euro exchange rate has been fluctuating between €1.15 and €1.16, because of uncertainty surrounding Brexit, and December’s UK […]

Make sure your money lasts as long as you do: five questions to consider

TODAY, most people can expect to live into their 70s, and beyond. While this is good news, increased life expectancy comes with some downsides; can we afford the cost of living longer? Assess whether your resources are on track to last your lifetime, by considering these five key questions. How much income will you need? […]

Get cashback now with the new Liberty Seguros promotion!

THE #1 preferred expat insurer in Spain, Liberty Seguros, is again offering more discounts to both existing and new customers, through a new Cashback promotion, from now until December 23rd 2019. If you are already an existing customer, and take out one or more new policies, whether for Car, Home, Life or Funeral, you will […]

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