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Economics
Toys ‘R’ Us closing down. How is Online Commerce Killing the High Street?

Traditionally, bricks and mortar retail stores have been synonymous with the way we choose to shop. However, as E-Commerce rises in popularity, there is growing uncertainty over what the high street will look like; let’s say in the next ten years or so. The bitter truth is, the future looks bleak for the high street…

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Pensions
The £210bn Two-Thirds Pensions Time Bomb: Worrying Times Ahead for Retirees

The retirement plans of millions of workers in the UK are going into turmoil because of the existing deficits in two-thirds of the pensions schemes. Of the 5,588 pension schemes that the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) monitors, there exists deficits in 3,710 of these schemes. This report by the PPF at the end of 2017,…

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Market UpdateInvestment
Trends to Watch in Global Wealth Management in 2018

In 2018, just like it has been in the past years, changes and trends in wealth management will be inevitable. Amongst the trends that wealth managers should prepare themselves for includes changes in regulations, intergenerational changes in property ownership and innovation. Then, there is the impending issue of Common Reporting Standards (CRS) and Markets in…

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Are You Fully Aware of the Tax Implications on Your UK Pension?

Back in 2015, the government introduced the pension freedoms act. Research by Old Mutual has shown that in the first two months, a staggering £72.8m in tax was generated due to these freedoms. This is equivalent to an annual tax boost of nearly half a billion pounds, significantly higher than expected. It was originally feared…

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Pensions
USS Pension Debacle

By Jak Ali The University Superannuation Scheme (USS) is the largest private-sector pension system in the UK and the issues surrounding the scheme continue to cause mass uproar amongst academia professionals. There has been a complete mismatch between the money currently held and the amount that needs to be paid out. The USS boasts more…

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Pensions
Claiming your UK pension in Australia

Many British expats flock to Australia in retirement, due to its lifestyle, culture, and the English language. A large portion of expats take their pension with them, by transferring any personal pensions to an Australian scheme. This leads to tax advantages, freedom of choice, and the consolidation of your assets into one portfolio. There have…

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