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Why you should consider an LPA

By Alice Williams

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) – what are they?

An LPA is a legal document where you appoint someone to look after your affairs. The chosen person(s) can then make decisions such as dealing with your bills and bank accounts or deciding on your medical care.

There are two types:

1.Property […]

One size does not fit all when it comes to investments

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

There is no single investment solution that suits everyone; what will work for you depends on your own objectives, time-frame and risk appetite. The same applies to any financial planning – whether you are looking at investments, tax planning, pensions or estate planning, your approach should be […]

What are your UK pension options in France today?

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

Pensions are often the key to long-term financial security, so it is crucial to take extreme care when deciding what to do here. Expatriates have the added complication of factoring in the tax rules of two countries, as well as the potential for Brexit to limit the […]

France tax changes for 2019

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

A new year in France usually sees the introduction of some new tax rules or rates. This year is no exception, although the changes are rather muted compared to last year’s big reforms to the taxation of investment income and wealth tax.

The biggest changes in 2019 are […]

Review your finances for the new year

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

The new year is a good time to reflect on the previous 12 months and look ahead to what the coming year may bring. Make sure one new year’s resolution is to review your financial planning to check it is up-to-date and on track to protect your family’s […]

Switzerland shares information on two million financial accounts

by Rob Kay, Blevins Franks

The era of financial privacy is now well and truly over. Switzerland, once the bastion of banking secrecy, has begun automatically exchanging information on financial accounts owned by non-residents.

This was a landmark moment in the history of international banking and cross-border tax planning. Although we have known this was […]

Ripe for reform?

By St James’ Wealth Management 26 October 2018

Inheritance Tax rules could be carved up in the upcoming Budget.

While more forecasts will be provided by the Office for Budget Responsibility on Monday, the government appears to have made some progress towards its goal of bringing down the deficit, through spending restraint […]

Living in France ? Can you afford the cost of living longer?

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

By making the lifestyle choice for living in France, you will want to make the most of what this country has to offer by enjoying the beautiful scenery and climate for as long as you possibly can.

That may be much longer than you think. […]

French Wealth Tax

By Graeme Perry

Solicitor, at Sykes Anderson Perry Limited Solicitors in London, England.

Wealth tax is an important factor when individuals purchase a property in France. This is largely because it is an unfamiliar tax to UK residents. The way in which the tax applies has changed significantly over the years but […]

November 2018 Interesting times ahead!

by Jonathan Watson | Associate Director | Foreign Currency Direct

GBPEUR Forecast

GBPEUR rates have ended October on lows as Brexit uncertainties persist and the pound finds itself struggling to maintain a form. November no longer holds any deadline dates on Brexit which means in the absence of any new […]