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The importance of financial planning

Today Overseas Guides Company Editor, Richard Way, comments on the importance of financial planning in light of weak pound... “Headlines about the benefits of emigrating to escape the UK's poor economy and job market could be misleading for the average Briton, especially those who fail to do proper research into their preferred destination and costs before leaving. A combination o  more...

Why is now a good time to spend?

Richard Way, Editor of the Overseas Guides Company comments on why now is as good a time as any to progress with your overseas property purchase... “It’s not all doom and gloom for the UK economy - or is it? Whilst retail troubles on the high street are rife, so far this year we have seen Jessops, Comet, Republic and Blockbusters all go into receivership. But we have recently s  more...

Brit expats react to strict tax reporting in Spain

Richard Way, Editor of the Overseas Guides Company comments onhow British expats are reacting torecent changes to Spanish tax laws: “An increasing number of British expats in Spain are choosing to turn to local law firms or ‘gestorias’ for help tackling the increasingly stringent tax reporting requirements by the Spanish tax office. And given the paperwork requ  more...

THE TABLES ARE TURNED IN 2013 AS THE ODDS ARE NOW FIRMLY STACKED WITH HOMEOWNERS

2013 is a decisive year for investors and early indications are that this could finally be a turning point after five years of recession drudgery that has left confidence at an all time low. At last, the odds seem to be stacked in the homeowners favour and the old saying of ‘you will never lose in bricks and mortar’ once again rings truer than ever. There are three crucial facts  more...

BANKING - THE HIDDEN EXPENSE OF OWNING OVERSEAS PROPERTY?

Mounting pressure on UK high street banks to be more transparent about the costs of add-on products, fuelled by the mis-selling of Payment Protection Insurance, could lead to an overhaul of banks’ fee structures and the introduction of charges just for holding an account with them – an unwelcome concept, but one that people experience every day when they move or buy property abroad.  more...