Latest News with UK tag

Controversial new £1 coin comes out today in UK

28th March 2017

The controversial new UK £1 coin comes into circulation today (March 28th 2017). With 3% of old £1 coins being counterfeit, the Royal Mint calls the new hi-tech £1 coin “the most secure coin in the world”. Holborn Assets looks at the ins and outs of the currency changeover. What should I do with my […]

New UK Probate sliding scale – 58% of Brits to pay nothing

3rd March 2017

The UK Government this week announced changes to the way that “probate” is charged, with a new sliding scale coming in from April 2017 to replace the old flat fee system. And if you’re one of the 58% of the UK population with an estate to pass on that’s worth less than £50,000, probate won’t […]

New Pension Advice Allowance – Don’t Miss Out!

13th February 2017

The UK Government has just tripled the amount you can take from your pension pot before retirement to pay for professional financial advice – from £500 to £1500. This is great news for anybody hoping to lay down a secure retirement, because it means you can get the ball rolling with a professional adviser far […]

3 Things You Must Get Right With QROPS

13th December 2016

If you’re planning to be an expat, then moving your pension abroad with a QROPS (Qualified Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme), may save you money. But maybe you will lose your money. That’s investments for you. The key is to not get scammed. Obviously! The UK Government issued a consultation document on pension scams just this […]

Day of Reckoning for UK Pension Scamsters

7th December 2016

The UK Government this week announced a tough new stance on pension scammers. More “direct intervention” has been promised. A consultation document issued by the Department for Work and Pensions on December 5th 2016 centres on a committed new policy of three measures: Cold calling about pensions is to be banned completely Blocking suspicious pension […]

Holborn Assets Reviews UK Courtroom Blow for BTL Landlords

7th October 2016

There was bad news for Buy-To-Let (BTL) Brits yesterday (October 6th), with defeat in the legal battle against the onset of harsher tax legislation for private landlords beginning next year. The British High Court yesterday refused to grant permission for a Judicial Review of controversial Section 24 of the Finance Act (No.2 2015) which ends […]

Queen’s Speech Soothes UK Pension Fears

26th May 2016

As a UK expat with a pension, you probably will not have been amused to learn that not even the Bank of England’s Chief Economist is “able to make the remotest sense of pensions.” So Andy Haldane revealed at a New City Agenda dinner on 18th May. The UK pensions palava seems to go from […]

Holborn Assets Reviews : The UK Mortgage Market 2016

24th May 2016

BREXIT, BTLs and FTBs – let’s jettison the jargon! BREXIT, BTLs and FTBs – the 2016 UK mortgage market is full of drama and jargon this year, that’s for certain. Maybe you are involved yourself? Maybe you have a Buy-to-Let (BTL) property? Or are looking to get one? Maybe you have First-Time Buyers (FTB) in […]