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International money transfer – points to remember

Updated: 21st November 2014 - First Published: 21st November 2014 International money transfer can be vital to the success of your work or home life abroad, but if you don’t go about it the right way, you could spend far more than you need to. So, we’ve outlined a few points to remember. Read More...

How to be savings savvy as an expat

Updated: 28th April 2017 - First Published: 15th May 2014 If you’ve decided to take the plunge and start a new life abroad, there’s one key thing you need to do – make sure your finances are in order. Read More...

Expats suffering from low savings rates

Updated: 02nd June 2017 - First Published: 13th February 2014 If you thought savings rates onshore were bad, spare a thought for expats living elsewhere – because their rates are even worse. Read More...

Co-op shuts doors to offshore savers

Updated: 03rd December 2013 - First Published: 03rd December 2013 The Co-operative Bank has come under fire from just about every angle recently, and now it’s gone and angered those who hold offshore savings accounts with them – by closing its offshore fixed and variable rate bonds. Read More...

Warning for retirees quitting UK

Updated: 09th December 2016 - First Published: 21st November 2013 For many future retirees, the thought of spending their golden years in the sun is hard to ignore. But, those that have heard Nick Clegg and George Osborne’s proposals might wonder how it would affect their property and offshore saving requirements. Read More...

Infographic: Are you losing money living abroad?

Updated: 23rd October 2013 - First Published: 23rd October 2013 Almost 2 million British pensioners live abroad and claim UK state pension. Research, published by HiFX, analysed the top 13 countries where British expat pensioners live and receive the state pension. Read More...

British expats lose £10.6bn in pension income

Updated: 22nd October 2013 - First Published: 22nd October 2013 Thanks to the falling strength of the pound, British retirees living abroad who claim UK state pension have potentially lost out on over £10.6bn in income since 2007, a leading foreign exchange specialist has said. Read More...

Top 5 offshore no-notice savings accounts

Updated: 06th December 2012 - First Published: 06th December 2012 Investing your money in an easy access offshore account is great if you need frequent and immediate access to your funds. Read More...

Alliance & Leicester launches 18 month bond

Updated: 31st July 2017 - First Published: 03rd September 2012 Alliance & Leicester International has reviewed its offshore fixed rate portfolio, with the new 18 month bond the pick of the bunch. Read More...

Co-operative Bank ups offshore rates

Updated: 24th August 2012 - First Published: 27th June 2012 The Co-operative Bank has increased the rates paid on a number of its offshore bond accounts. Read More...

Nationwide International increase offshore rate

Updated: 09th May 2017 - First Published: 04th May 2012 Nationwide International has bettered the rate offered on its no notice offshore account, making it the best in its class. Read More...

A&L International improves offshore bonds

Updated: 01st November 2011 - First Published: 01st November 2011 Alliance & Leicester International has markedly improved the rates paid on two of its offshore accounts. Read More...

Revenue net tightens on Swiss bank accounts

Updated: 13th October 2011 - First Published: 13th October 2011 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has around 6,000 Swiss bank account holders in its sights as a crackdown on undisclosed tax liabilities gathers pace. Read More...

Skipton Int. relaunches International Premium

Updated: 07th September 2011 - First Published: 05th September 2011 More and more parents are opening their children’s first savings accounts before their offspring can walk. Read More...

Sun sets on Swiss account tax evasion

Updated: 25th August 2011 - First Published: 25th August 2011 The Treasury has announced details of an agreement which will finally see it catch up with tax evaders who have money stashed away in Swiss banks accounts. Read More...

Anglo Irish does a sterling offshore job

Updated: 03rd June 2011 - First Published: 14th April 2011 Anglo Irish Bank International has increased its sterling fixed rates to startling effect. Its Privilege Three Month Fixed account now pays 2.75%, while the 12 month version offers 3.30%. Read More...

HMRC fires warning shot to offshore tax evaders

Updated: 30th March 2011 - First Published: 29th March 2011 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned offshore tax evaders that they could face fines of up to 200% when the next tax year begins on 6 April. Read More...

Nationwide International lights up offshore market

Updated: 28th March 2011 - First Published: 28th March 2011 Nationwide International has set the offshore savings market alight. The latest review of its fixed rate deals sees the launch of Lifetime Guarantee 2, a two year fixed term account paying 3.30%. Read More...

Abbey International increases offshore rates

Updated: 03rd March 2011 - First Published: 03rd March 2011 Abbey International has increased the rates on offer on its three and five year offshore accounts. Read More...

Lloyds TSB International increases offshore rate

Updated: 02nd February 2011 - First Published: 01st February 2011 Lloyds TSB International has increased the rates offered on selected offshore savings accounts. Read More...

Take note of Abbey International offshore savings

Updated: 11th January 2011 - First Published: 11th January 2011 Abbey International is hard for offshore savers to ignore after the introduction of a new two year fixed rate bond. Read More...

Britannia International boosts offshore savers

Updated: 31st July 2017 - First Published: 25th October 2010 Britannia International is making all the right moves in the offshore savings market by increasing the rates on its short term bonds. Read More...

Look offshore with The Co-operative Bank

Updated: 08th October 2010 - First Published: 08th October 2010 The Co-operative Bank has increased the rate paid on its three year offshore account. Read More...

Offshore savers salute Bradford & Bingley Intl

Updated: 14th September 2010 - First Published: 14th September 2010 Bradford & Bingley International should be saluted after increasing the interest rate on its One Year Fixed Rate Bond. Read More...

Abbey International increases offshore rate

Updated: 13th September 2010 - First Published: 10th September 2010 Abbey International has increased the rate of interest paid on its 12 Month Fixed Deposit Contract. Read More...

Abbey International improves its offshore savings

Updated: 13th December 2016 - First Published: 09th August 2010 Abbey International has delivered some great news for offshore savers by increasing the interest rate on its five year fixed term account. Read More...

Skipton International UK ups offshore rate

Updated: 19th October 2010 - First Published: 03rd August 2010 Skipton International UK has upped the rate its pays on its two year bond Read More...

Anglo Irish gives offshore savers new options

Updated: 13th December 2016 - First Published: 16th July 2010 Anglo Irish Bank Corporation (International) has given savers an excellent offshore option in which to stash their cash. Read More...

A&L impresses with new offshore savings accounts

Updated: 08th July 2010 - First Published: 08th July 2010 Alliance & Leicester International has launched a number of new offshore savings accounts that offer some of the best rates in their respective markets. Read More...

Abbey International ups offshore rate

Updated: 23rd June 2017 - First Published: 01st July 2010 Abbey International has launched new 18 month and two year bonds that pay improved rates. Read More...

A tempting offshore offer from Abbey International

Updated: 16th June 2010 - First Published: 16th June 2010 Abbey International has launched a new three year fixed rate bond that will be welcomed by offshore investors who are faced with slim pickings at present. Read More...

Offshore savings: where to now?

Updated: 02nd June 2010 - First Published: 02nd June 2010 The offshore savings market has suffered a double blow this week as two providers have announced their intentions to leave the sector. Read More...

Offshore tax dodgers told to come clean

Updated: 29th March 2010 - First Published: 29th March 2010 Savers and investors with money in offshore accounts have been told now is the time to come clean about any tax they have so far failed to declare. Read More...

Offshore disclosure deadline looms

Updated: 05th March 2010 - First Published: 05th March 2010 Investors who signalled their intention to divulge their offshore tax affairs under the New Disclosure Opportunity (NDO) have just a week left to do so... Read More...

Bradford & Bingley International bonds with invest

Updated: 12th January 2010 - First Published: 12th January 2010 The new fixed rate bonds from Bradford & Bingley International offer a little something special to those looking to swim in offshore investment waters. Read More...

Yorkshire Guernsey enjoys life offshore

Updated: 11th January 2010 - First Published: 11th January 2010 Investors wanting to fix their funds offshore need look no further following the latest product launch from Yorkshire Guernsey Ltd. Read More...

NDO sees 10,000 offshore investors come forward

Updated: 07th January 2010 - First Published: 07th January 2010 Ten thousand people have notified their intention to disclose previously undeclared offshore income and gains, HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) has announced. Read More...

Offshore savers enter last chance saloon

Updated: 30th December 2009 - First Published: 30th December 2009 Offshore investors who have yet to disclose their unpaid taxes have less than a week to do so, or run the risk of a heavy penalty and possible criminal proceedings. Read More...

Offshore investors face harsher fines

Updated: 10th December 2009 - First Published: 10th December 2009 Offshore investors caught tax dodging now face a heftier penalty if caught out, as a result of changes made in the Pre-Budget Report... Read More...

Skipton launches new offshore bonds

Updated: 24th July 2017 - First Published: 07th December 2009 Skipton International Ltd has launched a pair of new offshore bonds that both sit within the top quartile of their respective fields. Read More...

Offshore disclosure deadline extended

Updated: 27th November 2009 - First Published: 30th November 2009 The deadline up to which offshore account holders can disclose their unpaid taxes has been extended by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), a move which has been hailed as a ‘sensible and realistic move... Read More...

Skipton International pushes out offshore boat

Updated: 30th November 2009 - First Published: 30th November 2009 Skipton International has really pushed the boat out for offshore savers with the launch of the fourth issue of its International Bonus account. Read More...

Offshore disclosure deadline nears

Updated: 12th November 2009 - First Published: 12th November 2009 Offshore account holders have been warned they have until 30 November to inform HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) of their intention to disclose their unpaid taxes linked to offshore assets or else face a strict penalty and possibly criminal prosecution. Read More...

Investors still keen to go offshore

Updated: 30th October 2009 - First Published: 30th October 2009 Consumer confidence in offshore investment products remains overwhelmingly strong, despite a year of scrutiny and Government reviews, new research has revealed. Read More...

Offshore Britannia account rules

Updated: 04th December 2009 - First Published: 22nd October 2009 Britannia International has launched a new offshore account that sits within the top five in its field... Read More...

Fixed rate hike at Bank of Scotland International

Updated: 29th September 2009 - First Published: 29th September 2009 Bank of Scotland International has increased the rate on its three year fixed rate bond – excellent news for offshore investors with £10,000 or more to invest... Read More...

Offshore rate increase from Halifax International

Updated: 29th September 2009 - First Published: 29th September 2009 Halifax International has increased the rate of its International Fixed Rate Web Saver... Read More...

Offshore shake up for The Co-operative

Updated: 16th September 2009 - First Published: 16th September 2009 The Co-operative Bank has come to the offshore party, increasing significantly its offshore fixed rate bonds... Read More...

A&L International offshore bonds waltz to the top

Updated: 18th September 2009 - First Published: 16th September 2009 Alliance & Leicester International has foxtrotted towards the top of the offshore savings market with the launch of a new range of offshore fixed rate bonds... Read More...

Abbey international increases offshore rates

Updated: 07th September 2009 - First Published: 08th September 2009 Abbey International has increased the rates of interest on two of its offshore savings accounts – great news for investors looking to do their banking offshore. Read More...

Banks told to hand over offshore details

Updated: 14th August 2009 - First Published: 13th August 2009 Over 300 banks have been ordered to hand over details about their customers with offshore accounts, ahead of the Government’s New Disclosure Opportunity (NDO)... Read More...

HMRC – last chance to disclose offshore taxes

Updated: 04th August 2009 - First Published: 29th July 2009 Investors with unpaid taxes linked to offshore accounts or assets have been warned they face stiff financial penalties and an increased risk of criminal prosecution if they do not disclose their details before the March 2010 deadline. Read More...

Irish Permanent International increase bond rate

Updated: 03rd May 2017 - First Published: 17th July 2009 Irish Permanent International has increased the rate of its one year fixed rate bond, making it one of the most competitive products in its class. Read More...

Alliance & Leicester Int boost offshore portfolio

Updated: 08th June 2009 - First Published: 08th June 2009 Alliance & Leicester International Ltd has enhanced its range of offshore savings products with three new bonds. Read More...

Offshore rate up at Clydesdale International

Updated: 28th May 2009 - First Published: 28th May 2009 Clydesdale Bank International has increased the rates of two of its Fixed Term Deposits offshore accounts. Read More...

Amnesty for offshore savers

Updated: 22nd May 2009 - First Published: 22nd May 2009 Offshore savers have been urged to declare any outstanding funds in offshore accounts as the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) seeks to recover over £2 billion. Read More...

Rock returns with a fixed rate bond bang

Updated: 11th May 2009 - First Published: 11th May 2009 Northern Rock (Guernsey) Limited has re-entered the fixed rate bond market after a seven month absence with a highly competitive one year bond. Read More...

Offshore offer from Anglo Irish Bank

Updated: 16th April 2009 - First Published: 16th April 2009 Anglo Irish Bank Corporation has announced that it is to increase the rate of its 12 Month Privilege Fixed Income offshore account by 0.20%. Read More...

Anglo Irish’s offshore offers

Updated: 09th May 2017 - First Published: 06th March 2009 Anglo Irish Bank Corp. has increased the rate of interest on two of its offshore accounts, as well as introducing a new product to the market Read More...

Bradford & Bingley Int. launches offshore saver

Updated: 05th March 2009 - First Published: 04th March 2009 Bradford and Bingley has launched a new Easy Saver account, paying 2.50%, and a Global Saver account that pays 2.75%. Read More...

Halifax International tempts with possible 5% pa

Updated: 13th December 2016 - First Published: 18th February 2009 Halifax International’s Portfolio Plus Issue One is giving offshore savers the chance of a potential 5% p.a. annual return depending on the performance of the FTSE 100 Index. Read More...

New Web Based Portfolio Planning Tool

Updated: 03rd March 2011 - First Published: 04th June 2008 Friends Provident International (FPI) announced today the launch of its new web-based portfolio planning tool, Dynamic Portfolio Planner international (DPPi). Read More...

Offshore savings - great rates, but are your savin

Updated: 03rd March 2011 - First Published: 23rd October 2007 In the wake of the savings rate war, first in the fixed rate market and subsequently with variable rate products, the offshore savings market has stolen the march in the last week, offering market leading offshore savings rates. Read More...


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