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Ex-Lumiere boss found guilty of £2.7m fraud by Jersey court

By: Pedro Goncalves | 14 Sep 2018

The former boss of Jersey-based Lumiere Wealth has been found guilty of misleading a group of elderly, vulnerable and financially inexperienced clients in order to obtain £2.7m…

UK tops overseas cash inflows despite Brexit: Knight Frank

By: Gary Robinson | 10 Sep 2018

The UK tops overseas inflow of overseas deposits by ‘some margin’, according to the updated six months statistics within Knight Frank’s wide-ranging wealth report. The level of…

Madeira luxury villa fraudsters jailed for £2.8m scam

By: Pedro Goncalves | 05 Sep 2018

Five people have been sentenced to almost 18 years in prison for their involvement in a boiler room scam that defrauded vulnerable individuals out of £2.8m. In…

Comment: Why invest in Asian real estate?

By: Kiran Patel, Global CIO At Savills Investment Management | 04 Sep 2018

Asian countries are fostering stronger integration as well as trade ties amongst one another at a time when Europe is dealing with uncertainties surrounding the EU and…

VIDEO: An inside look into Knight Frank’s first UAE ‘super prime’ offering

By: Gary Robinson | 22 Aug 2018

  In this special video report International Investment’s Gary Robinson meets international property giant Knight Frank and takes a sneak peak at The Royal Atlantis Palm Dubai…

Chinese top applications for golden visa scheme in Portugal

By: Pedro Goncalves | 22 Aug 2018

Chinese citizens top the list of nationalities investing in Portugal’s burgeoning real estate market in exchange for a golden visa. According to a report from Knight Frank,…

Kingswood Financial Advisors to pay out for 22 Harlequin complaints

By: Pedro Goncalves | 02 Aug 2018

The Financial Ombudsman Service has upheld 22 complaints against Glamorgan-based Kingswood Financial Advisors regarding the failed unregulated investment scheme Harlequin. Harlequin took £400m of mostly pension investor’s…

Tribunal upholds Harlequin adviser ban but slashes fine

By: Pedro Goncalves | 02 Aug 2018

The UK’s financial watchdog’s decision to ban former Tailormade chief executive Alistair Burns for a “fundamental lack of competence” relating to overseas investment projects – including the doomed Harlequin…

Advisers could earn £1,755 ‘introducer fees’ with Just Group service

By: Pedro Goncalves | 23 Jul 2018

Just Group has launched a referral service that allows advisers to earn up to £1,755 in ‘introducer fees’ for referring clients onto another adviser if they are…

UK adviser told to pay £150k over Harlequin offshore pension transfer

By: Gary Robinson | 23 Jul 2018

A UK-based financial advice group has been told that it must pay £150,000 for arranging a pension transfer so a client could invest in an offshore investment into…

ING Australia shuts door to expat buyers

By: Gary Robinson | 18 Jun 2018

ING Australia has admitted that it is stopping lending to expatriate Australians needing finance to buy property in their home country. It is the second major international…

Mauritius is the new property ‘hot spot’ for foreign investors

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 07 Jun 2018

A recent relaxation of the rules governing Mauritian property and residency has seen a dramatic surge in the number of foreigners investing in the Indian Ocean island.…

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