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Jersey-born Crocodile Dundee ‘tax fraudster’ to fight extradition

By: Eugene Costello | 20 Jul 2017

The notorious case of the Jerseyman sought down under to face criminal proceedings for allegedly masterminding the biggest tax fraud in Australian history, involving clients such as…

Praemium shares surge as Ohanessian-led ‘step change’ leads to record sales

By: Eugene Costello | 07 Jul 2017

ASX-listed, Melbourne-based platform services provider Praemium achieved record inflows in the quarter to June, representing vindication for formerly beleaguered chief executive Michael Ohanessian. Inflows across all platforms…

Australian FSC landmark life insurance code takes effect

By: Gary Robinson | 03 Jul 2017

Insurance companies in Australia are now subject to stricter, more transparent consumer protection guidelines as part of the financial services industry’s first ever Life Insurance Code of Practice for consumers. As…

Montfort Int’l to fight FOS advice ‘suitability’ decision

By: Gary Robinson | 30 Jun 2017

International advisory firm Montfort International is to contest a ruling by the Financial Ombudsman Service that that it gave “unsuitable” advice to a client in 2010. Geraint Davies,…

Another Aussie state unveils tax on foreign homebuyers

By: Helen Burggraf | 27 Jun 2017

The state of South Australia is to introduce a 4% tax on residential property purchases by foreign buyers and temporary residents, joining a number of other Australian…

Asia cities dominate, Oz cities move up latest Mercer cost ranking

By: Helen Burggraf | 22 Jun 2017

Asian cities account for half of the ten most expensive cities in the world for expats, according to Mercer’s latest cost of living survey, while four of…

Harsher times come to Expatland

By: Helen Burggraf | 20 Jun 2017

The late 1980s and 1990s saw a new phase of corporate globalisation and consequently, the beginning of a golden era for Westerners – especially those from the…

Australia ROPS schemes approach 50% of HMRC list total

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 Jun 2017

For the second time since HM Revenue & Customs suspended its closely-watched online list of ROP schemes on 2 June – ahead of major revisions brought about…

Advisers say global demand for DB pension transfers is ‘fuelled by fear’

By: Gary Robinson | 15 Jun 2017

A survey of international financial advisers has highlighted that demand for defined benefit pension transfers is expected to increase by a third on average, due to fears…

Report: More non-Australian workers eyeing Australia

By: Helen Burggraf | 26 May 2017

 Political and economic uncertainty in the US and UK is resulting in a shift away from these countries on the part of expat job seekers, in favour…

Praemium board clears recently-reinstated CEO Ohanessian

By: Helen Burggraf | 24 May 2017

The new board of ASX-listed, Melbourne-based platform services provider Praemium has today issued a statement saying that a “comprehensive review” it had conducted of its recently-reinstated CEO…

Listed Aussie fund administrator acquires Trinity Fund Admin

By: Helen Burggraf | 24 May 2017

MainstreamBPO, a Sydney-headquartered, ASX-listed fund administrator, has announced it is acquiring Trinity Fund Administration, a Dublin-based fund administrator which also has operations in the Cayman Islands, New…

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