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Cayman Islands cuts red tape for businesses

By: Pedro Goncalves | 20 Jun 2018

The business community in the Cayman Islands will now have it a bit easier  as the government cuts through the red tape in order to simplify and streamline…

FCA bans adviser for faking qualifications

By: Pedro Goncalves | 18 Jun 2018

A financial adviser who forged qualification documents has been banned from financial services and fined £29,300 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The British financial watchdog found Darren…

Old Mutual Wealth spots loophole for pensions withdrawals

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 18 Jun 2018

Emergency taxation on pension withdrawals can be avoided by British savers setting up three separate smaller pension pots, according to Ian Browne, pensions expert at Old Mutual…

ASIC starts civil penalty proceeding against Westpac for poor financial advice

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 15 Jun 2018

The Australian Securities and Investments Commissions (ASIC) has launched proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Westpac Banking Corporation in relation to alleged poor financial advice…

CISI opens first Africa office in Nairobi

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 14 Jun 2018

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has this month opened its first African office, in Nairobi, Kenya. Based in the Westlands district of Nairobi the…

Dubai Investment Corporation posts profits of $6.7bn

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 13 Jun 2018

Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), earned a net profit of AED 24.6bn ($6.7bn) over the course of 2017, the company announced yesterday. The DIC’s 2017 net profit…

FECIF launches new European Pension Institute

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 11 Jun 2018

FECIF, the pan-European trade association for Financial Advisers and Intermediaries, is pleased to announce the formation of the FECIF European Pension Institute (FEPI). FECIF has established the…

OECD appoints AXA’s Laurence Boone as new chief economist

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 08 Jun 2018

The OECD has announced the appointment of Laurence Boone as the organisation’s new chief economist. Boone, who will take up her duties end of July, replaces Catherine…

Overseas territories to fight UK’s public register demands

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 07 Jun 2018

Two of Britain’s overseas territories are preparing to launch legal challenges to the UK government’s plans to impose a public register detailing beneficial ownership of companies listed…

Think-tank paper seeks to re-frame positive role of int’l finance centres

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 06 Jun 2018

Jersey Finance has welcomed the publication of a new discussion paper by a leading UK think-tank, which seeks to dispel the myths surrounding international financial centres (IFCs)…

Number of professional expats to rise in wake of UAE’s new visa rules

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 06 Jun 2018

The number of professionals living and working in the United Arab Emirates is set to sharply increase over the next couple of years, while remittances out of…

US regulators ramp up scrutiny into UK financial services firms

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 06 Jun 2018

Data from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) appears to show that American watchdogs are dramatically increasing their investigations into executives at financial services firms in Britain,…

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