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'We put £500,000 into Aim shares to avoid inheritance tax'

'We put £500,000 into Aim shares to avoid inheritance tax' | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
Bernard Dokelman and his wife have assets of £4m - and a plan to dramatically
reduce the amount of inheritance tax owed
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Cherie Blair leads legal fight against buy-to-let tax rise 

Cherie Blair leads legal fight against buy-to-let tax rise  | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
The wife of former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair is representing a group of several hundred investors who are lobbying against a tax increase in Britain announced by Chancellor George Osborne.
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Non-doms' UK property to be drawn into inheritance tax net | STEP

Non-doms' UK property to be drawn into inheritance tax net | STEP | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
The British government's summer Budget announced yesterday includes two momentous measures affecting non-domiciled residents from April 2017.
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Digital tax: 'HMRC wants a direct link to everyone's bank accounts'

Digital tax: 'HMRC wants a direct link to everyone's bank accounts' | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
Have you filed your return by today's deadline? Next time the process will be
different as HMRC rolls out new, digital services
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Buy-to-let stamp duty rise 'final nail in coffin' for small landlords

Buy-to-let stamp duty rise 'final nail in coffin' for small landlords | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it

Someone buying an additional property worth £150,000 will pay 10 times more in
tax after the change than they do today

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Low rates and new tax breaks for savers are making me rethink my mortgage

Low rates and new tax breaks for savers are making me rethink my mortgage | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it

The Personal Savings Allowance could prompt a decline in 'offset' mortgages,
says Andrew Oxlade

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Ten biggest changes to personal finances in 2016

Ten biggest changes to personal finances in 2016 | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it

Whether its new rules on pensions, savings or energy efficiency we set out
what lays in store for you this year

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Landlords raise £50k to fight buy-to-let tax relief crackdown

Landlords raise £50k to fight buy-to-let tax relief crackdown | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it

Two landlords looking to fight the Government after it announced last summer it was cracking down on mortgage interest tax relief on buy-to-let properties have raised £50,000 in nine days .

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Bad news — London is NOT in a housing bubble and prices will remain high for decades

Bad news — London is NOT in a housing bubble and prices will remain high for decades | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
Market conditions are very different compared with the financial crisis of 2008.
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The naivety in this article is astounding! The toxic debt within the banking system is at a level greater than it was in 2007/2008. There appears to be no appreciation that the global economy is in the thrall of a perfect storm - structural deficiencies in the banking sysytem, market manipulations, legislation which merely tinker at the edges, schemes designed to help buyers onto the property market which are massively flawed, extended QE, etc. What goes up continues to go up, eh?! If you bury your head in the sand, you're liable to get your butt kicked!

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AUTUMN STATEMENT: Osborne abandons plans to slash police budget

AUTUMN STATEMENT: Osborne abandons plans to slash police budget | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
The NHS, defence, foreign aid and housing are set to be the big winners, but the police, transport, justice and the environment will bear the brunt, with families braced for big hikes in council tax bills.
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Why Millennials and Generation Xers Need to Worry About Estate Planning

Why Millennials and Generation Xers Need to Worry About Estate Planning | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
Estate planning is important for everyone, and those who consider it unnecessary need to know that it can have a significant impact on their family and finances.
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Foreign buyers avoid tax with buy-to-let loophole

Foreign buyers avoid tax with buy-to-let loophole | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
A loophole in George Osborne’s crackdown on buy-to-let landlords will allow wealthy overseas investors to continue to profit from the property boom across Britain, it emerged last night.
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People are hiding cash in their microwaves as Sweden gets closer to being the first cashless society with negative interest rates

People are hiding cash in their microwaves as Sweden gets closer to being the first cashless society with negative interest rates | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
"I've heard of people keeping cash in their microwaves because banks won't accept it."
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We've seen the future...  Nice experiment soon to be rolled out across the Western Economies.

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The number of £1m mortgages in the UK has risen by a fifth

The number of £1m mortgages in the UK has risen by a fifth | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
NatWest, owned by Royal Bank of Scotland, said it granted 233 mortgages of more than £1 million in 2014, and so far this year has issued another 207
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Chinese set to invest $13b in UK property - Business - Chinadaily.com.cn

Chinese set to invest $13b in UK property - Business - Chinadaily.com.cn | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
In 2014, the UK saw an estimated inflow of $3.12 billion investments from Chinese mainland buyers, an international real estate portal said in its report.
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Deutsche Bank: We can already see how London's insane property bubble will end

Deutsche Bank: We can already see how London's insane property bubble will end | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
Political intervention and rising interest rates are going to bring the rocket back down to earth.
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Estate planning: IHT average bill rises as figure tops £170k

Estate planning: IHT average bill rises as figure tops £170k | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
The average bill for an estate paying inheritance tax rose to over £170,000 – an annual increase of almost £5,000 or 3 per cent, a report has conclude...
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What will China’s Black Monday mean for the UK?

What will China’s Black Monday mean for the UK? | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
As jittery investors brace for more shockwaves after last week’s rout on world markets, we look at the impact, from property to petrol prices
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Own a European holiday home? New rules mean you can now choose who inherits it

Own a European holiday home? New rules mean you can now choose who inherits it | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
For the first time British investors with assets in the EU can avoid tough European succession rules
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A system for getting your child a property that starts with charging them - Telegraph.co.uk

A system for getting your child a property that starts with charging them - Telegraph.co.uk | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
One of Britain's leading mortgage experts shares his own DIY system that helps kids get on to the property ladder but also makes money for parents
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Towns the UK property boom forgot: ‘We sold at a £410,000 loss’

Towns the UK property boom forgot: ‘We sold at a £410,000 loss’ | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
Buyers in Newry, Northern Ireland, lost it all after believing prices would keep rising – while other UK towns such as Ferryhill and Conwy are also suffering
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In the London-centric bubble, we sometimes forget there are other stories...

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Why do people disinherit their children? - BBC News

Why do people disinherit their children? - BBC News | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
A woman was awarded a £164,000 after she was excluded from her mother's will.
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Your will can be ignored, say judges

Your will can be ignored, say judges | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
The landmark Court of Appeal ruling has implications for how people should draw up their wills, legal experts say
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Osborne drops tax bombshell that will wipe out bulk of buy-to-let profits

Osborne drops tax bombshell that will wipe out bulk of buy-to-let profits | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
The chancellor’s speech contained a number of surprises, but for landlords it was a particular shock. We look at the impact on property investors’ pockets
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Rent rises forecast after Osborne's tax-relief cut for landlords

Rent rises forecast after Osborne's tax-relief cut for landlords | Property, Mortgages & Insurance | Scoop.it
From April 2017 landlords will no longer be able to claim tax reliefs worth 40% or 45% of the interest payments on their buy-to-let mortgages
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