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Choice of law in Spain 

This article identifies when customers can apply for a joint ownership Spanish Collective Investment Bond and which choice of law is available. Please see flowchart on the link below which provides a useful summary. Topic:Europe
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Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI)

This article explains who needs a Legal Entity Identifier. Topic:Regulation
Pension policy

Finance Bill 2017 - 2019 tax measures resurrected

Finance Bill 2017 - 2019 resurrects tax changes withdrawn from Finance Act 2017 due to the election. This article shows some of the key tax measures. Topic:UK Budget
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Protecting your client’s money - peeling back the layers of policyholder protection

An explanation of the layers of protection safeguarding policyholders with assets invested through OMI and OMII Topic:Regulation
Analysis

Dividend taxation for investors

Since April 2016 dividends received by an investor have been considered gross following the abolition of the 10% tax credit. Individuals now have a £5,000 dividend allowance, this article demonstrates how the band works. Topic:Income Tax
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Succession planning using nominations and trusts

How testamentary freedom is limited by forced heirship rules and using trusts and beneficiary nominations in succession planning. Topic:Financial Planning Solutions
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Succession planning using nominations and trusts

How testamentary freedom is limited by forced heirship rules and using trusts and beneficiary nominations in succession planning. Topic:Succession planning
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Succession planning using nominations and trusts

How testamentary freedom is limited by forced heirship rules and using trusts and beneficiary nominations in succession planning. Topic:Nominations
Currency

When an in-specie transfer can result in a 15% deemed tax charge

Highly personalised portfolio bonds (PPB) incur an annual tax charge of 15% on deemed gains. This article explain how in-specie transfer to a bond may cause it to fall under the PPB rules. Topic:Offshore
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Options for extracting company profit

Owners may consider ways of extracting profits from their company. Reasons for this action can range from preparing to wind-up or close the company to just extracting money for personal use in an efficient way Topic:Corporate Investments/Taxation

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