Newsletters

  • Our Ever Changing World

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    Sadly many countries once considered to be safe and conflict free, can now no longer make those claims. As global citizens you may be committed to live and work in challenging environments. Please take a moment to ask yourself a couple of questions. Would my family be financially secure if I died or had a serious injury whilst living and working...
  • NGO Reach Out

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    Hello, Lesley from the Alexander Beard Group here. I am the group’s International Schools and Aid Agencies Director. We are proud supporters and sponsors of both CHSAlliance and InsideNGO  who are the two foremost trade organisations and professional standards bodies for Charities and NGOs. I’m pleased to say that our TCN Retirement Plan continues...
  • International Medical Cover In Our Changing World

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    According  to personal security experts “red24”, last year, 4 out of 5 business travellers went to medium, high or extreme risk destinations, yet just 46% of employees worked for firms with any formalised travel security policy. With recent events in France, Germany and Belgium still fresh in our minds, at Alexander Beard, we are aware that persona...
  • Alexander Beard Group’s EU Referendum summary and viewpoint

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    Britain Takes Back Control. Or Does It? This somewhat, necessarily, lengthy note covers the likely consequences of Britain’ historic decision. It our attempt to give you an overview of how things currently stand following the Leave campaign victory; but you will appreciate that events are moving very quickly. ‘I declare that the total votes cast f...
  • Brexit the Movie...

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    Sliding Doors Yesterday we saw a rising pound and markets shored up by polls indicating that Remain was likely to prevail.  Then, like the plot in “Sliding Doors”, an alternate reality took over.  The vote to Leave sent markets sliding, the pound tumbling and the movement was all the more extreme because of the about-turn from last minute polls to...
  • Investment Portfolios and the EU Membership Referendum

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    Good news - the impossible task of predicting the future just got easier! Usually there are many different potential outcomes to events making it hard to say exactly what will happen in the future.  With the EU Membership Referendum there’s only two possible outcomes: LEAVE or REMAIN.  So you have a 50/50 chance of calling it right.  The value of y...
  • Quarterly Newsletter - January 2016

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    I will of course begin by wishing all our clients and business partners a happy, healthy and successful 2016. A new year is always a time for reflection as well as looking forward and we can reflect on a difficult and turbulent year for the world, encapsulated in awful fashion by the tragic events in Paris. It seems right now that there is very lit...
  • First premium levels 2016 Dutch Healthcare system published.

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    On September 15th, the Dutch Government has published its spending plans for 2016. Also this year there are adjustments made to the level of the mandatory deductible and the package that is covered trough the basic coverage. Mandatory deductible (own risk) In 2016 the mandatory deductible is increased with 10 euro to 385 euro. This means that the...
  • $ 600 Fine? ......... Don't be caught out!

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    The USA Affordable Health Care Act calls for each individual to have Qualifying Health Cover (known as Essential Coverage) for the entire year. As a non resident US citizen you may apply for an exemption if you have Essential Cover from your overseas employer. Do not assume you have opted out simply because of your non resident status. It's the IRS...
  • Eerste wijzigingen zorgpremies 2016 bekend

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    In vergelijking met vorig jaar, toen er sprake was van een complete stelselwijziging rond de langdurige zorg, blijft het aantal wijzigingen in 2016 beperkt. Eigen Risico Het eigen risico stijgt met 10 euro tot 385 euro. De vrijwillige eigen bijdrage blijft maximaal 500 euro per jaar. In 2015 heeft bijna 12% van de verzekerden vanaf 18 jaar gekozen...
  • Quarterly Newsletter - October 2015

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    Welcome to the Autumn edition of our quarterly newsletter. The last three months have, as always, been blighted by the holiday season, when it sometimes seems like everyone but me is sunning themselves…! Seriously though I hope everyone enjoyed a good summer. The investment climate in the last quarter has largely been established by events in China...
  • Quarterly Newsletter - August 2015

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    Welcome to our summer edition, there are a number of important articles relating to UK matters as well as some interesting copy on various international issues that may face some of our overseas clients. Here at ABG head office the bulk of the year so far has been taken up with completion of the integration of Bogaard Pensioen and Lepretre and Part...
  • Quarterly Newsletter – May 2015

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    Spring has finally arrived, the daffodils are blooming and the sun is shining (for now at least!) The first 3 months of this year at ABG have been taken up with integrating the new acquisitions we announced in our last newsletter and we now have a fully functioning office in Central London, a new Investment Director in the form of Andrew Moore (see...
  • Lesley Stevens - Quarterly Newsletter (May 2015)

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    Changes to UK State Pension are imminent It will be called “The New State Pension.” The change will affect people who reach retirement age on or after 6th April 2016 – This is men born on or after 6th April 1951 and women born on or after 6th April 1953. 35 years of National Insurance contributions will ensure a full New State Pension, currently gu...
  • Quarterly Newsletter - January 2015

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    We begin 2015 having made a number of highly significant changes to Alexander Beard Group at the year-end... - In mid-October we completed the merger of our Employee Benefit business with Bogaard Pensioen B.V. of the Netherlands and the new merged business will trade as Alexander Beard International Benefits B.V. - On December the 19th we completed...
  • Alexander Beard International Benefits Division announces merger with Bogaard Pensioen Consultancy BV to form new company

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    Alexander Beard are delighted to formally confirm the merger of our international benefits division with Netherlands-based Bogaard Pensioen Consultancy BV, into a new company named Alexander Beard International Benefits BV (ABIB). The newly merged business can report current revenues of €1 million per year. For regulatory reasons, the business will...