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4 top tips on preserving your cash flow

Alexander Beard International Benefits (ABIB) open full branch in Germany.

Why even financial planners need financial planners

Term vs whole of life insurance – which is best?

The effects of Covid-19 on the housing market

Financial Services for South African Expats

Services to British Expats in the USA

Rethinking what’s important

2020 Budget: Exchange control and emigration matters

Services to UK Expats in Australia

Financial Services for South African Expats in the UK

Services to Expats in India

Ways to promote your wellbeing

What does the new tech start-up fund offer?

What will the new normal look like?

The art of armchair travelling

How long is it going to take the economy to recover?

How to reduce your monthly expenses

How to spot fake news

Steps to avoid insolvency

Managing risk in business

Navigating the minefield of raising finance

How to make the most of a Junior ISA nest egg

Is the UK mortgage market still open for business?

5 ideas to keep the kids occupied if you’re self–isolating

Technology bringing the generations together

Business owner? How to deal with the effects of coronavirus

Be wary of Covid-19 email scams

The pension scheme and the Covid 19 virus

The sick leave, the WGA gap, WIA excess insurance and the Covid 19 virus

In the Words of the immortal Lance Corporal Jones

Short Term International Health Plan

How long does it take to beat a bear market?

Self-employed? Will you fall through the cracks?

How to avoid going stir-crazy during the coronavirus lockdown

How to get your child on the property ladder

5 key points about becoming financially independent

Will late payments become a thing of the past?

A new £20 note but are we heading towards a cashless society?

How to get your child on the property ladder

IR35 – ready, steady…not ready?

Time to spring clean your finances

5 key takeaways from the new Chancellor’s Budget

Covid-19: Help for businesses, employees and the self-employed

Coronavirus, Lockdowns and Stock Markets in Simple Numbers

What’s happening to the tapered annual allowance?

The link between human behaviour and investing

Why Directors and Business Owners Fail to Plan their Retirement

Alexander Beard - COVID-19 Statement (March 19 2020)

Understanding Active vs Passive investment strategies

When life means life

Why change your accountant?

What is a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP)?

Alexander Beard - South Africa

What can be done to free mortgage prisoners?

What does the governor of the Bank of England do?

Alexander Beard (South Africa) Pty Ltd.

Morrocan Water Project

Germany - Next Decade

Pension Plans in the Netherlands

Coronavirus – Impact on your Finances

Do you need an accountant?

How to get the best deals on a cruise

New year, new decade, new approach to your finances?

More time for Making Tax Digital

Key steps to maximise your allowances before the end of the tax year

What’s in a number? Is 70 the new 65?

How the gender gap even affects children’s pensions

Can I afford to retire?

Boost Business Cash Flow with Effective Debtor Management

Ensuring harmony after death

Why it pays to shop around for insurance

The 62 per cent income tax trap

A “Stonking Majority.” But what will Boris Johnson do with it?

Is inheritance tax for the chop?

What does Brexit mean for house buyers and sellers?

The impact of climate change fears on ethical investing

Can you still trust your Fund Manager?

Making sure you’re on track to retain your lifestyle in retirement

Planning a ski trip? Try somewhere a little unusual

The Economy - How a horse race reflects sentiment

Stock Markets and the Electoral Cycle

Annual allowance – pension savings statements for 2018/19 being issued

UK State Pension (non-residents)

The Changing Face of Equity Release

Capitalism, Social Security and Welfare in Germany- and it’s link to a new pension model in Germany

Quarterly Newsletter - November 2019 - Paul Beard Introduction

Why the humble 50p could be worth investigating

Financial lessons for parents of students

Why reading is more ‘taxing’ for some

Protecting your home from care home fees

Would more people actually like to retire a little later?

The Help to Buy ISA deadline is looming

The retirement mistruth

Marshmallows and financial planning

Five million pension savers at risk of falling prey to scammers

Could the circular business model be the future?

Blockchain: What is it?

Charity tax reforms could make us more generous

Cash versus bonds, which is safer?

8 places to visit this Autumn in the UK

How to stay safe online

Brexit: Is the end in sight?

6 UK dining experiences to feed your intrigue

What does PwC’s report mean for the future of audits?

How to find the right investment for you

The generational gap in savings might be wider than you think…

IR35 reforms are coming: what you need to know

The European art museums you need to visit

What is the open banking revolution?

What is a green mortgage, and what can it do for you?

Current Market Turbulence

Is private or employee benefit pension provision worthwhile today?

Australian Interest Rates – A Double-edged Sword?

New Job, New Contract, New Location.

Pension Reform

8 Reasons Why Investing is Like Riding a Bike, and 1 Reason Why it is Not!

Quarterly Newsletter - August 2019 - Paul Beard Introduction

Facebook to launch new currency

Stamps, coins and automobiles… What collectibles are you passionate about?

Making Tax Digital: are you onboard?

Ethical investments: what shade of green are you?

Drawdown tax and flexible retirement income. What does it all mean?

20 years after the ISA was launched, what does the future hold?

Why investing your money is more profitable than leaving it in a bank account

Generation X is failing to save for their pensions

How can you make the most out of diversification?

Gifting rules and inheritance tax, what you might not know

Financial Wellbeing

What does it take to retire early?

“UK Tax system is unfair,” say small businesses

Auto-Enrolment changes put pressure on small businesses

Defined Contribution vs Defined Benefit – what’s the difference and what’s the trend?

The UK is struggling to save; what are the implications?

6 bad habits to avoid during retirement

House of Lords urges Government to scrap triple lock

3 tips to avoiding inheritance tax

UK business owners are surprisingly positive about Brexit, says report

The ‘ISA Cappuccino Plan’: Why it pays to start early

4 Reasons why you should plan your self-assessment early this year

The perks of saving into a Junior ISA

Why cruise holidays are booming for retirees

What does the auto-enrolment increase mean for you?

What to know about ISAs in 2019/20

After Carillion: Accountancy and auditing gets a shake-up

4 Key takeaways from the Spring Statement

The State Pension

State Pension in Germany - Update 2019

The Alexander Beard Global Investment Account (GIA)

A Fistful of Dollars….

Quarterly Newsletter - May 2019 - Paul Beard Introduction

What is a partial transfer?

As a parent, could you be missing out on your state pension?

Why the panic about cryptocurrencies?

Mary Poppins Returns: Can a tuppence really save the day?

Saving for retirement: what’s the magic number

One in seven widows are missing out on valuable tax breaks

Converting a Help to Buy ISA to a Lifetime ISA

Savers turning to watchdogs in the fight against pension scammers

What is the Innovative Finance ISA?

Think big this Valentine’s Day

Love yourself, love your finances

Attention! UK citizens working overseas

News from Germany

Hospital admissions for stress and anxiety soar among office workers

Advice to Expatriates

Changes to Dutch employee benefit legislation - 2019

Pension drawdown in an era of long life expectancies

What small businesses need to be aware of in order to avoid onerous tax bills.

What to consider before buying health insurance

What triggers the money purchase annual allowance (MPAA)?

What might be in the Autumn Budget?

What is Making Tax Digital (MTD)?

Why the experts say people need financial advisers

What makes seeing a financial adviser like having an MOT?

Why it pays to retire early

What will leaving the Customs Union mean for my business?

Which factors are contributing to economic growth being so poor?

What is the tapered annual allowance and how could it affect you?

What is pound cost averaging?

What is the pensions advice exemption?

Who owns your bank?

Where did house prices increase and decrease the fastest in the UK in 2017?

What will be the impact of the Brexit divorce bill?

What will the new Finance Bill contain?

What is the skills shortage costing British business?

Why retirement is worrying millennials and what steps they are taking

What’s happening with DB pension schemes?

What will the ‘hole in the wall’ of the future look like?

Where is the property market hottest in the current climate?


What is rising inflation doing to your savings?

How will your spending habits change in retirement?

If we are all going to have to work longer, what do you need to consider?

An extra year before Making Tax Digital becomes law

Employee Benefits Update

Employee Benefits Update (Dutch Version)

UK Pension Rules

Investing in a New US Climate

Will the first online-only savings bond mean savers will miss out?