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by Alexander Beard, on May 10, 2019 11:37:49 AM

"Additional Savings are needed!" German State Pension Insurance has long-term history. Otto von Bismarck, the former Chancellor of the Deutsche Reich, started the system in 1889- 130 Years now running …

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by Alexander Beard, on May 10, 2019 7:36:27 AM

Clint Eastwood fans are no doubt groaning because I am about to use his film titles in an effort to make currency questions an interesting read! I apologise in advance …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jan 31, 2019 7:01:18 AM

Market – Trends; Beyond traditional employee benefits: Let’s forget about 2016 and all these debates and discussions about Brexit. There is no need to discuss what went wrong and who …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jan 31, 2019 6:51:07 AM

Retirement Every year several figures for pension plans in the Netherlands are updated. Please find the most important changes below. Offset Pension system Minimum required offset 2018 Minimum required offset …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jan 29, 2019 6:43:40 AM

While there has been much speculation in the media about the consequences of Brexit, most of this has been from a British perspective. This is to say it has mostly …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jan 29, 2019 4:56:49 AM

It is now just two months until the UK is – in theory – due to leave the European Union. In this special report we have tried to summarise the …

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by Alexander Beard, on Dec 17, 2018 6:04:31 AM

Since its introduction in May, the GDPR regulation has massively reduced the number of trackers that companies place on the internet and how our data is stored. After the flurry …

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by Alexander Beard, on Nov 21, 2018 9:10:50 AM

Hello everyone I write the foreword to the final 1/4ly bulletin of the year with the UK on the brink of either a change of Prime Minister, a change of …

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by Alexander Beard, on Nov 21, 2018 9:10:33 AM

30% Ruling The Dutch Government has announced that the ruling will be adjusted. The 30% ruling used to be valid for a period of 8 years, however the Dutch government …

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by Alexander Beard, on Nov 21, 2018 9:10:16 AM

I was fortunate to have been raised and educated in Germany, a country which throughout my life time has grown economically and brought prosperity to its people. My life has …

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by Alexander Beard, on Nov 21, 2018 9:10:09 AM

The Alexander Beard Group launched its service to British Expats around the world in 1995. 2018 has seen a rising demand for our Expat financial planning services as individuals choose …

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by Alexander Beard, on Nov 12, 2018 5:23:20 AM

It’s not difficult to see why Briton’s find buying a property abroad so attractive. High house prices, a temperamental climate and long working hours in the UK can make buying …

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