In our blog you'll find a wide variety of Personal Finance articles along with updates on the general state of the finance market in the UK and Cyprus. Useful reading that's easy for you to dip in and out of.

The Cost of Raising a Child: 0-17 Years Old

It’s no secret that having children is expensive but you might not realise just how expensive. Whether it’s supporting a child through university or helping them on to the property ladder, the cost to parents after the age of 18 could be as much as £85,000 – But what about […]

6 Months Until Brexit – Where Are We Now?

It’s coming up for 3 years since the first Brexit referendum. The UK has yet to leave the EU and may never do so. Uncertainty continues to prevail. If you are a UK expat, make sure your finances are Brexit-proof (and non-Brexit proof!) by speaking to an IFA.   So when is […]

How to Make the Most of Tax-Free Earnings

Expats have plenty of spending options to enjoy – thanks to their earnings being free of taxation from their country of origin. (Except for US expats, notably.) But expats also generally know that there’s a bit of a trap in play with tax-free income. It goes like this: You leave […]

Can You Marie Kondo Your Finances?

Spring clean your personal finances with Marie Kondo! In the UK, the clocks have gone forward and the season of Spring has begun. It’s time for a financial Spring clean. And why not take some celebrity tidying-up tips from Japanese “organising consultant” Marie Kondo?  “Tidy your space, transform your life.” […]

5 Tax Considerations for Expats

Looking to become an expat? Holborn Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs) in your new country of residence can help you out. All international Holborn offices offer a no-obligation financial review to new expats.  Financially, there’s so much to get sorted out when becoming an expat. Not only do you need to […]

Jargon-busting Personal Finance

Does your IFA sometimes lose you when they are explaining stuff? It’s their job to explain your financial affairs simply. But there’s a lot of jargon in personal finance. You can only get so far by knowing nothing! Get a head-start on your next meeting with your IFA, as we […]

Brexit – ask your IFA!

As confusion reigns supreme in the Brexit no-deal debacle, and the UK economy holds its breath in anticipation of a no-deal outcome, millions of Brits and expats can look forward to disruption and uncertainty in many aspects of their lives. Association of British Insurers director of regulation Hugh Savill highlights […]

International schools just got 19% dearer!

International schooling is a must for expat kids. But prices are rocketing. Expatfinder’s International School Fees 2018 survey of almost 700 international schools across almost 30 countries “reflects a startling 19% rise in prices compared to 2017”. There is too much demand for places at International Schools. Why? Because it’s […]