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 South Africa and the UK. Useful reading that's easy for you to dip in and out of.
27th March 2020
While there isn’t a set formula for achieving a perfect investment portfolio, the UK real estate market has consistently performed despite the uncertainty deriving from Brexit.
Malaysia is a blend of modern architecture, ancient temples, white-sand beaches, and culture. We take a look at one of the country's most famous exports - action superstar, Michelle Yeoh.
25th March 2020
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is now a worldwide pandemic. The pandemic isn't just having an impact on our physical health. For some, it's also taking its toll on their financial health.
23rd March 2020
Music can have a profound impact on our emotions, bring people together, and start movements. Johnny Clegg's pioneering approach to music helped united people across races in South Africa.
13th March 2020
Filmmaker Michael Cacoyannis was influential in the revival of Greek cinema. His work is a part of Cyprus' history which ultimately helped to raise the profile of his homeland.
10th March 2020
If you are a first-time expat, living abroad might be a new experience. To help make the transition less stressful, here is our list of the five most common mistakes first-time expats make.
6th March 2020
Today, Hong Kong has athletes at the top of several sports that compete on the world stage. The region may have produced sporting icons, but one name stands above the rest - Lee Lai-Shan.
7th November 2019
From 1st March 2020, amendments to the Income Tax Act will change the way South Africans working overseas are taxed on foreign incomes.
4th September 2019
Generation X – or Gen X – are the most influential consumers in the UK. This may seem like a bold claim but this is based on a 2018 study by Experian.
National Insurance Contributions Record, UK expats need to know that - direct from the British Government's 2018 NIC/expat webpage
It is easy to get a mortgage in the UK if you're an expat – provided you don’t go jumping in unprepared.
Perhaps, like many expats who work and live overseas - enjoying career success and a new expansive and international lifestyle.
Is it time to get a better deal on your insurance and other key household bills? Three out of every five Brits switched providers last year for at least one of the top ten most common financial products.
Looking to become an expat? Holborn Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs) in your new country of residence can help you out.
Off-plan investment is an exciting and flexible option for private investors that is gaining in respectability worldwide.
Buy-to-Let (BTL) investors in England and Wales make an average of £80,000 selling on their properties – before tax. And in London, the average pre-tax profit on a sold BTL property is a whopping quarter of a million (£248,120).
Fixed rate, tracker, standard variable – todays mortgage market has more products than ever and finding the right one requires extensive research. Remortgaging is no different, it requires careful consideration.