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Safe income generating investment for all types of investorsDue to recent stock market volatility we have been working with our product partners in Europe to identify a safe income generating investment for all types of investors. The UK and European bond market has seen significant growth over the past 3-5 years, and we are proud to announce the launch of a new UK and European backed investment bond, available through all forms of investment (Pensions, Lump Sum etc).

How to get your finances Brexit-readyNo matter how you feel about Brexit, now that we are only months away from the due date, expatriates need to prepare in a practical sense. Although there are still many unanswered questions about what Brexit will actually mean, there are steps you can take to make your financial position in Portugal as secure as possible.

currencies4youPound Sterling exchange rates hit a 3-month high against the Euro last week following positive remarks from the UK & EU in regard to a potential Brexit deal and the Irish border. Jean-Claude Juncker also commented on Saturday by saying that it is very likely that a deal will be reached by the end of 2018 - which is positive for the Pound.

Currencies DirectThe pound punched higher against the majority of its peers yesterday, with the currency buoyed by reports Ireland would back the UK’s plans for a post-Brexit customs union with the EU.
Sterling looks to extend these gains this morning, with GBP/EUR climbing to €1.1344, GBP/USD edging up to $1.3048, and GBP/CAD ticking up to C$1.6876, while GBP/AUD and GBP/NZD have both struck post-referendum highs this morning, hitting $1.8498 and NZ$2.0202 respectively.
Today’s session is likely to see the spotlight firmly on the US dollar as markets brace for the release of the latest US payrolls figures.

Pound exchange rates slides as UK Q1 growth revised downThe pound fell back on Friday, with the currency being shunned by markets as the UK’s first quarter growth was unexpectedly revised lower.
Sterling appears buoyant at the start of this week’s session however, with GBP/EUR climbing to €1.1251 and GBP/USD steady at $1.3034, while both GBP/AUD and GBP/NZD edge higher, striking AU$1.8074 and NZ$1.9719 respectively. Only GBP/CAD is showing any signs of weakness this morning, with the pairing sliding to C$1.6726 after Canada and the US signed a ‘new version’ of NAFTA.
Looking ahead, the pound may extend its losses this morning as investors brace for another fall in the UK’s manufacturing PMI.

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The pound trended higher against the euro yesterday as the single currency was pressured by reports that Italy’s next budget could be delayed.

Meanwhile Sterling is trading in a narrow range this morning, with GBP/EUR stable at €1.1246, GBP/USD flat at $1.3067 and GBP/CAD muted at C$1.7007, while both GBP/AUD and GBP/NZD hold steady at AU$1.8111 and NZ$1.9780 respectively.

Looking ahead, the euro will remain in focus this morning, with the publication of the Eurozone’s latest CPI figures.

Pound exchange rates nosedive as May’s Brexit statement drives no-deal fearsThe pound plummeted against all of its major peers on Friday, with markets fearing a no-deal Brexit may still be on the cards following a defiant speech by Theresa May in the wake of a disastrous Salzburg summit.
Sterling looks set to bounce back at the start of this week’s session however, with GBP/EUR climbing to €1.1159, GBP/USD advancing to $1.3112 and GBP/CAD rising to C$1.6962, while both GBP/AUD and GBP/NZD are surging, striking AU$1.8039 and NZ$1.9668 respectively.
Looking ahead Brexit is likely to continue to dominate market sentiment this week, with investors bracing for further volatility in the pound.

Reviewing your pension options in the face of BrexitIt makes sense for British expatriates to adapt their financial planning for their life abroad. By taking advantage of opportunities available for Portuguese residents, you can potentially reduce taxation and gain more flexibility than UK-based alternatives.
Does the same apply to pensions: if you are permanently living in Portugal, should you bring your UK pensions with you?

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