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“Going Offshore” is a phrase that one commonly hears usually accompanied by a wry smile or a sly wink of the eye. There is an assumption that somehow “Offshore” is “dodgy” and anyone who has an offshore bank account or business must automatically be up to no good. Phrases like “tax avoidance”, “tax evasion” and, […]

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The FSA is an independent non-governmental body formed following reforms in the regulation of financial services. The supervision of banking and investment services (including pensions, life assurance etc) was merged with the responsibilities of the previous regulator, “The Securities and Investments Board (SIB), which changed its name to the Financial Services Authority in 1997. The FSA’s four […]

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The European Economic Area consists of all the member states of the European Union plus three of the four European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states, namely Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. By treaty the EFTA states have been allowed to be part of the European Single Market without being required to join the EU. The Fourth […]

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The AIM market is operated by the “London Stock Exchange“ for smaller growing companies. To join AIM, companies do not need a particular financial track record or trading history. The AIM rules have no minimum requirement in terms of size or number of shareholders. Further information can be had by clicking the link below: www.londonstockexchange.com/aim   […]

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  For the purpose of the “Listing Rules“, admission means admission of securities to the “Official List of the United Kingdom Listing Authority“, and, for the purpose of the “AIM Rules“, admission means admission od securities to trading on AIM – the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.   Also See: The UK Corporate […]

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Despite having some pretty good anti-spam software hardly a day goes by without at least one spam email reaching my in box offering me a part-time job which involves transferring money through my bank account on behalf of someone else. I’m sure you get them too, and they are also popping up on the internet […]

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