Informative Articles for Financial Planning

QROPS Pension Transfers subject to 25% tax charge

In the latest UK budget, it has been announced that a 25% tax charge will be introduced this year on UK pensions being transferred into an offshore QROPS scheme. Although there are some exceptions, this will have a signficiant imnpact on the decision to transfer a preserved UK pension to an offshore QROPS scheme. If you are in the midst of transferring your pension, we strongly recommend that you make yourself fully aware of the possible implications in doing so before you proceed. Further... [Read more]
15th Mar 2017

Securing Property Finance in Japan

An informative article published by the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan written by our own in-house mortgage expert, Anthony Collins. Anthony lays out in laymen's terms the current trends in mortgage financing and how suited you might be to apply for a loan. We can guide you through the process whether you wish to be a homeowner or an investor. [Read more]
24th Feb 2017

Changes to Japanese Inheritance Tax, how are you affected?

The level at which Japanese inheritance tax is applied, has reduced significantly. Until recently, you were able to pass assets to beneficiaries of up to ¥50 million plus ¥10 million for each heir before inheritance tax was levied. Now it has reduced to ¥30 million plus ¥6 million for each heir. This has consequently drawn many more people into the inheritance tax net. Read more here. [Read more]
16th Feb 2017

Japanese Property Price Trends

Where are the most and least expensive areas in Japan to purchase a house? Find out here. [Read more]
10th Feb 2017