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March 11: fresh milk newsletter

We sat down to share our New Year's resolutions in January - Steve's first words were "I'm overwhelmed by our ...

March 2011: expats – ever tried to cash out your retirement funds from abroad?

When emigrating from South Africa one generally leaves behind an important and valuable family heirloom - your retirement investments! Whilst ...

Living in the UK with a South African pension? Don’t miss the boat…

If you have not taken action yet, take note ……… the clock is ticking! Right now, if you move funds ...

3 steps to cash-in your unclaimed policies

As a South African living and working abroad you may be owed money from unclaimed policies. The value in unclaimed South ...

Financial Emigration: Will I lose my citizenship?

This is the fair, and generally first, question people want an answer to when financial emigration comes up for discussion… The answer is no – ...

South African estate duty loophole is getting plugged!

Changes to put an end to a popular estate duty avoidance scheme are underway. An amendment to the Estate Duty ...

Jakkals prys sy eie stert…

…my Ma’t altyd gesê mens moet nooit glo wat ander mense sê en nie altyd oor jouself praat nie! Hoé ...

Sowaar as parra manel dra…

… jy’s 100% geregtig om jou Suid Afrikaanse uittree-annuïteite te ontsluit en oorsee te verplaas! Jy moet net aanstaltes maak ...

How to move your South African money

It takes some doing, but that’s what we do. We provide simple solutions to a complex process: moving your money ...

Kaptein span die seile…

... dis 2015 - wag jy steeds op jou skip om in te kom? ‘n Vloot Suid-Afrikaanse versekeringsmaatskappy-skepe wag op ...

Move your SA retirement fund into your UK pension

You earn a good salary in hard currency and contribute to a sterling denominated pension fund, to provide for your ...

Stick to the knitting!

Ned Miller’s 1965 song “Do What You Do Do Well” still holds true in 2015. Holding retirement investments in South ...

Exchange control in South Africa – how does it affect you?

South Africa is one of the few countries that continues to operate an exchange control system and it seems unlikely ...

Opportunity knocks, if you’re coming back to South Africa….

If you’re planning to leave the UK and head home to South Africa, or even if you’re undecided, here’s an ...

Share the love

If you know South Africans who are having difficulties transferring their retirement investments offshore, please share the love. Isn’t that ...

When my ship comes in…

…it’s 2015 and you’re still waiting? A fleet of South African insurance companies’ ships are awaiting your signal. To unlock ...

Calling a spade a spade…

You can't blame a person for being dubious when all there is between their retirement and inheritance monies is 11,000 ...

SA Expats: When to take the pension gap?

Is the question we’ll all be asking ourselves sooner or later… South Africans, living and working abroad, who rely on ...

Retirement annuities – 6 common misunderstandings

I can’t cash in my retirement annuity. If you live overseas on a permanent basis you can surrender your retirement ...

South African Emigration Fear Factor vs. Dual Citizenship

Believe it or not: the most common angst associated with emigrating from South Africa? Do I lose my South African ...

South African Expats: There’s no time like the present

When’s a good time for South Africans living outside the country to get their financial affairs in order, to cash-in ...