Europe

I paid the equivalent of NICs in Italy. Do they count towards my UK pension?

If you have lived in or paid into the social security system of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland or a country that has a social security agreement with the UK, that may help you to build up a state...

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Brexit deal required for pension firms to maintain payments to British expats

MP Nicky Morgan has written to the Chancellor to ascertain how cross border pension payments are likely to be treated post-Brexit.

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O2 to launch free mobile roaming in Europe – on same day as EU ban

O2 has become the latest mobile provider to announce the imminent launch of free mobile roaming in Europe.

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Would a Brexit make you richer or poorer?

There are only a few weeks left until the nation goes to the polls on 23 June to decide whether to stay in the European Union (EU) or to leave it, in what has been coined a ‘Brexit’.

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How will the EU referendum affect your investments?

But what does it mean for our investments in equities? In the run-up to the referendum, we are likely to see a lot of ups and downs in the stock market.

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The lowdown for landlords buying in Europe

Landlords in the UK have suffered several blows to their income in the past few months. Changes to both the way rental income is taxed and to stamp duty rates will dent investors’ future profits.

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Fund to watch: Threadneedle European Select

It seeks to do this by investing at least two thirds of its assets in shares with good growth prospects in continental Europe or those with significant operations in the region.

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Would you invest in Europe?

Even the most seasoned observer of the European crisis might have been a little surprised when Cyprus threatened to derail the regions's fragile peace. But it shows the eurozone's banana skins are multiple and well-hidden.

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Investment opportunities for 2013

Our base case scenario is that while a number of headwinds remain, economies and markets may surprise on the upside, especially in the US.

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Sterling up 10% against the euro

Sterling has strengthened by almost 10% against the euro over the past year, according to research from Moneycorp.

Sterling touched a high of 1.27 this week, which represents almost a four-year high.

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