Wealthwise: Insights and Strategies for International Banking
Your go-to source for the latest insights and information on how to add value to your life with international banking products and services.
Saving and Investing
Saving and Investing 27 Sep 20234 reasons to consider a fixed-term deposit Alternative strategies to preserve and grow your wealth can sometimes be viewed as risky. That certainly can be the case if you adopt a more aggressive approach in your portfolio planning, although this is seldom the right approach for your everyday investor.
Saving and Investing 17 Jul 2023Exploring alternative strategies with structured products Alternative strategies to preserve and grow your wealth can sometimes be viewed as risky. That certainly can be the case if you adopt a more aggressive approach in your portfolio planning, although this is seldom the right approach for your everyday investor.
Saving and Investing 24 Mar 2023Recession fears drive investors to safer options World leaders, company executives and ordinary households are all cautiously optimistic that 2023 will offer some respite from the turmoil of 2022. Nevertheless, topping the list of threats to investments and the cost of living is the possibility of a global recession. Fuelled by last year’s aggressive rate hikes, this threat looms ever larger as demand and output have started to slow around the globe.
Managing your money
Managing your money 27 Sep 20233 creative ways to use your international debit card When considering the merits of an international bank account, decisions are often based on the unique features and lifestyle benefits that are packaged with your offshore account. What is often overlooked, however, is the convenience and flexibility you gain from being able to wield a globally-accepted debit card.
Managing your money 28 Aug 2023When traditional and fintech banking meet In a world where speed of access is paramount, fintech banking solutions have attracted new generations of customers. But as regulatory requirements increase, easy access is giving way to unexpected hurdles down the line when regulators come calling.
Managing your money 21 Jul 2023Protect your capital with this foreign exchange hack Retaining the buying power of one’s capital is a constant challenge at the best of times, and even more so in an inflationary environment. Spare a thought for international banking clients who face the added hurdle of a weak or volatile currency.
Travelling & Relocation
International Banking 101
International banking 101 1 Sep 2023The benefits of Standard Bank International Accounts When you look into your future, do you see yourself relaxing on a houseboat in Europe? Or maybe travelling through Asia? Retirement, your child’s education and your financial stability don’t have to be dreams; banking internationally with Standard Bank Offshore can help turn those dreams into reality.
International banking 101 15 Aug 2023Everything you need to know about investing internationally What is an international investment?
International banking 101 15 Aug 2023International banking made simple Banking internationally can feel intimidating, but the days of it being reserved for the wealthy are behind us. While there may be restrictions on how much you can send from your home country, you can quickly and conveniently open an international bank account wherever you are and enjoy banking as if you were at home.
International banking 101 28 Jun 2021Understanding Discretionary Portfolio Services Learn how our discretionary portfolio services make global investment simple.
International banking 101 24 Jun 2021When to consider international banking WATCH how Ed Jordan explains when you should consider moving some of your money overseas.
Estate & Succession Planning
Estate & Succession Planning 11 Oct 2023Robust philanthropy regulation enables effective giving It might come as a surprise to some that family foundations give 10 times more in charitable donations than corporate foundations. According to a report by the Association of Charitable Foundations, family foundations gave £2.3 billion in 2020–21 compared to the £239 million from corporate foundations.
Estate & Succession Planning 8 Sep 2023More than money and assets: what makes an effective succession plan “The special challenges of the Rich come from the inordinate freedom granted by the wealth, the surplus of resources beyond ordinary human needs, and the ability to manage the world around them in ways not possible to others.” 1
Estate & Succession Planning 24 Jul 2023A cautionary tale on the role of the protector The story of the X-trust is worth sharing. It started like any other story about a trust with a protector. The late settlor, Ms Goodness, with sound intentions appointed a protector to the discretionary trust that she settled. The protector, an accountant by profession that was well known to her, called Rudy, was an Australian resident. Ms Goodness did not have any children, and the beneficiaries of the trust as per the trust instrument were her nephews and nieces. Her desire for her nephews and nieces to benefit was also expressed in her letter of wishes that the trustee held on record.
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