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FINANCIAL ADVICE ITALY

Do UN employees need a Supplementary Pension?

We think not, which is not to say that UN employees do not need to save for retirement but the question should be what is the most suitable way for a UN employee to save for retirement? This article expands on one of the points we made in our previous article titled...

Private Pensions in Italy – The Second Pillar

Pensions in Italy, as with many things, are dominated by the state. The state is the primary provider for people in their retirement and the pension system (known as The First Pillar) is funded by social security contributions made by workers and employers. When...

RAISING STANDARDS IN FINANCIAL ADVICE FOR EXPATS

Valiant Wealth are setting new standards in independent financial advice for international people and expats resident in Italy. This article was originally published by Italian Insider – an English language newspaper and website for expats in Italy.

The ‘Greta Thunberg Effect’ and The Rise of ESG Investing

By Adam Smith As you have probably heard Greta Thunberg had quite a 2019 which resulted in her being named the 2019 Time person of the year. The level of attention she has brought to the climate crisis is quite astonishing especially considering she was 16 years old...

Move to Italy and enjoy ‘La Dolce Vita’ on tax!

Why Italy should be your first choice escape route Whether you’re a middle-aged professional with an established career, an entrepreneur or just starting out in the world of work, Italy should be top of your list thanks to favourable new tax regimes. Italy offers a...

The Age of the Italian Tax Incentive

From a tax perspective there has probably never been a better time to move to Italy, in modern history at least. In recent years Italy has been following Portugal and Cyprus’s lead and attempting to attract new residents made up of retirees, high net worth individuals...

Substitutive Tax Regime Attracts Wealthy Foreign Citizens to Italy

In 2017 Italy Finance Law introduced a flat rate of tax of €100,000 aimed at attracting high net worth foreigners to reside in Italy. The law states that new residents will pay only a flat lump sum tax of €100,000 in place of normal income tax. As with any new...

How Much Do I Need to Save for Retirement?

Have you given thought to what the sunset years of your life will look like? If your dream is have the freedom to travel and have fun then you might need to take a good hard look at your financial situation today.   It all starts by asking yourself a few simple...

QUESTIONS TO ASK A FINANCIAL ADVISOR

This article delves into questions you should be asking your financial advisor. Whether you’re about to start speaking to an advisor or you are already working with one, it is absolutely imperative that they can provide satisfactory answers to these questions. We’ve...

UNDERSTANDING INPS

What is INPS in Italy? The National Institute of Social Security ( INPS ) is the main social security institution of the Italian public pension system, in which all public or private employees must be enrolled and most of the self-employed workers who do not have...

HEALTH INSURANCE FOR EXPATS IN ITALY

We are often asked about health insurance in Italy, in some cases from people moving to Italy who have heard about the need for health cover in order to gain residence status and others who are concerned about the level of care they may receive if they are taken ill...

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