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Markets breathe a sigh of relief as May provides Brexit clarity

By HiFX  /     Jan 17, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

The six months since the UK voted to leave the EU have been dominated by uncertainty around what Brexit actually means. This vacuum of information has generally resulted in downward pressure on the Pound. But today Theresa May has relieved some of this pressure with a confident yet amiable speech about the UK’s objectives and […]

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Comparing the costs of moving abroad: EU vs. the Commonwealth

By HiFX  /     Jan 10, 2017  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

On the day after the EU Referendum results, there was a spike in Google searches for the term “how to emigrate”. These were accompanied by a number of searches from people thinking about moving to specific countries; France, Ireland, Australia and Canada were some of the most popular choices. Recent figures have revealed there was […]

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What will 2017 bring for the currency markets?

By HiFX  /     Dec 15, 2016  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

2016 has provided a number of surprises for the currency markets, with global events including the Brexit vote, Trump’s victory and the Italian Referendum causing increased volatility. We expect that political events in the UK, USA and Europe will continue to influence the markets as we head into 2017, and there are several politically significant […]

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After currency curveballs in the UK and USA, could Europe be next?

By HiFX  /     Dec 01, 2016  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

2016 news has been dominated by coverage of Brexit and Trump, both of which have had a significant impact on the global currency markets. It seems likely that as these events develop, they will continue to influence the markets in 2017 and beyond. But increasingly attention is starting to shift towards Europe, where there will […]

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In Conversation: The Flash Crash and living in uncertain times

By HiFX  /     Oct 12, 2016  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

Welcome to In Conversation, foreign exchange insights and discussions from HiFX to support businesses that send or receive international payments.   2016 has shown that large currency movements can happen at any time. A number of curveballs have caused significant changes to the value of the Pound. Some of these, such as the Brexit vote, […]

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How is the Pound performing around the world?

By HiFX  /     Aug 24, 2016  /     Global  /     0 Comment

It’s now been exactly two months since the UK voted to leave the EU, causing the Pound to drop significantly overnight. As the dust has started to settle in the following weeks, Sterling has generally remained weaker than it was before the vote, due to an uncertainty about what Brexit could mean for areas of […]

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In Conversation: What does Brexit mean for exporters?

By HiFX  /     Aug 10, 2016  /     Europe  /     0 Comment

Welcome to In Conversation, foreign exchange insights and discussions from HiFX to support businesses that send or receive international payments. This article was written by Trade Finance Global, experts in trade and invoice finance solutions for UK businesses to import and export goods.    Brexit has largely been seen as an opportunity for UK exporters, […]

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In Conversation: Sterling starts to stabilise, businesses need to prepare for the new normal

By HiFX  /     Aug 08, 2016  /     Europe  /     0 Comment

Welcome to In Conversation, foreign exchange insights and discussions from HiFX to support businesses that send or receive international payments.   After the volatility in Sterling following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, it seems that the markets are starting to stabilise. The new government is now in place, while the Bank of England […]

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What does Brexit actually mean for expats?

By HiFX  /     Jul 28, 2016  /     Europe  /     2 Comments

More than a month after Britain voted to leave the EU, it is still unclear what the status is of the estimated 1.2 million British expats living in the EU and 3.3 million EU expats in Britain. There are questions over residency rights, work permits, taxes, healthcare, pensions and more. We took a look at […]

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