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British expats warned again over dodgy IFAs

Posted on September 21, 2017 in
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British expats warned again over dodgy IFAs
Over the past several years, the UK financial regulator has cracked down on IFAs offering investments which benefit them rather than their clients, causing many to move offshore and plague expat destinations. Fortunately for British investors and pension savers, most of the easily accessible financial advice firms are now regulated,...

Finding the best quality education for your expat kids

Posted on September 21, 2017 in
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Finding the best quality education for your expat kids
Moving overseas with your family involves a great deal more planning than if you’d been single, especially when it comes to children’s’ education. Whilst cost of living, suitable accommodation, healthcare and safety are all crucially important to those considering relocation to an unfamiliar country, if it’s to be a family...

How to be successful as an expat in Bangkok

Posted on September 20, 2017 in
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How to be successful as an expat in Bangkok
Living and working as an expat in Bangkok is easier if you remember a few essential rules. Bangkok’s Sukhamvit district is home to a good-sized community of Western expats working for internationally-based companies’ Thailand offices. The city and Thailand itself may not be number one on expatriates’ must-have lists, but for the...

Canada a solid contender for expat professionals and retirees

Posted on September 20, 2017 in
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Canada a solid contender for expat professionals and retirees
As the UK and USA plunge to the bottom of the lists of best countries for expats, Canada emerges as a good, solid all-rounder. The latest Expat Insider survey came as a huge shock for expats considering the US and USA, but Canada’s 16th place in the ratings gives a solid alternative. If Bahrain, which topped this year’s list, isn’t...

Majority of USA expats resent IRS and FATCA

Posted on September 19, 2017 in
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Majority of USA expats resent IRS and FATCA
A recent survey conducted by major American tax advisory firm has shown the vast majority of US expats are angry about their tax-related treatment by their home country. Out of an estimated nine million USA expats living across the world, only one third are content with the double-tax system and FATCA reporting rules as they are. The rest...

Weak British pound creates Brexit vote irony over UK property market

Weak British pound creates Brexit vote irony over UK property market
Leave voters expecting to see less foreigners buying up UK real estate are now faced with the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/brexit">Brexit</a> reality of the weak pound and its positive effect on overseas investors. Overseas buyers’ enthusiasm for the bargain-basement discounts on British property...

Helpful hints for new expat arrivals in Dubai

Posted on September 18, 2017 in
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Helpful hints for new expat arrivals in Dubai
Settling down in Dubai is made easier by taking on advance knowledge of its lifestyle, culture and working hours. Dubai is a fascinating city for its architecture, ambience and dramatic desert setting, and is perennially popular as an expat professional destination for its luxury lifestyle as well as its career opportunities. However,...

QROPs on the decline due to new 25 per cent transfer tax

Posted on September 18, 2017 in
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QROPs on the decline due to new 25 per cent transfer tax
The latest round of statistics published by the UK’s HRMC has shown a significant drop in the number of QROPS transfers taking place. The March 2017 introduction by HMRC of a 25 per cent transfer tax on QROPS pension transfers is believed to be the reason why the numbers of such transfer have fallen. Basically, the tax has negated a...

How far will your money go in Asia?

Posted on September 16, 2017 in
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How far will your money go in Asia?
Moving overseas is, for most expats, a leap in the dark as regards lifestyle and budgetary demands, made even more complicated if salaries and pensions are taken in the currency of the home country. An increasing number of expats are deciding on Asia for their next move, with China in particular attracting entrepreneurs to its booming...

Trump visa crackdown detains Oz expats at USA borders

Posted on September 16, 2017 in
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Trump visa crackdown detains Oz expats at USA borders
Australian expats and tourists are now being pulled up at US borders, with the USA’s projected new visa system expected to ban some from entry. Since Trump was inaugurated as US president, Australian travellers are becoming victims of increased surveillance at US airports and border crossings and those applying for visas are now...

Cambodian Bank wins praise for stability and sound assets quality

Cambodian Bank wins praise for stability and sound assets quality
Expats heading to Southeast Asia are right to be cautious over banking security, but one Cambodian bank is now being praised by an international credit rating agency. Developing countries in Southeast Asia are now popular with expats, especially retirees, but their banking systems and the banks themselves don’t usually operate to first...

Finding the best deal for transferring currency

Posted on September 14, 2017 in
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Finding the best deal for transferring currency
Whatever you are told, currency transfers are never free. Expats looking to transfer money internationally between accounts held in two different currencies normally spend some time searching for the best exchange rate, but ignore or are not aware of the fact that commissions and hidden extras may be creaming too much off the top. Many...

Wage structures for expats in Singapore

Posted on September 13, 2017 in
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Wage structures for expats in Singapore
One of the most important questions when considering a move to Singapore is ‘how much will I earn’. The majority of expat professionals contemplating a new job consider the salary offered before any other aspects of the country and city. Wages compared with living costs are priorities, especially if the move includes dependents....

Standards and facilities for expats in Saudi hospitals

Posted on September 13, 2017 in
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Standards and facilities for expats in Saudi hospitals
Would-be expat professionals thinking of taking on a position in Saudi Arabia will now need to purchase compulsory private healthcare insurance. The majority of employers of expats at professional levels are willing to cover the costs of the new compulsory expat healthcare insurance, but what do expats get should they fall ill, especially...

China offers expat job prospects but withholds quality of life

Posted on September 12, 2017 in
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China offers expat job prospects but withholds quality of life
China is the new kid on the block as regards expat destinations, offering good job opportunities but falling short on quality of life and settling in. It’s only in the last several decades that China has become a serious expat destination drawing huge numbers of mostly younger professionals and entrepreneurs to its ancient land. The...

Top ten best countries for expat professional high salaries

Posted on September 12, 2017 in
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Top ten best countries for expat professional high salaries
A recent survey has revealed the ten countries in which determined expats can earn more than in their home country. For many expats, the single reason for leaving their country of birth is the chance to earn far more than they could at home. A recent survey has identified the ten best destinations offering high salaries to expat...

Wealthy expat investors go for golden visas

Posted on September 12, 2017 in
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Wealthy expat investors go for golden visas
The recent introduction of the so-called ‘Golden Visas’ is drawing huge numbers of wealthy expats to Eurozone destinations. \r\n\r\nControversial from the outset but now considered highly successful, Golden Visas allow wealthy foreigners to purchase the right to live permanently in a number of European Union countries. They include...

Brexit: Plunging British Pound Gives Expat Buy to Let Property Purchases in UK a Lift

Brexit: Plunging British Pound Gives Expat Buy to Let Property Purchases in UK a Lift
Successful buy-to-let investments, both in the UK and in Europe, depend on sterling devaluation If you’re planning on financing your expat retirement through buy-to-let investments, keep a sharp eye on the effects of the plummeting pound. Many soon-to- be retirees looking for the good life overseas are hoping to finance a comfortable...

UAE-Indian eMigrate inititative will end exploitation

Posted on September 8, 2015 in
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UAE-Indian eMigrate inititative will end exploitation
Indian officials in the UAE have said that the new revamped eMigrate online recruitment system can put a stop to employers and recruiting agents exploiting workers. The officials have also dismissed worries that blue-collar workers have not been able to use the platform because they must apply for emigration clearance online. On Monday,...

Egypt seizes vessels with more than 200 migrants

Posted on September 7, 2015 in
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Egypt seizes vessels with more than 200 migrants
The Egyptian navy has seized three boats in the Mediterranean transporting 228 migrants and detained 17 crew members. The military announced on Facebook that as part of their ongoing attempts to secure the coast, they sighted three suspicious looking fishing vessels off the port town of Alexandria. The statement went on to say that they...