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UK expat retirement strategies being wrecked by low pension payments

UK expat retirement strategies being wrecked by low pension payments
A successful expat retirement strategy often depends on a satisfactory pension income topped up by capital released via the sale of the home country property. Even although capital appreciation on property purchase is almost inevitable nowadays, monthly income from a state and/or private pension is crucial in the provision of funds...

British expats warned over Spanish pet transportation scam

British expats warned over Spanish pet transportation scam
If you’re emigrating to Spain and can’t bear to leave your beloved pets behind, beware of social media recommendations for pet transportation companies. For British would-be expatriates whose dogs and cats are their beloved family, ensuring they’re able to be transported safely is one of the trickiest aspects of moving overseas. Pet...

Is Thailand still an inexpensive expat retiree destination?

Is Thailand still an inexpensive expat retiree destination?
What’s the true cost of retirement in Thailand? For several decades, Thailand has been the retirement dream of would-be expats from a good number of world countries including the USA and the UK. The Southeast Asian country was celebrated as being a seriously cheap destination for Westerners looking to live an uncomplicated life with...

Living the expat digital nomad lifestyle the easy way

Living the expat digital nomad lifestyle the easy way
Becoming a digital nomad is many younger expats’ dream, but complications can occur in the practical aspects of life on the road. Over the past decade or so, digital nomads have taken the place of old-style travel writers and created their own world and way of living based on a love of travel and the discovery of hidden gems in all...

Transferwise set to corner the market in remittances from Arab States

Transferwise set to corner the market in remittances from Arab States
With sterling teetering on the edge of another fall, British expats transferring payments and deposits in their local currency back to their UK bank accounts are losing every which way due to expensive transfer charges. Wherever in the world UK expatriates are based, the majority will need to transfer cash back to the home country, whether...

British expats worldwide are losers due to currency fluctuation

British expats worldwide are losers due to currency fluctuation
One issue that’s seldom taken into account when expatriation is under discussion is currency fluctuation. Whether the reason for leaving the home country is for a better-paying job, retirement or entrepreneurship, the logistics of the move itself almost always take precedence over what may or may not happen in the future. Back in time...

MPs helping PremierFX expat victims may get a hearing in the House

MPs helping PremierFX expat victims may get a hearing in the House
British lawmakers are now rallying round expats in Mallorca hit by the PremierFX crash. Palma based currency exchange firm PremierFX collapsed almost a year ago, leaving millions in unpaid debts. Whilst no progress has been made and those who lost are giving up hope, dozens of UK lawmakers are now calling for a debate on the issue. The...

Female expats aren’t all trailing spouses nowadays

Female expats aren’t all trailing spouses nowadays
Females are now an established part of the expat world, and they’re not all trailing spouses! Back in the day, the only women spotted in expat communities worldwide were trailing spouses doing their best to dutifully maintain the home country way of life for their hopefully successful husbands and their somewhat confused offspring....

Cyprus wins on low rents but expats consider other issues

Cyprus wins on low rents but expats consider other issues
Expatriates in Cyprus fall into two categories - retirees and career-oriented professionals happy to move on whenever necessary. Cyprus’s expat demographics resemble those of Spain and France rather than the UAE, Hong Kong and Singapore. as the Mediterranean island isn’t exactly a career-oriented top-talent hotspot. However, it’s...

Is selling their UK properties the wise choice for expats?

Is selling their UK properties the wise choice for expats?
Should British expats already living overseas and those planning to relocate in the near future sell their UK properties now? British expats living and working overseas as well as buy-to-let investors are already considering their options as regards selling up in the UK in order to avoid the projected post-Brexit property price crash. The...