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Which currency will win in 2018

Posted on January 9, 2018 in Currency Exchange Finance Politics UK US
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Which currency will win in 2018
Currency rates are one of the most essential issues to consider for expats, whether you’re living on a pension or annuity, thinking of investing overseas or back in the home country or just ordering something online form the other side of the planet. Following exchange rates is a roller coaster ride, with relative values dipping and...

British expat retirees worldwide feel the pain of shrinking sterling

British expat retirees worldwide feel the pain of shrinking sterling
Brexit’s effect on sterling has eroded the spending power of hundreds of thousands of British expats worldwide. Whether they’re struggling on an already less than generous UK state pension, have top-ups from personal pensions or are receiving an income from investments, the reality is that the value of their monthly incomes has fallen...

Expats in UAE get ATM cryptocurrency withdrawals

Expats in UAE get ATM cryptocurrency withdrawals
Expats heading for or already working in the UAE can now make cryptocurrency withdrawals from dedicated ATMs. \r\n\r\nIn an announcement last Tuesday, NCR Corporation revealed it has joined with UAE cryptocurrency exchange CoinHub to allow users to make ATM cash withdrawals from their cryptocurrency accounts. According to the statement,...

Retired expats in Thailand fear effects of strengthening baht

Retired expats in Thailand fear effects of strengthening baht
The Thai baht recently hit a 31-month high, sending shivers through expat retirees living off their fixed pensions. The seemingly never-ending rise of the baht is a frequent subject of posts on Thai expat forums, with many refusing to believe the reasons for its strength as put forward by the junta government. The latest rise against the...

Expat investors head north for buy to let bargains

Expat investors head north for buy to let bargains
For expats looking to live well from UK buy-to-let properties, research into the best regions for returns is now essential. With increasing house prices, increased stamp duty and the recent crackdown on tax all squeezing landlords’ profits, expats wanting to take advantage of the fall in sterling to make a buy-to-let investment need to...

Indonesia to ban all cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin

Indonesia to ban all cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin
In a surprise announcement, Indonesia has vowed to ban all forms of cryptocurrency including Bitcoin, as it considers the rupiah is under threat. Bank Indonesia governor Agus Martowardojo made the Bitcoin announcement as part of a basket of remedies for the ongoing unhealthy business practices, arbitrations and business control by parties...

Expat property investors face conundrums between currency fluctuation and capital gains

Expat property investors face conundrums between currency fluctuation and capital gains
Property has always been popular with expat investors for its doubly profitable whammy of capital gains and rental incomes, but the Brexit-based devaluation of sterling has brought instability into the frame. For expat investors, Brexit so far has been a curse and a blessing dependent on the location of their properties and the currency...

Expats applaud Malaysia legalising Bitcoin

Posted on September 28, 2017 in Currency Exchange
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Expats applaud Malaysia legalising Bitcoin
The Malaysian government has announced it’s investigating the possibility of legalising Bitcoin bythe end of 2017. For expats living and working in Malaysia, the government’s intention to legalise the controversial Bitcoin is a relief as, should it be accepted, it will make transferring money to families in the home country far easier....

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...

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...