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Expat divorce in the Netherlands

Expat divorce in the Netherlands
If your expat relocation to the Netherlands was great for your career but toxic for your marriage, it’s possible to divorce without returning to your home country. In today’s globalised world, marriages can be the unintended victims of successful career moves to an overseas location. When an expat marriage is truly over in the...

Brit expats see glimmer of hope in massive new Brexit poll

Brit expats see glimmer of hope in massive new Brexit poll
The results of a massive new Brexit poll are buoying up the hopes of British expats in the EU, but will politicians take notice? As the Brexit nightmare grinds on and British expats living in EU member states grow ever more fearful of a no-deal exit, the results of a huge, nationwide poll are telling it like it really is. The poll,...

Brits queuing up for Republic of Ireland passports

Brits queuing up for Republic of Ireland passports
Since the result of the Brexit referendum was announced, there’s been a massive surge in the number of Brits applying for Irish passports. In the year before the referendum, some 46,000 applications for Irish passports were processed, all of which went to citizens in mainland UK rather than to Northern Ireland. By the beginning of...

Several million British expats urged to Brexit-proof their finances

Several million British expats urged to Brexit-proof their finances
According to leading financial advice firms, all British expats should now be reviewing their financial strategies in the light of a possible no-deal Brexit. The news that the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer is setting aside some £500 million in preparation for a no-deal Brexit is sending shivers up the spines of a good number of British...

Is Italy the new Spain for expat retirees?

Is Italy the new Spain for expat retirees?
For would-be expat retirees who’ve decided against Spain and France, Italy is the place for a stylish retirement. Reports of violence in favourite Spanish resorts and France’s ambivalent attitude towards Brits since the Brexit referendum are turning would-be expat retirees’ thoughts to the Italian delights of food, wine, great...

UK offers healthcare coverage for expat retirees in EU

UK offers healthcare coverage for expat retirees in EU
The British government has introduced a bill aimed at continuing the funding of EU-based Brit expat pensioners’ healthcare in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The bill came after French lawmakers said their government was considering safeguarding healthcare provisions for British expats if Britain ceased to make reciprocal payments...

Is Greece the answer to the Brexit blues?

Is Greece the answer to the Brexit blues?
Greece may not be as popular as other better-known expatriate destinations, but its low cost of living, safe environment and ultra-friendly people make it the perfect place to call home. The ancient land of Greece has largely put its financial troubles behind it, and is now recovering well, making it a suitable destination for expat...

Entrepreneurial expats in Spain embrace e-commerce

Entrepreneurial expats in Spain embrace e-commerce
There’s a new slant on becoming an expat in Spain, with e-commerce the latest fad with entrepreneurs. E-commerce is now establishing itself as yet another way to take advantage of Spain’s low cost of living, friendly environment and mostly spectacular climate. The industry is attracting increasing numbers of tech-savvy expats whose...

Planning your relocation to suit your preferences

Planning your relocation to suit your preferences
In general, Europe is the most comfortable location for would-be career-mined expatriates, due to its high standards of living and almost-familiar cultures. Although visa requirements for emigration or relocation to European countries will be tougher post-Brexit, the continent isn’t likely to lose its popularity with would-be expats...

Frozen pensions under attack by petition with 196,000 signatures

Frozen pensions under attack by petition with 196,000 signatures
To date, 196,000 people have signed a petition calling for the UK’s frozen pension scheme to be abolished. For those who’re looking to retire overseas, this is a crucial issue, as in many popular retirement destinations, the UK state pension is frozen at the point of the retiree’s departure from the UK, whilst in certain other...