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Becoming a Swiss citizen just got harder

Becoming a Swiss citizen just got harder
From the beginning of this month, it’s even harder for expats to get Swiss citizenship. Switzerland has been perennially popular as a home from home for millionaire UK financiers as well as Britons enjoying a generous pension and the lifestyle to match, but becoming a citizen of this pristine country is now more difficult than ever...

Guide to buying a home in the Netherlands

Guide to buying a home in the Netherlands
Wherever your chosen destination, becoming an expat almost invariably involves getting to grips with the local property market and all its quirks. Moving overseas to a new life as an expat can include the purchase of a property in your new location, making your first introduction to your new country’s bureaucratic processes likely to be...

Healthcare for expats relocating to Norway

Healthcare for expats relocating to Norway
Norway has scored high in recent surveys as a great all-round destination for expat professionals and their families, but what about the country’s healthcare provisions? Reassuringly, Norway’s healthcare system is one of the best anywhere on the planet, and is free in most circumstances to those who pay into the country’s...

Statistics show fewer Brits heading for retirement in Europe

Statistics show fewer Brits heading for retirement in Europe
Statistics are showing a sharp decrease in the numbers of Brit retirees abandoning the home country and setting up in European destinations. According to statistics recently released by the Office of National Statistics, the number of British state pensioners drawing their pensions whilst living in one of the major European retirement...

Irish taxman hits out at wealthy retirees in Portugal

Irish taxman hits out at wealthy retirees in Portugal
Wealthy Irish pensioners living overseas as non-resident taxpayers are likely to be hard hit by the Irish taxman’s new rule changes. In the week before Christmas, the revenue office in Ireland announced new tax rules to apply to wealthy Irish national expat pensioners. The move is effective starting December 22, and is aimed at...

Is relocating to Europe during Brexit negotiations a good idea?

Is relocating to Europe during Brexit negotiations a good idea?
The Brexit leave vote came at a bad time for many would-be expats planning an escape from the UK, but is it safe to go ahead as things stand at the moment? Whether to go or stay is a crucial question without an easy answer, as there’s no indication of certainty in anything which has been agreed to date between the two sides. Expat...

Academic survey gives France a welcome rise in overall global perception

Academic survey gives France a welcome rise in overall global perception
A surprising survey result recently revealed France has a better image as an expat destination than either the USA or the UK. The survey ranked countries according to their global perception by expats, with France leapfrogging over formerly popular countries to take second place just below Germany. The surprise was its placing in spite of...

Spanish property sales highest since financial crisis

Spanish property sales highest since financial crisis
Spain’s Development Ministry has reported a surge in property sales since the beginning of October, giving a 16 per cent increase on last year’s figures. Between September 2016 and the end of September this year, just over 510,000 homes were sold, with 121,000 finding buyers during 2017’s third quarter. The figure is only slightly...

Netherlands is the place for expat entrepreneurial businesses

Netherlands is the place for expat entrepreneurial businesses
For the ever-increasing number of younger entrepreneurs moving overseas to create their dream businesses, the Netherlands has much to offer. Surveys of ‘best countries’ have their place in many would-be expats’ choices of where to go, but mostly concentrate on expat professional relocations or expat retiree destinations. Moving...

Expat entrepreneurs favour Brussels for tech startup funding

Expat entrepreneurs favour Brussels for tech startup funding
If you’re planning a start-up and don’t fancy your chances in post-Brexit Britain, Belgium is the place to go. For such a small country, it’s amazing how suited it is for start-ups and entrepreneurial expats desperate for funding. Over the past several years, Belgium and especially Brussels have been overrun by expat entrepreneurs...