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Thailand no longer a bargain basement home for expat retirees

Thailand no longer a bargain basement home for expat retirees
Bangkok is now a more expensive capital city than London, Madrid or Berlin. Buoyed up by its reputation for the good life at minimal cost, Thailand was a favourite with expatriates from Western countries for several decades. Retirees, expat professionals, those looking to teach English as a stopgap before moving on elsewhere in Southeast...

Prague property prices reflect soaring expat demand

Prague property prices reflect soaring expat demand
if you’re planning a start-up in Prague, the bad news is that property prices in the Czech Republic have risen by 32 per cent since 2010. The massive rise in the cost of homes in the Czech Republic is the second-highest in the whole of Europe, and is set to keep on soaring whilst the flood of expats keeps coming. Only Ireland’s house...

The fight to repeal expat frozen pensions isn't over yet

The fight to repeal expat frozen pensions isn't over yet
As the British government attempts to manipulate lawmakers by tying in vital carers’ allowances with frozen pensions, expats and lawmakers’ fight to get full pensions is heating up. The frozen pension scandal isn’t just confined to countries where there’s no reciprocal agreement between the two governments, as it’s totally...

Choosing Canada for a new career in tech

Choosing Canada for a new career in tech
One of Canada’s main advantages over a good number of other expatriate locations is that English is the official language. Right now, Canada’s economy is booming, even although a slight setback may be on the cards in the near future. Unemployment is at a 40-year low, and expat professionals are still in demand across a variety of...

Amsterdam ticks all boxes as a hub for tech startups

Amsterdam ticks all boxes as a hub for tech startups
Amid huge competition from worldwide capital cities, Amsterdam is still drawing the brightest and best tech professionals. Almost 20 years on from the turn of the millennium panic that existing software and hardware would crash due to the unusual date change, the tech transformation has created a phenomenal worldwide industry centred in...

Expat property investors in Dubai advised to go for smaller units

Expat property investors in Dubai advised to go for smaller units
Expat professionals investing in buy-to-let apartments in Dubai are being advised to choose smaller units. Property investment in Dubai is the choice of many expat professionals looking for a good return for their spare cash, but opting for larger, grander apartments won’t necessarily be the best idea as regards returns. Many novice...

Is the growing trend towards mandatory expat private health insurance all it seems?

Is the growing trend towards mandatory expat private health insurance all it seems?
Not a day goes by but yet another expat destination rules that all arrivals for whatever purpose including tourism must have private health insurance. The 21st century seems to be setting itself up as the century of expatriation, as there are now some 66 million expats and the figure is expected to hit 87 million by 2020. People leave...

Brexit gives buy to let opportunities to expats and investors

Brexit gives buy to let opportunities to expats and investors
Expat property investors are getting better deals due to the Brexit effect on UK house prices. If investing in a UK buy-to-let property is part of your expatriate financial strategy, now’s the time to take the plunge. Uncertainties due to the chaotic Brexit negotiations and the continuing possibility of a no-deal exit are now slowing...

Overseas retirement dreamers caught up in pensions tax grab

Overseas retirement dreamers caught up in pensions tax grab
If you’re working and saving hard in the hope of retiring in upscale comfort overseas, you may be in for a very unpleasant shock via the UK taxman. More than a million workers are now at risk of falling foul of the ‘pensions lifetime allowance’ limit of £1.03 million, with another 1.3 million of those coming up to retirement in the...

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...