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Finding your expat dream job in Switzerland

Finding your expat dream job in Switzerland
Switzerland is perennially popular with expats for its glorious scenery and high quality of life. Expat professionals from across Europe and the rest of the world are attracted to the country for its high income levels and the stability of jobs in selected fields as well as its enviable quality of life. Average annual incomes are now...

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,...

Worldwide ranking in the use of English shows Asia lagging far behind

Worldwide ranking in the use of English shows Asia lagging far behind
For retirees heading overseas to a non-English speaking country, it can be tricky to learn the local lingo, but is it really necessary? Retiring in a warm, inexpensive country is the dream of many older Brits, with Spain, France and Portugal especial favourites. However, not every retiree wants to spend several years becoming fluent in...

New China IIT law to impact expats as well as nationals

New China IIT law to impact expats as well as nationals
The new Chinese IIT law concerning income tax passed at the end of August will impact expats as well as Chinese citizens. The new law deals with changes to the way individual income tax is calculated and enforced, and is based on changing residency rules for expats, expanding deductibles and adjusting tax brackets. It’s set to be...

Singapore now all-time favourite for top tech talent

Singapore now all-time favourite for top tech talent
Singapore is now becoming the most popular professional destination for top tech talent. Highly qualified expats, especially those in the tech sector, have a huge choice of locations in which to pursue fame and fortune, but Singapore is still at the top of the list. Nowadays, it’s normal for expat professionals to change cities as often...

Finding the right expat property in the Philippines

Finding the right expat property in the Philippines
To quote one of the cleverest advertising tag lines of all time, for many expats it really is ‘more fun in the Philippines’. For expatriates searching for a new, affordable life in retirement along with good weather, genuinely friendly locals and a cost of living which won’t break the bank, the Philippines is perhaps the best of...

Frozen pension petition hits 220,000 signatures

Frozen pension petition hits 220,000 signatures
A petition against frozen pensions launched by the daughter of a 93-year old British expat living in Canada has been signed by 220,000 protestors. The petition called for pensions justice to relieve the hardship endured by those Britons who’d retired to countries with which the UK has no formal Social Security agreement. Of the one...

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...