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Best of British and tropical weather attract UK expat retirees

Best of British and tropical weather attract UK expat retirees
For would-be British expats looking for an island in the sun as well as a degree of familiarity, the selection below may contain your dream destination. For many British expats, the traditional home comforts of their native land are too precious to miss, a fact which explains the wide selection of online grocery stores stocking everything...

Learning Spanish should be a priority for Brit expats

Learning Spanish should be a priority for Brit expats
If you’re one of the many who’re now exacerbating their departure from the UK for a new expat life in Spain, learning Spanish is a priority. Many would-be British expats believe they don’t need to be fluent in the local language as they’ll be living within an existing expat community and rarely mixing with local people. However,...

Almost a million expats may still be trapped in China

Almost a million expats may still be trapped in China
Almost a million expats from across the world are presumed to be still in China as the country’s coronavirus epidemic continues to spread. For a decade or more, China has been a magnet for expat entrepreneurs, English teachers and digital nomads, with little short of a million expats from dozens of world countries still in the cities...

Expats warned to dump their British bank accounts

Posted on February 3, 2020 in Finance UK
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Expats warned to dump their British bank accounts
If you’re preparing to expatriate from the UK whilst keeping on your British bank account, perhaps it’s time to think again about the right home for your money. Many would-be retirees are nervous about overseas banks, especially if they’re emigrating to a land where English isn’t valued as the world’s second language. After all,...

Spain now officially the healthiest world country for expats

Spain now officially the healthiest world country for expats
For British expats already loving life in Spain and those desperate to get there before the door slams shut at the end of this year, Spain is now officially the world’s healthiest country. According to the highly respected Bloomberg ‘Healthiest Country’ index, Spain is now the planet’s healthiest location, topping out ahead of...

British expats in Portugal to lose their tax exemptions

British expats in Portugal to lose their tax exemptions
British expats living, working or retiring in Portugal are set to lose their tax-free status due to new government rules. As a result of a new amendment to Portugal’s 2020 budget, the foreign revenue brought in by British expats in the country will be taxed at 10 per cent. The new rule will not affect those who arrived in the country...

Brit expats in Spain furious over UK banks new overdraft charges

Brit expats in Spain furious over UK banks new overdraft charges
One of the most important aspects of emigration is setting up bank accounts in the new country whilst still retaining an account back home. For British expats heading for Spain, it’s the norm to keep a UK bank account as well as holding cash in a local Spanish bank, even although many Brits don’t exactly trust the Spanish banking...

New Year brings new laws for expat businesses in Czech Republic

New Year brings new laws for expat businesses in Czech Republic
As it is every New Year in the Czech Republic, expats with businesses or working in the country will need to take note of a raft of new rules. This new year, as usual, the set of new laws and regulations cover all businesses and workers in Prague and the wider republic, and include varied topics including a minimum wage boost and new ways...

Where to settle in Italy if quality of life is paramount

Where to settle in Italy if quality of life is paramount
If moving overseas as an expat is all about quality of life, the Italian lifestyle is as good as it gets, provided you’ve selected the most suitable smaller city or town. Italy may well be Europe’s most romantic place for a permanent lifestyle change, but all depends on your choice of town or city. No matter where in the world you’re...

Will the EU still chase top talent UK expats after Brexit?

Will the EU still chase top talent UK expats after Brexit?
British would-be expats now have a brief period in which they can still emigrate freely to one of the European Union’s 27 states using the Bloc’s free movement legislation. The transition period starts next week and will continue until the end of this year at the earliest, with a possibility of a further extension or the threat of a...