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Kenya wins out as Africa’s best for the digital lifestyle

Kenya wins out as Africa’s best for the digital lifestyle
A recent survey found Kenya’s unrestricted online access and cashless payments are the best on the continent. Africa isn’t in the expat news hotlines as often as the ever-popular hubs such as Hong Kong, Singapore and the Gulf States including Dubai and Saudi Arabia, but it’s still a major beneficiary from expat expertise. Nowadays,...

Korea weighs in with copycat compulsory expat private healthcare insurance

Korea weighs in with copycat compulsory expat private healthcare insurance
Expats in South Korea to face mandatory state healthcare programme enrolment. South Korea’s new initiative for long-stay expats comes a short while after the Thai government announced a similar but more costly healthcare insurance requirement for its expatriate community. The Korean announcement gave the same reason for the change in...

Are new UAE longterm visas too exclusive to make a difference?

Are new UAE longterm visas too exclusive to make a difference?
Is the UAE’s new long-term visa scheme just a watered-down version of the controversial Golden Visa? In an announcement today, the UAE announced it has granted permanent residency to some 6,800 foreign investors for a total price of 100 billion dirhams – about $27 billion. The plan is similar to another announced last year, which...

Elderly expats in Thailand furious over accusations of cheating on medical bills

Elderly expats in Thailand furious over accusations of cheating on medical bills
Older expats in Thailand are still furious over visa requirement changes and compulsory private healthcare insurance. It’s impossible to tell how many potential expat retirees will go back to the drawing board and choose another lifestyle destination due to the negative publicity the Kingdom’s immigration authority is generating by...

British property still favoured as an investment by expats living overseas

British property still favoured as an investment by expats living overseas
Searches of British property websites are still rising as house prices continue falling. Overseas buyers are still seeing British real estate as an investment magnet, whether they’re UK expats living and working overseas or Brits being forced to return home due to Brexit or other issues. The growth in online searches has been marked ever...

Do expat retirees favour bitcoin trading because they’re bored?

Do expat retirees favour bitcoin trading because they’re bored?
A shock report is showing bitcoin as this year’s best performing investment. Cryptocurrency in general has had an exciting ride over the past several years, with bitcoin’s spectacular rise and its equally spectacular fall making and losing investor fortunes in short order. From the amazing 2017 rise to $20,000, followed by its collapse...

Hints on expat property purchase in Germany

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Finance
STORY LINK Hints on expat property purchase in Germany
Hints on expat property purchase in Germany
One of the most challenging aspects of life as an expat is finding and buying a suitable home. For the majority of working expat professionals, renting a condo is perhaps the easiest and most convenient option, especially for those on shorter-term contracts. However, for those with families, entrepreneurs working on start-ups and those...

Editor of Chiang Mai expat magazine tells the truth about pollution

Editor of Chiang Mai expat magazine tells the truth about pollution
In an article published by The Nation English language newspaper, the owner and editor of Chiang Mai’s much-loved City Life magazine tells it like it is about pollution in the city. Pim Kemasingki is known for her love of her city and for the magazine itself, a long-time statement of her work in sharing that love with both expats and...

Saudi Arabia approves elite Green Card style residency permits for expats

Saudi Arabia approves elite Green Card style residency permits for expats
The Saudi Arabia Shura Council has approved a major new proposal aimed at the introduction of a Green-Card style residency system. The new residency permit, aimed at attracting expat investors to the Kingdom, will offer qualified and highly skilled expats a full permit without the need for sponsorship[ by a Saudi national. Under Saudi...

Relocation checklist for expats heading for Singapore

Relocation checklist for expats heading for Singapore
If you’ve landed the perfect job and are headed to Singapore, a carefully considered checklist of your needs can help. A relocation checklist is essential for would-be expats heading away from the home country into an unknown culture, as it can save time, money and very definitely unwanted hassle. The first and most important is your...