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British expats warned again over dodgy IFAs

British expats warned again over dodgy IFAs
Over the past several years, the UK financial regulator has cracked down on IFAs offering investments which benefit them rather than their clients, causing many to move offshore and plague expat destinations. Fortunately for British investors and pension savers, most of the easily accessible financial advice firms are now regulated,...

How to be successful as an expat in Bangkok

How to be successful as an expat in Bangkok
Living and working as an expat in Bangkok is easier if you remember a few essential rules. Bangkok’s Sukhamvit district is home to a good-sized community of Western expats working for internationally-based companies’ Thailand offices. The city and Thailand itself may not be number one on expatriates’ must-have lists, but for the...

Majority of USA expats resent IRS and FATCA

Majority of USA expats resent IRS and FATCA
A recent survey conducted by major American tax advisory firm has shown the vast majority of US expats are angry about their tax-related treatment by their home country. Out of an estimated nine million USA expats living across the world, only one third are content with the double-tax system and FATCA reporting rules as they are. The rest...

Helpful hints for new expat arrivals in Dubai

Helpful hints for new expat arrivals in Dubai
Settling down in Dubai is made easier by taking on advance knowledge of its lifestyle, culture and working hours. Dubai is a fascinating city for its architecture, ambience and dramatic desert setting, and is perennially popular as an expat professional destination for its luxury lifestyle as well as its career opportunities. However,...

How far will your money go in Asia?

How far will your money go in Asia?
Moving overseas is, for most expats, a leap in the dark as regards lifestyle and budgetary demands, made even more complicated if salaries and pensions are taken in the currency of the home country. An increasing number of expats are deciding on Asia for their next move, with China in particular attracting entrepreneurs to its booming...

Cambodian Bank wins praise for stability and sound assets quality

Cambodian Bank wins praise for stability and sound assets quality
Expats heading to Southeast Asia are right to be cautious over banking security, but one Cambodian bank is now being praised by an international credit rating agency. Developing countries in Southeast Asia are now popular with expats, especially retirees, but their banking systems and the banks themselves don’t usually operate to first...

Wage structures for expats in Singapore

Wage structures for expats in Singapore
One of the most important questions when considering a move to Singapore is ‘how much will I earn’. The majority of expat professionals contemplating a new job consider the salary offered before any other aspects of the country and city. Wages compared with living costs are priorities, especially if the move includes dependents....

China offers expat job prospects but withholds quality of life

China offers expat job prospects but withholds quality of life
China is the new kid on the block as regards expat destinations, offering good job opportunities but falling short on quality of life and settling in. It’s only in the last several decades that China has become a serious expat destination drawing huge numbers of mostly younger professionals and entrepreneurs to its ancient land. The...

UAE-Indian eMigrate inititative will end exploitation

UAE-Indian eMigrate inititative will end exploitation
Indian officials in the UAE have said that the new revamped eMigrate online recruitment system can put a stop to employers and recruiting agents exploiting workers. The officials have also dismissed worries that blue-collar workers have not been able to use the platform because they must apply for emigration clearance online. On Monday,...

Egypt seizes vessels with more than 200 migrants

Egypt seizes vessels with more than 200 migrants
The Egyptian navy has seized three boats in the Mediterranean transporting 228 migrants and detained 17 crew members. The military announced on Facebook that as part of their ongoing attempts to secure the coast, they sighted three suspicious looking fishing vessels off the port town of Alexandria. The statement went on to say that they...