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Brit expats attempt to cope with the French insurance obsession

Brit expats attempt to cope with the French insurance obsession
Once you’ve moved into your French dream home, your next task is to get all necessary insurances. Expatriating is the dream for many Brits, with their favourite location just across the English Channel. France is high on the list of chosen destinations for Brits who can’t wait to leave behind the damp shores and grey skies they’ve...

FP IOM and Old Mutual now in LMIM victim expats' class action sights

FP IOM and Old Mutual now in LMIM victim expats' class action sights
After seven year fighting for their rights, a group of expat investors will finally see a class action against two major Isle of Man insurers for monies lost when Australian-registered LMIM collapsed. The two offshore insurance companies, Friends Provident International and Old Mutual International, both hosted the failed funds on their...

Using your lockdown free time to organise your expat estate

Using your lockdown free time to organise your expat estate
If you’ve recently arrived as a retired expat in Portugal, using some time to sort out your estate is worthwhile. Perhaps the coronavirus pandemic has forced you to think about your own demise as regards what happens to your estate, even although you’ve only just arrived from another British retiree destination such as Spain. It’s...

Brit expats renting out UK homes can now claim business rate relief and grants

Brit expats renting out UK homes can now claim business rate relief and grants
British expats living overseas and renting out their UK properties as holiday lets can now claim bounce-back loans as well as business rate relief. The loosening of regulations on hospitality businesses falls under Britain’s recently announced coronavirus financial rescue package aimed at protecting landlords and SMEs serving the...

Expats in Thailand confused over charges for coronavirus treatment

Expats in Thailand confused over charges for coronavirus treatment
The Thai government has just announced that foreigners in the country must fund their own treatment should they contract the coronavirus. Whilst the statement itself is somewhat shocking, as travel insurance doesn’t cover virus epidemics, it’s also confusing expats living and working in the country. The first article published by a...

Hated 15 year expat disenfranchisement rule to finally be scrapped

Hated 15 year expat disenfranchisement rule to finally be scrapped
Whilst it’s too little, too late for British expats desperate to prevent Brexit, the long-overdue scrapping of the disenfranchisement rule will at least allow them to have a say in the UK’s general elections. Boris Johnson’s news came via a letter to 20-year passionate campaigner against the rule Harry Shindler, who’s now 99 years...

When relocation ends an expat marriage, where to divorce?

When relocation ends an expat marriage, where to divorce?
Where’s the best domicile to divorce once expatriation has taken its toll? Given the strain of expatriation on shaky marriages, it’s no surprise that a good number of expat relationships end in divorce, but how and where to break the bond can be a tricky decision. For British expat couples in Singapore, there's a choice between the...

Expats looking to settle in the Netherlands should consider The Hague

Expats looking to settle in the Netherlands should consider The Hague
If you’re planning to relocate to the Netherlands, The Hague could be your best choice. Amsterdam may be the capital city of the Netherlands, but The Hague is more than just an alternative. This lively city is the political heart of the popular country, with its rich history spanning the centuries when Holland was a major trader in the...

New Brit expats in Spain urged to watch out for illegal housing developments

New Brit expats in Spain urged to watch out for illegal housing developments
Finally, newly arrived expats in Spain will be able to have confidence their recently-built homes comply with all necessary legalities. The scandal of illegal homes in Spain has been going on for years, blighting the lives of those expats who were duped into purchasing homes without the legal licenses and deeds enabling the new owners to...

BVI residents start campaign against new expat regularisation rules

BVI residents start campaign against new expat regularisation rules
In a surprising update on the BVI’s expat regularisation initiative, concerned citizens are hitting social media to persuade lawmakers to vote against the new law. Local residents in the British Virgin Islands have formed a protest group against the new law and are using social media to urge lawmakers to vote it out. A committee has...