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Expats in Netherlands fight on over 30 per cent ruling transition period

Expats in Netherlands fight on over 30 per cent ruling transition period
Expat professionals are still fighting the government’s shock change of mind on the popular 30 per cent expat tax break. Expats who chose the Netherlands to start new businesses or take on jobs overseas due to its government’s 30 per cent tax break scheme are still furious over the drastic reduction of the valuable benefit. Timing...

Misselling of expat pension transfers is the next major financial scandal

Misselling of expat pension transfers is the next major financial scandal
The next major financial scandal is expected to be pensions misselling, with IFAs and insurers hit hard. If you’re planning a retirement overseas with the help of your pension pot, the next big financial scandal due to hit world news may well save you becoming yet another victim of pensions misselling by commission hungry IFAs. According...

Expat victims of Premier FX crash determined to fight for their money

Expat victims of Premier FX crash determined to fight for their money
Premier FX was a popular choice for expat professionals remitting moneys to the home country as well as for expat retirees bringing in their pension payments in their host country’s currency. The supposedly reputable forex platform was based in and operated from Portugal, offering all the usual guarantees, but it now seems the...

Good news for UK expats living in France

Good news for UK expats living in France
UK expats in France will welcome an initiative by the PM to facilitate their residency in the case of a no-deal Brexit. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has requested his cabinet to work out contingency measures for a hard Brexit including ‘facilitating residency’ for British expats living and working in the country. The...

Residence cards still problematic for Brit expats in France

Residence cards still problematic for Brit expats in France
In spite of advice on how to get residence cards before next March, British expats in France are still confused by the process. Some are asking where they can get correct application forms, but the majority of French prefectures require a personal appearance with the correct paperwork. Some local authorities have online appointment...

Expats and residents in Gibraltar fear Spanish post-Brexit revenge

Expats and residents in Gibraltar fear Spanish post-Brexit revenge
Expats, businesses and residents on the Rock are increasingly worried about Spain’s reaction to a hard Brexit. For most residents and expats living and working in Gibraltar, Spain is a known threat for its former spiteful behaviour towards the Rock, which they consider is part of the Spanish mainland. The neighbouring country has the...

Elderly British expat in Dubai banged up for touching security guard

Elderly British expat in Dubai banged up for touching security guard
Would-be expats heading to Dubai should take note of the increasing numbers of Western expats being accused of breaching the emirate’s strict Islamic laws. Dubai has been a popular destination for expat professionals for several decades due to its high, tax-free salaries and luxurious lifestyle, but the increasing reports of harsh...

British expats advised to double check Airbnb accommodation for drugs

British expats advised to double check Airbnb accommodation for drugs
Expats using Airbnb for short term accommodation are being urged to check rental properties carefully on arrival for anything unusual. The call comes after a British businessman was arrested following a police raid on his rented villa during which 1.5 tonnes of hashish was discovered. Robert Mansfield-Hewitt was on a short business trip...

UK expat retirees urged to watch out for pension scammers

UK expat retirees urged to watch out for pension scammers
If you’re about to retire and emigrate, you should be on your guard against pension transfer scams. Increasing numbers of retirees are deciding to wave the UK goodbye and retire to a warmer, less chaotic destination. One crucial element of the process is deciding whether to transfer your pension to an overseas location via a QROPs,...

New Zealand to ban expats from purchasing property

New Zealand to ban expats from purchasing property
Would-be expats heading to New Zealand may find they’re banned from buying a home. Due to a spate of mega-rich expats buying up luxury properties as a hedge against a popular doomsday scenario, newly arrived expatriates may find their plans to buy property stymied by law. New Zealand’s attraction as a safe haven in which to survive a...