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Celebrity lawyer gets dual French-UK nationality for his dog

Celebrity lawyer gets dual French-UK nationality for his dog
A dog-loving celebrity lawyer has sidestepped the Brexit effect on the free movement of UK pets by getting his Staffy a second passport. Whilst thousands of British dog owners both resident and expat are worried sick about the Brexit effect on their beloved furry friends, celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman has cut through the red tape by...

Private healthcare insurance for part year retirement in the USA

Private healthcare insurance for part year retirement in the USA
If your retirement plans include a few months’ stay in the USA every year, it’s essential to sort out private healthcare insurance before you leave. Unlike in European countries and the UK, healthcare in the USA is a complicated mix of age-related care and private treatment paid for by taking out expensive healthcare insurance. It has...

Nat Geo surveys effects on colonial cities of expat retirement hubs

Nat Geo surveys effects on colonial cities of expat retirement hubs
Latin America is now almost as popular with older British and European expats as it is with their American equivalents. When a region becomes increasingly popular as an expat destination, it’s inevitablet changes will take place both to the incomers and to the destinations themselves, especially if the bulk of the new arrivals are older...

New loan aims to corner the expat buy to let mortgage market

New loan aims to corner the expat buy to let mortgage market
Buy to lets in the home country are still favourite investments for British expats working overseas, with a new entry to the specialist mortgage sector hoping to tap into demand. For expat professionals working overseas, the British expat buy-to-let property sector has provided a successful investment strategy for some years, even...

Malaysia scores with expat families for education and healthcare

Malaysia scores with expat families for education and healthcare
Malaysia is climbing the ratings for its ease of settling in for expat families. Whilst Singapore holds the crown as the best world country for expat professionals on relocation, Malaysia is creeping up the ratings as a family-oriented destination. According to a recent survey, reassignment to the tropical country is a smooth transition...

Gulf States change direction towards the West and its investment potential

Gulf States change direction towards the West and its investment potential
Since the introduction of VAT in the United Arab Emirates, it seems expats aren’t worried about its effect but other developments are causing concern. Although the UAE is still a popular destination for expatriates eager to grow their careers and earn enhanced salaries, high rental charges and increasing international school fees are...

South Korea still an attractive option for expat professionals

South Korea still an attractive option for expat professionals
South Korea’s buzzing capital of Seoul may not immediately spring to mind as an expat professional haunt, but its high-energy scene has a lot to offer. The energy in this fascinating city is almost palpable and is believed by locals to spring from the vitality emitted by its waterways and nearby mountain ranges. A popular legend tells...

Is Russia the last frontier for expat professionals

Is Russia the last frontier for expat professionals
It has to be said that Russia isn’t exactly the first relocation which springs to mind, but is it as unfriendly as it seems? The world’s largest country regularly features near the bottom of expat surveys, mostly due to its unbelievably harsh winters and the seeming unfriendliness of its population. The most-heard complaint from those...

Very early retirements and emigration is the new first world trend

Very early retirements and emigration is the new first world trend
A recent study shows more and more professionals are planning on retiring early and moving overseas. A newly emerging trend in first world countries of working hard to get capital and retiring early as expats overseas is changing the accepted lifestyle norm to a new way of living. From as early as 30 to around 50 years old, emigration and...

Pros and cons of Shenzhen versus Bangkok for expat startups

Pros and cons of Shenzhen versus Bangkok for expat startups
Over the past few years, Asia’s popularity as a startup hub has grown, giving choices between major cities in several countries. Starting up a small business takes a lot of research and planning as well as a good dose of faith in your own abilities. Choosing the right location is essential and involves analysing the practicalities of...