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UK expats and residents in UAE targeting London again as property prices fall

UK expats and residents in UAE targeting London again as property prices fall
With sterling still heading towards the bottom of the barrel and London property prices still falling, banks and mortgage lenders are bracing themselves for an expat investment rush. The plunging pound, continuing Brexit effect and now the election of Boris Johnson as the UK’s new PM could be expected to deter expat investors, but this...

Would Boris as PM cause even more chaos for British expats in the EU?

Would Boris as PM cause even more chaos for British expats in the EU?
Will British expats be even worse off should Boris Johnson become Prime Minister? The Brexit threat is centred on British expats living, working or retiring in EU member states, the majority of which have at least guaranteed expat rights until the transition period ends on the last day of December 2020. In addition, British state...

Visa free value of British passport affected by Brexit

Visa free value of British passport affected by Brexit
Expat business travellers reliant on visa-free entries with a British passport may be stymied post-Brexit. The value of a passport is calculated by the number of countries which allow visa-free entry, an important issue for expats and business travellers looking to save time and money. Prior to the Brexit referendum, the British passport...

The fight to repeal expat frozen pensions isn't over yet

The fight to repeal expat frozen pensions isn't over yet
As the British government attempts to manipulate lawmakers by tying in vital carers’ allowances with frozen pensions, expats and lawmakers’ fight to get full pensions is heating up. The frozen pension scandal isn’t just confined to countries where there’s no reciprocal agreement between the two governments, as it’s totally...

Six month Brexit extension brings even more uncertainty to expat lives

Six month Brexit extension brings even more uncertainty to expat lives
The Brexit extension may give companies more time to adjust to whatever comes next, but for UK expats in Europe, EU expats in Britain and Brits planning to emigrate it’s just another six months of stress and uncertainty. British in Europe and the 3Million, both campaigning for citizens’ rights, are now demanding an ‘immediate end to...

Expat families and pensioners in one small corner of France

Expat families and pensioners in one small corner of France
The northern, coastal region of Brittany is the real France, without the glitz of Paris and the Cote d’Azure but with a caring community based on family and friends. Over the past several decades, some 14,000 Brits have made the short trip across the English Channel to their new lives and haven’t regretted the move for a minute....

Brexit gives buy to let opportunities to expats and investors

Brexit gives buy to let opportunities to expats and investors
Expat property investors are getting better deals due to the Brexit effect on UK house prices. If investing in a UK buy-to-let property is part of your expatriate financial strategy, now’s the time to take the plunge. Uncertainties due to the chaotic Brexit negotiations and the continuing possibility of a no-deal exit are now slowing...

Fouchet ECJ case may be positively affected by Dutch nationality case

Fouchet ECJ case may be positively affected by Dutch nationality case
Is this the way forward for British expats desperately needing free movement? The crowdfunder appeal by French lawyer Julian Fouchet is now closed, having reached within €1,000 of its target. The appeal was to enable the dedicated advocate to bring his case before France’s State Council on behalf of British expats desperate to retain...

Brexit causing chaos for this years? UK expat Erasmus students

Brexit causing chaos for this years? UK expat Erasmus students
Whatever happens now as regards Brexit, this year’s crop of Erasmus students are facing uncertainty. British Erasmus students already studying at European universities have been let off the hook by the EU’s guarantee of funding in the event of a no-deal Brexit. It’s also prepared to support European students studying in British...

100 financial companies leaving London for Dublin

100 financial companies leaving London for Dublin
Thousands of workers and billions of dollars are now heading to Dublin to avoid the worst effects of Brexit. Some 100 financial companies are now in the process of moving their staff and operations to Dublin in order to be able to continue their businesses unhampered by the effects of Brexit. On March 29, a minute before midnight, some...