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New Zealand bans property sales to mega wealthy expat investors

New Zealand bans property sales to mega wealthy expat investors
In a surprise turn-around, the New Zealand government is expected to ban all real estate sales to expat billionaire investors. The ultra-rich aren’t at all happy about the new ban prohibiting them from purchasing overseas boltholes, and aren’t shy about making their views known. Californian billionaire Ric Kayne has issued a warning...

Italy looking to attract the wealthy but none are arriving

Italy looking to attract the wealthy but none are arriving
The latest country looking to attract wealthy expats is Italy, but no-one wants to know! Last year, Italy hit on a great idea to attract millionaires and possibly billionaires to its charms, simply by offering a flat tax rate of 100,000 euros annually, no matter how much tax would have been due in the real world. Sadly, the scheme fell...

Buying Spanish property post Brexit

Buying Spanish property post Brexit
The advent of Brexit has resulted in many British would-be expats deciding to put their dreams of a Spanish property on hold, at least for the time being. One of the most important Brexit-related questions for many Brits still hoping for an overseas retirement involves purchasing a Spanish property after March 2019. Whatever the final...

Is the UK government serious about reversing the 15 year rule

Is the UK government serious about reversing the 15 year rule
Following the UK government’s decision to announce – again – their intention to grant votes for life to UK expats overseas, the media debate on the Overseas Electors Bill is heating up. According to Senior Lecturer in politics at Sussex University Sue Collard, whose article was published on the London School of Economics and...

UK expat retirees advised to transfer personal pensions before Brexit

UK expat retirees advised to transfer personal pensions before Brexit
British expats overseas who’ve left their personal pension back in the UK are being advised to transfer it before Brexit kicks in. The advice is aimed not just at UK expats already living abroad, but also to those planning to emigrate in the near future. It’s being spurred by increasing concern over the viability of company pensions...

Amsterdam court decision gives hope to UK and EU expats

Amsterdam court decision gives hope to UK and EU expats
A court in Amsterdam has ruled a case presented by five British nationals must be forwarded to the European Court of Justice at the Hague. The Amsterdam court’s decision is a landmark legal ruling which may have positive results for UK expats uncertain about their post-Brexit rights to remain as EU citizens. The five plaintiffs, all...

May trashes hopes of EU expats arriving during Brexit transition

May trashes hopes of EU expats arriving during Brexit transition
British Prime Minister Theresa May told reporters during her Chinese trip she’s determined to deny rights to EU expats who arrive in the UK during the transition period. May’s comments are certain to provoke a new row with Brussels as they follow the EU’s offer of a ‘status quo’ transition period of just under two years. The...

Indonesian lawmakers debate strict new laws forbidding sex outside marriage

Indonesian lawmakers debate strict new laws forbidding sex outside marriage
Just as Indonesia is increasing in popularity as a destination for expat retirees and entrepreneurs, its government is proposing a total ban on sex outside marriage. The proposed draft legislation now being debated by Indonesian lawmakers, but is being rubbished by human rights activists as a breach against human rights which will slow...

British expat starts online petition against QROPS offshore pension transfer tax

British expat starts online petition against QROPS offshore pension transfer tax
British expats planning to relocate their pension offshore are mounting a petition against the recently-introduced massive tax on their savings. Beginning in March last year, expats and recent retirees planning to emigrate outside the EU and a few other countries have been forced to give up 25 per cent of the full value of their savings...

Carillon crash may crush employees expat dreams

Posted on January 23, 2018 in Finance Politics UK
STORY LINK Carillon crash may crush employees expat dreams
Carillon crash may crush employees expat dreams
Retirement experts are warning alarm bells should be ringing for pension savers as the Carillon crash threatens its employees’ direct benefit pensions. These days, pension transfers and a quick exit from the UK to a warmer, less stressful overseas environment seems to be the way forward for an increasing number of British retirees. The...