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Costa Blanca boutique IFA firm wins industry top award

Costa Blanca boutique IFA firm wins industry top award
A welcome shake-up in the world of expat financial advice has seen a boutique IFA company on Spain’s Costa Blanca winning a top industry award. The financial advisory company Chorus Financial, based in Javea from just two years ago, has won the coveted award for its hard-hitting campaign to educate the British expat community about...

Expat tax efficiency after a move to Spain

Expat tax efficiency after a move to Spain
If you’ve recently relocated to Spain or are still planning to make the move, investigating the country’s tax-efficient opportunities could save you money. The most important part of your move to Spain as regards tax-efficiency is to establish the exact date you became resident for tax purposes. Your liabilities will include tax on...

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...

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...

Advice on setting up an expat business in Spain

Advice on setting up an expat business in Spain
As more Britons decide to change and improve their lives by emigrating, a good number will be planning on starting their own businesses in their chosen country. Spain is an all-time favourite for British expats, especially with retirees, but also with those who’ve always dreamed about working for themselves. Nowadays, the number of...

New digital bank offers seamless service for expats and business travellers

New digital bank offers seamless service for expats and business travellers
Expats and international travellers are now being offered a global borderless expat bank account. The new service, christened Denizen, could well be the welcome answer for expatriates and international business travellers as it allows money receipts in one country to be paid out immediately in another country, thus eliminating currency...

Survival strategies for new Costa del Sol expat arrivals

Survival strategies for new Costa del Sol expat arrivals
The vast majority of Brit expats living in Spain’s Costa del Sol will have holidayed in the region before choosing the region as their home from home, giving them at least some idea what to expect when they're permanent residents. In spite of a recent negative survey result, it’s clear Spain’s multinational expat community loves its...

Spanish dog rescue centre in crisis due to founders death

Spanish dog rescue centre in crisis due to founders death
Albacete’s Hope for Podencos dog shelter may be forced to close due to the death of its founder and main benefactor. Many British expat dog-lovers heading for Spain find themselves involved with a local shelter once they’ve settled in, with the shelters welcoming volunteers as well as donations of dog food and cash to allow their...

Spanish tax residency ruling affects Brit expats in Costa del Sol

Spanish tax residency ruling affects Brit expats in Costa del Sol
The Spanish Supreme Court has amended the law applying to residence for tax purposes. For expats living and working in Spain, criteria for residency for tax purposes are decided by individual jurisdictions, with ‘residence’ also being interpreted differently for non-tax purposes. However, the main test applied to individuals concerns...

Singing superstar Spanish tax case is warning for UK expats

Singing superstar Spanish tax case is warning for UK expats
The result of the ongoing tax case against singing superstar Shakira could be all too relevant for British expats who’re living in Spain and working overseas. The Spanish tax authority is claiming the world-famous singing star has spent enough time actually living in Spain to be legally liable for tax on her massive worldwide earnings....