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Georgetown welcomes British expats as part of its colonial history

Georgetown welcomes British expats as part of its colonial history
If you’re veering towards Asia as your favourite expat destination but want to avoid the obvious such as Thailand or Vietnam, the Malaysian island of Penang and its capital Georgetown are well worth more than one thought. Asia’s fascination for Westerners began well over a century ago and continues today with expats now located in...

Brit expats missing their UK favourites should consider a VPN

Brit expats missing their UK favourites should consider a VPN
Brit expats desperate for a taste of home should use a VPN. Moving overseas as an expat professional may well bring huge benefits to your career prospects, but it’s likely to restrict your access to much of the internet’s UK-based content. For those living and working in countries with restrictive regimes such as Russia, China or the...

Will Brexit wreck the Spanish property market’s expat buyer sector?

Will Brexit wreck the Spanish property market’s expat buyer sector?
Will a full Brexit mean Spain is less of an option for Britons buying permanent homes? Spain will always be a favourite destination for British retirees and small business entrepreneurs, but how will Brexit affect its popularity over the next five years? Spanish regions such as the Costa Blanca are packed with Brits living a laid-back,...

Brit expats in Spain urged to come clean on assets

Brit expats in Spain urged to come clean on assets
British expats living in Spain are being urged to comply with new tax rules by March 31st. As with tax requirements all across the world, the new Spanish regulations seem confusing but must be followed. Basically, all Spanish tax residents including expatriates who own overseas assets totalling more than €50,000 will need to comply. For...

Is Thailand still an inexpensive expat retiree destination?

Is Thailand still an inexpensive expat retiree destination?
What’s the true cost of retirement in Thailand? For several decades, Thailand has been the retirement dream of would-be expats from a good number of world countries including the USA and the UK. The Southeast Asian country was celebrated as being a seriously cheap destination for Westerners looking to live an uncomplicated life with...

Buy to let properties now favourites with British expat investors

Buy to let properties now favourites with British expat investors
If you’ve decided to leave the UK before the Brexit transition period ends and have a mortgage-free property worth many times its original price, here’s what to do with the cash! Dumping the home country for a long-term stay in an unfamiliar land can be an adventure, but stashing your cash somewhere safe and profitable is not just a...

When relocation ends an expat marriage, where to divorce?

When relocation ends an expat marriage, where to divorce?
Where’s the best domicile to divorce once expatriation has taken its toll? Given the strain of expatriation on shaky marriages, it’s no surprise that a good number of expat relationships end in divorce, but how and where to break the bond can be a tricky decision. For British expat couples in Singapore, there's a choice between the...

Best of British and tropical weather attract UK expat retirees

Best of British and tropical weather attract UK expat retirees
For would-be British expats looking for an island in the sun as well as a degree of familiarity, the selection below may contain your dream destination. For many British expats, the traditional home comforts of their native land are too precious to miss, a fact which explains the wide selection of online grocery stores stocking everything...

Learning Spanish should be a priority for Brit expats

Learning Spanish should be a priority for Brit expats
If you’re one of the many who’re now exacerbating their departure from the UK for a new expat life in Spain, learning Spanish is a priority. Many would-be British expats believe they don’t need to be fluent in the local language as they’ll be living within an existing expat community and rarely mixing with local people. However,...

Expats warned to dump their British bank accounts

Posted on February 3, 2020 in Finance UK
STORY LINK Expats warned to dump their British bank accounts
Expats warned to dump their British bank accounts
If you’re preparing to expatriate from the UK whilst keeping on your British bank account, perhaps it’s time to think again about the right home for your money. Many would-be retirees are nervous about overseas banks, especially if they’re emigrating to a land where English isn’t valued as the world’s second language. After all,...