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Extra stamp duty increase on buy to let is bad news for expat investors

Extra stamp duty increase on buy to let is bad news for expat investors
If your expat retirement strategy is based on buy-to-let income, yesterday’s 2020 budget may not be great news. Nowadays, many would-be expats planning their overseas retirement base their investment income on British buy-to-let revenues, with the long term appreciation in house prices an added bonus. Buying and letting out a property...

Is Turkey the answer for expats leaving EU member states?

Is Turkey the answer for expats leaving EU member states?
Given that Iran, Iraq and Syria lie along Turkey’s southeastern border, is the country a good destination for relocating expat retirees? The magnificent city of Istanbul, the Roman ruins along Turkey’s southern and western coastlines, Pamphylia’s sunny, wide beaches and warm seas, the steppes of Anatolia and the mountainous backdrop...

Brit pensions watchdog warns employers over underfunded DBPs

Brit pensions watchdog warns employers over underfunded DBPs
If you’re relying on your workplace defined benefit pension to fund your expat retirement strategy – read on! Britain’s financial watchdog is warning companies against the deliberate underfunding of workplace pensions which could lead to savers being far short of adequate funds for their retirements. The warning came as the...

Debenhams Cyprus closure rated as the end of an expat era

Debenhams Cyprus closure rated as the end of an expat era
British expats needing a taste of home could be disappointed once the Nicosia Debenhams closes its doors. For many British expats, a taste of home is almost essential for their health and well-being and is taken into account when deciding on a suitable country for work or retirement. Over the years, businesses in many UK expat hubs have...

Expats warned over financial pitfalls of reassignment to the UAE

Expats warned over financial pitfalls of reassignment to the UAE
If you’re a Brit heading to the Middle East on reassignment or after receiving the job offer of your dreams, your new situation will need consideration as regards tasks to be done before and just after you arrive. Taking care of your financial situation isn’t just about how much salary you’ll be receiving in your new job, as there...

UK expat retirement strategies being wrecked by low pension payments

UK expat retirement strategies being wrecked by low pension payments
A successful expat retirement strategy often depends on a satisfactory pension income topped up by capital released via the sale of the home country property. Even although capital appreciation on property purchase is almost inevitable nowadays, monthly income from a state and/or private pension is crucial in the provision of funds...

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...