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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...

Australia dumps 457 visa for skilled overseas workers

Australia dumps 457 visa for skilled overseas workers
The popular subclass 457 visa category allowing skilled overseas workers to take jobs in Australia has been abolished. The Australian government’s announcement came as a shock to skilled expat workers hoping to enter the country to work and eventually gain permanent residency. Around 90,000 expatriate workers are already on the visa,...

Kuala Lumpur crashes out of 100 best cities for expats

Kuala Lumpur crashes out of 100 best cities for expats
Kuala Lumpur has crashed out of the list of the world’s 100 most liveable cities due to pollution and increasing crime. Petty crime and dangerous air pollution levels have forced Kuala Lumpur out of the 100 world’s best liveable cities listing. Once rated as the 25th out of a long list of countries, KL’s rating is now a lowly 126th....

Cyprus still a retirement haven despite fall in sterling

Cyprus still a retirement haven despite fall in sterling
The Mediterranean island of Cyprus has long been a favourite with British expats, especially those looking for a sunny retirement haven with a reasonable cost of living and certain tax advantages. Even now, buying a home in Cyprus is still far cheaper than a comparable property in the UK, but the tax issue has become slightly more...

US investor visas not just for the very wealthy

US investor visas not just for the very wealthy
If you thought a US investor visa was just for the mega-wealthy, you’d be wrong – at least for now. Admittedly, a good number of would-be expats might consider now is not the best time to emigrate to the USA and commit their savings to a US business, but the E-2 Investor Visa itself isn’t restricted just to those with hard cash....

Female expat retirees choosing countries committed to gender equality

Female expat retirees choosing countries committed to gender equality
Lone female retirees looking to emigrate are now choosing countries with a strong commitment to gender equality. One valid concern for lone Western women looking to retire overseas has been the traditional status of females in their preferred destination. Unfortunately, this criterion rules out a good number of retirement hubs suitable in...

UAE expats told not to panic as dollar rates get gloomier

UAE expats told not to panic as dollar rates get gloomier
If you’re a USA professional relocating to the UAE and have a mortgage or other financial commitments in the home country, keeping an eye on the dollar weighting might be a good idea. During 2017, the almighty dollar lost around 10 per cent of its value when measured against a basket of global currencies. Its first decline for five...

Mexico wins out on low cost expat locations

Mexico wins out on low cost expat locations
For would-be expats turning their backs on EU member states due to Brexit, Mexico may well be the answer. For many aspiring expats, including retirees and budding entrepreneurs, the cost of living is a major factor in their choice of destination. Building a new life in EU member state favourites such as Spain is now risky due to Brexit,...

Which currency will win in 2018

Posted on January 9, 2018 in Currency Exchange Finance Politics UK US
STORY LINK Which currency will win in 2018
Which currency will win in 2018
Currency rates are one of the most essential issues to consider for expats, whether you’re living on a pension or annuity, thinking of investing overseas or back in the home country or just ordering something online form the other side of the planet. Following exchange rates is a roller coaster ride, with relative values dipping and...

What do expats miss most about their home country

What do expats miss most about their home country
Wherever in the world your home country lies, it’s certain you’ll miss a good number of familiar activities, foods and cultural norms as well as communications with strangers in your own language. Emigrating to far-flung lands is as exiting as life gets, but it’s normal to miss certain aspects of the home country, a good number of...