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DeVere USA CEO and managers found guilty of defrauding Brit expat investors

DeVere USA CEO and managers found guilty of defrauding Brit expat investors
DeVereUSA, a New-York based subsidiary of the international financial advice giant, have been found guilty of defrauding hundreds of British expats in the USA to the tune of around $8 million dollars. During a court case brought by the USA’s Securities and Exchange Commission it was disclosed that the local CEO and two of his former...

Best Australian banks for incoming expats

Best Australian banks for incoming expats
Expats looking to move to Australia to take up a new job with find banking more straightforward than in many other countries. When a move to another country is part of a career plan, one of the most challenging requirements is often the availability of a bank account before the actual move takes place. Expats heading for Australia are in...

Expats looking to buy property in Australia hit by 7 per cent surcharge

Expats looking to buy property in Australia hit by 7 per cent surcharge
Foreigners looking to buy a home in Western Australia will be charged a seven per cent surcharge starting next January. According to last week’s confirmation by the Western Australia Treasury department, the current four per cent surcharge is to be increased to seven per cent, starting on January 1 next year. The increased charge will...

Is Thailand calling time on Western expats

Is Thailand calling time on Western expats
For decades, Thailand has been one of the most popular Asian destinations for expats, but some are now suggesting the ‘good old days’ are well and truly over. A recent poll on Facebook by an expatriate living in Thailand dared to ask whether Western expats are now seeing the end of an era. The result was a dead heat, with 50 per cent...

What’s so different about Australia

What’s so different about Australia
For several generations of British citizens looking to expand their experience of the world, Australia has been a favourite expatriate destination. Possibly, the two main reasons why Oz is perennially popular with UK expats are its weather and the use of something closely resembling the English language. The outdoor life is another draw...

UK frozen pension victims still fighting for their rights

UK frozen pension victims still fighting for their rights
British would-be expats are again being warned to check whether their UK state pensions will be frozen once they’ve moved to their chosen country of retirement. '' The ‘Frozen Pensions Scandal’ as it’s now known has been a thorn in the side of several UK governments over the years for its injustice and random application. Promises...

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...