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Scandal of British frozen pensions heads to Westminster

Scandal of British frozen pensions heads to Westminster
British PM Theresa May is under pressure to end the scandal of expat frozen pensions. An unequivocal message to ‘do the right thing’ by ending the scandal of British frozen state pensions for UK expats is to be delivered by Anne Puckridge, 93, a WWII veteran who served in all three branches of the British armed services. Mrs Puckridge...

Frozen pensions under attack by petition with 196,000 signatures

Frozen pensions under attack by petition with 196,000 signatures
To date, 196,000 people have signed a petition calling for the UK’s frozen pension scheme to be abolished. For those who’re looking to retire overseas, this is a crucial issue, as in many popular retirement destinations, the UK state pension is frozen at the point of the retiree’s departure from the UK, whilst in certain other...

Tips for female expats travelling alone

Tips for female expats travelling alone
Arriving overseas as a lone female expat has its challenges, but making friends isn’t that hard. Most expat-themed websites are aimed at the male of the species, focusing on salaries and luxurious lifestyles in exotic locations, with occasional brief diversions into the alcoholic lifestyle in various favourite destinations. In short,...

Are expats still part of the global future?

Are expats still part of the global future?
Although the world seems to becoming more and more insular and protectionist by the minute, there are still some 50 million expatriates scattered all over the five continents. In many ways, the 21st century could be seen as the century of the expat, as nowhere is so unfamiliar as to prevent exploration by those wishing for a more rewarding...

Survey shows France wins on expat family life

Survey shows France wins on expat family life
France’s position in the regular expat surveys has been improving year on year, with its 2017 raking at 11th out of 31 surveyed countries the best yet. It seems the reason for the steady improvement isn’t eye-watering salaries or a luxury lifestyle, it’s the quality of expat life, especially when there are expat families involved....

Is going local the answer to your expat dream?

Is going local the answer to your expat dream?
The process of retiring overseas prompts many questions about your proffered lifestyle, your finances and your future in your chosen destination. One question which many would-be expats ask themselves is whether they’d be happier living a simpler lifestyle by going local and living outside the mainstream of modern existence. Living like...

Where to go for the highest possible expat paycheck

Where to go for the highest possible expat paycheck
If it’s all about the money, you’ll need to know the best destinations for the highest salaries. According to the latest survey, simply moving overseas adds at least $21,000 a year to expat professionals’ take-home pay, with the best-paid of all found in Switzerland, Hong Kong and the USA. The recently released HSBC Expat Explorer...

Incredible India attracts increasing numbers of expats

Incredible India attracts increasing numbers of expats
Traditionally, India has been seen as an iconic country whose citizens emigrate to improve their lives, but nowadays the trend is reversing itself. At the present time, some 30,000 expatriates are living in India, with numbers increasing year on year. The expatriate community is varied and diverse, ranging from executives and CEOs of...

Working in Dubai as a female expat professional

Working in Dubai as a female expat professional
Relocating, even to familiar countries, can be an overwhelming experience, but for female professionals moving to a Gulf State it’s even more of a challenge. Surprisingly, it’s not that difficult to actually get a job if you’ve arrived as a professionally-qualified trailing spouse, with online job openings the best way to start....

Choosing your expat dream destination

Choosing your expat dream destination
If you’re desperate to get away from the grim, gloomy British scene, what’s the best way to decide on your dream destination? In general, would-be refugees from battered Britain have two options - to move to a place you’ve come to know and love during several holidays and which is the affordable option, or start the adventure of a...