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How To Repay Your UK Student Loan While Living Abroad

Posted on Monday March 27, 2017 (10:22:36)
The trend of seeking admission in foreign universities is on the rise all across the globe. Students from around the world are now making the decision to study overseas, even if the education system in their home country is excellent. There are numerous advantages to this, which include getting an international degree, gaining exposure to a different culture, leading a novel lifestyle, and interacting with new people. However, these benefits come at a premium and not everyone can afford to study in a foreign university.   more ...

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Expats: How To Make Money From Your UK Home

Posted on Wednesday March 23, 2016 (08:29:39)
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British expats who move abroad for work purposes may also be looking to make money from their home at the same time by renting it out whilst enjoying a strong growth in house prices.

In addition to earning an income, it’s better to have someone in the property rather than leaving it empty and – this could prove crucial for some – it will also enable the expat to obtain a mortgage more easily in the future as well.   more ...

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The Expat Focus Financial Round-Up

Posted on Monday February 08, 2016 (08:39:35)
‘Rip-off’ pension exit fees to be capped

People who access their pension pot will no longer face ‘rip-off’ exit fees, the Chancellor George Osbourne has announced.

Under new pension freedom rules under which savers could withdraw 100% of their savings, pension firms will no longer be able to charge excessive early exit charges.

Mr Osbourne told Parliament: “We are determined that people who have saved responsibly are able to access their pension fairly.”   more ...

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Interview With Tom Zachystal, CEO Individual Asset Management (IAM)

Posted on Tuesday November 24, 2015 (10:52:24)
Tom Zachystal
Tom Zachystal is CEO, President, and Chief Investment Officer of Individual Asset Management (IAM), a U.S. Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) specializing in portfolio management and financial planning services for expatriates. IAM is an official Expat Focus financial services partner and in this interview we learn more about those services and also get to know more about Tom's own background and experience.

Expat Focus: Tom, can you tell us a bit about your background and how IAM came into being?   more ...

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Interview With Geoff Birch, Offshore-Rebates.com

Posted on Tuesday November 24, 2015 (10:45:27)
Geoff Birch
Geoff Birch has 28 years of experience in financial services and established the online brokerage Offshore-Rebates.com in 1999. In this interview we learn more about Geoff's background and ask his opinion on a number of expat investment issues, including the effect of the current economic crisis.

Expat Focus: Can you tell us a bit about your background and how Offshore-Rebates.com came into being?

Geoff Birch: It’s actually a very long story.   more ...

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Interview With Simon Hilton, Foreign Exchange Specialist

Posted on Monday November 23, 2015 (10:47:24)
Simon Hilton
Simon Hilton is a senior foreign exchange consultant at World First specialising in assisting private clients and companies with their foreign exchange transactions. Simon is authorised by the FSA to offer foreign currency options.

To contact Simon directly for currency transfer information or a no-obligation quote please click here.


Expat Focus: Simon, can you tell us a bit about your background and how you came to work for World First?   more ...

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Financial

Interview With Oliver Heslop, UK Tax Specialist

Posted on Friday November 20, 2015 (10:09:19)
Oliver Heslop
Oliver Heslop is a highly experienced UK tax specialist dealing with expatriate cross border issues and is the official Expat Focus UK Taxation partner. In this interview we learn more about Oliver's background and experience and the services he can offer to British expats abroad and foreign nationals in the UK.

Expat Focus: Oliver, can you tell us a bit about your background and how you came to join Shipleys?   more ...

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Financial

Interview With Rob Noble-Warren, Director Independence Wealth Management Ltd

Posted on Monday November 16, 2015 (08:39:06)
Rob Noble-Warren
Rob, please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. What services does Independence Wealth Management offer?

Independence take care of cross-border clients with a UK connection by helping them get the most from their money. We provide a combined asset management and tax annual service, with separate briefing courses. Our courses brief people on what they need to know to make good long term financial decisions.   more ...

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Interview With Oliver Heslop, UK Tax Specialist, Global Expatriate Tax Services Ltd

Posted on Monday November 16, 2015 (08:34:41)
Oliver Heslop
Oliver Heslop is a highly experienced UK tax specialist dealing with expatriate cross border issues and is the official Expat Focus UK Taxation partner. In this interview we learn more about Oliver's background and experience and the services he can offer to British expats abroad and foreign nationals in the UK.

Oliver, can you tell us a bit about your background and how you came to join GETS?   more ...

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Financial

Investment Account Considerations for US Expats

Posted on Monday June 22, 2015 (10:23:28)
Tom Zachystal
Contact Tom for a free, no-obligation discussion of your financial situation if you are a US citizen living abroad or a foreign national living in the USA.

Dealing with financial matters has become increasingly difficult for US citizens living outside the USA over the last few years as a result of what is called FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), which has led to both US and non-US financial institutions being reluctant to deal with American expats. In our financial planning practice we receive many enquiries from US expats regarding how best to deal with banking and investment accounts, especially US retirement accounts, and whether offshore or non-US investment accounts are a good idea for US expats.   more ...


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Aetna International

Our award-winning expatriate business provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. In addition, we have helped develop world-class health systems for governments, corporations and providers around the world. We want to be the global leader in delivering world-class health solutions, making quality health care more accessible and empowering people to live healthier lives.

Bupa Global

At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.

Cigna International

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.