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FC Exchange

What Could Higher Interest Rates Mean For Your Overseas Property Purchase?




Whether you’re looking to buy a house overseas on the coast to soak up some vitamin D, or you’re just wanting to move money abroad on a regular basis, you’ll want to ensure you’re getting a great exchange rate. But could you soon receive less currency for your money because of central banks and their interest rates?    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update July 2017

(c) geralt on Pixabay

(c) geralt on Pixabay

Falling pound leads to falling cost of living

The cost of sending expats to live in the UK has fallen dramatically because of the falling value of the pound, according to a survey.

ECA International says that the UK's cities have now fallen below Bangkok, Dublin and Rio De Janeiro in its Global Cost of Living Rankings.    more ...


Financial > FC Exchange

FC Exchange

The Lifestyles And Cultures Of Great Expat Locations

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Whether you’re dreaming of sunny days in Cyprus and Spain, or want to soak up the culture in France and Portugal, there are some amazing expat locations out there just waiting to be uncovered. Some of these are listed below.    more ...


Financial > FC Exchange

FC Exchange

Understanding Exchange Rates for Your Overseas Property Purchase

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Moving abroad can be a long process with a never-ending to-do list – buy a house, find a job, learn a new language, find the kids a new school, transfer savings overseas – the checklist can be daunting to say the least. One of the most important things you can research before you go is your new destination’s currency and what causes it to fluctuate.    more ...


Financial > World First

World First

Interview With Duncan Khoury, Head of Marketing, World First Australia


World First

World First recently ran a survey of expats from 66 countries. Could you give us an overview of the project and its aims?

World First help thousands of expats transfer money around the world every year and we believe that there is a story behind every transfer. We embarked on the ‘What Expats Really Reckon’ survey to better understand the journey of an expat moving to Australia and hear first-hand expat stories about what life was really like down under.    more ...


Financial > Expat Focus

Expat Focus

Expat Focus Financial Update June 2017

(c) geralt on Pixabay

(c) geralt on Pixabay

British expats facing potential tax penalties

As part of a worldwide drive to bring about financial transparency, HM Revenue and Customs is to receive financial data about British expats living overseas.

This means that thousands of British expats could now be at risk of financial penalties for having undeclared savings accounts.    more ...


Financial > FC Exchange

FC Exchange

Relocation Destinations For The Politically Minded And Socially Progressive Expat

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Had enough of Brexit and fancy a change? Maybe you’re tired of the political squabbles between parties, referendums, and surprise snap-elections? If you’re looking to escape Britain and head somewhere different, there are loads of places you can relocate to that cater for those seeking culture, new adventure, and political diversity.    more ...


Financial > Expat Focus

Expat Focus

Expat Focus Financial Update May 2017

(c) Pavel Fertikh on Unsplash

(c) Pavel Fertikh on Unsplash

QROPS questions for jurisdictions

British expats need to be aware that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is to ask financial centres around the world whether they are breaking the UK’s pension rules.

This follows media reports in Gibraltar that HMRC is asking for offshore pension jurisdictions to reaffirm that they comply with UK pension legislation that covers British and foreign pension savers moving their pension pot overseas without incurring a tax bill.    more ...


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Expat Focus

An Expat Guide To Investing While Living Abroad

(c) William Iven on Unsplash

(c) William Iven on Unsplash

One of the largest attractions for heading overseas to work as an expat is for the lucrative opportunity such an assignment will bring, which means understanding how to invest while living abroad will help you to enjoy the best returns.

There are a wide range of strategies that are potentially available to help an expat capitalise on investment opportunities outside of their home country.

However, many expats will simply decide to invest in their home country because that's an investment environment that they already know and can appreciate.    more ...


Financial > Expat Focus

Expat Focus

Expat Focus Financial Update 27 April 2017

(c) Olu Eletu on Unsplash

(c) Olu Eletu on Unsplash

Call to unfreeze expat pensions dismissed

Hopes that UK expat retirees may see their pensions being unfrozen have been dealt a blow.

Richard Harrington, the pensions minister, has revealed that there are no plans under changes to Social Security benefit rules that will see state pension payments being unfrozen.    more ...