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Expat Focus Financial Round-Up 09 November 2016




Expats moving to the US work in IT or healthcare

A survey of expats who move to the US for work has found the largest proportion of them are from the UK.

The research by International AutoSource found that nearly 19% of expats are British, followed by those from the Philippines with 12%, while Brazil and Mexico account for 7%.    more ...


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Shocking Expat Financial Scams - Don't Become A Victim




It’s a sad state of affairs that there are fraudsters hard at work to relieve hard-working people of their money but expats around the world are particularly vulnerable because they may trust someone they shouldn’t in their new country or because they have never come across a certain scam before.

Indeed, it’s important to learn about some of the most common scams since this knowledge will help bring some measure of protection. In this article, we’ll spell out many of them.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 03 November 2016




London is top for opportunities

Expats looking for the world's top city for opportunity should head to London, according to a new study.

Research from PwC reveals that the city is the best for opportunity and is well placed to withstand the rigours of life outside of the European Union.

The accountancy firm points to the city's international strengths, the ease of doing business and its quality of life for underlining its future success.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 25 October 2016




Brexit sparks rush for overseas jobs

The number of British people looking for jobs overseas has spiked after the Brexit vote, says one jobs portal.

Indeed says it has analysed millions of searches from UK-based jobseekers and those looking for work in Ireland have rocketed by 20% in the 100 days after the referendum result.    more ...


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Expat Top Tips For Transferring Currency Overseas

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

If you’re moving abroad on a secondment with an employer, to retire, or to seek a better work-life balance with your young family, the switch from UK resident to becoming an expat can feel daunting.

And even when you’re living overseas as an expat you will need to think about the ongoing need to make regular currency transactions. For most, the funds you transfer to buy your property are the first of many payments.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 18 October 2016




British expats sue EU Commission chief

A group of British expats are taking EU commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to court for his stand that Brexit talks cannot begin before Article 50 is triggered.

The expats are claiming that his stance is 'wrong, unlawful and unfair'.    more ...


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How To Set Up A Bank Account In The UK - Advice For New Expats

(c) den99 on Flickr

(c) den99 on Flickr

By opening a bank account, expats will avoid being hit with hefty transaction fees for withdrawing cash because of currency conversions.

UK employers pay salaries directly into bank accounts, so expats working in the country will definitely need a local bank account. The biggest challenge is when an expat does not have a credit history within the UK. They will also need a variety of documentation to open a bank account.    more ...


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How To Reduce Your Debts While Living Abroad

(c) Images_of_Money on Flickr

(c) Images_of_Money on Flickr

For many expats, the opportunity to move abroad will mean earning more money and the chance to save a large portion of it to enjoy in years to come or to make an investment.

However, there are a number of issues that expats need to deal with and those who have debts before leaving need to take some simple steps to ensure they avoid falling into trouble.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 05 October 2016




Pension rules could be relaxed for British expats

The UK government is apparently considering a raft of measures that would see the easing of consumer protection on pension transfers for British expats.

The regulations currently enable an expat to access their pension pot which has a safeguarding benefit including a final salary pension or a guaranteed annuity, and is worth £30,000, but they can only do so after taking advice from an authorised independent financial adviser.    more ...


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How To Open A Bank Account Abroad Without A Credit Rating




European law dictates that banks must open an account for an EU citizen, but things are trickier for those from outside of the European Union moving into it and for EU citizens moving outside.

The biggest challenge when it comes to opening a bank account overseas is that the expat's credit score will not be travelling with them so it means a bank in their new country does not know anything about their creditworthiness.    more ...