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Articles > Greece

Greece

How To Open A Bank Account In Greece - A Guide For Expats

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016 (11:39:51)
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While the process for opening a bank account in Greece is straightforward there are some important issues to remember because of the country's ongoing financial issues. Indeed, when credit controls were in place it was virtually impossible for anyone to open a new bank account in the country.

Expats could do so to receive their salary but needed a legal document from their employer to prove the need for a new Greek bank account. This requirement is no longer in place.   more ...

Articles > Bahamas

Bahamas

The Bahamas - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016 (10:58:20)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the Bahamas and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Articles > Health

Health

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 30 September 2016

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016 (10:41:28)
Expats enjoy best healthcare benefits in UAE

A survey has revealed that expats working in the UAE enjoy the best financial rewards, including having the most generous healthcare benefits.

Nearly eight of 10 expats working in the country receive healthcare cover as part of their employment package, the highest of all expats who were questioned around the world for the annual HSBC Expat Explorer survey.   more ...

Articles > Malaysia

Malaysia

A Guide To The Religious Festivals Of Malaysia

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016 (10:10:17)
(c) CE Photo, Uwe Aranas
Best described as a bustling and diverse melting pot of different races, Malaysia is one of the most multicultural nations that you will ever see. Its local population comprises Malay (50%), Chinese (22.6%), Indigenous (11.8%), Indian (6.7%) and other people. More than 8% of the residents are foreigners. The country is home to a huge expat population mainly from Europe, North America and Australia.   more ...

Articles > Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016 (07:46:53)
(c) Matthew Hadley on Wikipedia
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Azerbaijan and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Articles > United States (USA)

United States (USA)

Health Insurance In America? Read Our Jargon Buster For New Expats

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016 (09:09:47)
Getting sick or injured in the United States can be painful, not just in terms of the ailment itself, but the hit your wallet can take when seeking treatment. Even for emergency treatment, you can expect to fork out considerable sums for care.

A night’s stay in hospital can cost USD$4,000 and surgery can set you back USD$50,000.   more ...

Articles > Switzerland

Switzerland

11 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Moving To Switzerland

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016 (08:38:28)
(c) Zermatt Photos on Wikipedia
Switzerland, with its spectacular natural landscapes, cosmopolitan population, and high standard of living, is an expat magnet. A multilingual country with 26 cantons, Switzerland has four official languages: German, French, Romansch and Italian.

The country is also an attractive investment destination on account of its robust economy and favorable banking laws. Due to the stable economy, unemployment is low and lucrative jobs are easily available. Many expats work in the world-renowned banks and international businesses located in the Switzerland.   more ...

Articles > Australia

Australia

Australia - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016 (07:57:33)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Australia and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Articles > Australia

Australia

The Australian £250k Lifetime Allowance: How Will It Affect Expats?

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016 (09:35:13)
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The Australian government has set a limit of $500,000 (around £250,000) for non-concessional contributions, known as 'after-tax' contributions, for anyone contributing to an Australian pension.

The idea is aimed at catching Australians who were boosting their pension funds with large contributions, particularly with the proceeds of a house sale, which they could then draw down as a tax free sum.   more ...

Articles > Panama

Panama

Panama - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016 (09:09:46)
(c) Matthew Straubmuller on Flickr
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Panama and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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