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Expat Focus Financial Update 25 July 2016



Best locations for expats revealed

For expats who are looking for entrepreneurial opportunities or who are simply wanting the best place to move to, a new report has revealed which cities offer the best opportunities.

The report from accounting firm BDO says that entrepreneurs should head to Hong Kong with London following closely in second place, while the best places for expats with families are Luxembourg and Vienna.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 18 July 2016



Expats in UK express fears for future

The fallout from the Brexit vote for the UK to leave the European Union continues, with reports of growing concerns among expat workers living in the United Kingdom.

Their fears grew after Theresa May was questioned during her campaign to be Conservative leader and she refused to guarantee the immigration status for millions of Europeans who currently live in the UK.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 06 July 2016



Brexit impact rumbles on for expats

A settlement for British expats living in the European Union will be a key issue in the upcoming Brexit negotiations after the UK government said European nationals can continue to live in the UK.

However, the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the announcement was 'absurd' without arranging a similar commitment from European governments for British expats settled in their countries.    more ...


Financial > World First

World First

If The UK Votes To Brexit, Will That Make Me A Brexpat?


World First

If The UK Votes To Brexit, Will That Make Me A Brexpat?

Whilst there is very little consensus about what a Brexit might mean for the 1.2 million UK expats living in the EU, World First’s Chief Economist, Jeremy Cook, gives his view on life after June should our expats become Brexpats.

First Things First, How Likely Is It That The UK Will Vote To Leave The European Union?

It depends on who you listen to!    more ...


Financial > Tom Zachystal

Tom Zachystal

International Investor? Important Issues To Consider


Tom Zachystal

Our firm specializes in investment management for US expatriates, many of whom are concerned with diversifying their investment portfolio internationally and managing currency risk. Our accounts are multi-currency and we have access to investment markets around the world. I’ve noticed that there are some common misunderstandings regarding international investing, as well as a lack of information regarding costs and other issues with respect to such investments. Probably the most common misunderstanding is related to the location of the investment account and the currency in which it is denominated. The question usually goes something like this:    more ...


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Expat Focus

Expat Focus Financial Update 06 June 2016



Demand for expat skills continues to grow

Despite the rise in technology to make global communications easier there is still a rising demand from employers for expats to fulfil overseas assignments.

Consultancy firm ECA International says that 10 years ago experts were predicting the demise of expats having to move overseas with the introduction of webinars and videoconferencing. In fact, the opposite has been the case.    more ...


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Expat Focus

Expat Focus Financial Update 30 May 2016



Where are expats moving to?

A new survey has revealed which countries expats are moving to - and where they are moving from.

The findings come from international relocation experts MoveHub, who analysed 180,000 client moves to find out who is going where, with some countries including the US, UK and Australia managing to make both lists.    more ...


Financial > Expat Focus

Expat Focus

The Best Countries For Expats According To The Personal Finance Index

(c) teegardin on Flickr
(c) teegardin on Flickr

The opportunity for expats to live and work overseas brings with it the opportunity to explore and experience new countries to live in, but how will they fare financially in their new homes?

The answer is, according to a survey of thousands of expats living around the world, that they will do very well indeed in most countries but not in all.    more ...


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Expat Focus

Expat Focus Financial Update 23 May 2016



Expats in Australia hit by lifetime allowance

British expats are among those living in Australia who could see their plans for retirement being derailed following legislation that limits how much they can save into their pensions.

That's because the Australian government has brought in a lifetime allowance cap for pensions of £250,000 or A$500,000. In comparison, the lifetime pension savings allowance in the UK is £1 million - it was, until last month, £1.25m.    more ...


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Expat Focus Financial Update 16 May 2016



British expats struggle to get BTL mortgages

British expats looking to invest in property with buy to let mortgages have a mixed environment with lenders leaving the market.

NatWest and RBS have announced they are no longer offering mortgages to expats and this extends to current expat customers wanting to increase their borrowings.

The only applicants that will be considered by both banks are diplomats, consulate staff and members of the Armed Forces.    more ...