Understanding Exchange Rates for Your Overseas Property Purchase


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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 ...

  Expat Focus Financial Update June 2017


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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 ...

  Relocation Destinations For The Politically Minded And Socially Progressive Expat


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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 ...

  Expat Focus Financial Update May 2017


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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 ...

  An Expat Guide To Investing While Living Abroad


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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 ...

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