±A - Join Our Community

Learn from the experiences of other expats and make new friends in our disccussion forums and Facebook groups

±A - Cigna

±A - Read Our Guide

The Expat Focus Guide to Moving Abroad contains everything you need to know when planning an international relocation available now, completely free

±A - Compare Quotes and Save

Find the best health insurance provider or foreign currency transfer specialist by comparing free quotes

±A - Listen to the Podcast

The Expat Focus podcast features interviews with expats living abroad and service providers meeting their needs subscribe today!

±A - Expert Financial

From our tax, investment and FX partners

±A - ExpatFocus Partners

Expat Focus Partners
Become a Partner. Click Here.


Articles > Health


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update July 2018

Posted on Thursday July 19, 2018 (11:44:17)

Female business travellers at higher risk

Travel organisers believe that women business travellers are at greater risk than men when travelling overseas, according to research.

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) says that 69% of travel organisers in the US believe there is a safety risk to women travelling overseas and 61% say employers need to consider a risk management programme for their female employees when they are on business.   more ...

Articles > General


Expat Focus International News Update July 2018

Posted on Thursday July 19, 2018 (11:32:11)

London top city to find work

The best city in the world that expats want to move to is London, a study by the Boston Consulting Group has revealed. In their Decoding Global Talent 2018 report, they put the English capital in first spot, with 22% of expats saying they were happy to move there, followed by New York with 16%.   more ...

Articles > General


How To Use Facebook When You're Thinking About Moving Abroad

Posted on Monday June 25, 2018 (10:00:02)

Facebook is an omnipresent social media channel these days. There aren’t many people who don’t use Facebook to socialise and share snippets of their everyday lives. Facebook started off as a way to connect with close social circles and perhaps stay in touch with friends and family living too far away for a casual visit. However, since it began, Facebook has developed a whole lot, meaning there is so much more you can do with it than ever before.   more ...

Articles > Financial


How And When Expat Brits Should Declare Their Offshore Assets To HMRC

Posted on Monday June 25, 2018 (09:52:06)

Without a shadow of doubt, the most dreaded time of the year for most people – other than accountants – is the approach of tax deadlines. The tax system can be confusing and overwhelming; sometimes things get brushed to one side and deadlines seem to spring upon us. Plus people may not be up to date with the correct information on the tax that they should be paying.   more ...

Articles > General


Why Are So Many EU Expats Leaving The UK And Where Are They Going?

Posted on Monday June 25, 2018 (09:44:25)

It’s been called “Brexodus”. Faced with an uncertain future and some outright hostility, EU citizens are leaving the UK in record numbers.

The votes were counted two years ago now, but the world is no closer to understanding exactly what the UK’s exit from the EU will entail. There is still wrangling and soul searching going on at the highest levels of government in London, much of which is spilling out of the corridors of power and onto the front pages.   more ...

Articles > General


Highlights From The Global Wealth Migration Review 2018

Posted on Monday June 25, 2018 (09:41:26)

The expat world loves a report. There are surveys, indexes and portfolios that list all the intricate details of the expat ecosystem. Where are the best schools, which tax systems are friendliest, even reports comparing the job satisfaction of workers from Athens to Zanzibar and everywhere in between.

When working overseas, expats are at the mercy of the ebb and flow of international economics. That gold-plated salary can quickly tarnish should the currency markets turn. Entire industries can be decimated by fluctuations in the price of raw materials.   more ...

Articles > General


The Ten Happiest Countries In The World

Posted on Monday June 25, 2018 (09:33:53)

Choosing where to live in the world is no easy feat. There are positives and negatives to each of the 195 countries that exist in the world; whether that’s economic stability, the weather, employment opportunities or the general lifestyle. But when it comes to happiness, it’s a lot tougher to measure. After all, happiness is subjective and as a result, it can be difficult to quantify. However, the World Happiness Report has managed to do just that by creating a study which measures happiness levels across the globe.   more ...

Articles > General


Expat Focus International News Update June 2018

Posted on Monday June 25, 2018 (09:09:48)

Best countries for expat work-life balance revealed

One of the world's biggest networks for expats has put together a list of the best 10 countries for expats to enjoy their work-life balance.

According to InterNations, who interviewed more than 13,000 expats living in 188 regions, their findings highlight that expats who report being the happiest with their work-life balance are not necessarily working the fewest hours and it is the quality of life they enjoy outside of work that appears to count for more.   more ...

Articles > Health


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update June 2018

Posted on Monday June 25, 2018 (08:34:09)

iPMI costs increase due to fraud

Expats who grumble about the cost of international private medical insurance (iPMI) will not be pleased to know that the increasing costs are partly down to widespread fraud, a report reveals.

Aetna International has found that along with fraud, there is abuse and waste in the healthcare industry that is costing the sector tens of billions of dollars every year and leading to higher health insurance premiums for organisations and individuals.   more ...

Articles > General


27% Of Young Brits Want To Move Abroad Due To Brexit – Why?

Posted on Monday June 18, 2018 (08:27:24)

Another month has dragged by with yet more confusion about the future of the UK. Whitehall continues to bicker about the options for hard, soft and medium-rare Brexit, with the different factions promising that their favoured options will cure all ills.

Although vague promises have been made that both sides of the Channel will respect the rights of the expats living within their borders, there are bigger issues still afoot. These promises can easily be overshadowed by the details currently dividing the corridors of power. The Bank of England is complaining that relations with the Treasury are “very, very bad.” And Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is launching her own negotiations with chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier.   more ...

Expat Health Insurance Partners

Bupa Global

Bupa Global is one of the world’s largest international health insurers. We offer direct access to over 1.2m medical providers worldwide, and we settle directly with them so you don’t have to pay up front for your treatment. We provide access to leading specialists without the need to see your family doctor first and ensure that you have the same level of cover wherever you might be, home or away.

Cigna International

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.