Expat Focus Financial Update June 2024

EU to Harmonise Withholding Tax At the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meeting in Brussels in mid May, financial ministers of the EU agreed to implement a proposal to streamline existing tax barriers to the capital markets union (CMU), thus harmonising tax across the EU. The move is designed in part to create more … Read more

Insurance Considerations And Solutions For US Expats In 2024 – 2024 US Expat Finance Conference

As part of the 2024 US Expat Finance Conference, David Tompkins from Expat Financial delivered an insightful session on insurance considerations and solutions for American expats. With over two decades of experience in the insurance industry, Tompkins shared valuable insights and practical tips on navigating the complex world of global health insurance, life insurance, and … Read more

The Best Cities In Spain For Expats 2024

Spain has long been a favored destination for expats seeking a blend of rich culture, pleasant climate, and an affordable cost of living. With its diverse landscapes, from bustling metropolitan areas to serene coastal towns, the country caters to a variety of lifestyles and preferences. When choosing where to live in Spain, it’s important to … Read more

How To Get A Job As An Expat In The USA

The U.S. job market, renowned for its high salaries, innovative companies, and vast potential for professional growth, attracts talent from all over the globe. However, the path to landing a job in the U.S. can be complex, involving visa requirements, rigorous application processes, and cultural adjustments. Let’s look at some practical steps to help you … Read more

A Comprehensive Guide To Healthcare For Expats In Canada

Canada is renowned for its high quality of life, stunning landscapes, and welcoming culture, making it a popular destination for expatriates from around the world. Canada’s healthcare system is often lauded for its accessibility and comprehensive coverage. However, navigating the healthcare landscape as an expat can be complex, given the various provincial regulations, waiting periods, … Read more

Expat Focus Financial Update May 2024

Expats’ Pensions Affected By Serious Fraud The Times reported in late April on a fraud that may affect £2.37 billion worth of pensions held by 10,000 British expats. An investigation by the Sunday Times has revealed that executives at financial advice firm Brite may have transferred millions of pounds from expat pensions to their own … Read more

Buying Rural Property – Welcome To The Awkward Squad

Article published with permission from Portugalresident.com. The old adage of ‘market value is what someone is willing to pay’ often is heard when a property has changed hands at an inflated price. Some foreign buyers of properties in Portugal’s increasingly popular inland areas have been left with chronic post-purchase blues when discovering that equivalent properties … Read more