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Moving Abroad: Everything You Need To Know About Wi-Fi

Posted on Monday May 20, 2019 (11:51:14)

Wi-Fi might not necessarily be high up on your list of things to research when it comes to moving abroad, but you’d be surprised how much we rely on it, particularly in the West. A lack of access to the websites or cybersecurity you take for granted can have a huge impact on your everyday life. A little bit of forward planning and some insider tips are all you need to rectify this situation, which is exactly why we created this short guide.   more ...

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How To Choose An International Removal Company

Posted on Monday May 20, 2019 (11:42:14)

At first glance, finding an international removal company may not be high up on your list of priorities when it comes to organising your relocation. Some people may even wave if off and think “who really cares?” However, the fact of the matter is, you’re trusting someone with all of your belongings, and while some things are easily replaced, sentimental objects and handmade items are one of a kind and can never be recovered if anything goes wrong. Not only that, but there are horror stories of removal companies going into liquidation and customers being left without ever receiving their goods and being out of pocket to boot.   more ...

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Five Useful Facebook Pages For Expats

Posted on Monday May 20, 2019 (11:20:59)

Social media. You may love it, hate it, or just not understand it. Whatever your attitude, in this day and age, social media is an omnipresent resource which can be used to stay in contact with loved ones, share snippets of your life, and look at funny photos of cats. You can also harness the power of social media to your advantage if you an expat or if you travel a lot for work. While there is plenty of information out there on any given page of the internet, social media has more in-depth aspects which will benefit you. For example, you can get answers to your burning questions as well as helpful tips and recommendations for everything and anything from where to buy washing up liquid to a local hairstylist who won’t turn your hair blue. And you can get it fast.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update May 2019

Posted on Monday May 20, 2019 (11:03:28)

The world's best city for expats

For the ninth year running, the Austrian capital of Vienna has been rated as the best city for expats to live in and enjoy, according to a survey. Mercers carried out research into 131 cities around the world to compile its rankings.   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update May 2019

Posted on Monday May 20, 2019 (10:56:15)

Expats in South Korea will need national health insurance

The South Korean government has revealed that all expats living in the country for more than six months will now need to enrol in the country's national health insurance service. The new scheme begins in July, the Ministry of Health and Welfare states, and is aimed at those employees who do not have health insurance provided by their employer. Previously, expats needed to enrol if they were remaining in South Korea for longer than three months.   more ...

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How Might A No-Deal Brexit Affect British Expats In The EU?

Posted on Monday April 29, 2019 (11:00:36)

British expats – who are no doubt following the labyrinthine contortions of Brexit closely – may still be wondering if we’re in for a no deal, especially if they’ve taken note of the recent reshuffle of civil servants who have been preparing for a no deal. This was announced early in April, resulting in substantial controversy over the cost of this process: £1.5 billion spent, and 6,000 civil servants being stood down, along with several thousand new recruits who now have no role. Hilary Benn, the Labour chair of the Brexit select committee, says   more ...

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Air Pollution: Which Are The Healthiest Countries To Move To In 2019?

Posted on Monday April 29, 2019 (10:57:08)

There are many reasons for relocating – employment, finances, family, and simply a desire to explore more of this wonderful planet of ours. But let’s suppose that you’re in the great position of not being tied to a particular location and you’re wondering where to go. If health plays a role in your choice, and you’re concerned about issues such as climate change, pollution, and the environment, which countries could you be considering? Which country might be healthiest for you?   more ...

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Which Are This Year’s Best Books For Expats?

Posted on Monday April 29, 2019 (10:54:11)

Every year, a number of fantastic books are written for and by expats, and 2019 is no exception.   more ...

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Expat Focus Brexit News Update April 2019

Posted on Wednesday April 24, 2019 (08:35:54)

The issue of Brexit has now become so complicated that you could be forgiven for throwing up your hands and abandoning any attempt to try to follow recent events. Let’s have a quick recap, therefore, of where we are with Brexit towards the end of April.

Theresa May has essentially failed to get her deal through the Commons. This hasn’t made anyone very happy, with schisms taking place all over the place.   more ...

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Expat Focus Healthcare Update April 2019

Posted on Monday April 22, 2019 (12:28:35)

LGBT expat advice after Brunei move

Following the introduction of the death penalty for those in a same-sex relationship in Brunei, one worldwide health and risk management solutions firm is offering advice to employers who may have LGBT employees working in or travelling to the country.   more ...

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Bupa Global

Bupa Global is one of the world’s largest international health insurers. We offer direct access to over 1.3m medical providers worldwide, and we settle directly with most 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 Global

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.