The Most Affordable Places To Buy Property In Asia 2024

In recent years, the Asian property market has undergone notable changes, influenced by factors such as rapid urbanization, technological advancements, and demographic shifts, alongside the global repercussions of events like the COVID-19 pandemic. Traditional real estate hubs in Asia have experienced escalating property values, often making them unattainable for the average buyer. In contrast, several … Read more

The Most Affordable Places To Buy Property In Europe 2024

In recent years, the European property market has witnessed a dynamic shift, influenced by factors such as changing lifestyle preferences, economic fluctuations, and the impact of global events like the COVID-19 pandemic. While some traditional hotspots have seen their property values skyrocket, making them less accessible to the average buyer, other regions have emerged as … Read more

Expat Focus Wellbeing Update November 2023

The French Wellness Frontier This month’s focus is on France—a country recently dubbed by Tatler as the ‘new frontier’ for luxury wellness escapes. The South of France has long been a hotspot for glamour and the celebrity lifestyle, with a coastal region developing from a series of tiny fishing villages in the early part of … Read more

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update November 2023

Italy: New Charges for Non-EU Resident Expats  In October 2023, the Italian government announced that it will be charging non-EU residents slightly over €2000 a year for access to the country’s public healthcare system, as part of its 2024 budget. The move has been denounced as unconstitutional by trade unions and opposition parties, but the … Read more

Expat Focus Financial Update November 2023

Expats in Europe ‘Locked Out’ of Pensions We’ve reported extensively on the recent policy of some British banks closing down expats’ accounts – a result of the complex passporting regulations across the member states of the EU post Brexit. Now it appears that not only are expats facing problems with the closures themselves – for … Read more

Expat Focus International News Update November 2023

Helsinki Named ‘Best City’ in Europe Conde Nast Traveller magazine has named the Finnish capital of Helsinki as the best city in Europe for British expats to move to in 2023. Safe, clean and friendly, Helsinki scores highly in terms of walkability, too. Back in March, defying its stereotypical reputation for national gloom, Finland also … Read more

Health Insurance Options For Expats In The USA

To find out more about health insurance options for expats in the USA, watch our podcast episode, ‘Understanding Health Insurance In The USA With Cigna Healthcare‘. Heading to the USA and wondering how you’ll stay covered when it comes to healthcare? With no free national health service like many other countries, sorting out health insurance … Read more

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update October 2023

New Hostels for Healthcare Workers in Singapore We have previously reported on the steep increases of rental prices in Singapore. The Straits Times reports that initiatives to alleviate this burden for healthcare professionals are set to be rolled out in the second quarter of 2024. Many expat workers, including nurses, face challenges securing affordable housing … Read more

Expat Focus Wellbeing Update October 2023

Brief History of Tea A nice cup of tea has undeniably become an indispensable part of our daily lives – a symbol of comfort and wellness itself. Medical research advocates for its remarkable health benefits, highlighting its potential to alleviate inflammation, fortify the immune system, and even contribute positively to dental health. Tea ceremonies have … Read more