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Ten Signs You're Becoming A Londoner

Posted on Friday June 16, 2017 (14:03:19)
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It’s been a busy few weeks for London. The Big Smoke has been hit by a terrorist attack and suffered a devastating fire, yet still it has dusted itself down and carried on.

At times like these a lot gets said about the ‘Blitz Spirit’: the determination, resolution and downright stubbornness that saw the city survive the bombs and fires of Nazi aggression. This mindset ensured Londoners kept calm and carried on, shaking the debris of the night’s violence from their hair every morning and living their lives as best they could.   more ...

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Interview With Rebecca Blandford, App Creator, My London By Runawaykiwi

Posted on Tuesday June 13, 2017 (13:09:26)
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Rebecca, tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, and what first prompted you to move abroad?

I’m a kiwi from Auckland and I basically moved over to London because my mum told me to…yeah. I was a tax accountant back home (terrible life choice) and in the midst of hating my job my Mum suggested I move to London to figure out what I really wanted. I only thought I was going to be here for three months, five years later I’m still going strong! I love cafes, galleries, travel and stalking cats that I find on the street…   more ...

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The UK - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Tuesday June 06, 2017 (12:13:24)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the UK and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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Thinking Of Studying Abroad? Oxford Is Now The Best University In The World

Posted on Monday May 29, 2017 (13:20:34)
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Choosing a university is not an easy task for any student. With so many well-reputed academic institutions around the world, picking the right one can be quite a challenge. In fact, a number of teens and young adults have started seeking admission in colleges overseas, so that they can obtain a foreign degree, which improves their future career prospects. At the same time, they get to learn about a whole new culture and lead a completely different lifestyle.   more ...

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A Guide To Private Banking Services For Expats In The UK

Posted on Monday May 29, 2017 (13:00:18)
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When it comes to private banking services, expats will often be looking for an offering with innovation and value to help juggle work and life commitments at an international level.

While this article focuses on private banking services for expats working in the UK, the advice here is useful for British expats working overseas as well.   more ...

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How To Move Your Pet To The UK

Posted on Thursday May 18, 2017 (11:58:15)
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Pets have been part of many families for decades now. Many have grown up with pets since their childhood; others have been treated to a pet after wishing for one. Often they are ‘babies’ to people who do not wish to have children. They are dependent on their owners to look out for their well-being and often travel with them wherever they go. Travelling with your dog or cat was something that holidaymakers did not deem possible in the past. However, with more pet friendly hotels than ever before, it has become more accessible, and moving abroad is no different. Whether it be a holiday or an expat relocation to the United Kingdom (UK), rest assured your pets can migrate with you.   more ...

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Speed Dating For Expats In London

Posted on Thursday May 18, 2017 (11:37:29)
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Leaving your hometown or country often causes relationships and friendships to break up. Pursuing a move to new destination that has only ever been a dream before is a bittersweet time - you are sad to leave people behind, but there are also many new memories and adventures on the horizon. Settling into a new destination can take some time. Often, work and other commitments can cause love lives to be neglected. Eventually, the desire for human interaction becomes a lot more apparent, whether it be in the form of making new friends or finding a potential life partner.   more ...

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Report: UK Migration Falls In 2017

Posted on Wednesday May 17, 2017 (15:42:05)
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The United Kingdom, one of the top expat destinations in recent years, appears to have lost some of its appeal among migrants from across the world ever since the Brexit vote. According to a report published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), immigration to this country has fallen to a two-year low after citizens voted to leave the European Union. The drop is an indication of fewer people entering Britain to study as well as an overall reduction in net migration.   more ...

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A Guide To Setting Up A Bank Account In The UK

Posted on Tuesday May 16, 2017 (13:21:09)
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Settling down in a new place takes time, even if you move to a place you really like. However, once you get accustomed to the culture and lifestyle of new home, planning your finances should be one of your top priorities.

Anyone who is employed, works as a freelancer or runs a business should open an account with a bank locally, so that all their domestic and international transactions can take place without any problems.

The whole procedure is fairly straightforward and simple, as long as you meet all the banking prerequisites.   more ...

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Nine Ways To Stay Healthy When You're Working Long Hours In The City

Posted on Tuesday May 09, 2017 (12:54:34)
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With many City workers ranking up around 60+ hours every week, they need to undertake exercise and a healthy lifestyle during the working day. However, this article isn't just aimed at City workers but everyone who spends long periods at their desk.

But before moving on to the ways of staying healthy, we should consider what working long hours every day actually does to the body.   more ...