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Life Down Under – 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Living In Australia




You might be planning to make a move Down Under alone, with family, with work, or with friends for a fresh start or change of scenery. Our currency partner FC Exchange has highlighted some of the interesting things you might not know about Australia ahead of your move Down Under.    more ...


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Moving Abroad, Before And After Brexit




Has Brexit put you off the idea of moving overseas, or even just buying a property abroad? Whether you’re seeking a ski chalet for extended visits to France, want to make a permanent move to Australia, or are still weighing up your options, you might have plenty of questions about what Brexit means for your move abroad.

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How To Navigate Brexit When Sending Money Abroad




Brexit is in and out of the headlines and the pound has been swinging up and down like a yo-yo as a result. By late January the pound to US dollar (GBP/USD) exchange rate had broken through some key psychological barriers and was trending in the region of 1.43. However, Brexit struck again and papers reported Theresa May’s situation becoming more unstable amid a split in the Conservative Party and leaked reports showed Britain will be far worse off after the divorce. The pound sank to around 1.39 in just a few trading sessions during the final few days of the month, before bouncing higher again.    more ...


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Top Tips for Buying a Property Overseas in 2018




Maybe you’re planning on buying a holiday home now, to retire to in the years to come, or maybe you’re just upping sticks for a life somewhere new. Whatever your reason, if you’re looking to invest in a property overseas in the New Year, there’s lots to think about – not only have you got to decide your location, pick a place you like, and consider removals, you’ve also got to move your money abroad, consider how you’ll make regular overseas payments for mortgages, pensions, property upkeep, or other commitments at home, and try and make the most of your funds in the process.    more ...


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World Events And Currency: Why Politics Affect An Exchange Rate




Have you ever wondered why the pound fell after the UK Brexit referendum or snap election? Considered why you get more euros for your money when there’s an uprising of populist parties in the currency bloc? Or found that your dream home abroad was cheaper one month when there was some political uncertainty in your chosen country? Political unrest is tricky as no one can predict what might happen to a country. If you’re living in the UK, headlines claiming the pound has fallen or risen on Brexit developments are commonplace, whereas if you’re based elsewhere you might find developments in Europe or geopolitical tensions with North Korea might impact your domestic currency and the one you want to buy.    more ...


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Halloween Traditions in Countries Across the World




If you’re new to another country or are looking to move abroad, you might be interested to find out what kind of Halloween celebrations you can look forward to enjoying. While some countries have festivals that can last several days, others celebrate this time of year in a very different way, and some barely acknowledge the event at all. We looked at some of the popular expat destinations to see what you might expect.    more ...


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How To Make The Most Of Your Retirement Abroad




Whether you’re looking to spend sunny days by the waterfront or want to immerse yourself in cosmopolitan city life, retiring abroad can be an invigorating and exciting experience for those looking for a fresh start in their later years. We looked at ways you can make the most of your retirement overseas, taking into account financial issues such as pensions and property purchases, health considerations, and the sometimes daunting task of settling into a new culture.    more ...


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10 Things To Think About Before You Move Abroad In Your Middle Age




So, you’ve decided to pack up and move abroad in your middle age and are excited to start your journey, but what do you need to consider before you go?

Whether you’re in your mid-thirties or mid-fifties, we’ve covered ten top areas to consider so you can start your new life abroad as prepared as possible.    more ...


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What Could Higher Interest Rates Mean For Your Overseas Property Purchase?




Whether you’re looking to buy a house overseas on the coast to soak up some vitamin D, or you’re just wanting to move money abroad on a regular basis, you’ll want to ensure you’re getting a great exchange rate. But could you soon receive less currency for your money because of central banks and their interest rates?    more ...


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The Lifestyles And Cultures Of Great Expat Locations

Houses in Porto, Portugal

Houses in Porto, Portugal

Whether you’re dreaming of sunny days in Cyprus and Spain, or want to soak up the culture in France and Portugal, there are some amazing expat locations out there just waiting to be uncovered. Some of these are listed below.    more ...