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Expat Focus Financial Update October 2017




Brexit Could Void Expat Pensions

The UK's chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, has been warned that British expats face losing their pensions and having their insurance voided as a result of Brexit. This is because insurance and pension firms based in the UK may be barred from taking money from EU customers unless the issue of contracts is addressed in negotiations.    more ...


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FC Exchange

How To Make The Most Of Your Retirement Abroad

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

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 ...


Financial > Expat Focus

Expat Focus

Expat Focus Financial Update September 2017




UK expat retirees not returning

UK government data reveal that there will not be a wholesale return of British pensioners living in EU countries because of Brexit. The figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) say there's no evidence to suggest that expat retirees are looking to return to the UK.    more ...


Financial > FC Exchange

FC Exchange

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

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

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 ...


Financial > Expat Focus

Expat Focus

Expat Focus Financial Update August 2017




British expat retirees rush to Europe

A firm of financial advisers that helps British expat retirees settle in European Union countries says demand for its services is rocketing.

Blevins Franks says that the number of enquiries every month to its website has doubled in the past year, while business has grown by 25%. The financial experts say that British expat retirees will find it more difficult to move to other European Union countries after Brexit. The most popular countries that the expats are heading to currently are Spain, Portugal and France.    more ...


Financial > FC Exchange

FC Exchange

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 ...


Financial > Expat Focus

Expat Focus

Expat Focus Financial Update July 2017

(c) geralt on Pixabay

(c) geralt on Pixabay

Falling pound leads to falling cost of living

The cost of sending expats to live in the UK has fallen dramatically because of the falling value of the pound, according to a survey.

ECA International says that the UK's cities have now fallen below Bangkok, Dublin and Rio De Janeiro in its Global Cost of Living Rankings.    more ...


Financial > FC Exchange

FC Exchange

The Lifestyles And Cultures Of Great Expat Locations

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

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 ...


Financial > FC Exchange

FC Exchange

Understanding Exchange Rates for Your Overseas Property Purchase

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Will Hewitson, FC Exchange

Moving abroad can be a long process with a never-ending to-do list – buy a house, find a job, learn a new language, find the kids a new school, transfer savings overseas – the checklist can be daunting to say the least. One of the most important things you can research before you go is your new destination’s currency and what causes it to fluctuate.    more ...


Financial > World First

World First

Interview With Duncan Khoury, Head of Marketing, World First Australia


World First

World First recently ran a survey of expats from 66 countries. Could you give us an overview of the project and its aims?

World First help thousands of expats transfer money around the world every year and we believe that there is a story behind every transfer. We embarked on the ‘What Expats Really Reckon’ survey to better understand the journey of an expat moving to Australia and hear first-hand expat stories about what life was really like down under.    more ...